Squirrels are sort of like bees — always busy and always working.
But there apparently are exceptions. Take, for example, the purple squirrel everyone calls Surly. He doesn’t work, and he has no intention of starting.
That’s because he recently stumbled upon a lifetime stockpile of nuts in the basement of an abandoned building.
Instead of climbing trees and crisscrossing electric wires, Surly (Will Arnett) spends his days playing games and gorging on nuts with his squirrel friends.
“This is the life – literally doing nothing,” he says. “Remember when we had to work for these things?”
Then one day, an explosion rocks the Nut Shop, instantly evaporating their food.
Where will they find nuts now?! His female squirrel friend Andie (Katherine Heigl) has an idea: They’ll find nuts in the city park. Yet evil Mayor Muldoon (Bobby Moynihan) has other plans for that natural wonder. City parks are pointless because they don’t provide revenue, he tells his associates. He’ll raze the trees and turn that land into an amusement work. Liberty Park will become … Libertyland! Who needs trees when you can ride roller coasters?
Surly, though, isn’t giving up, and he vows to keep the mayor from destroying the squirrels’ home.
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature opens this weekend. Here are five things parents should know:
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