** Play with the app today, then see the movie in theaters January 17th!

** Get ready to play & read with Surly and the gang from The Nut Job with this deluxe activity app based on the movie!

** Go nuts with great games filled with fun surprises

Join Surly on an adventure of a lifetime when his independent nature gets him kicked out of the park and into the big city. He then becomes an unlikely hero when he spots Maury’s Nut Shop just in time to help the squirrels get ready for winter.

Big and little kids will love playing 4 awesome activities featuring funny characters from the film!

The Nut Job deluxe activity app was developed by award-winning children’s developer, Cupcake Digital in partnership with Toonbox Entertainment and Open Road Films.


Experience a deluxe storybook filled with beautiful graphics and popular characters straight from the movie

4 fantastic interactive games for lots of nutty fun!

•Whack-a-Rat to collect nuts! The more the nuttier, but be sure not to whack the good guys.

•Protect the nuts from falling into the gutter in the action-packed Squirrel Bounce

•Sling nuts into leveled pipes in Acorn Scramble, a lively arcade–style game.

•Match the nuts, and fill hungry Buddy’s belly to beat the high score in Gone Nuts

•Tap-to-paint scenes from the movie using cool coloring features and stickers

•Watch the hilarious movie trailer over and over again!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings
38 Ratings
Donna, Teacher

Fun and Entertaining

The Nut Job (The Official App for the Movie) If you are looking for fun and entertainment, you will enjoy The Nut Job app! It is packed with many activities, including an eStory, arcade style games, coloring pages, and even a trailer you can watch for the upcoming movie. The eStory includes highlighted print as the story is read aloud, to help children follow along. The coloring pages are better quality than you will find in other apps, with multiple tools such as paint brushes, pencils and paint bucket to choose from. Erasing or undoing a mistake is easy for a child to figure out how to do. In fact, the whole app is very user friendly so your child should be able to work through everything without much help from a grown-up. There are 4 games to choose and all are fun. If your child likes games such as Whack-A-Mole and Angry Birds, he/she will love these: Whack a Rat, Acorn Scramble, Squirrel Bounce and Gone Nuts. Each game comes with directions that are quick and easy to understand, and read aloud. Parent options, help and access to other Cupcake Digital apps is only given by answering a question, so pre readers will not be able to access these sections. The graphics are bright and interesting, and true to the movie, with music and voices that are clear and amusing.


Barrels of fun

The Nut Job is an adventurous story of a squirrel's quest for getting food for his other furry friends. Excellent graphics and highlighted word feature in the text. Four fun games; whack a rat which is similar to whack a mole, squirrel bounce where you can use your eye hand coordination to bounce nuts into a bag, gone nuts is a puzzle style game where you sequence three or more in a row of the same nut, and acorn scramble for another fun eye hand coordination game while you toss nuts into a pipe! This app is loads of fun with so many options; story, coloring, games and a movie trailer too. The coloring option offers six pages plus a blank page for creating your own artwork. I love the color tools available; brush, crayon, chalk, spray paint and bucket (a fill in area option). Add stickers of your favorite Nut Job characters to your artistic creation. I definitely recommend this app.


This app has it all; story, games, & coloring

The Nut Job (The Official App for the Movie) is both educational and entertaining! An absolute steal at the launch promotional price of $.99, it is well worth its full price with a combination of an e-book, arcade style games, a coloring book, and even the movie trailer for the movie to come out next week. The book includes highlighted print as the story is read aloud, always a great feature for emergent readers. The games are lots of fun, from Whack a Rat, Acorn Scramble, Squirrel Bounce, and Gone Knots which may make games like Whack A Mole, Angry Birds, and Candy Crush. The coloring book has many tools allowing for a wider range of skills and talents. External links are protected and there are no IAP's. This app is sure to keep your child happy for a good long time. :-)


73.6 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+


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