Open Season (movie series)
|Open Season movie series|
|Directed by||Jill Culton
Anthony Stacchi (1)
Todd Wilderman (2)
Cody Cameron (3)
|Produced by||Michelle Murdocca
John B. Carls (1)
Michelle Murdocca (exec.)
Andrea Miloro (exec.) (2)
Kirk Bodyfelt (3)
|Written by||Steve Bencich
Ron J. Friedman (1)
David I. Stern (2 & 3)
|Music by||Ramin Djawadi (1 & 2)
Jeff Cardoni (3)
|Editing by||Ken Solomon
Pam Ziegenhagen (1)
Jimmy Sandoval (2)
Arthur D. Noda
Jimmy Sandoval (3)
|Studio||Sony Pictures Animation|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||1: September 29, 2006
2: September 24, 2008
3: October 21, 2010
|Running time||237 minutes|
The series of Open Season movies from Sony Pictures Animation includes Open Season (2006), Open Season 2 (2008), Open Season 3 (2010), as well as a short movie called Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2006). Video game based on the Open Season movie was released on many platforms.[source?]
Movie series[change | edit source]
Open Season (2006)[change | edit source]
A 900-pound grizzly bear named Boog living in the town of Timberline (Martin Lawrence) meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a one-horned mule deer. They end up stranded together in the woods during hunting season and they have to beat the hunters with the help of all the other animals. In the end, Boog decides to stay in the forest and says goodbye to his owner Ranger Beth (Debra Messing).
Open Season 2 (2008)[change | edit source]
Elliot (Joel McHale) falls in love with Giselle (Jane Krakowski). However, his friend Mr. Weenie (Cody Cameron) is kidnapped by a group of pampered pets determined to return him to his owners. Elliot (who leads the way), Boog (Mike Epps) (who also leads the way), Giselle, McSquizzy (Billy Connolly), Buddy (Matthew W. Taylor), and Serge (Danny Mann) and Deni (Matthew W. Taylor) go on a long journey to rescue Weenie. However, the pets, lead by a poodle named Fifi (Crispin Glover), insist on fighting for Weenie. In the end, Mr. Weenie decides to go back to his owners and leave the wild.
Open Season 3 (2010)[change | edit source]
Boog (Matthew J. Munn) thinks that Elliot (Matthew W. Taylor) has not been as close a friend since he started a family with kids of his own. In search for real friends, Boog stumbles upon a circus in Russia where he meets a talented female bear named Ursa (Melissa Sturm) (whom he falls madly in love with) and a clever bear who looks like him, named Doug (Matthew J. Munn). Boog switches places with Doug while so Doug can escape. When Elliot, Mr. Weenie, and the pets and other wild animals realize Boog is missing, they all get together and set up a plan to get Boog back. In the end, Ursa decides to live with Boog and his friends.
Short film[change | edit source]
Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2007)[change | edit source]
Releases[change | edit source]
Box office performance[change | edit source]
|Film||Release date||Revenue||Rank (Domestic)||Budget||Reference|
|United States||Outside United States||Worldwide|
|Open Season||September 29, 2006||$85,105,259||$112,203,768||$197,309,027||#609||$85,000,000|||
|Open Season 2||September 24, 2008||N/A||$8,716,950||$8,716,950||N/A||N/A|||
|Open Season 3||October 21, 2010||N/A||$7,399,925||$7,399,925||N/A||N/A|||
Critical reception[change | edit source]
|Film||Rotten Tomatoes||Metacritic||Yahoo! Movies|
|Open Season||48% (100 reviews)||54% (52 reviews)||49% (18 reviews)||C (11 reviews)|
|Open Season 2||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Open Season 3||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Cast and characters[change | edit source]
|Characters||Main films||Short films|
|Open Season||Open Season 2||Open Season 3||Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run|
|Boog||Martin Lawrence||Mike Epps||Matthew J. Munn||Martin Lawrence|
|Elliot||Ashton Kutcher||Joel McHale||Matthew W. Taylor||Ashton Kutcher|
|Giselle||Jane Krakowski||Melissa Sturm|
|Mr. Weenie||Cody Cameron|
|McSquizzy||Billy Connolly||André Sogliuzzo|
|Deni||Matthew W. Taylor|
|Buddy||Matthew W. Taylor|
|Ian||Patrick Warburton||Matthew W. Taylor|
|Rosie and Maria||Nika Futterman (Rosie)
Michelle Murdocca (Maria)
|Reilly||Jon Favreau||Matthew W. Taylor|
|Bob and Bobbie||No voice actor (Bob)
Georgia Engel (Bobbie)
|Gordy||Gordon Tootoosis||Gordon Tootoosis|
|Roberto||Mentioned Only||Steve Schirripa|
|Nate||Frank Welker (uncredited; cameo)||Cody Cameron|
|Doug||Matthew J. Munn|
|Gisela||Karley Scott Collins|
- A dark gray cell indicates the character does not appear in the film.
Video game[change | edit source]
- Open Season is a video game loosely based on the original Open Season, and it was released by Ubisoft in September 2006, on Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo GameCube.
References[change | edit source]
- "Open Season (2006)". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=openseason06.htm. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
- "Open Season 2 (2008)". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/intl/?page=&wk=2009W7&id=_fOPENSEASON201. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
- "Open Season 3 (2010)". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/intl/?page=&wk=2010W53&id=_fOPENSEASON301. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
- "Open Season". Rotten Tomatoes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/open_season/. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
- "Open Season". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/movie/open-season. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
- "Open Season (2006) - Critics Reviews". Yahoo! Movies. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808757097/critic. Retrieved 2011-08-28.