“The Nutcracker” Moves to the Home Video Realm

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms was Disney's only real miss in 2018. While it held the top three spots (and five of the top 10) at the box office, the latest adaptation of the popular story and ballet barely made the top 50. Still, it was the most successful movie version of the tale, and I'm expecting it to pick up a couple Oscar nominations next week for its costumes and production design.

Fans will be treated to a stellar home video release, loaded with special features. There will be several behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the Four Realms, deleted scenes, and special interviews with ballerina Misty Copeland, star of the American Ballet Theatre and a dazzling performer in the film.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will be available in all formats on Tuesday, January 29.

Nutcracker Box Art


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.