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Open Season (2006)

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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.


Steve Bencich (screenplay by), Ron J. Friedman (screenplay by) | 8 more credits »
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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 {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The Season is Changing. See more »

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?


Joseph Bologna's fifth animated movie of 2006 after Curious George (2006), Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Cars (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 »


McSquizzy: Oy, you late for Sunday school? This is McSquizzy's turf. Nobody messes with McSquizzy, coz that's me!
Boog: What?
McSquizzy: Touch a needle on this tree, and I'll give you such a doing!
Boog: You and what army?
[an army of sqirrels appears]
Squirrels: Oy!
Boog: Oh, that army.
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Crazy Credits

This is the first Sony Pictures Animation film to the feature is "Production Babies" section, and listed all babies born to the crew members during the course of production. See more »


Spin-off Boog & Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2006) See more »


I Belong
Written by Paul Westerberg
Performed by Pete Yorn
Pete Yorn appears courtesy of Columbia Records
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This one surprised me.
28 July 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When I saw "Open Season", my first impression was that the film looked a bit substandard compared to the higher quality Pixar movies which preceded it. While this opinion didn't change much during the course of the movie, I was surprised that I ended up really liking it anyway. Why? Because the writing was so good...and it's worth seeing.

"Open Season" is the story of Boog the Grizzly who was raised by a forest ranger. When he is returned to the wild, Boog is totally out of his element and is assisted by a chatty and occasionally annoying mule deer. As the story progresses, they seem to be doing a horrible job of finding civilization and end up nearly being killed because hunting season has just opened. Can the pair and their many new forest friends manage to survive and thrive against the odds?

The story is in many ways reminiscent of "Ice Age" and "Shrek" where you have a big creature who is constantly annoyed by a smaller and very chatty creature who insists on being friends. Don't expect 100% originality in this department. However, why I enjoyed the film so much are all the wonderful supporting characters--all of which were likable, funny and cute. Overall, quite a bit of fun and despite its shortcomings, a terrific story.

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Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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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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