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Open Season (2006)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  29 September 2006 (USA)
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Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Boog (voice)
Elliot (voice)
Shaw (voice)
Beth (voice)
McSquizzy (voice)
Bobbie (voice)
Reilly (voice)
Giselle (voice)
Gordy (voice)
Ian (voice)
Cody Cameron ...
Mr. Weenie (voice)
Rosie (voice)
Danny Mann ...
Serge (voice)
Hunter (voice)
Michelle Murdocca ...
Maria (voice)


A happily domesticated grizzly bear named Boog, has his perfect world turned upside down after he meets Elliot, a scrawny, fast-talking one-horned wild mule deer. They both end up stranded together in the woods during hunting season and it's up to the duo to rally all the other forest animals and turn the tables on the hunters. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor, mild action and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,624,548 (USA) (29 September 2006)


$1,007,483 (Australia) (1 December 2006)

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Sound Mix:

(8 channels)| | (IMAX version)|


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This was Sony's 11th number one opening movie of 2006. It performed particularly well at IMAX theaters where it took in about $1.4 million. This averages about $22,000 per screen versus $6,000 for conventional theaters. See more »


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Crazy Credits

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boring movie
27 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

It may take a whole but this movie was really boring and lacked a great plot and setting. The animation was decent and the characters look very odd and funny. Boogg the bear was weird and acted so dumb most if the time while Eliott the deer was just annoying and wasn't funny. The connection between the two was odd at first but eventually picked up. The hunter was also annoying and was just somehow always there at the right time and place hunting Boogg and Eliott. Beth the owner of Boogg was pretty normal but still lacked a lot. The movie seemed very boring from the start to finish. Although it gets better towards the ending, its still quite boring. And it wasn't funny in the least bit, all of the "jokes" were clichéd and didn't flow together. I didn't laugh once while watching Open season. I don't recommend anyone to watch this garbage, hopefully the second film is better but i wouldn't count on it.

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