Open Street Movies has launched the primary trailer for The Nut Job 2, which is about for launch on August 18. This animated sequel brings again Surly Squirrel, voiced by Will Arnett, alongside his animal associates Andie (Katherine Heigl), Treasured (Maya Rudolph) and Buddy (Tom Kenny) as they battle to save lots of their homeland. There may even be various new characters who be a part of the battle on this follow-up to the 2014 shock hit The Nut Job.
Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are again. We’re as soon as once more in Oakton the place the evil mayor (Bobby Moynihan) has determined to bulldoze Liberty Park and construct a harmful amusement park as an alternative. Surly and his ragtag group of animal associates band collectively to save lots of their dwelling, defeat the mayor, and take again the park. It is as much as them and the remainder of the park animals to cease the mayor, alongside together with his daughter and a mad animal management officer from getting away together with his scheme. Open Street Movies will now launch the sequel in theaters August 18, going up towards Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, however it was initially slated to debut a lot earlier.
The unique Nut Job film was an early shock hit in January 2014, incomes $64.2 million home and $120 million worldwide from only a $42 million funds, whereas opening alongside one other shock hit, Journey Alongside. Open Street Movies wasted little time in getting a sequel collectively, initially saying a January 15, 2016 launch date, which might have, mockingly, put it up towards Journey Alongside 2. Final April, Open Street Movies pushed the sequel to Might 19, 2017, however that date did not stick for too lengthy, particularly after 20th Century Fox pushed Alien: Covenant from August four to Might 19. Final month, the studio pushed The Nut Job 2 to its present date of August 18.
The supporting voice solid contains returning characters akin to Gabriel Iglesias because the groundhog Jimmy and Jeff Dunham as a mole merely named Mole. New voice solid members embrace Jackie Chan as Mr. Feng, the chief of a terrifying avenue mouse gang, Isabela Moner, who will first be seen in Transformers: The Final Knight, as Heather, the spoiled daughter of the Oaktown mayor, Bobby Cannavale as Frankie, the mayor’s French bulldog and Peter Stormare as Gunther. Sebastian Maniscalco and Kari Wahlgren additionally voice Jimmy’s groundhog siblings Johnny and Jamie, respectively, who had been initially voiced by Joe Pingue and Annick Obonsawin within the first film.
Cal Brunker directs The Nut Job 2 from a script he co-wrote with Bob Barlen and Scott Bindley, primarily based on characters created by Peter Lepeniotis. Cal Brunker made his function directorial debut with 2013’s Escape From Planet Earth, however he beforehand minimize his tooth as a storyboard artist on 9, Despicable Me, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Minions, Ratchet & Clank and final yr’s animated blockbuster, The Secret Lifetime of Pets. Check out the primary footage from The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, which might be considered one of this summer time’s greatest animated hits.