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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:09 am 
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We finally have the Nutcracker!!!! I love the art by the way!

https://www.shopdisney.com/the-nutcrack ... et-1484908
https://www.shopdisney.com/nutcracker-s ... le-1489569
https://www.shopdisney.com/the-nutcrack ... ug-1485094


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:56 am 
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disneyprincess11 wrote:
I love the art by the way!

Me too. So cute.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:30 pm 
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disneyprincess11 wrote:
We finally have the Nutcracker!!!!

At last! I'm glad it's not Clara. I guess it's Philip, because he wears the same uniform. Although the Nutcracker is not black and has a moustache and a beard, so I'm not sure.

Here are also dolls of some of the female characters: https://barbie.mattel.com/shop/SearchDi ... PageSize:&


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:05 pm 
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The Nutcracker's human form usually doesn't have a moustache or a beard but I'm not sure how they'll explain the skin color change. What's interesting is how static the Nutcracker's poses are in all those images. It almost makes me wonder if he'll be more of an object than a person.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:51 pm 
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^What you said about the Nutcracker's moustache and beard is true. As for the skin color change, couldn't it be a bit controversial? Maybe that's why they haven't shown the Nutcracker in the trailers and posters, for fear of creating controversy.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:42 am 
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I know I said I thought it would be Philip, but I don't think they would have a white doll become a black young man. I wouldn't like that myself. So I don't think it's Philip. Maybe he will stay a doll, but I wish he would come alive like in the original.

Hey Mattel is doing the dolls, which is great and I prefer, but I thought Disney switched to Hasbro?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:44 am 
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I'm not sure about the Mattel-Hasbro shift, but I've heard that Disney won't be making any live-action dolls for this film, at least not any of their own that they sell in the Disney Store. Something about the Belle/Emma Watson doll fiasco. I'm not sure how true this is though because they still did make A Wrinkle in Time dolls.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:08 pm 
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Checking if there were new book covers for this film, I found this synopsis. It's from the book The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: The Secret of the Realms: An Extended Novelization. Do you think the part about Clara's mother (in bold) is part of the story of the movie, or it's just for this book given that it's an extended novelization?

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When Clara Stahlbaum receives a beautiful yet mysterious egg-shaped box from her late mother, she wonders what it means. Searching for answers, Clara soon finds herself in a magical world-the Four Realms-where she meets a host of colorful and curious new friends and discovers the fascinating link between the Realms and her dear mother. But when she learns that the Realms are in danger of being destroyed, Clara vows to help.

Years earlier, Clara's mother, Marie, is a lonely orphan adopted by an eccentric inventor. She stumbles upon an unbelievable place and decides to apply her mechanical skills in magical ways. But as time passes, Marie finds she must make a choice between the real world and this magical world of her dreams.

Follow the incredible adventures of an inventor on a journey through a wondrous world and her daughter determined to protect it.
Source: https://www.amazon.es/Nutcracker-Four-R ... our+realms


EDIT: I've found the answer to my question in this other synopsis for the same book from another website:

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This dazzling novel will not only retell the moving story from The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, but half of the book will expand and explore the world of the Walt Disney Studios film with brand-new, exclusive content. Complete with beautiful full-page chapter opener illustrations and never-before-seen details that add new depth to the story, this novel will have readers eager to step into the resplendent world of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms for generations to come.
Source: https://www.fnac.com/livre-numerique/a1 ... ORMAT=ePub


By the way, the Funko Pop figures of Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy have been revealed: https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/statu ... 8753375232


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:14 pm 
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I'll be sure to check out the novel then for the added backstory. Love that they named Clara's mother Marie after the original novella.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:54 am 
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Yeah, they made A Wrinkle in Time dolls so I don't think the Belle doll deterred them but maybe they won't make their own dolls for this film. I wonder about Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Snow White then.

I would read the book for the added story if reading wasn't such a chore for me.

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