Nutcracker Fantasy (1979)

Japan,
35mm film, colour, 2.35:1
mono, English

A Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Takeo Nakamura.

Plot Summary

Clara is given a nutcracker doll by her Uncle Drosselmeyer and is soon drifting in and out of a strange hallucination. She dreams of joining a now living nutcracker in trying to rescue a young princess who looks exactly like her.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Takeo Nakamura
Sanrio Communications
Producers: Mark L. Rosen, Walt deFaria
Script: Eugene A. Fournier
Story: E.T.A. Hoffmann
Animation Director: Fumiko Magari
Puppet Designers: Icharo Komuro, Rieko Tazawa, Sadao Miyamoto
Directors of Photography: Fumio Otani, Aguri Sugita, Ryoji Takamori
Editor: Nobo Ogawa
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (from The Nutcracker)
Music Supervisors: John Caper Jr, Naozumi Yamamoto, Tsuneyoshi Nabeshima
Music Recordists: T.E. Sadler, Tomiji Iyobe
Music Recorded at: Arco Studios; Recording Center, Toho; Recording Studio, Lyon
Sound Re-Recordists: Charleen Richards, Gregg Landaker, Howard S. Wollman, Robert J. Litt
Sound Effects: City Mag
Set Designers: Masaya Kaburagi, Hiroshi Yamashita
Dialogue Supervisor: Jack Woods
Choreographer: Tetsutaro Shimizu
Casting: Mary Markham and Associates

Cast
Christopher Lee (Uncle Drosselmeyer/street singer/puppeteer/watchmaker)
Jack Angel (Chinese wise man)
Eva Gabor (Queen of Time)
Mitchell Gardner (Indian wise man)
Joan Gerber (mice)
Melissa Gilbert (Clara)
Robin Hafner (Princess Mary)
Michele Lee (narrator)
Roddy McDowall (Franz Fritz)
Gene Moss (French wise man)
Ken Sansom (Chamberlain/poet/wise man)
Lurene Tuttle (Aunt Gerda)
Dick Van Patten (King Goodwin)
Jo Anne Worley (Queen Morphia)