The Wonder Pets Save the Nutcracker!

12/05/2008 at 12:00 PM ET

The Wonder Pets are on their way, back to help a baby animal and save the day! Oh wait, they’re actually saving a nutcracker- does that count as an animal? Does your kid really care? Probably not. The newest Wonder Pets special, "Save the Nutcracker!" premiers Monday, Dec. 8 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). It’s also currently available in stores and also includes ithree additional new-to-DVD episodes from the series.

Infused with the familiar music of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, this Christmasy (but not Christian) tale follows the Wonder Pets as they pursue the Mouse King, who has stolen the Nutcracker from the classroom, into a picture book. Linny the Guinea Pig, Turtle Tuck and Ming-Ming Duckling dance through a wintery wonderland filledwith sugar plum fairies and sweet treats  straight out of the classic ballet. They persuade the Mouse King to giveback the Nutcracker and be happy with what he already has in hiskingdom.  Then the Wonder Pets travel back to the classroom and on Christmasmorning, they crack open their nut which magically decorates theclassroom and brings the Nutcracker to life.

Nick Jr. will roll out content from "Save the Nutcracker!" in other formats. Click More for the details!

  • Beginning Monday, Dec. 1, Nick Jr. Video, Nick Jr.’s broadband videoservice available on, will begin streaming a two-minute‘sneak peek’ and song clips from “Save the Nutcracker!,” plusadditional themed episodes from The Wonder Pets!
  • Beginning Monday, Dec. 1, a two-minute sneak peek from “Save theNutcracker!,” plus additional clips and songs from the episode will beavailable on wireless carriers. 
  • Throughout the month of December, a sneak peek from “Save the Nutcracker,”shorts and song clips from the episode and additional The Wonder Pets!episodes will be available via Video On Demand on Time Warner Cable,Comcast, Charter, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS and Cox. The full episodewill be available the day after the on-air premiere.
  • is also currently featuring the "Holiday Treats for the Mouse King" game where kids can go online and help the Wonder Pets gather the ingredients to make cookies for a holiday party at the Mouse King’s castle. will also feature holiday-themed printables, crafts, activities and more.

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