Parents' Guide to

The Nutcrackers

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Low-budget film has dragging plot but teaches acceptance.

Movie NR 2012 82 minutes
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The animation in THE NUTCRACKERS is low-budget, but it almost pulls off a stop animation feel. The plot is more drawn out than it needs to be, and the use of shallow, mocking sheep may be a bit edgy for the preschool set.

Still, the lessons here do offer some value for preschoolers, who can learn about accepting friends for their differences, not in spite of them. Kids will enjoy the sheep's antics and problem-solving, and parents can appreciate a solid message about what friendship really means.

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