(FESTIVE MUSIC PLAYING)
MAN: Ho, ho!
CLARA: Shh! Fritz. Now, be very still.
This is how we'll do it.
With science, mechanics...
and a bit of luck.
First, we've got energy.
The heat from the candle will make the balloon rise.
With the momentum from the ball...
that hits the monkey... (DINGS)
...and pivots onto the bellows.
FRITZ: Which blows the longboat.
CLARA: Giving us Newton's third law of physics...
that says every action has an equal...
and opposite...? Reaction.
Yes! (LAUGHING) FRITZ: Yes!
(MOUSE SNIFFING) Do they bite?
I suppose they do.
If you're horrid to them.
Oh, there you are.
Up and down I've been looking for you rascals.
Worn out, I am.
FRITZ: We were catching a mouse.
Well, if you catch one, I'm not cooking it.
Too many bones.
Now, come on, be quick.
We have a lot to do before this evening.
LOUISE: There you are!
I've been looking all over for you.
Look at the state of you.
We were trying to catch a mouse...
with toys and momentum and matches and...
It was Clara's idea. (SCOFFS)
LOUISE: Catching mice on Christmas Eve?
We nearly had him.
What were you gonna do with him when you caught him?
FRITZ: Teach him tricks. He could dance.
Ah. There you are. What do we think?
It's wonderful, Father.
With a few adjustments, perhaps.
It's not how Mother did it.
Um... Now, children, I have some presents for you.
But it's not Christmas Day.
They're from your mother.
She asked me to give them to you on Christmas Eve.
That one's for you.
Louise. Thank you.
FRITZ: Soldiers! Yay!
FRITZ: The enemy has found our location!
We've been ambushed!
They're from both sides!
(GASPS) It's Mother's favorite.
Yes. Yes, it was.
What is it, Clara?
It's an egg of some sort.
What's inside? Is it jewelry?
I don't know.
Are you sure it opens?
There's a keyhole. Here.
But there's no key.
Why would Mother give me this without a key?
It's just a silly egg that doesn't open.
It's not just a silly egg, Fritz.
CLARA: "Everything you need is inside."
Is everything all right?
This is a pin tumbler lock.
It's impossible to open without a key.
Well, why don't you get ready for the party,
and then you can work it out tomorrow.
Clara, Christmas comes...
whether we like it or not.
We must do our best to enjoy it.
I don't want to enjoy it.
I don't want to enjoy anything right now.
Well, that may be the case...
but it's important to maintain traditions as a family.
It's what's expected of us.
I don't care what's expected.
Well, you should. LOUISE: Father?
It's almost time to go.
Do I look all right?
Please get your sister ready.
LOUISE: You must be gentle with him, Clara.
I wish Mother was here.
We all do.
I have to open this.
LOUISE: You'll work it out.
You're an extremely clever girl, just like Mother.
I don't feel very clever lately.
Maybe you should spend
a little less time in the attic...
and a little more time in the real world.
The real world just doesn't make sense to me anymore.
You must try, Clara.
If only for Father.
Father is acting as if nothing has changed.
But everything has changed.
"D." It's Drosselmeyer.
He must have made this.
And maybe he can open it!
(CHUCKLES SOFTLY) Good.
Now, will you let me finish with your hair?
Yes. But please hurry.
(FESTIVE MUSIC PLAYING)
BENJAMIN: It is important to be
on your best behavior tonight.
That means remembering our manners at dinner. Fritz!
I do want one dance with you, Louise.
And you, Clara.
Do I have to dance? BENJAMIN: Yes, you do.
And no disappearing tonight either.
Mingle and engage with the guests.
What about me?
What about you?
Who will dance with me?
FRITZ: Yay! Godfather's house.
Last one in is a nincompoop.
BUTLER: Master Drosselmeyer welcomes
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Jones.
Doctor and Mrs. McDonald, Timothy and Ezekiel McDonald.
CLARA: Fritz, come on.
FRITZ: How do we get them back?
BENJAMIN: The Stahlbaum family.
Benjamin, Louise, Fritz, and Clara.
(WALTZ MUSIC PLAYING)
(OWL SCREECHES) (GASPS)
Have you seen Godfather anywhere?
DROSSELMEYER: He sees everything.
Which can be a great help to an old man.
I need your help.
Ah. But I need your help first.
Look at this damn thing.
(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)
The mechanism must be reversed.
I know, but I can't, for the life of me,
figure out why.
(SWITCH CLICKS) (MUSIC STOPS)
It looks like the idler wheel has slipped.
Causing the pinion ring
to engage the secondary drive gear.
(SWITCH CLICKS) (MUSIC RESUMES)
Clever girl. (CHUCKLES)
I knew you could do it.
All right now, Miss Clara... (SWITCH CLICKS)
Why are you down here with me instead of upstairs, dancing?
I need your help with something.
I haven't seen this in a very long time.
I made it for another clever girl...
who came to live with me
after she was orphaned at a very early age.
You know, when she first arrived...
she wouldn't leave her room.
Spent day and night locked away...
her head buried in her books.
So, what did you do?
I left this outside her door.
And, over time, she came to trust me...
but most importantly...
And now she's given it to you.
But she didn't leave me the key.
You must miss her terribly.
I know I do.
And I can't imagine how your father must feel.
All Father cares about is appearances.
My guess is he feels every bit the way you do.
some locks are harder to pick than others.
And I'm afraid this one is especially tricky.
I tried. (CHUCKLES)
(BELL TOLLS) Oh.
Here, you run along and I'll be up shortly.
It's Christmas Eve.
It's going to be a magical night.
Yes, I know, my friend.
It won't be easy.
But it was her mother's dying wish...
so go keep an eye on her.
(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)
(MUSIC ENDS) (AUDIENCE APPLAUDING)
Ladies and gentlemen...
my favorite part of Christmas...
my favorite part of this evening...
I present to you...
Where have you been?
I've been looking everywhere for you.
I was in Drosselmeyer's workshop trying to open...
I told you not to disappear.
And I was expecting to dance with you.
Father, I really don't want to dance.
Why, Clara, must you think only about yourself?
I could ask the same of you.
GIRL: Come look! Come over here!
Come look! BOY: I need to go.
No, this way. GIRL 2: Okay.
GIRL 3: I found mine.
FRITZ: Look at my present.
(CHUCKLES) A nutcracker soldier?
What do you think of him?
FRITZ: He's your boyfriend.
(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)
(OWL SCREECHES) (GASPS)
(MOUSE SQUEAKS) (GASPS)
(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)
Bring back my key!
A nutcracker soldier.
Who goes there?
It's just me! State your purpose, Just Me.
No, my name is Clara, and I must cross this bridge.
Nobody crosses the bridge to the Fourth Realm...
without a direct order from the regents.
Where am I?
You're in the Christmas Tree Forest.
But that is the Fourth Realm...
which is currently at war with the other three realms.
That is correct, Miss Clara Just Me.
No. My name isn't Clara Just Me.
(CLATTERS) Clara Stahlbaum.
Are you a relation to Marie Stahlbaum?
She's my mother.
Forgive me, Your Majesty!
I didn't recognize you, Princess Clara.
Captain Phillip Hoffman.
At your service, Your Majesty.
(QUIETLY) Maybe I have been
spending too much time in the attic.
Captain Hoffman, I'd like to cross the river.
But the Fourth Realm is a very...
I have to go, Captain Hoffman.
Is that an order, Princess Clara?
Yes. I suppose it is.
And you can call me Clara.
Is that an order, too?
Very well. Call me Captain.
(CLEARS THROAT) (CLANKING)
Wake up, you lazy horse.
Jingles! (JINGLES SNORTS)
CLARA: Guess I'm not in London anymore.
PHILLIP: London? What's London?
CLARA: It's where I'm from.
PHILLIP: Clara? What are we looking for?
A gold key.
It must be important, this key.
(BIRD SQUAWKING) It is. Very.
Are you scared, Captain?
CLARA: Are you out here all by yourself, Captain?
PHILLIP: Of course.
I'm the only nutcracker in the entire kingdom.
Don't you get lonely? Lonely?
No. I know my place.
That's good enough for me.
I wish I knew mine.
PHILLIP: But you're the daughter of the queen.
Surely you know your place.
CLARA: I'm afraid not.
That's why I have to find that key.
PHILLIP: Then we shall do exactly that.
(MOUSE SQUEAKS) Stop!
There he is!
Ah! That diabolical little rodent.
We need to approach with extreme caution!
Give me my key back...
you horrid little mouse!
That key belongs to me!
Come on out of there!
(LOUD SQUEAKING) (SCREAMING)
CLARA: Let me go!
Put me down!
(SQUEAKING) Put me down!
Captain, help me!
What is that thing? It's the Mouse King.
Don't look back. Just keep running.
I think we've lost him.
(BRANCH SNAPS) Show yourself!
Oh. Jingles. (JINGLES NEIGHS)
Jingles, good boy.
Clara, we need to go.
Not without my key. But...
Who's intruding in my realm?
Okay. Maybe going is a good idea.
Is that you, Clara Stahlbaum? (ECHOING)
Why are you here?
I have your key.
It's a trap. If you go...
you'll never come back. No one ever does.
Come here and get your key!
What was that?
That was Mother Ginger.
And she doesn't like intruders.
(SWEEPING MUSIC PLAYING)
I need to get to the palace.
I'm sure you do, sunshine.
But we have procedures around here.
I'm Captain Phillip Hoffman
and I demand you let us through.
Oh! "Demand," is it now? "Demand," oh.
Captain Hoffman of the famous Hoffmans, is it?
Well, if we'd known you were coming,
we would have rolled out the red carpet...
booked the trumpeteers. Captain Hoffman has arrived.
For goodness' sake, she's a princess.
HARLEQUIN: Well, they all say that these days.
Wishing don't make it so, my love.
Overindulgent fathers, that's what I put it down to.
Would it help if I told you
that her name was Clara Stahlbaum?
Daughter of Marie Stahlbaum?
All right, just a few questions, Your Highness,
and you'll be on your way.
This is ridiculous.
Have you had any contact with mice
or mouse-like entities recently?
I was in the Fourth Realm. Thank you.
Do you have any cheese or cheese-based products
on or about your person?
CLARA: I... Thank you.
How would you describe your sympathies
towards rodents in general?
Well... Thank you. Good, right.
Well, that is the survey complete.
There's no ink coming out your pen.
You may pass, please. (CLEARS THROAT)
Attention! Lower the bridge!
HARLEQUIN: Lower the drawbridge!
MAN: There she is.
WOMAN: Is that Marie's daughter?
MAN 1: She's so beautiful.
MAN 2: Make way for the princess.
(TRUMPETS PLAYING FANFARE)
may I present Miss Clara Stahlbaum.
(GASPS AND STAMMERS)
Is it true? It is true.
Regent of the Land of Flowers...
at your most humble service.
I am Shiver...
Regent of the Land of Snowflakes, ma'am.
And the Regent of the Land of Sweets...
SUGAR PLUM: I never thought this day would come.
Oh, tell us, we long for news.
How is our queen, dear Marie?
My mother? We miss her so.
You don't know?
My mother, she's...
We are so sorry for your loss.
To leave life so young...
She was the most beautiful, wonderful...
She meant everything to us.
SHIVER: This is your mother's throne...
SUGAR PLUM: Have you come to save us, Clara?
(SUGAR PLUM GASPS)
I didn't even know this place existed before today.
You see, I was looking for a Christmas present
from my godfather.
I love Christmas!
And then I ran into this horrible little mouse.
And that's when I met the captain.
We barely escaped Mother Ginger
and the Mouse King.
(GASPS) You met Mother Ginger?
Oh, my dear Clara...
you're lucky to be alive.
You must promise never to go back
to the Land of Amusements, Clara!
Its title has been rescinded, Hawthorne!
Oh! (STAMMERS) Of course. I meant the Fourth Realm.
I'm just so upset.
Forget I ever mentioned the Land of...
HAWTHORNE: It's pure fortune you got out alive.
No one ever escapes from the Fourth Realm.
SHIVER: Hawthorne is right.
We can't risk losing our princess
when she's only just arrived.
CLARA: But... And talking of arriving...
we need to organize a pageant to celebrate your coming.
Oh! And a tour of the realms.
Oh, this is so exciting!
I love a pageant!
That sounds lovely...
but I have to get back to Drosselmeyer's party.
She doesn't know.
Time is very different in the realms.
SUGAR PLUM: Come.
I'll show you.
Princess Clara, I'll be returning to my post now.
You are not leaving me.
That's an order.
who's Mother Ginger?
SUGAR PLUM: Well, she used to be a regent.
Just like me and Hawthorne and Shiver.
She was the Regent of the Land of...
(NORMAL VOICE) But now...
she is banished.
Why was she...
We had no choice, Clara.
She tried to take control of the other realms...
But when her evil intentions became clear...
even her own people deserted her.
And her realm...
fell to ruin.
That's so tragic.
(GASPS) But things are looking up
now that you're here, dear Clara.
Come! It's time to put your mind at ease.
See anything familiar?
CLARA: It looks like the clock in Godfather's ballroom.
But that's impossible.
Stand very still.
Everything seems to be going so slowly.
How is this possible?
Your world moves much more slowly than our world.
Fritz and Louise.
There they are.
And look, there's Father.
Everything looks different from the realms.
For the pageant.
Which one will you choose?
I'm not very good at dresses and hair, shoes...
If I may be so bold as to suggest that I help?
Would you? It's my favorite thing!
(GASPS) Oh, we will not disappoint them.
You will look magnificent.
Did my mother ever talk about me?
Oh, yes. All the time.
Sometimes it seemed as if you were right here with us.
Now, close your eyes.
Close your eyes.
Now, open your eyes.
Do you like it?
I love it.
I look so different.
SUGAR PLUM: You look like the daughter of a queen.
Ladies and gentlemen, on this momentous day...
in the history of the Four Realms...
We are proud and privileged to present before you...
Clara Stahlbaum, daughter of Queen Marie.
They're all staring at me, Sugar Plum.
You're every inch your mother's daughter.
The ballet tells the story of the Four Realms...
how your mother discovered our world.
First, the Land of Flowers.
SUGAR PLUM: Now...
the Land of Snowflakes.
And the Land of Sweets.
SUGAR PLUM: Now we're in the Fourth Realm.
Watch closely, Clara.
This is where our troubles began.
With Mother Ginger and the mice?
There's nothing motherly about her.
Mother Ginger's the one who began this war.
I hope you'll be the one to finish it.
What do you mean?
(ORCHESTRA STOPS PLAYING) (ALL APPLAUDING)
Come, I'll show you.
Dear Queen Marie kept Mother Ginger in line...
but now that she's gone, we're utterly defenseless.
I don't understand.
You see, once we were lifeless toys...
mere playthings for children.
Then your mother arrived and changed everything.
She gave us life.
CLARA: This is my mother's invention?
SUGAR PLUM: Yes. The Engine made us real.
And now we have feelings just like you have.
Happiness, sadness, anger, love.
There's plenty of that going around.
You're right, sweet captain.
Our spies tell us that
Mother Ginger is on the warpath...
gathering all her forces.
The Engine is the only way
that we can build an army to defend ourselves.
But it doesn't work.
If we can't get it to work again, then all is lost.
Perhaps I could fix it.
It's not broken.
We're simply missing the key.
Key? The key.
We've searched hither and yon throughout the kingdom.
I fear your dear mother must have taken it with her.
But she never returned.
A pin tumbler.
Sugar Plum, look.
This was a present from my mother.
The locks match.
It must be the same key.
This key of which you speak...
where is it?
That horrible little mouse took it.
But that means that Mother Ginger has it.
Then we can't make the army...
and we'll be annihilated.
Unless we can bring the key back.
Get it back?
I could go to the Fourth Realm.
Oh, no! It's too, too dangerous!
I came here to find that key.
Clara, you're not going back there.
This must be why my mother sent me here.
I can't let Mother Ginger destroy
everything she created.
We were lucky to escape with our lives the last time.
Mother Ginger's more dangerous than you know.
I must get that key.
MARIE: You found him.
He's your favorite, isn't he?
Well, we can't have Christmas without the nutcracker.
I found him at Drosselmeyer's.
He reminds me of a land I discovered
when I was a little girl...
full of sweets and flowers and the funniest people.
That sounds wonderful.
Maybe you'll go there too one day.
Maybe you can take me there.
Are you all right, Mother?
I'd love to take you, my darling.
But there are some journeys...
you have to go on alone.
Clara, I know you sometimes wish
you were more like your sister.
But I love you because you're so different.
You see the world in a unique way.
When you realize that's your greatest strength...
you can change the world, my girl.
And I'll be watching you.
Now, where are you going to put him?
CLARA: Oh, Mother, it's so beautiful here.
I don't know if I can get the key back.
And if I fail...
this whole world you discovered...
I wish you were here.
So you can tell me that I'm doing
the right thing like you used to.
Clara! (SPEAKS FRENCH)
Oh, I wish I could come with you.
But you'll have my tippy-top top-notch
handpicked troops to protect you.
Good luck, my brave girl.
HARLEQUIN: (CLEARS THROAT) Your most gracious majesty...
Why are you talking like that?
Shh! Do it properly.
Your Majesty, we request... Look, we're volunteering.
Don't say it like that. We're trained killers, we are.
CAVALIER: Pick up the dagger! The dagger!
By the right... Sorry.
(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)
CAVALIER: (QUIETLY) Remember your training.
HARLEQUIN: I'm not alert.
CLARA: What's going on up there?
Why have we stopped?
Come on! It's only a bit of fog!
CAVALIER: What was that?
(RUMBLING) (SOLDIER 1 GRUNTS)
(SOLDIER 2 SCREAMS)
Gather at the carousel!
We can't fight what we can't see.
CLARA: It's the mice! They're under us!
CAVALIER: Move it! Move it!
(CLARA YELPS) (GRUNTS)
Let me go!
Clara! Where are you?
Well, if it isn't Clara Stahlbaum.
I've been expecting you.
I'm here to reclaim what you've taken from me
and from my mother.
Please, come in.
(BELLS JINGLING) (GASPS)
(CIRCUS MUSIC PLAYING) (WHOOPING)
(VOCALIZING IN HIGH-PITCHED VOICE)
♪ Clara Stahlbaum Lovely Clara Stahlbaum ♪
Little Princess Clara.
She looks like a goose!
POLICHINELLE 2: What a clumsy thing she is.
POLICHINELLE 4: Look out! (YELPS)
POLICHINELLE 3: Where are you going?
POLICHINELLE 2: Leaving so soon?
POLICHINELLE 3: Step right this way.
POLICHINELLE 1: We have a surprise for you.
(CLARA GRUNTS) POLICHINELLE 3: Have a seat.
POLICHINELLE 2: Bon voyage!
POLICHINELLE 4: Adios.
MOTHER GINGER: Hands off, young lady!
You're Mother Ginger.
And you're Queen Marie's daughter, apparently.
Now, what business brings you to the Fourth Realm?
Don't you know it's dangerous here?
I've come to get what belongs to me.
If this key belongs to anyone...
it belongs to your mother.
She left it to me.
Why would she give it to you?
My mother, she...
she passed away.
Queen Marie is dead?
As if you care!
You're trying to destroy everything
my mother ever created.
(BELLS JINGLE) (ALL GASP)
(CIRCUS MUSIC STARTS PLAYING) (ALL WHOOPING)
Look what you've done to your own realm.
You've ruined it.
POLICHINELLE 1: (SPEAKS FRENCH) Look out!
(POLICHINELLES LAUGHING) PHILLIP: Whoa.
MOTHER GINGER: Bring it back!
Captain! I got the key.
MOTHER GINGER: Get back here!
CLARA: She was different.
PHILLIP: Don't be fooled by that little old lady act.
The woman is deadly.
MOTHER GINGER: That's a dangerous key!
Our future depends on that girl, Mouserinks.
To the palace! (SQUEAKS)
I need to stop.
I have to open this. It's important.
We should be safe here.
(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)
It can't be.
It's just a music box.
But my mother told me...
"Everything you need is inside."
There's nothing here.
I thought... (MUSIC STOPS)
I thought if I found this key...
then I would find answers...
that everything would make sense.
I'm just as lost as when I arrived here.
take the key.
Bring it to Sugar Plum.
Where are you going?
But, Clara, we need you here.
Captain, you need my mother.
She was a queen...
and I'm not.
I've never left my post, you know.
I knew my place.
And I was happy.
But when you told me you were going into the Fourth Realm...
I knew I'd go with you.
And it wasn't because you're Marie's daughter...
but because you have her same look...
I don't feel very confident right now.
You just led a regiment of men into the Fourth Realm...
and took back this key from Mother Ginger.
You're not lost, Clara Stahlbaum.
Your place is here. (OWL SCREECHES)
It's time to save the kingdom.
SUGAR PLUM: Clara!
I have it!
(SQUEALS) You clever girl! Down, quick!
How long I've waited for this moment!
Bring me the tin soldiers.
You can't use tin soldiers.
Well, of course I can. Don't be silly.
You have no idea how they'll behave.
They're completely hollow.
They'll behave exactly as I tell them to.
The perfect soldier.
Put them on the platform.
It is time to think big.
Are you sure about this?
She has to protect the realms.
Ready, steady, go! (GASPS)
I know. Isn't it magnificent?
Prepare to march on the Fourth Realm.
March on the...
I thought this army was to defend us.
Well, attack is the best form of defense, my dear.
My mother wouldn't have wanted this.
I don't care what your mother wanted.
She's not here.
I order you to stop.
You order me?
Well, well, well.
Finally ready to play queen, are we?
I only needed you to bring me the key,
and now that I have it...
I have no more use for you.
Take your hands off her!
SUGAR PLUM: Oh, they won't listen to you.
I gave them life...
so they'll only listen to me.
Why are you doing this?
Your mother abandoned us.
she just expects us to carry on and play nice.
Well, I don't want to play nice!
Mother Ginger didn't do anything wrong, did she?
You lied to me.
But I have a very special plan for Mother Ginger...
and the other regents.
will you stand over there, please?
Yes, just right in the center.
SUGAR PLUM: You see...
there's a funny little perk...
to your mother's invention.
It works both ways.
You are horrible.
How dare you speak to your queen that way!
Lock them up.
There's no way to escape.
HAWTHORNE: Get your hands off of me! Don't touch me!
SHIVER: Hands off! HAWTHORNE: How dare you!
SHIVER: I've never been treated like this...
in all my life.
Get off! Oh, my God!
you're here as well, my dear.
What's Sugar Plum doing?
Why are we locked up here?
It's all my fault.
I've let you all down.
Clara, that's not true.
Sugar Plum lied to us.
But I gave her the key...
and now she's going to use it to destroy the realms...
and everything that my mother loved.
Clara, listen to me. No!
I wanted to go home...
but you stopped me...
and now I've ruined everything.
This is more like it.
A proper army.
To create discipline...
Boys in uniform with weapons.
Sends a quiver right through me.
(MUSIC PLAYING ON MUSIC BOX)
"Everything you need is inside."
(MUSIC STOPS) Captain.
I'm sorry for blaming you.
This is all my fault, and I'm going to fix it.
Will you help me?
Of course I will.
Nutcrackers are very loyal.
You are indeed.
Are you ready?
CLARA: A little more.
A bit more.
SHIVER: My dear, that doesn't look very secure.
HAWTHORNE: You can't.
It's not gonna work.
It's just the laws of physics.
Do those laws always work?
(QUIETLY) As far as I know.
SHIVER: Whoa! (GASPS)
SUGAR PLUM: That's more like it.
There she is.
SUGAR PLUM: Out with the old...
in with the new.
Gather at the gate. (DRUMS BEATING)
Wait for my command.
Jog on, boys.
I have to get to the Engine Room and stop this.
We can't get in this way.
Get out of here! Wait!
I think he's trying to tell us something.
(GRUNTS) (WATER SPLASHES)
CLARA: Thank you for your help.
Can you get us to the Engine Room?
Are you sure we can trust him?
Don't start with me, mouse!
All right, stop!
We don't have much time.
We need to work together.
Where'd he go?
We should be able to ride the wheels
up to the Engine Room.
I'll go first. No!
You have to warn Mother Ginger.
Those soldiers will be heading to the Fourth Realm.
What? I'm not going to leave you, Clara.
I can handle this.
You have to trust me. Please.
Can you take the captain to Mother Ginger?
That's an order, Captain.
Thank you, Captain.
Please, Clara, call me Phillip.
Thank you, Phillip.
Let's go, mouse.
Lead the way.
I don't speak rodent.
(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)
(CROWS CAWING) (GASPS)
I come as a friend.
MOTHER GINGER: Let him through!
Where's Clara? PHILLIP: In the palace.
But she has a plan. Please, Mother Ginger.
Sugar Plum has built an army to conquer all the realms.
They're coming for you.
Sugar Plum thinks she's divided us all.
But a long time ago we both took an oath to our queen...
to defend the realms no matter the cost.
Are you still willing to uphold that oath?
No matter the cost, I'm ready.
we must draw Sugar Plum to us.
(POLICHINELLES WHOOPING, SQUEALING)
Forget those ludicrous clowns!
I want Mother Ginger!
(TOY MOUSE SQUEAKING) (SWORDS CLANGING)
SUGAR PLUM: Victory is ours!
Come out, Mother Ginger!
(DOOR CLANGS, OPENS)
Were you expecting someone else?
Where is she?
(BELLS JINGLING) Oh! (GROANS)
At your service, Your Majesty!
You heard her. Come and get me.
I can disable the Engine.
Go! I'll take care of this lot.
No matter the cost. I'm ready.
Come on, you tin cans.
Let's settle this like men.
MOTHER GINGER: Clara! Please, hurry!
(MOUSE KING SQUEAKING)
Mother Ginger, I'm just so pleased...
you decided to drop in. (YELLS)
don't let them split us up.
Stay with me.
(MOUSERINKS SQUEAKING) (CLANGING)
You just had to interfere again, didn't you?
I stopped you once before, remember?
You merely delayed the inevitable.
where is she?
She's fled the realm. She's safe from you!
Then I'm the queen of the castle...
and you're a dirty rascal.
This is madness, Sugar Plum! It has to stop!
Put her on the platform.
MOTHER GINGER: Sugar Plum...
I know you miss Marie.
We all do.
But this isn't gonna make you feel any better!
SUGAR PLUM: Banishing you to the Fourth Realm...
made me feel just...
this is going to be...
Sugar Plum, stop!
Clara, run! Get out of here!
For the princess, my friend...
and the realms.
(MOUSE KING SQUEAKING)
Don't do this.
My mother loved you.
You had a special place in her heart.
You, of all people, should understand, Clara.
She left you alone, too.
She left me everything I need.
I'm not alone.
Sugar Plum, we are not alone.
I have a big, beautiful army to protect me.
No one will hurt me ever again.
CLARA: I know you're angry.
But you can still do the right thing.
MOTHER GINGER: Sugar Plum, listen to her.
This isn't what Marie wanted for us.
A true queen does what's best for herself.
A true queen does what's best for her people.
(SWORDS CLANG) (PHILLIP GRUNTS)
CLARA: And you were right, Sugar Plum.
I am every inch my mother's daughter.
Clara, what have you done?
She did it.
Let me go.
Clara did it.
(MICE SQUEAKING CHEERFULLY)
Well done, Clara.
(SWEEPING MUSIC PLAYING)
Clara, it's over. We are saved.
Peace is restored. The realms are reunited.
And it's all because of you, my dear.
This all could have been avoided
if only I listened to you, Mother Ginger.
MOTHER GINGER: Oh, it's not your fault.
No one else did either.
Your mother would be very proud of you, my dear.
Captain Nutcracker, would you escort Clara
to the Christmas Tree Forest...
and then return in your new post
as Captain of the Guard.
What about your bridge?
I'm afraid I'd be lonely.
I suppose I have you to thank for that.
I suppose you do.
And besides, I have a new friend now.
Your Highness. And brave Captain Nutcracker.
It is an honor to serve at your post, sir.
Keep up the good work, men.
On three. One, two, three.
(BOTH GRUNTING) (WOOD CREAKS)
You've really put on weight.
Please come back to the realms one day.
Oh, of course I will.
Or maybe one day, you could come to my world.
You can meet my family.
Are they like you?
Well, they're a bit different.
I'm going to miss you.
I'll miss you too.
But when you miss someone, you remember them.
Are you sure?
And one day that'll make you smile.
I promise you.
There you are.
Back so soon?
DROSSELMEYER: Ah. (CHUCKLES)
Pin tumbler locks.
Devilish things to get into, aren't they?
I worked it out. Eventually.
Hmm. I knew you would.
your mother was the cleverest inventor I ever knew.
And there was never any doubt
when I asked what her greatest creation was.
It was you.
Father, I'm so sorry.
This time has been extremely difficult...
for all of us.
I lost the love of my life, and you lost your mother.
And I will miss her every day of my life.
But I don't want to miss one more minute...
with you, or Louise, or Fritz.
(SWEEPING MUSIC PLAYING)
Shall we go home?
Don't you owe me a dance first?
After all, it's what's expected of us.
I suppose I do.
(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING) Ah, you've opened it.
Wasn't so hard after all.
What is it?
This is the very song that your mother and I
first danced to.
LOUISE: May we join you?
I want to dance.
(WALTZ MUSIC PLAYING)
(SLOW INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)
(MELLOW MUSIC PLAYING)
(WHIMSICAL MUSIC PLAYING)