|Directed by||Carlos Saldanha|
John C. Donkin|
|Music by||Michael A. Levine|
|Edited by||Tim Nordquist|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|4 minutes, 31 seconds|
|Language||not language specific|
Gone Nutty (also known as Scrat's Missing Adventure) is an animated short film, directed by Carlos Saldanha for Blue Sky Studios. The short features the character Scrat from Ice Age, who is yet again having troubles with collecting his beloved acorns. It was released on November 26, 2002, on the Ice Age DVD and VHS.
It begins with Scrat (Chris Wedge) 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 put it in in the same way he had done in the opening of the first film, but he seems to remember what would happen if he did, so he gently screws it in instead). However it pops back out when his back is turned and after two more tries at getting it in place - both with the acorn popping out again - Scrat gets frustrated and stomps it into place, unwittingly sending all the acorns out of a hole in the tree, and every one 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 (to the tune of Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Waltz), with Scrat collecting acorns as he falls, turning them into 3 things (a bed, a skyboard and a giant ball). Eventually Scrat collects and forms a 3-D sphere 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 (probably Pangea) into their present day form and trapping Scrat on the original spot from the center of the impact. When Scrat digs out the acorn, he finds it has been charred and thus crumbled into ash. Disappointed and defeated, he turns to the camera, sighs and puts on the remaining acorn cap as a beret.
- Fretts, Bruce (November 26, 2002). "Ice Age (2002)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- "The 76th Academy Awards (2004) Nominees and Winners". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. February 29, 2004. Retrieved July 24, 2012.