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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:

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Aspect Ratio:

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Did You Know?


Boog's fur is comprised of over 1.6 million hairs. Surprisingly, Elliott has more - 3.5 million. As his fur is shorter, more hair was required to cover him. See more »


At the beginning of the movie Beth loads a large blue cooler and a smaller red one into the back of her jeep. They are nowhere to be seen when Boog jumps into the back a few minutes later. See more »


Ian: Herd, circle formation!
[the other deer surround Boog]
Ian: You pinheads, that's an oval! More... circuley.
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Crazy Credits

Prior to the cast listing, it says, "No rabbits were harmed in the making of this movie." See more »


Followed by Open Season 3 (2010) See more »


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Great movie, quit bashing it!!!
1 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't understand what everyone is fussing about this film for. I saw it on the IMAX 3D and I honestly thought it was hilarious. I caught myself laughing out loud on many occasions. Seriously, this film is not "violent" by any means. To me, I really felt relieved to see some humor and scenes similar to the old Looney Tunes cartoons that used to be considered great, but are now considered evil and horrible.

I took my 4 year old daughter to see this movie as well, and she absolutely loved it. I have no reservations about any of the content in this movie, and I would highly recommend it to anyone with children. Any of the "adult" humor was tastefully done and, honestly how many small kids are gonna pick up it? The animation was well done, the cast was great, and there were some very creative action scenes in this movie. I wish all of these politically correct hypocrites would stop trying to psychoanalyze every damn film that comes out and bash it into the ground! Bottom line: This movie is outstanding, and it is incredibly funny!!!! GO SEE IT!

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