Let’s start with some Amazing Squirrel Facts:
In support of Universal Home Entertainment’s release of The Nut Job, get to know the adorable, furry little creatures before you watch the film.
- There are 365 species of squirrel found all over the world, except in Antarctica, where there are none.
- Squirrels belong to the animal group Rodentia – the same as mice and rats.
- Squirrels’ sweat glands are located on their feet.
- Squirrels can run as fast as 20mph.
- Flying squirrels don’t actually fly – they glide.
- Squirrels only mate twice a year.
- Gray squirrels are often referred to as “living fossils” because they haven’t changed much in their 37million years of existence.
- Squirrels are born blind.
- Chipmunks are actually small squirrels with stripes.
- The squirrel is the Native American symbol for preparation, trust, and thriftiness.
Surly (Arnett) is a mischievous squirrel with a mission: to find the tastiest nuts for winter. When he discovers a whole store filled with his favorite food, he plans a heist of nutrageous proportions. But the place turns out to be owned by ruthless bank robbers so it’s up to Surly and his furry friends to stop the nearby bank heist and save the town.
Showcasing an all-star cast including Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Whole Lotta Love), Liam Neeson (Non-Stop, The Grey), Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Turbo), Jeff Dunham (Arguing With Myself, Spark of Insanity) and Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike, Hot & Fluffy), The Nut Job will prove “Enormously Entertaining” for the whole family (Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru)!
I recently received a copy of The Job to review. It was delivered just in-time for these cuties to enjoy during a fun sleepover.
So I asked…
Did you like The Nut Job?
Libby: Yeah, I did, I really did!
Becca: I liked it too.
Which was your favorite character, and why?
Libby: Andie! Because I like her.
Gabby: Surly is my favorite. He’s funny.
Becca: All of them. They are so cute. The Dog.
Would you like to watch The Nut Job again?
Libby: Okay. I would like to watch it again.
Gabby: Yes. I would like to watch it again sometime.
Becca: Yes. We get to keep it, right?
Though I didn’t see that much of the movie, what I did see was beautifully animated. The characters are super cute. The girls sat through the entire movie, and seemed to really enjoy it. Since my granddaughter (Becca) was the one to ask if we “get to keep it” I’m sure we’ll be watching it together on her next visit.
In anticipation of this adventurous release click on and print the free activity sheet below. Perfect to enjoy with your little movie fans!
Time to go nuts! You can own The Nut Job on Digital HD NOW (April 8th) and on Blu-ray & DVD April 15th!
There is even an Official app! The Nut Job (The Official App for the Movie)
You also have the chance to win a copy of The Nut Job here on Five Dollar Shake! Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on April 29th. Must have a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live in the U.S or Canada. No Po boxes please.
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