The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
The Nut Job 2 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Cal Brunker
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Cal Brunker
  • Bob Barlen
  • Scott Bindley
Based on Characters
by Peter Lepeniotis
Music by Heitor Pereira
Edited by Paul Hunter
Distributed by Open Road Films
Release date
  • August 11, 2017 (2017-08-11)
  • Canada
  • United States
  • South Korea
Language English

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is an upcoming 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Cal Brunker and written by Brunker, Bob Barlen and Scott Bindley. It is the sequel to the 2014 film The Nut Job. The film stars the voices of Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jackie Chan, and Katherine Heigl. Produced by Gulfstream Pictures, Redrover International and ToonBox Entertainment, the film is scheduled to be released theatrically on August 11, 2017, by Open Road Films.


Surly (Will Arnett) and the park animals must band together to prevent Oakton City's crooked mayor (Bobby Moynihan) from bulldozing Liberty Park and replacing it with a dangerous amusement park.



On January 23, 2014, The Nut Job 2 was announced with a theatrical release date of January 15, 2016.[12] On April 11, 2016, the release date was pushed back to May 19, 2017.[1] Will Arnett, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph are confirmed to reprise their roles.[13] On May 25, 2016, Heitor Pereira was hired to score the film.[14] On July 5, 2016, Jackie Chan joined the cast as Mr. Feng.[9] Bobby Moynihan, Bobby Cannavale and Peter Stormare have also joined the cast.[3] In December 2016, the film was pushed back again to August 18, 2017,[15] and in May 2017, a week forward to August 11, 2017.[16]


The film will be released on August 11, 2017.[16]


The first trailer for the film was released in January 2017.[17]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Hipes, Patrick (2016-04-11). "‘The Nut Job 2’ Gets May 2017 Release Date". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  2. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2016-05-03). "The Weinstein Company Squirrels Away Overseas Rights To ‘The Nut Job 2’". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  3. ^ a b c "Jackie Chan voicing a mouse in The Nut Job 2". 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  4. ^ Brunker, Cal (8 July 2016). "@bobbycannavale is Frankie the French bulldog in #TheNutJob2 ! #animation @BobBarlen". 
  5. ^ Conner Schwerdtfeger (May 17, 2016). "Mark Wahlberg Will Have At Least One Other Human Co-Star For Transformers: The Last Knight". CinemaBlend. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Open Road Films Acquires Animated Feature Film PLAYMOBIL Based on Iconic Toy Brand". Broadway World. Widsom Digital Media. May 25, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ Cal Brunker [calbrunker] (July 8, 2016). "@isabelamoner plays the hilariously bratty Heather in #TheNutJob2 #animation @BobBarlen @ToonBoxEnt" (Tweet). Retrieved August 11, 2016 – via Twitter. 
  8. ^ Brunker, Cal (8 July 2016). "Peter Stormare plays Gunther the evil animal control nut in #TheNutJob2 #animation @BobBarlen". 
  9. ^ a b Dave McNary (2016-07-05). "Jackie Chan in ‘The Nut Job 2’: Actor Joins Animated Sequel". Variety. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  10. ^ Kari Wahlgren [KariWahlgren] (June 24, 2016). "So excited to be part of this!!!! #TheNutJob2" (Tweet). Retrieved August 6, 2016 – via Twitter. 
  11. ^ Cal Brunker [calbrunker] (June 24, 2016). "Excited to share our first teaser poster for #TheNutJob2 @bobbarlen @arnettwill @KatieHeigl @KariWahlgren @fluffyguy" (Tweet). Retrieved August 6, 2016 – via Twitter. 
  12. ^ Dave McNary (2014-01-23). "‘Nut Job 2’ Set for Jan. 15, 2016". Variety. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  13. ^ "Open Road Sets Release Date for Will Arnett's 'The Nut Job 2'". Hollywood Reporter. 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  14. ^ "Heitor Pereira to Score ‘The Nut Job 2’". Film Music Reporter. 2016-05-25. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  15. ^ "Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature". Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature". Box Office Mojo. August 11, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  17. ^ "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Trailer #1 (2017) - Movieclips Trailers". YouTube. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 

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