Western Animation: The Nut Job
Get ready to go nuts!The Nut Job
is a 3D computer-animated film released in North America on January 17, 2014 by Open Road Films
The movie follows the adventures of Surly, a squirrel (who only looks out for himself
) who is banished from the park he lives in after he accidentally destroys the other animals' food supply for winter after one of his many thefts goes awry. Forced to survive in the city, he and his rat friend Buddy
come across a nut shop and plan a heist of epic proportions, even if it means getting the other park animals to help out before the winter weather arrives. Elsewhere, the owners of the nut shop are planning their own heist: to rob the bank across the street. It's a race against time to see who can pull off their heist first.Sound Familiar?
Although it was critically blasted (It is one of the worst reviewed animated movies), its low budget and relatively strong box office made the film a big enough success for a sequel to be scheduled for January, 2016.
Another thing: This isn't the only animated film
to use the voices of Will Arnett and Liam Neeson
to be released within the first two months of 2014.
Tropes from The Nut Job: