Will Arnett (Arrested Development) narrates this new take on “Twas the Night before Christmas” in order to remind you that his animated caper comedy The Nut Job opens early next year. Arnett voices the protagonist, Surly the squirrel, who is banished from his park when he ruins everyone’s winter food supply. In order to make things right, he sets up the biggest heist of them all at Maury’s Nut Store.
The film also features the voices of Liam Neeson, Brendan Fraser, Katherine Heigl, Jeff Dunham, and Maya Rudolph. The Nut Job opens in theaters on January 17th. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
Watch the new holiday trailer for The Nut Job below (via Yahoo!):
Here’s the official synopsis for The Nut Job:
In animated 3D, THE NUT JOB is an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.