Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: The Nut Job

Digital Release Date: April 8, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 15, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98, Blu-ray 3D Combo $49.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

The Nut JobIt’s all about the squirrels in animated movie The Nut Job, or maybe all about the nuts.

Will Arnett (TV’s Up All Night) voices Surly, who’s on a mission to find the best tasting nuts for winter. When he discovers a store filled with his favoriate food, he plans a heist.

Problem is, the store is a front for a gang of ruthless robbers planning a heist of their own, on a bank. The furry heroes have to stop the robbers to save the town.

The voice cast also features Brendan Fraser (Furry Vengeance), Liam Neeson (Taken 2), Katherine Heigl (Life As We Know It), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) and comedian Jeff Dunham.

The Nut Job grossed a not so inspiring $59 million in theaters, to mixed reviews from moviegoers. Critics didn’t give it nearly as much love. The New York Times‘ Miriam Bale wrote, “The Nut Job features muddy-colored and often ugly animation, a plot that feels too stretched out and loaded with details to hold the attention of most children, and more flatulence jokes than anyone deserves.”

The DVD and both Blu-ray versions include two animated short films:

  • “Surely Squirrel,” the short that introduces Surly and inspired the movie
  • “Nuts & Robbers,” with squirrels Surly and Grayson stumbling on a bank heist gone wrong, a teaser for the movie.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo and Blu-ray 3D Combo add these special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • storyboards
  • featurette “The Great Nut Heist” with Arnett talking about the film’s caper story
  • “Dance-Off End Credits”
  • and a downloadable digital copy of the movie.

Check out the trailer for the Blu-ray:

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.