Regrettably, this animated film is an unabashed bore, and that's a shame because the glorious Tchaikovsky ballet has been loved and admired by generations of stage, film, and television viewers of all ages. Why Warner Bros. selected this Canadian-produced independent feature as its
Christmas 1990 family attraction is puzzling, given the lackluster quality of the production. For the record, the film tells the story of Clara (voiced by Megan Follows), a sweet young girl who finds an enchanted nutcracker in the shape of a prince under her Christmas tree. The Prince (Kiefer
Sutherland) is under a spell that has transformed him into a toy. Clara helps break the spell, i...