Open Road Films has released the first teaser trailer for director Peter Lepeniotis’ upcoming animated film The Nut Job. Based on Lepeniotis’ short film of the same name, the film takes place in fictional 1950s Oakton and follows the adventures of the mischievous squirrel Surly and his rat pal Buddy as they plan a nut store heist that gets out of hand. This trailer has all the clichés of the animated film genre and absolutely none of the charm. There’s an obligatory pop culture-related dance break that makes zero sense, and of course a fart joke. Hilarious.
Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer. The film features the voices of Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Jeff Dunham, and Maya Rudolph. The Nut Job opens in theaters on January 17th.