Open Road Films, Redrover Co., Ltd., ToonBox Entertainment Ltd., and Gulfstream Pictures have announced "The Nut Job 2," a sequel to the animated family action comedy which opened last week in the United States.
The first film followed a mischievous squirrel who must plan a heist to get into his town's biggest nut shop in order to help his pals in the park gather food to survive the winter.
'Nut' opened in third place last weekend to a whopping $25.7 million, the biggest independent animated film opening of all time. Now, a January 15th 2016 release has been announced for the sequel.
Many of the first film's cast members like Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Stephen Lang, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias and Sarah Gadon are expected to return.
Source: Open Road Films