Producer - Paul Lowin
1920s Vienna. Nine-year-old Mary lives in a home filled with lovely things and loneliness. Bothered by bratty brother Max and neglected by well intentioned, but distracted, parents, she yearns for companionship and adventure. On Christmas Eve, Mary's beloved Uncle Albert arrives with the gift of a wooden nutcracker doll. Later that night, Mary's imagination brings the doll to life.
Introducing himself as "NC," he takes her on a wondrous journey through a stunning dimension where toys assume human form and everything appears ten times larger. But danger lurks. An army of toothy rat creatures, led by the flamboyant Rat King and his devious mother, has unleashed a plot to overthrow humanity. When NC is captured and placed under a paralytic spell, Mary, Max and a spirited band of toy sidekicks must rescue him from the Rat King's clutches and thwart his wicked plans to 'ratify' the world.
Composer - Eduard Artemiev
Lyrics - Tim Rice
Music Director - Terry Davies
Music Producer - Maggie Rodford
Music Editor - Andrew Glen
Director of Photography - Mike Southon
Production Designer - Kevin Phipps
Editor - Henry Richardson
Costume Designer - Louise Stjernsward
Production Manager - Bill Barringer
2nd Unit Director - John Stephenson
Production Sound Mixer - Alistair Crocker
Visual Effects Supervisor - Nicholas Brooks
Cast: John Turturro, Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, Richard E. Grant, Frances de la Tour, Charlie Rowe and Hugh Sachs.
Shot at Stern Studio, Budapest, July-October 2007