Disney debuts its latest in-park movie preview

October 5, 2018, 6:21 PM · Actress Mackenzie Foy visited the Disneyland Resort this week to celebrate the debut of Disney's in-park preview for her new movie, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

Mackenzie Foy, with Minnie and Mickey. Photo by Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

The latest twist on the holiday classic "The Nutcracker" sees Foy playing Clara, the young girl whose brother (*see comments) gets a toy soldier nutcracker for Christmas. Co-directed by Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom and Disney veteran Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer and Captain America: The First Avenger), The Nutcracker and the Four Realms opens November 2. But guests at Disney California Adventure and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World can catch a 12-minute preview in the Sunset Showcase Theater or Walt Disney Presents theater, respectively.

But if you're just watching from home, here's the 90-second preview. ;^)

Foy portrayed the young Jessica Chastain character in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. The new Nutcracker film also stars Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman.

Replies (8)

October 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM

If all you told me was "new movie from Lasse Hallstrom starring Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman," I would be 100 percent in. Say what you will about Disney recycling established franchises, but at least they hire darned good film pros to do stuff with them.

October 5, 2018 at 7:43 PM

I doubt they’ll have Morgan Freeman in the preview. He’s been absent from any new commercials and trailers I’ve seen.

October 6, 2018 at 12:09 AM

He is in the preview, in several scenes.

October 6, 2018 at 9:51 AM

The Walt Disney Company has refined cross promotion to a science. Credit to Michael Eisner.

Comcast, post NBC Universal acquisition, studied Disney’s approach, copied it and launched Project Symphony.

Cross promotion really does work!

October 6, 2018 at 6:30 PM

I smell a flop for Disney. Today's movie audiences just aren't interested in (to use the term somewhat loosely here) original movies with a big budget unless they are animated. It won't help that The Grinch and Fantastic Beasts 2 will be looming in the coming weeks shortly afterwards.

October 6, 2018 at 6:38 PM

Walt once said “I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.” Disney has struggled with putting that into practice even when Walt was still around, but its gotten even worse in the last decade. I don’t mind if Disney never ends Star Wars or Marvel movies, because there’s a million stories to create or adapt that would still be interesting. But they need a bigger variety of new films. I watched The Rocketeer for the first time today and was amazed. A movie like that wouldn’t be green lit today. With Disney buying Fox, I’d love them to cut back on all the remakes. I’m excited for this movie because its not something Disney has made before. I’d rather Disney make a few live action movies that are unique, instead of a bunch that are mostly a variation of something Disney has done before.

October 7, 2018 at 11:05 AM

I just watched the preview at DCA last night. I believe you're wrong about the Nutcracker. Her brother received the Nutcracker. She received an egg that required a key to unlock it. She was in search of the key, following the string, & just as she was reaching for the key, the mouse (rat) stole it.

October 9, 2018 at 9:17 PM

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but no matter what you say the movies produced by the various Walt Disney Studio divisions, have resulted in more successes than failures.

Be it theme park IP to film, book to film, comic book to film, original idea to film, remake, soft reboot, etc. Disney’s success is unparalled.

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