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:
Martin Lawrence ... Boog (voice)
Ashton Kutcher ... Elliot (voice)
Gary Sinise ... Shaw (voice)
Debra Messing ... Beth (voice)
Billy Connolly ... McSquizzy (voice)
Georgia Engel ... Bobbie (voice)
Jon Favreau ... Reilly (voice)
Jane Krakowski ... Giselle (voice)
Gordon Tootoosis ... Gordy (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Ian (voice)
Cody Cameron Cody Cameron ... Mr. Weenie (voice)
Nika Futterman ... Rosie (voice)
Danny Mann ... Serge (voice)
Jack McGee ... Hunter (voice)
Michelle Murdocca Michelle Murdocca ... Maria (voice)


A happily domesticated grizzly bear named Boog (Martin Lawrence), has his perfect world turned upside down after he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), 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 of 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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Did You Know?


The thirteenth computer animated movie to be rated PG by the M.P.A.A. after Antz (1998), Dinosaur (2000), Shrek (2001), Ice Age (2002), Shark Tale (2004), The Incredibles (2004), Robots (2005), Madagascar (2005), Hoodwinked (2005), Over the Hedge (2006), Monster House (2006), and Barnyard (2006). See more »


Serge the duck says only him and Deni were left after hunter shot their flock. But later in the movie many ducks including Serge and Deni are seen carrying skunks during the fight. See more »


Elliot: [stuck in the ground] Ok, righty tighty
[turns left]
Elliot: Leeefffttty loosey
[turns right]
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Crazy Credits

Near the beginning of the end credits, there is a scene where Shaw appears looking like Bigfoot (in reality, he was tarred and feathered in leaves) and is captured by Bob and Bobbie. See more »


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I Like Those Two Animated Underdogs
19 March 2020 | by BreumasterSee all my reviews

This movie was released in 2006, so the animations are not up to date, but still watchable. I like styl of the figures and the simple but lovely characters they made. Some jokes are silly, but there are enough jokes for the whole family. I guess it is mainly made for children at the age of 6 to 10 years. Some jokes are only for the parents, so they can have an entertaining time, too. It's no milestone, there were several better animated movies inbetween, like e.g. 'Inside Out' or 'Wreck-It Ralph'. Compareable animated movies about friendship are a dozen each year. In this case I like the two underdogs Boog, the civilized Bear and Elliot the looser elk, who build a partnership to survive in the woods. It's an unequal team like Stan and Ollie. I would recommend that for families with children between 6 to 10 years old. It's a nice movie for rainy days.

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Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,624,548, 1 October 2006

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Sound Mix:

SDDS (8 channels)| DTS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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