“The Nut Job” Is Getting a Sequel

The Nut Job 2 has been set for release on January 15, 2016. There’s an old saying in Tennessee—I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, fool me once, shame on…shame on you. Fool me—you can’t get fooled again.


  • Tom

    I never asked for this.

  • Eliza

    I’m sure the little kids who enjoyed the film will be happy when it comes out.

    I’m sure the 20+ year olds that this was not targeted for are killing themselves.

    • Animator606432

      There were kids that enjoyed this film? My brother was so bored in this movie that I honestly couldn’t get him to stop fidgeting.

      • fbt

        Same here, my siblings watched it yesterday and said it was boring and that they only liked the ending when they were dancing “Gangnam style”

  • samadhi aust

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  • rubi-kun

    Bet you $5 that the anachronistic and already dated viral video musical number that’s the centerpiece of this one will be “What Does the Fox Say?”

  • ike

    Look on the bright side: more job positions to be filled up! :-)

  • jonhanson

    I see you’re doubling down on your position regarding this movie Amid.

    • AmidAmidi

      I don’t care enough to have a position on this film.

      • jonhanson

        For a man without a position you certainly write like a man with a position.

        I defended your criticism of the movie in the comments of the last post but I find this current line of argument rather “feeble,” a word which you may recall using to describe this movie that you have no position on.

  • Rufus

    Too bad they had to plagiarize a lot of the content from related animated rodent films to compensate for complete lack of imagination.

    I mean Remy’s lost some weight for the role, but he’s still very recognizable.

    • jonhanson

      The rat was looking like Remy before Remy even existed.

      Watch the original short from 2005, Surly Squirrel, and note that the rat’s design shows a level of continuity.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y5ZRcsYP5o

      • Mister Twister

        This is way better than the Naat Jawb. Still like it.

        • Chris Sobieniak

          Can’t argue there.

  • Mike

    CALLED IT

  • Alex Irish

    Love the George W. quote more than the news about an unneccesary sequel.

  • Mister Twister

    This is getting a sequel, and Sym Biotic Titan is still cancelled.

    • IcyTea

      Very unrelated to this article but I still agree with you.

    • DJ

      Ha! completely random, but I agree.

  • vIGGl

    AAAAAAARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH! POOR REVIEWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SarahJesness

    Will it actually be in theaters? It’s not uncommon for lower-end successes to get direct-to-DVD sequels.

    • Funkybat

      Even if it doesn’t make it to U.S. theaters, it probably will in Russia. They apparently just go gaga over any 3D animated film over there. I think Russia is the only reason Open Season 3 was even made.

  • http://deaniac.deviantart.com/ Matt Dean

    Well, I can’t imagine this film had an enormous budget to begin with. That doesn’t mean a sequel was necessary, but it makes sense.

  • George Comerci

    Really? I’m shocked…..I expected for open road to wait and see how the movie does before announcing a sequel…..and it’s only been a week. Huh. But what could it even be about? There’s hardly any plot to this one!

  • Animator606432

    Hopefully this will wind up direct to dvd like the first one should have. Aside from sucking, that’s what really bothered me about “The Nut Job”. They expected people to pay expensive tickets to something like THIS in the theater. And THEN pay for it again to say it on DVD.
    I think that’s what bothers most people about this to be honest. You don’t see us on this site ranting about how “Kiara the Brave” is going to bring down the art from, because it was never played in theaters. Nor did most of us care about “Planes” until they pushed that garbage to the theaters. If you expect patrons to pay for something twice, the effort needs to be there especially when things like “Frozen” (which,while I didn’t love I would never question why it played in theaters) are openly available.

  • Bianca Cousins

    I’m not allergic to peanuts, but I think I’ll stay away from this one.