The Nut Job Exclusive TV Spot Is Packed With Action And Nutty Fun

Things will be getting pretty nutty in January as Open Road Films brings the animated 3D film The Nut Job into theaters. Following up on the very Hobbity trailer that recently released, we have this exclusive TV spot, which gives us another look at this nutty animated comedy that centers on a squirrel who’s determined to pull off the ultimate nut store heist. He has a shell of a challenge ahead of him. (Nut joke.)

As the previous trailers have indicated, The Nut Job will be chock full of nut humor and adventure, as it tells the story of Surly (Will Arnett) and his rat friend Buddy as they plan a nut store heist in an effort to score as much food as possible for winter, possibly to benefit the whole park, but who knows what Surly's really planning? Adventure and hilarity ensue. The new TV spot seems to squeeze as much action and comedy as it can fit into its 32 seconds, and even manages to get a fart joke in there at the end… for the kids.

You may have noticed that the animals featured consist of more than just one squirrel and one rat, as is to be expected. As if a squirrel and a rat could knock over a nut store all on their own! Of course they have help in the form of other animals residing in Oakton, most of which likely hope to benefit from this nut mega-score. Among the voice cast for The Nut Job are Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Lang, Sarah Gladon, Jeff Dunham and Maya Rudolph, who I’m pretty sure voices that adorable tail-wiggling pug…


Directed and co-written by Peter Lepeniotis, The Nut Job arrives in theaters January 17. Check out the previously released trail and poster below:

Nut Job poster

In animated 3D, THE NUT JOB is an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.

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