The Nuttiest Nutcracker

The Nuttiest Nutcracker is a 1999 direct-to-video Christmas film loosely based on The Nutcracker, directed by Harold Harris, starring the voices of Jim Belushi, Cheech Marin, and Phyllis Diller. This film tells about a group of fruit and veggies trying to help the Nutcracker's army get a star up on a Christmas tree before midnight, and stop a rodent army from destroying Christmas. The film was released on home video by Columbia TriStar Home Video in 1999. The film aired on CBS December 4, 1999.[1] The film was also shown on cable.

The Nuttiest Nutcracker
The nuttiest nutcracker
Directed byHarold Harris
Produced byDan Krech
Diane Eskenazi
StarringDebi Derryberry
Kevin Schon
Cheech Marin
Desirée Goyette
Jim Cummings
Tress MacNeille
Cam Clarke
Phyllis Diller
Jim Belushi
Jeff Bennett
Music byDavid Krystal
Dan Krech Productions
Pacific Title/Mirage
Distributed byColumbia TriStar Home Video
Release date
  • October 19, 1999
Running time
48 minutes
CountryUnited States


A retelling of The Nutcracker, featuring a cast of fruits and vegetables that include Mac the macadamia nut, Gramps the walnut, and Li'l Pea the peanut. The Sugar Plum Fairy is an actual plum.


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Arc Productions

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Cam Clarke

Cameron Arthur Clarke (born November 6, 1957) is an American voice actor and singer, known for his voice work in animation, video games and commercials. He is best known for providing the voices of Leonardo and Rocksteady in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series and Shotaro Kaneda in the 1989 original Streamline Pictures English dub of Akira. He often voices teenagers and other similarly young characters. One of his prominent roles in video games was voicing Liquid Snake in the Metal Gear series.


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Cheech Marin

Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin (born July 13, 1946) is a Mexican-American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, writer and activist who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong during the 1970s and early 1980s with Tommy Chong and as Don Johnson's partner, Insp. Joe Dominguez, on Nash Bridges. He has also voiced characters in several Disney films, including Oliver & Company, The Lion King, the Cars series, Coco and Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

Marin's trademark is his characters' strong Chicano accents.

Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry is an American voice actress who has provided voices for a number of animated television series, anime and video games. Her voice roles include the title character from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Wednesday in The Addams Family cartoon, Jackie in Bobby's World, and Draculaura in Monster High. She is the voice of Clay in the Playhouse Disney segments presented in the early 2000s. In English language dubs of anime, Derryberry provided the voice of Ryo-Ohki in the Tenchi Muyo series. She received a Best Actress in a Comedy award at the American Anime Awards for her work as Zatch in Zatch Bell!

Desirée Goyette

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Harold Harris

Harold Harris may refer to:

Harold Arthur Harris (1902–1974), British classical scholar

Harold D. Harris (1903–1984), United States Marine Corps officer

Harold R. Harris (1895–1988), American test pilot

Harold Harris (actor) in 1986 film That's Life! (film)

Harold Harris, director of 1999 Christmas film The Nuttiest Nutcracker

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett (born October 2, 1962) is an American voice actor. His voice roles include Johnny Bravo in the television series of the same name, Petrie in the Land Before Time films and television series, Mr. Smee and Bones in Jake and the Never Land Pirates, The Man With the Yellow Hat in Curious George, Raj in Camp Lazlo, Kowalski in The Penguins of Madagascar series and various other characters in films, television shows and video games.

In 2012, Bennett was awarded an Annie Award for his role in "The Penguins of Madagascar" and in 2016 he was awarded an Emmy Award for his role in Transformers: Rescue Bots. He has been listed among the top names in the voice-over field.

Jim Belushi

James Adam Belushi (; born June 15, 1954) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer and musician.He is the younger brother of comic actor John Belushi and the father of actor Robert Belushi. He played the role of Jim on the sitcom According to Jim (2001–2009). His other television roles include Saturday Night Live (1983–1985), Wild Palms (1993), Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994–1997), Show Me a Hero (2015) and Twin Peaks (2017).

Belushi has appeared in films such as Thief (1981), Trading Places (1983), About Last Night (1986), Salvador (1986), Red Heat (1988), K-9 (1989), Mr. Destiny (1990), Curly Sue (1991), Jingle All the Way (1996), Underdog (2007) and The Ghost Writer (2010).

Jim Cummings

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Kevin Schon

Kevin Schon (born February 7, 1958) is an American actor, voice actor, producer and energy entrepreneur, who is known for his voice-over work in video games, movies and TV shows. He is best known for voicing the character Timon in the Timon & Pumbaa TV series and in various other Disney related projects.

List of United States Christmas television specials

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List of animated feature films of 1999

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List of children's films

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List of productions of The Nutcracker

Although the original 1892 Marius Petipa production was not a success, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker began to slowly enjoy worldwide popularity after Balanchine first staged his production of it in 1954. It may now be the most popular ballet in the world.

In Russia, choreographer Alexander Gorsky staged a new version of the work in 1919 that addressed many of the criticisms of the original 1892 production by casting adult dancers in the roles of Clara and the Prince, rather than children. This not only introduced a love interest into the story by making Clara and the Prince adults, but provided the dancers portraying Clara and the Prince with more of an opportunity to participate in the dancing.

The first complete performance outside Russia took place in England in 1934, staged by Nicholas Sergeyev after Petipa's original choreography. An abridged version of the ballet, performed by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, was staged in New York City in 1940 by Alexandra Fedorova - again, after Petipa's version.The ballet's first complete United States performance was on 24 December 1944, by the San Francisco Ballet, staged by its artistic director Willam Christensen. The New York City Ballet gave its first annual performance of George Balanchine's staging of The Nutcracker in 1954. The tradition of performing the complete ballet at Christmas eventually spread to the rest of the United States. Since Vasili Vainonen's 1934 version in Russia, and Balanchine's 1954 New York City Ballet production, many other choreographers have made their own versions. Some institute the changes made by Gorsky and Vainonen respectively while others, like Balanchine, utilize the original libretto. Some notable productions include those by Rudolf Nureyev for the Royal Ballet, Yuri Grigorovich for the Bolshoi Ballet, Mikhail Baryshnikov for the American Ballet Theatre, and Peter Wright for the Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Royal Ballet. In recent years, revisionist productions, including those by Mark Morris, Matthew Bourne, and Mikhail Chemiakin have appeared, which depart radically from both the original 1892 libretto and Gorsky's revival.

In addition to annual live stagings of the work, many productions have also been televised and/or released on home video. The ballet has also brought attention to the original story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, which is now the source material for various animated and live action films. Tchaikovsky's music, especially The Nutcracker Suite, a selection of eight pieces from the complete score, has become extremely popular. The suite (sans the Miniature Overture and the March) was featured in the popular Disney film Fantasia.

Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Ada Driver (July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012), better known as Phyllis Diller, was an American actress and stand-up comedian, best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh.

Diller was a groundbreaking stand-up comic—one of the first female comics to become a household name in the U.S. She paved the way for Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr, and Ellen DeGeneres, among others, who credit her influence. Diller had a large gay following and is considered a gay icon. She was also one of the first celebrities to openly champion plastic surgery, for which she was recognized by the industry.Diller worked in more than 40 films, beginning with 1961's Splendor in the Grass. She appeared in many television series, often in cameos, but also including her own short-lived sitcom and variety show. Some of her credits are Night Gallery, The Muppet Show, The Love Boat, Cybill, and Boston Legal, plus eleven seasons of The Bold and the Beautiful. Her voice-acting roles included the monster's wife in Mad Monster Party, the Queen in A Bug's Life, Granny Neutron in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and Thelma Griffin in Family Guy.

Softimage 3D

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Tadashi Miyazawa

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Tress MacNeille

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