Today at D23 Expo in the Walt Disney Studios Live-Action Films panel, we learned more about the upcoming film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and it looks absolutely stunning. Here’s what we know so far:
Per the title, there will be four “realms,” including the Land of the Flowers and the Land of the Snowflakes. We got to see a look at the film and the visuals are absolutely breathtaking, from the scenery to the costumes. Which brings us to:
The Sugar Plum Fairy will be played by our fave Keira Knightley, Mother Ginger will be played by the incomparable Helen Mirren, and Drosselmeyer will be played by the amazing Morgan Freeman. Misty Copeland, who is one of our favorite ballerinas, will also star.
The CG Technology
We learned that the Mouse King is a cutting edge CG creation. For inspiration and motion capture, the creators turned to from Charles Riley, otherwise known as “Lil Buck.” Lil Buck then came out on stage and performed for us and it was epic. The room was up on their feet! Here he is:
The Release Date
November 2, 2018. Well, we’ll be counting the days until this date. It’s going to be so magical!
Keep checking back on Oh My Disney for more updates from the Walt Disney Studios Live-Action panel!