'The Nutcracker Sweet'
(Alicia Silverstone, Edward Asner, Drake Bell, et al / DVD / NR / 2015 / Cinedigm Entertainment)
Overview: It is Christmas Eve and the Silberhaus children are excited for the festivities to begin. Marie and Fritz are playing in the children's room when their godfather Drosselmayer arrives and presents them with an early Christmas gift ... a Nutcracker!
DVD Verdict: With an early Christmas gift of a Nutcracker, soon Marie (Alicia Silverstone) witnesses a great battle between a vast army of toy soldiers led by the Nutcracker (Drake Bell) against a terrible platoon of mice commanded by the Mouse King (Rick Zieff).
A really wonderful, delightful, cute movie for the holiday season, the animated 'The Nutcracker Sweet' is just perfect for putting on during the day; as we get closer to the actual season, of course, and allowing the kids to sit in front of it and while the forthcoming hour away!
Silverstone, as central character Marie is just perfect, her little girl vocals still in fine working order when it comes to this kind of animation. But, for me, the real treat is listening to the voice of the beloved Ed Asner as Owl. Man, what a hoot he is - ALL pun fully intended!
So, come one and follow Marie and Fritz's (Karen Strassman) journey in the Kingdom of Dolls, through the Christmas Forest, past the Almond Milk Sea, and the Palace of the Marzipans. Trust me, you won't regret buying or renting this movie (the one with the most original play on titles I've seen in a long time!) this holiday season; of that have no doubt. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:85.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Meet the Cast
Becoming Animated: Recording Sessions
Nutcracker Suite Children's Ballet Performance