The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Synopsis: Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie and Precious discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant yet quite-shabby amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home, which is the city park, and it's up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his daughter and a mad animal control officer from getting away with his scheme, and take back the park.
Director(s): Cal Brunker
Production: Open Road Films
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

I, uh, thought

you might like, uh...

That's really sweet. I...

I can't believe

you saved it for me.

But, you know, I...

I won't take food

from the Nut Shop.

Well, that was supposed

to play out differently.

Eat. Eat. Eat. Eat.

Living off the Nut Shop

was okay in the beginning,

but look at what it's become.

And Jimmy tries to take the lead

with his patented

hammerhead technique.

What a tremendous athlete.


This is not what animals do.

We work hard, we store, we save.

Look at all of you. Lazy

and spoiled and fat.

Who you callin' fat?

Come back to the park, Surly.

It's where we belong.

That's my favorite thing

about being mayor.

You get to sign

your own permits.

Hear, hear.

Every square inch of this

city is generating profits.

How else could we skim enough

off the top to build ourselves

that private golf course?

Am I right, people?


But I've got a thorn in my side.

One part of this city

puts nothing in my pocket.

Liberty Park.

Nothing but grass and trees

sitting on premium

city real estate.

Generates zero profit,

and I can't very well charge

children to climb trees, now can I?

I'll look into it, sir.

A dollar a climb?

No need.

I got bigger plans than trees.

Andie, come back.

Come on, what's with you?

Why are you so mad'?

The animals are losing

their instincts.

They' re not gathering or

storing anything for winter,

and they're not

working together.

Take it easy.

That's all anybody does

around here.

Take it easy.

For she's a jofly good

eater! For she's a jolly good eater!

What's wrong with easy?

Easy doesn't build character.

Easy doesn't last.

That's ridiculous.

Look at 'em. Working together,

building character.

Morale is

at an all-time high.

You gotta get with

the program, Andie.

It's a house of cards, Surly,

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Bob Barlen

Robert George Barlen (born July 27, 1980), best known as Bob Barlen, is a Canadian screenwriter and producer. He is best known for having co-written The Weinstein Company's animated film Escape from Planet Earth (2013), and produced and co-written The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017), both in collaboration with his business partner Cal Brunker, who served as the director for both films. more…

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