The dog days of summer may be upon us, but for Disney, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with the second trailer for “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”
The trailer offers more of the story than the first teaser and more context behind the fantastic visuals, as we start to see Clara’s struggle to enjoy the holiday, her discovery of the legacy her mother has left behind and that she is a princess in the world of the Nutcracker, and Mother Ginger’s sinister plot. Drosselmeyer leaves Clara with an ominous warning: “Be careful who you trust,” suggesting that Clara’s journey will not be a completely happy one.
And there’s a second early Christmas gift: a gorgeous poster showing off the ensemble cast of the film.
“All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.”
“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” unlocks in theaters on November 2nd, 2018.