Item description for The Nuttiest Nutcracker by Jim Belushi & Phyllis Diller...
Overview A fun-filled adventure for the whole family, The Nuttiest Nutcracker is a star-studded animated movie that lends a madcap twist to the cherished Nutcracker tale, all gone nuts!
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Actors: James Belushi, Phyllis Diller, Cheech Marin, Cam Clarke, Debi Derryberry
Directors: Harold Harris
Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: G (General Audience)
Studio: Sony Pictures
Running Time: 48.00 minutes
Record Label Sony Pictures
Format Animated / Closed-captioned / Color / D
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.4" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Jul 9, 1999
Publisher PROVIDENT #130
ISBN 0012461849 ISBN13 0043396251892 UPC 043396251892
Availability 0 units.
More About Jim Belushi & Phyllis Diller
Jim Belushi, star of According to Jim and Saturday Night Live alum, has starred in several TV series and featured films during his career. His list of credits includes About Last Night, the K-9 franchise, Taking Care of Business, Oliver Stone's Salvador, and Gang Related. In addition to performing in David Marnet's Obie Award-winning play Sexual Perversity in Chicago, he has starred in other acclaimed productions for the stage such as True West and The Pirates of Penzance. He was also a member of Chicago's famed Second City improvisational comedy troupe. He lives in California.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Nuttiest Nutcracker?
A Modern Twist to an Classic Tale Dec 7, 2005
This is an adorable little movie. It is an updated version of "The Nutcracker", with assorted colorful characters and a Clara with 'Tude. I especially adored her; she was quite the scene stealer, if a cartoon character could possibly do that. Of course Phyllis Diller as the Fairy was a scream as well. It is a refreshing take on a classic fairy tale, and one that children can relate to. The computer-generated graphics are amazing. This is fun family fare for the holidays. I recorded it on VHS when it played on Primetime TV, so I'm glad the DVD is out. Even adults will find it entertaining and amusing. (...).
My son LOVES this movie! Jan 16, 2005
If this was a movie meant for me, I wouldn't be able to rate it very high. But my son has been watching it for over 2 years now. He doesn't just reserve it for the holidays, either. Every few months, he drags it out and watches it a bunch. In fact, it's mid-January now, and he's still watching it 2 or 3 times a day some days. I really don't like it that much. It's certainly no "Nemo!" The music is a bit too gospel for me, and the story and animation are not spectacular. However, it has it's moments. The most important thing is that, out of all the Christmas movies we have, my son loves this one the best. His entertainment is the sole reason I bought the movie, so I have to give it two thumbs up. Besides, anything that brings my son so much joy has a special place in my heart. The following is my son's own review: "The nuts are funny, the Mouse King dances with one of his army men, and some little red fruits have gas and stink up the whole place and make their own men and a lot of black-eyed peas have to go to the hospital." And there you have it!
Kids LOVE it!!!! Nov 28, 2004
We got a copy from the library and my daughter insisted we buy it! I think she is destined for Broadway! she just loves acting out the mouse king and even created her own costume so she could march around the house like him!! We are going to see the Nutcracker play together now and she is sooo excited. If this crazy movie can inspire an interest in plays and creative play on her own,,, I'm all for it! My little boy is also crazy about it! they are 4 and 2 yrs old.
Why the religious references, this isn't Veggie Tales Apr 6, 2004
I loved the humor, and the Rat, err, Mouse King's antics, but what I couldn't stand was the religous stuff. It's not advertised on the front, and it's not mentioned in any of the reviews i read on this, or even in the preview trailer. It kind of bugs me to have this great christmas classic tarnished everytime Peabo Bryson decides to sing us a song. In every scene that accompanied his songs, it seemed like Marie and the gang were in church. I actually had to watch it again to make sure i wasn't imaging them. Now if I wanted VeggieTales, I'd buy it. Other than that, it's a goofy movie that keeps my kids plenty entertained.
This movie is for kids Dec 16, 2003
I'd just like to say that while I didn't think this movie rated very high, my daughter, who saw it the first time when she was 7 1/2 is crazy about this movie and since that who I bought it for, I am happy she likes it!