Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Nut Job on DVD and Blu-Ray April 15th! Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: Free products were received to facilitate an honest blog post. All opinions expressed are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces Family. No monetary compensation was received.

April 15th might be known as Tax Day, but this year something good is coming! The Nut Job is being released on DVD and Blu-Ray!!  In support of Universal Home Entertainment’s release of The Nut Job, here are some amazing nut facts that are sure to blow your mind.
It takes about 540 peanuts to make one 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
Peanuts aren’t actually nuts at all, they are a type of pea which grows underground.
In medieval times, walnuts were believed to cure headaches because of their brain-like appearance.
California is the world leader in almond production, with over 110,000 acres of almond trees.
Unshelled nuts stay fresh longer than shelled ones.
Cashew shells are poisonous, as they contain a deadly chemical known as urushiol – the same chemical found in poison ivy.
In ancient Rome, newlyweds were showered in almonds as a symbol of fertility.
October 22nd is National Nut Day in the U.S.

 Need more information about The Nut Job? Here we go...
Be prepared for one squirrelly adventure in the action-packed comedy, The Nut Job, starring Will Arnett (Despicable Me, Ratatouille) as Surly, a mischievous squirrel on a mission to prove himself. The Nut Job comes to Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet as well as On Demand on April 15, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. 

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)!

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a Blu-ray, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet.  
Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound. 
DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away. 
DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray players, game consoles, and more.
DELETED SCENES - Check out Surly, Grayson and the gang in scenes removed from the final version of the movie.
STORYBOARDS - Watch key scenes from the film brought to life from the original sketches.
THE GREAT NUT HEIST - Will Arnett, the voice of Surly the squirrel, discusses the great caper story at the heart of the film.
DANCE-OFF END CREDITS - Surly joins his furry friends and a very special guest for this show-stopping number.
o SURELY SQUIRREL - Meet Surly for the very first time in the award-winning animated short that started it all.
o NUTS & ROBBERS - Surly and Grayson stumble upon a bank heist gone wrong in NUTS & ROBBERS – created by ToonBox Entertainment as a teaser for THE NUT JOB.

Our thoughts:
We thought the movie was really funny.  My hubby, daughter and I thought the entire premise of the movie was good, and it did hold our interest.  The characters are really fun and the movie is full of bright colors!  We have recommended it to lots of people already and we highly recommend it to our readers!

You can also print off an activity sheet or coloring page for your kids!


You can win your own copy of The Nut Job by simply entering on the rafflecopter form below!
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carol said...

I will keep it for my family and my nephew to watch when he comes over everyday. We all saw the movie and loved it. My boys are all cartoon junkies.

carol said...

I want to get "That awkward Moment" since I wanted to see it and didn't get the chance

mskayz said...

I would love a bluray of Dr Zhivcago

Mami2jcn said...

I would give it to my sons.

Mami2jcn said...

I would like the Saving Mr. Banks DVD.

Bernie Wallace said...

I would give this to my nephew. BWallace1980(at)Hotmail(d0t)com

Maria Malaveci said...

I would love to win for my kids!

steve weber said...

I would give it to my nephew.

steve weber said...

Im hoping to get the new LOTR blu-ray.

Peggy Damon said...

I will definitely be giving this to my son. This looks like the perfect movie he would love to watch


janetfaye said...

I would give this DVD to my grandson.

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lolamichele said...

I'd give this to my kids.

double D said...

I would give the movie to my son.

katie klein said...

I would give it to my two boys.

Stephanie said...

it would be for the family especially for my boys

thscar said...

I would give it to my daughter since she loves to watch movies.

Jetza said...

This would be for all our family :)

Jessica said...

If I won this would be for my daughter.

Daniel M said...

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I've been wanting Avatar in 3D too - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Cinderella10383 said...

I would give this to my almost 4 year old.

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Cinderella10383 said...

I'd love to have Cinderella on Blu-ray

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Desert Firefly said...

I would give it to my twin girls! We would love it! They might even go nutty! :P

Ellie Wright said...

I would love to win this for my little grandson.