“Extreme Nuts” by M.R. Horhager

A few weeks ago, animator Juan Manuel Urbina sent me this odd little short, directed by M.R. Horhager, about three squirrels who get their kicks crossing a busy road.


  • Jorge Garrido

    Reminds me of Mutts, but in a good way!

    • http://Juanmanimation.blogspot.com Joanmanuel

      Ha!I never ven ought of that when designing it!, but it DOES evoque them it really does!

  • Steve Gattuso

    “Jackass” for rodents. o_O

  • Paul N

    Made me think of Frogger…

    • http://Juanmanimation.blogspot.com Joanmanuel

      Frogger gone NUTS

  • http://Nicktorious.net NicklasNN

    Ha! Cute. Good work to everyone involved. :)

    • http://www.carlocartun.blogspot.com Carlo Guillot

      Thanks man!

  • Stephen Levinson

    Cool idea! Reminds me of that geiko commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40kPEjZpM8M

  • timmyelliot

    I stumbled onto his blog a few months ago and saw some model sheets of the squirrel. It’s great to see the finished product,
    http://juanmanimation.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-hate-you-red-light-update.html

  • http://los-utopicos.blogspot.com allari

    The last squirrel going splat! was expected but the best part is how it will happen. :)
    Love it!

  • Kyle Maloney

    I was expecting them to give the dead one a perfect 10 after paying brief respects.

    • Was My Face Red

      A good tweak. I’d add that!

  • Gray64

    There was a Warner Bros.cartoon(directed by Chuck Jones, I think) with a squirrell trying to crack open a coconut; the squirrels here remind me (visually, anyway) of that squirrel.