The Nutcracker
Year of production: 1973
Production country: USSR
Production company: Soyuzmultfilm
Director: Boris Stepantsev
Producer: Lyubov Butyrina
Screenwriter: Boris Larin, Boris Stepantsev
D.O.P.: Mikhail Druyan
Editor: Isabella Gerasimova
Production designer: Nikolay Erykalov, Anatoly Savchenko
Film-category: Cartoon, fantasy, short film, family, children's
Rating: 0+
Length: 27 min.
A young girl, cleaning under the Christmas tree, finds a Nutcracker toy for nuts. The Nutcracker comes to life and tells her a sad story about his curse and the treacherous queen of the mouse kingdom. Suddenly a strange sound is heard from somewhere in the corner of the room. Cracks run along the wall, and the mouse king appears from the gap. He has become big and scary, but the Nutcracker himself has matured and is preparing to fight the horror from the past.
Boris Stepantsev
Boris Pavlovich Stepantsev is a Soviet animator, artist and illustrator of books and filmstrips. Honored Artist of the RSFSR. Artistic director of the Multitelefilm studio of the creative association Ekran. Vice President of ASIFA.

1976 — Fly-Clatterfly (also screenwriter)
1973 — The Nutcracker (also screenwriter)
1970 — Karlson Returns
1968 — Junior and Karlson
1965 — Vovka in Faraway Tsardom