IAR VIDEO: Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl Talk 'The Nut Job'

Thursday, 16 January 2014 22:28
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Opening in theaters on January 17th is the new 3D computer animated comedy film The Nut Job, which was directed by Peter Lepeniotis (Toy Story 2). The movie is based on Lepeniotis' short film Surly Squirrel, and features the voice acting of Will Arnett (The Secret World of Arrietty), Katherine Heigl (The Big Wedding), Brendan Fraser (Stand Off), Stephen Lang (Avatar), Maya Rudolph (The Way Way Back), and Liam Neeson (The Grey). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently attended a press conference, along with a few other members of the media and several dozen children, and spoke to Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl about their work on The Nut Job. The two popular actors discussed their new movie, their characters, doing voice work, the perks of working on an animated project, director Peter Lepeniotis, and the message of the film. 

To watch our video from the press conference with Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl talking about The Nut Job, please click on the video player above. 


Surly (Arnett), a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - Maury's Nut Store.

The Nut Job opens in theaters on January 17th. 

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