The Nut Job Movie

Let's Get Nuts!

The Nut Job movie poster

After being banished to the city, the mischievous Surly Squirrel plans a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and gets caught up in a convoluted bank heist.

Who's Involved:

Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Stephen Lang, Katherine Heigl, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Gadon, Jeff Dunham, Peter Lepeniotis, Hong Kim, Lorne Cameron, Thom Chapman, Ria Westaway

Release Date:

Friday, January 17, 2014 (Nationwide)

mild action and rude humor

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - Maury's Nut Store.

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Who stars in The Nut Job: Cast List

... Andie (voice)

"Fear of Rain" , "One for the Money"  

... Surly (voice)

"Rumble" , "Despicable Me"  

... Grayson (voice)

"No Sudden Move" , "Pawn Shop Chronicles"  

... King (voice)

"The Seventh Day" , "Don't Breathe 2"  

... (voice)

"Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature" , "Mune: Guardian of the Moon"  

... Lana (voice)

"Belle" , "Enemy"  

... (voice)

"The Marksman" , "Made in Italy"  

Who's making The Nut Job: Crew List

A look at the The Nut Job behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Peter Lepeniotis last directed Gnome Alone.


Lorne Cameron


Thom Chapman
Ria Westaway

Production Companies


Toonbox Entertainment

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Production: What we know about The Nut Job?

Key Facts

  1. Based on Peter Lepeniotis' 2005 short film Surly Squirrel. Toonbox and Redrover also plan a spin-off TV series based on The Nut Job feature, comprising 52 11-minute episodes.

Filming Timeline

  1. November 2013: The film was in Completed status.
  2. January 2011: The film was in Announced status.

The Nut Job Release Date: When was the film released?

The Nut Job was released in 2014 on Friday, January 17, 2014 (Nationwide release). There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along and Devil's Due.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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