Gone Nutty
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Written by: Dan Shefelman
Moroni Taylor
Release date: July 3, 2002
Running time: 4 minutes

Gone Nutty is the first short film produced by Blue Sky Studios. The short features the character Scrat from Ice Age, who is yet again having troubles with collecting his beloved acorns.


It 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 when Scrat stomps it into place 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 (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 Earths continents (probably Pangea) into their present day form. When Scrat digs out the acorn, he finds it has been charred and thus crumbled into ash. Disappointed and defeated, he puts on the remaining acorn cap as a hat. In the end credits he is later frozen on an island by himself.