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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature brings back the characters of the 2014 animated film The Nut Job for another round of puns and slapstick, in a sequel that is a bit better than the original. It works as a summer afternoon’s distraction for young kids but this unoriginal 3D animated movie won’t impress their parents much.
Instead of another heist plot, this time the animals are fighting to save their home from development. Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), his wordless pal Buddy the rat, pug dog Precious (Maya Rudolph), and the other animals of Liberty Park in Oakton are living the easy life feasting on the contents of the town’s nut shop, even though red squirrel
I must admit I did not see the first Nut Job film. However after seeing this sequel, I’m in no hurry to catch up on the further adventures of this rag-tag group of urban woodland creatures. But before I get too into it though I want to throw a few pebbles of faint praise. We truly live in a golden age of animation because even third tier hand-me-downs like this one are competently animated and put together. It may not have an iota of the heart of Pixar’s best, but at least it doesn’t look
There’s a school of animated filmmaking that says the more havoc the better, and
Sometimes the best way to promote positive themes concerning the environment, and the protection of nature – is through the prism of a family adventure movie, taking real life themes and making them accessible, in a playful, almost irreverent manner. Whether than be Wall-e or The Lorax – it’s a successful means of tapping in to a young crowd and projecting important lessons, albeit dressed up in rather fantastical attire. That’s the case for The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, as we cast our eye over the selfish money-makers in society, those ruining the environment for personal, financial gain – in this instance focusing in on a crazed politician destroying the local park simply as it brings in so little money.
Following on from the surprisingly good original movie, Cal Brunker’s endeavour reconnects us with Surly (Will Arnett), a squirrel who is sitting on a fortune – of nuts.
The summer of inessential animation continues with this very middling sequel to 2014’s semi-forgotten squirrel-based timekiller. Displaying admirable chutzpah, replacement director Cal Brunker barrels into the franchise, reintroducing Will Arnett’s smartmouthed Surly as if the first movie had become some billion-dollar landmark in popular culture.
Restless, detailed design aids his cause, but there’s only so far anybody can sustain the kind of rote narrative – involving the redevelopment of Surly’s parkland terrain – that needs to be hustled through before accompanying adults investigate the availability of refunds.
A second trailer for the sequel to The Nut Job, The Nut Job 2 Nutty by Nature has been released and it’s all out war for Surly and friends in a race against time to save their home.
Related: The Nut Job 2 Nutty By Nature Trailer 1
The trailer follows our cute furry friends as they take on the evil mayor who wants to destroy the park; their home to build a theme park, Liberty Land. Aided by a merry band of cute looking mice who are deadly fighting machines, their main aim is to try and not get killed. You don’t mess with these mangy rodents or they’ll come and bite you in the ass.
Directed by Cal Brunker and featuring a voice cast of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, Isabela Moner, Bobby Cannavale, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature opens everywhere August 11th – Check out the new trailer:
Get ready to take back the park with a brand new trailer for The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature. This upcoming comedy stars Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Moynihan, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Bobby Cannavale, Isabela Moner, Sebastian Maniscalo, Peter Stormare and Jackie Chan. Don’t miss the sequel to the 2014 animated when it hit theaters everywhere August 11! Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton
Those pesky rodents with a love of all things nutty from The Nut Job are back this year for another little calamity filled adventure in The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature and a trailer has been revealed alongside the UK release date and character posters.
This time around Surly, Buddy and Andie have to save their home, Liberty Park but to no avail as it’s ripped up for an amusement park to be erected instead.
Directed by Cal Brunker and featuring a voice cast of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, Isabela Moner, Bobby Cannavale, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature will be released August 11th.
Take a look below at a few Character posters alongside their bios and trailer.
The Voice Of Reason
With her compassionate heart, radiating warmth, intelligence and nurturing disposition. It’s easy to see why the entire park has faith,
The film, which has a full title The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, follows Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and his ragtag group of animal friends who band together to save their home and take back their park in this sequel to the 2014 animated hit.
Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph and Jackie Chan also lend their voices to the new film, which is directed by Cal Brunker and written by Scott Bindley, Bob Barlen & Cal Brunker.
The animated film has a launch date of August 18th Stateside, and August 29th in the UK.
Here’s the new trailer.
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Also check out a shorter teaser trailer here…
In the face of poor reviews, The Nut Job brought in around $120 million at the box office, nearly three times its budget. Nutty by Nature will probably have a rougher time at the box office and doesn’t look like it’s going to be a critical darling either, which means Open Road has their work cut out for them if they want to make it as successful as The Nut Job.
Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor (Bobby Moynihan) has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park. It's up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his
Renner joins previously announced Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Anjelica Huston and Omar Sy in a rag-tag group of inexperienced heroes combining to thwart the evil Doc Walrus, voiced by John Cleese, and save the Arctic. Renner will be voicing a fox named Swifty.
The movie is fully financed and produced by Ambi principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, with animation work being done out of their Aic Toronto studio by Dimos Vrysellas (“Shark Tale”).
Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen (“Escape From Planet Earth”) co-wrote the screenplay. Ambi Distribution, the Ambi Group’s sales arm, will oversee worldwide distribution for “Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad.”
Ambi Distribution has already closed a deal with Disney for German Speaking Europe. Ambi is selling markets for “Arctic Justice” at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.
The Nut Job grossed $120 million around the world from a $42 million budget, so a sequel was a no brainer commercially. The story revolved round a squirrel named Surly (Will Arnett) who, after accidentally destroying the winter food supply of his fellow Liberty Park residents, is banished to the streets of Oakton. Luckily, Surly finds the town’s nut shop and hatches a plan to plunder its bounty. However, unbeknown to Surly and his ragtag team of animal associates, the nut shop is really a front for mobsters who plan to rob the bank next door. While Surly and his team break in to the shop, the mobsters carry out their own scheme.
In The Nut Job 2, the evil mayor of Oakton decides to bulldoze Liberty
Cal Brunker directs the next chapter of Surly Squirrel who must face the evil mayor of Oakton who decides to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place.
Chan will voice Mr. Feng, the highly territorial leader of a gang of city mice. The first film opened in 2104 and made over $120 million at the global box office. The new film opens May 19th 2017.
The animated film is directed by Cal Brunker and written by Scott Bindley, Bob Barlen and Brunker. “The Nut Job 2” will be released in theaters by Open Road Films on May 19, 2017.
The original “Nut Job” surpassed $120 million at the global box office in 2014.
“The Nut Job 2” follows the adventures of Surly Squirrel when the evil mayor of Oakton decides to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Chan will voice Mr. Feng, the highly territorial leader of a gang of city mice.
Chan has been featured in all three “Kung Fu Panda” films as well as the Cantonese and Mandarin editions of Disney’s “Mulan” and in his own animated series, “Jackie Chan Adventures.”
Production entities for “The Nut Job 2” are ToonBox Entertainment; Redrover Co.
Open Road Films holds Us rights to the film that Cal Brunker will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Bob Barlen and Scott Bindley.
Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph from the original film reprise their voice roles alongside new cast members Bobby Moynihan and Bobby Cannavale.
TWC and Open Road reunite on the Gulfstream Pictures project after serving in the same capacity on the 2014 original, which grossed $64.6m in the Us and a further $56.6m internationally for $120.9m worldwide.
Barlen and Harry Linden are producing the Red Rover / Toon Box film.
TWC president and COO David Glasser, president of international sales and distribution Ennis Hensley, and Michal Podell Steinberg brokered the deal with Jay Ahn, Hyunjee Heather Lim and Susan Zuckerman Williams on behalf of Redrover.
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