Clara The Kid Inventor in Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Blu-ray / DVD

When I wrote my review "3 Reasons You'll Enjoy Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", I highlighted that Clara (Mackenzie Foy) was multi-dimensional as a female character. One of the things I liked was her interest in gadgets. Clara was a techie!



Being a bit of a female techie myself, I love that this video clip "Science, Mechanics, and a Bit of Luck" actually showed her "thinking" how to figure out a solution to an "issue". In this case a mouse trap. HA!



While I'm sharing this clip because today is Kid Inventors' Day (Annually on January 17, Benjamin Franklin's birthday, to acknowledge past & present accomplishments of kid inventors!), I'm also sharing to get you excited to learn more about Clara, when Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms releases on Digital, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Jan. 29, 2019.



Disney's dazzling adventure "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms"- inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic tale and the beloved ballet "The Nutcracker"- carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice... and no shortage of surprises.

Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland about her role as the enchanting Ballerina Princess, her personal history with “The “Nutcracker” ballet, and her inspirational and historic rise within the world of dance.

Extras take viewers on the set of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” to meet both new and reimagined characters, and discover how the Land of Sweets, Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and mysterious Fourth Realm were created to such dazzling effect. Deleted scenes provide a look at magical moments that didn’t make the final version of the movie


SYNOPSIS

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms | On Digital & Blu-ray Jan 29


In “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” Clara travels along a golden thread, presented at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual party, eagerly searching for a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a music box that holds a priceless gift.

When she enters a mysterious parallel world, Clara encounters a Nutcracker soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and three Realm regents, including the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley). Ultimately, she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve the key and return harmony to the unstable world.


BLU-RAY and DVD FEATURES

BLU-RAY:

  • On Pointe: A Conversation with Misty Copeland - Copeland shares the thrill of portraying one of her favorite characters in a whole new way. 
  • Unwrapping “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” - Dive into the production design, sets, costumes and more that helped transform a beloved ballet into an adventurous movie.

Deleted Scenes

  • The Stahlbaums Arrive- As the Stahlbaums enter the Christmas Eve ball, the butler attempts to announce them to the assembled guests. 
  • Follow Your Ribbon- Drosselmeyer encourages a reluctant Clara to go find her gift. 
  • Deleted Scene: Clara Asks About Her Mother- Sugar Plum gives Clara a tour of her mother’s bedroom. 
  • Left, Left, Left, Left, Left- Wandering lost in the forest, palace guards Cavalier and Harlequin quarrel about which way to go. 
  • Out with the Old- Sugar Plum makes sweeping changes to the palace decor.

Music Videos -

  • “Fall on Me” Performed by Andrea Bocelli Featuring Matteo Bocelli- Experience superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo Bocelli performing their first duet together in this uplifting song. 
  • “The Nutcracker Suite” Performed by Lang Lang- Get swept up in a series of images from the movie, set to Tchaikovsky’s music and featuring world-renowned pianist Lang Lang.

ON DIGITAL:

  • Unwrapped: The Visual Effects of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” - View a reel that explores the layers of effects in sequences of the film.

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