The producers of the animated franchise The Nut Job are bringing the concept to stage with a “completely original live entertainment spectacular” made in partnership with some of the creators behind Cirque du Soleil.
The stage show intends to build on the success of the animation film series, which will unveil its second installment, The Nut Job 2, in U.S. theaters on May 19, 2017. The first Nut Job released in 2014 had the biggest U.S. box office opening ever for an independently-financed animated feature.
South Korean animation producer Redrover has teamed up with Canadian performing arts company Monlove to create “The Nut Job Live!” Monlove, founded by Cirque du Soleil composer Ella Louise Allaire, with Martin Lord Ferguson as partner, also created “Ice Age Live!: A Mammoth Adventure,” which is now in its third year of touring.