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Open Season (2006)

Open Season

Overview


Genre

Animation, Adventure

Release Date

September 29, 2006 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

PG

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Jill Culton, Roger Allers, Anthony Stacchi

Producer

John B. Carls, Steve Moore

Screenwriter

Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman

Starring

Story


A deer buddies up with a domesticated grizzly bear when the two animals are alone in the woods during hunting season. Meanwhile, Beth, a forest ranger who raised the bear, embarks on a desperate search to find her friend.

Columbia Pictures Presents Sony Pictures Animation's first full-length feature film, the animated action-adventure comedy "Open Season," in which Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world turned upside-down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. When Elliot convinces Boog to desert his idyllic existence living in a garage decked out with all the comforts of home, and try the "wild" life, things quickly spiral out of control. With open season upon them, and the hunters arriving in force, Elliot must help Boog get in touch with his inner grizzly to unite the woodland creatures and take the forest back!

"Open Season" is based on the humor of cartoonist Steve Moore ("In the Bleachers") who, along with John Carls, serves as executive producer. The film is directed by Roger Allers (director of "The Lion King") and Jill Culton ("Monsters, Inc." and "Toy Story 2") and co-directed by Anthony Stacchi ("Antz"). The producer is Michelle Murdocca ("Stuart Little" and "Stuart Little 2"). Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg is creating original songs and, with Ramin Djawadi, score. The CG animation is by Sony Pictures Imageworks.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Martin Lawrence
Open Season Los Angeles Premiere - Red Carpet
Sep 25, 2006
Martin Lawrence
Open Season Los Angeles Premiere - Red Carpet
Sep 25, 2006

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..bland and uninspired..”
by David Cornelius [eFilmCritic]
“..capable of giving at least the kid part of the audience a good hunter-trashing, bunny-bashing time..”
by Michael Wilmington [Chicago Tribune]
“..balances gentle messages with enough goofy anarchy to please any kid..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]