The animated trailers won’t stop this week. Today we have The Nut Job, which will open on January 17, 2014. Directed by veteran CG animator Peter Lepeniotis, The Nut Job is based on a short film he made in 2005 called Surly Squirrel. Lepeniotis also co-wrote the screenplay for this new film with Lorne Cameron.
The $45 million 3D CGI film is a South Korean/Canadian co-production between ToonBox Entertainment, Redrover, Ltd and Gulfstream Pictures. It will be distributed by Open Road Films, a joint venture of theater chains AMC and Regal.