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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.
EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY 3D & BLU-RAY:
• 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.
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY 3D, BLU-RAY & DVD:
• ANIMATED SHORTS –
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.
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!
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