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Must-Watch Squirrel Movies

Get ready for a rollercoaster of furry fun as we dive headfirst into the delightful universe of Squirrel Movies! These cheeky critters steal the show, promising laughter, adventure, and a whole lot of tail-wagging entertainment that can be a great addition to your movie night checklist. Let's embark on this nutty adventure together! 

What are Squirrel Movies?

“Squirrel Movies” is a whimsical term often used to describe films or videos featuring these agile and furry creatures. While not a distinct genre, squirrels have made memorable appearances in numerous films, from animated classics like “The Sword in the Stone,” where a comical squirrel befriends the protagonist, to documentaries that capture their fascinating behavior.

Squirrels' acrobatics and cheeky antics have endeared them to audiences, making them lovable characters in the natural world of cinema. Whether they're foraging for acorns or embarking on adventures, these tiny, charismatic rodents add charm and curiosity to the big screen.

Squirrel Movies

Over the Hedge
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell (Actors)

Over the Hedge

Under the leadership of RJ the raccoon (Bruce Willis), a pack of famished creatures devises a scheme to traverse a colossal hedge erected to separate woodland animals from their customary feast of snacks. The crew embarks on a quest to surmount this newfound barrier, aiming to satisfy the appetite of a hungry bear—and their own cravings in the process.

Ice Age
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chris Wedge, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo (Actors)

Ice Age

In this charming computer-animated tale, a coalition of prehistoric creatures unites to rescue a human infant, transforming the unconventional herd into the last beacon of hope for the future.

The Nut Job
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Brendan Fraser, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson (Actors)

The Nut Job

“The Nut Job” is a lively comedy filled with action, tracing the escapades of a playful squirrel and his rat companion. Their scheme to pull off a heist on a nut store propels them into a complex and uproarious adventure.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale (Actors)

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Surly, the clever squirrel voiced by Will Arnett, rallies his buddies to rescue their beloved home, Liberty Park. They're on a mission to thwart the dastardly plans of the wicked mayor, who wants to demolish the park to make way for an amusement park. It's a tale of furry heroes stepping up to protect their turf!

Nuts about Squirrels
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • --- (Director) - Mike Downie (Writer) - Mike Downie (Producer)

Nuts about Squirrels

For some, squirrels are adorable creatures full of charm, while others might view them as pests, almost like glorified rats. Regardless, we can all acknowledge their unique traits—speedy, quirky, exceptional climbers, and, of course, their absolute nut obsession!

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Latte and the Magic Waterstone

In a forest where a greedy bear has swiped a magical stone to monopolize the water supply, a bold hedgehog and a shy squirrel find themselves joining forces to recover the stolen gem. It's a story of teamwork and bravery in the face of a selfish scheme. | Stream on Netflix


Flora & Ulysses

Who would've thought? A 10-year-old with a vivid imagination and a touch of cynicism finds her ordinary squirrel undergoing a miraculous transformation into a superhero. Now, with an extraordinary ability to assist not only her but also the endearing yet troubled individuals in her world, this unexpected turn of events brings a new kind of magic to her life. | Stream on Disney+

A.C.O.R.N.S.: Operation Crackdown
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jason Jones, Will Forte, John Leguizamo (Actors)

ACORNS: Operation Crackdown

Meet Frankie, the suave-talking squirrel who uncovers a dastardly plot by the nefarious A.C.O.R.N.S. Corporation to pilfer the precious acorns. With only three days on the clock, Frankie must gather a motley crew of forest animals for their most audacious heist ever. It's a race against time for this unlikely team of critters.

Squirrel Shows

Tiny Creatures (Netflix series): Louisiana episode (25 minutes)

Keen eyesight and a playful nature lead the way when a special squirrel explores a suburban home, the least likely place to meet his surprising match. | Stream on Netflix

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Squirrel Books

Scaredy Squirrel
  • Watt, Melanie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Scaredy Squirrel

Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It's way too dangerous out there. He could encounter tarantulas, green Martians, or killer bees. But in his tree, every day is the same and if danger comes along, he's well-prepared. Scaredy Squirrel's emergency kit includes antibacterial soap, Band-Aids, and a parachute.

Resource: Book vs. Movie Review

Related Questions:

What movies have squirrels in them?

Squirrels have made memorable appearances in several movies over the years. Some notable films featuring squirrels include:

  • The Sword in the Stone
  • Over the Hedge
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Nut Job
  • Ice Age
  • Hoodwinked!

What Disney movies have squirrels?

Disney has featured squirrels in a few of their classic animated movies. Here are some Disney films that include memorable squirrel characters:

  1. “The Sword in the Stone” (1963): This Disney classic features a lovestruck squirrel named Merlin who falls head over heels for Arthur when he is transformed into a squirrel.
  2. “The Emperor's New Groove” (2000): While not the main focus, a squirrel named Bucky plays a comical role in this animated comedy, particularly in a scene involving a potion.
  3. “Pocahontas” (1995): Although not a prominent character, Meeko the raccoon's antics often involve interactions with Flit, a hummingbird, and a squirrel named Percy.
  4. “Flora & Ulysses” (2021): “Flora & Ulysses” is a delightful comedy-adventure based on the Newbery Award-winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. She rescued a squirrel she named Ulysses.
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While squirrels may not always take center stage in Disney movies, their appearances add a touch of humor and charm to these beloved animated classics.

Is there a horror movie about squirrels?

Killer Squirrels

A couple lost in the woods stumbles across a mysterious cult who once harvested a strange, crimson, maple syrup with healing properties. The cult is on the brink of ruin as their crimson maple supply dwindles and their leader is left with some life-or-death decisions to make. 

Who is the most famous squirrel?

Tommy Tucker
Tommy Tucker, a male Eastern gray squirrel, achieved celebrity status in the United States by embarking on a nationwide tour dressed in women's fashion. Along the way, he delighted audiences with his tricks, brought joy to children, and actively participated in the sale of war bonds.

What cartoon had a squirrel?

Many cartoons have featured squirrel characters over the years. Some of the popular cartoons with squirrel characters include:

  1. Rocky the Flying Squirrel: Rocky is one of the main characters in “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” which originally aired in the 1960s. He is known for his intelligence and ability to fly.
  2. Sandy Cheeks: Sandy is a squirrel character in the animated series “SpongeBob SquarePants.” She is a scientist and inventor who lives in a treedome underwater.
  3. Scrat: Scrat, as mentioned earlier, is a squirrel-like character in the “Ice Age” film franchise. He is known for his humorous and relentless pursuit of acorns.
  4. Slappy Squirrel: Slappy is a character from the animated series “Animaniacs.” She is an elderly, sarcastic cartoon squirrel who often finds herself in comical situations.
  5. Secret Squirrel: Secret Squirrel is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character known for his adventures as a spy.

These are just a few examples of cartoon shows that feature squirrel characters, each bringing their unique personalities and humor to the world of animation.

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