Barbie in the Nutcracker is a 2001 AmericanCanadian direct-to-DVD computer-animated ﬁ lm directed by Owen Hurley. It was the ﬁ rst Barbie ﬁ lm since the 1987 series, Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World. It is also the ﬁ rst in the CGI second-generation Barbie ﬁ lm series, all of which feature the voice of Kelly Sheridan as the Barbie protagonist.
The ﬁlm is loosely adapted from ETA Hoffmann's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and music based from Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker. The story is told by Barbie to her younger sister, Kelly, who is having trouble rehearsing a ballet solo and fears going onstage. A girl named Clara lives with Drosselmeyer, her stern grandfather and Tommy, her younger brother. On Christmas Eve, they receive a surprise visit from their Aunt Elizabeth.