Mixed Nuts

The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.

  • Starring: Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Julia Lewis and Rita Wilson
  • Director(s): Nora Ephron
  • Producer(s): X-Mas Productions, Inc.
  • Screenwriter(s): Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron
  • Distributor: Delia Ephron
  • Animal Coordinator: Unknown
  • Release Date: Thursday, October 06, 1994
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

In the elevator scene, the dogs bark and yap at Mrs. Munchnik. They are merely responding to a visual command by their trainer. In later scenes, the dogs are seen being walked. Other animal action includes three Venice Beach natives dressed as the Three Wise Men holding a donkey by the reins to afford people a photo opportunity. Later two donkeys are tethered to a palm tree along the boardwalk as part of a modern day nativity scene. For both these scenes a wrangler had merely placed the donkeys in position. When Felix goes to a veternarian, we see several dogs in cages at the clinic. These animals were placed by their trainers prior to shooting.