An animated picture based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s „The nutcracker and the mouse king“ – featuring the music of Peter Tchaikovsky’s ballet „The nutcracker“. Russia is not only famous for its classical music. The former Soviet Union boasted of an abundance of talented animation artists who took great pride in their Russian heritage. They created masterpieces which tell beautiful stories – without a word being said.
„The nutcracker“ is one of them. This wonderful work is based on the fairytale “The nutcracker and the mouse king” by E.T.A. Hoffmann, in which an enchanted nutcracker has to do battle with a mean mouse king in order to break the spell he is under.
Peter Tchaikovsky’s ballet „The nutcracker“ is also based on Hoffmann’s tale. The combination of his music with a beautifully drawn animated movie makes this dvd very special.
Animated movie: The nutcracker
With excerpts from the ballet „The nutcracker“ by Peter Tchaikovsky. Based on the fairytale “The nutcracker and the mouse king” by E.T.A. Hoffmann.
Running time dvd appr. 27 minutes