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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 Merced ... Heather (voice) (as Isabela Moner)
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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A nutty adventure for the whole family! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,342,311, 13 August 2017

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

In this movie, the nut shop is called "Nibbler's Nuts". In The Nut Job (2014) the shop was called "Maury's Nuts". It's possible that the last name of Lana, King's girlfriend, is Nibbler. See more »

Quotes

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

In the bloopers, Mr. Feng is shown messing up takes by laughing, sneezing, etc. See more »

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References The Birds (1963) See more »

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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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Funnier but not as heartening as the first one
30 March 2018 | by aquascapeSee all my reviews

I saw the sequel to "The Nut Job" right after finishing the first one, making it a double feature picture night. I wasn't impressed with the original, but wasn't disappointed either as I enjoyed it with no major expectations going in. The same thing happened after watching "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature".

"The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" follows the events of the first movie, centering once again on Will Arnett's squirrelly character, Surly. This time the gang's mission is to stop the Mayor from bulldozing the park and replacing it with an amusement park. A thing that happens too often in the real world, green zones getting paved and constructions getting build on top of them.

The human characters were all horrible people and, if I didn't yet find myself rooting for the animals before, I certainly did after seeing the terrible intentions of the humans. On the other hand, the street mice were a terrific addition to the movie, with the leader voiced by Jackie Chan turning them into a deadly martial arts gang. One of my favorite characters from the first movie was Buddy, the mute rat partner of Surly, who unfortunately, I think, didn't get enough screentime in the sequel.

"The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" didn't succeed at the box-office and the released date was pushed multiple times, but it's still an uplifting animation that will leave kids and adults lighthearted.


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