As expected to occur throughout her journey, Clara encounters an array of eccentric characters including the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley), Philip, the Nutcracker (Jayden Fowora-Knight), the Mouse King (Lil Buck), the Dew Drop Fairy (Miranda Hart), the Flower Realm King (Eugenio Derbez), and the Snow Realm King (Richard E. Grant). Without fail to its more ballet-centric public, Disney features Misty Copeland as The Ballerina.
Below is the official teaser trailer that Disney published last December. The soundtrack in itself is anomalous as the traditionally sweet, twinkly sound of Tchaikovsky’s Sugar Plum Fairy suite morphs into an ominous version thunderous and cinematic as one has come to associate with a Disney score. James Newton Howard’s creation is played by The Philharmonia Orchestra in London, featuring Lang Lang on the piano, and conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.