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Gone Nutty
Film Information
Release Date September 26, 2002
Run Time 5 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Rating Not Rated
Preceded By No Time For Nuts
imdb id 0342965

Gone Nutty (also known as Scrat's Missing Adventure) is the first Ice Age short film released in September 2002 on the Ice Age DVD. The plot follows Scrat when he tries to stuff his acorn in the middle of a huge tree, filled with hundreds of acorns. However, the tree bursts and the acorns go flying and Scrat dives down to try and collect them.

The short was directed by Carlos Saldanha and stars Chris Wedge, who voices Scrat, originally released direct-to-video as bonus feature on the VHS and DVD releases of Ice Age, and reissued on the DVD release of Catch That Kid (and also on that film's DVD release). It was followed by No Time For Nuts in 2006. The short was nominated "The 2004 Academy Award For Animated Short Film".


The short begins with Scrat returning to a huge tree, hollowed out and filled to the brim with acorns. There is one more empty spot in the middle of the acorns, where Scrat tries to stuff the last acorn he brought with him (he first tries to slam it in like he did in the opening of the first film, but he seems to remember what would happen if he did, so he places it in instead). However it pops back out, and after two more attempts, with the same results, Scrat stomps it into place and the entire tree blows, and every acorn along with Scrat is sent sliding down the side of a mountain. The acorns and Scrat go into free fall.

A short musical scene follows, with Scrat collecting acorns as he falls, turning them into 3 things (a bed, a skyboard and a moon made of acorns). Eventually Scrat collects and forms a tiny moon with the acorns, but then (with Scrat on top of it) it tilts upside down so Scrat and the acorns finally fall to the icy land down below. There is one lone acorn (presumably the one he was trying to stuff into the tree) left in the atmosphere. Scrat, stuck in the snow, is only able to free his arms before the acorn impacts right between his eyes, as fast as a meteorite. The extreme force results in continental drift, shaping the Earth's continents into their present day form. When Scrat digs out the acorn, he finds it has been charred and thus, crumbled into ash (with only the acorn cap remaining). Disappointed, Scrat sighs and puts on the acorn cap as a hat, ending the short.


  • Apart from the television specials, this is the only Ice Age short not to be designated an MPAA rating.
  • ERROR: After the moon of acorns turns to make Scrat become upside-down to see the ground reaching, the acorn he placed in the spot where he stood disappears when he screams and runs.
  • This is the only Ice Age short film to have the "Twentieth Century Fox Presents" credit.

External links[]

Ice Age
Ice Age (2002) • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) • Ice_Age: Collision Course (2016)
Gone Nutty (2002) • No Time For Nuts (2006) • Surviving Sid (2008) • Scrat's Continental Crack-up (2010) • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011) • Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015)
Other clips
Falling for ScratteBuck: From Easel to Weasel
Video games
Ice AgeThe MeltdownDawn of the DinosaursContinental Drift