Mackenzie Foy is Clara, an mechanically inventive 14-year-old Victorian girl who must find a key to unlock a present. Morgan Freeman is Drosselmeyer, Clara’s godfather. Clara adventures to several realms where Keira Knightley plays the Sugar Plum Fairy, the regent of the Land of the Sweets; Hawthorne (Eugenio Derbez) rules the Land of Flowers; Shiver (Richard E. Grant) the Land of Snowflakes; and the dangerous Fourth Realm of Mother Ginger where mice, and the Mouse King Clara must battle, hide.
“A festival of winter schmaltz. Disney’s newly independent princesses haven’t lost their taste for glitzy frocks…revelling in a sense of syrupy fun” -Cath Clarke –The Guardian
“The Mouse King reinvents a holiday classic, minus the romance and much of the dance, resulting in a movie with little beneath its stunningly designed surface.” -Peter Debruge -Variety