After visiting the Prima Princessa website, I was pleased to see that there are other videos in this line. Seeing how much my family like the Nutcracker DVD, we’ve purchased the Sleeping Beauty DVD to open on Christmas morning.
Infused with the familiar music of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," Nickelodeon presents a contemporary twist on the holiday classic in the new The Wonder Pets! prime-time special, "Save the Nutcracker!," premiering Monday, Dec. 8, 8:00 - 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Since debuting in 2006, Nick Jr.'s Emmy award-winning The Wonder Pets!, produced by Little Airplane Productions, remains the number one-ranked preschool program in its 10 a.m. (ET/PT) timeslot and is the number two-ranked preschool program on all of commercial TV with K2-5.
"The Wonder Pets are back in a gorgeous holiday adventure that is sure to become a new, warm and fuzzy family tradition," said Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. "Inspired by Tchaikovsky's classic ballet, the Wonder Pets dance and sing their way to saving the day - again."
In "Save the Nutcracker!," directed by Emmy-Award winner Jennifer Oxley, it's Christmas Eve and a Mouse King emerges from a picture book and steals the Wonder Pets' Nutcracker from the classroom. Linny the Guinea Pig, Turtle Tuck and Ming-Ming Duckling pursue the Mouse King into the book, dancing through a wintery wonderland filled with sugar plum fairies and sweet treats to the music of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" ballet. The trio persuades the Mouse King to give back the Nutcracker and be happy with what he already has in his kingdom. The Wonder Pets travel back to the classroom and on Christmas morning, they crack open their nut which magically decorates the classroom and brings the Nutcracker to life.
Now available in retail stores nationwide is The Wonder Pets!: Save the Nutcracker DVD. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, The Wonder Pets!: Save the Nutcracker! includes the title episode plus three additional new-to-DVD episodes from the series.