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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)

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Following the events of the first movie, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's Mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

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Cal Brunker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Arnett ... Surly (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Precious (voice)
Bobby Cannavale ... Frankie (voice)
Bobby Moynihan ... Mayor Muldoon (voice)
Isabela Moner ... Heather (voice)
Peter Stormare ... Gunther (voice)
Gabriel Iglesias ... Jimmy (voice) (as Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias)
Jeff Dunham ... Mole (voice)
Sebastian Maniscalco ... Johnny (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Jamie / Additional Voices (voice)
Jackie Chan ... Mr. Feng (voice)
Katherine Heigl ... Andie (voice)
Julie Lemieux ... Lil' Chip / Additional Voices (voice)
Dwayne Hill ... Police Officer / Additional Voices (voice)
Josh Robert Thompson ... Construction Foreman / Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie, and Precious, discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home. The animals must stop the mayor, his daughter, and a mad animal control officer in order to take back the city park.

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You don't have to be big, to be a big hero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nut Job 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,342,311, 13 August 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,370,522

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,146,020
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Will Arnett's second animated movie in 2017. He was also in The Lego Batman Movie (2017). See more »

Quotes

Mr. Feng: [punches someone] DON'T... Call Me CUTE!
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Crazy Credits

In the post-credits scene, it is revealed that Raccoon is still alive (from the events of The Nut Job (2014)) and he is swimming back home with sharks pursuing him. See more »


Soundtracks

Born to Be Wild
Written by Mars Bonfire
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Canada Inc.
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Returning home and fighting back for it.
14 December 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Frankly, I did not think there will a sequel, but this one came out and I say I'm not fully disappointed. It is an acceptable film with a good message told with full of cliches. The story continued from where the previous one had ended. Right away a new adventure begins. Surly and his friends, after losing their stock of food, now forced to return to their natural home, the park. But the place is getting turned into an amusement park by an evil mayor. So they plan to fight back and how they succeed are the revealed in the remaining part.

As I said, not bad. At least the children would enjoy it better. The new characters are good, but that did not bring more fun. The comedies were average. With this year's average result from all the animated feature that had released, this film does not look so bad at all. Only if the story had been much better, it would have achieved a better result. The production and all the voice-over work were good. I don't know there will be another sequel, but I don't wish, except if they come up with some good story to tell for all ages. It's just once watchable!

6/10


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