Open Season (movie series)

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Open Season movie series
Directed by Jill Culton
Roger Allers
Anthony Stacchi (1)
Matthew O'Callaghan
Todd Wilderman (2)
Cody Cameron (3)
Produced by Michelle Murdocca
Amy Jupiter
Steve Moore
John B. Carls (1)
Kirk Bodyfelt
Matthew O'Callaghan
Michelle Murdocca (exec.)
Andrea Miloro (exec.) (2)
Kirk Bodyfelt (3)
Written by Steve Bencich
Ron J. Friedman (1)
David I. Stern (2 & 3)
Starring Martin Lawrence
Ashton Kutcher
Debra Messing
Gary Sinise
Jon Favreau
Music by Ramin Djawadi (1 & 2)
Jeff Cardoni (3)
Editing by Ken Solomon
Pam Ziegenhagen (1)
Steven Liu
Jimmy Sandoval (2)
Nancy Frazen
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
Country United States
Language English

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 | change source]

Open Season (2006)[change | change 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 | change 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 | change 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 | change source]

Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2007)[change | change source]

A short movie, Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run, was released in 2007 and is featured on the Open Season DVD and Blu-ray.

Releases[change | change source]

Box office performance[change | change source]

Film Release date Revenue Rank (Domestic) Budget Reference
United States Outside United States Worldwide
Open Season September 29, 2006 (2006-09-29) $85,105,259 $112,203,768 $197,309,027 #609 $85,000,000 [1]
Open Season 2 January 27, 2009 (2009-01-27) N/A $8,716,950 $8,716,950 N/A N/A [2]
Open Season 3 January 25, 2011 (2011-01-25) N/A $7,399,925 $7,399,925 N/A N/A [3]

Critical reception[change | change source]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic Yahoo! Movies
Overall Top critics
Open Season 48% (100 reviews)[4] 54% (52 reviews)[4] 49% (18 reviews)[5] C (11 reviews)[6]
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 | change 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  
Serge Danny Mann  
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)
Beth Debra Messing  
Shaw Gary Sinise  
Gordy Gordon Tootoosis   Gordon Tootoosis
Fifi   Crispin Glover  
Roberto Mentioned Only Steve Schirripa  
Stanley   Fred Stoller  
Roger   Sean Mullen  
Rufus   Diedrich Bader  
Charlene   Olivia Hack  
Nate   Frank Welker (uncredited; cameo) Cody Cameron  
Doug   Matthew J. Munn  
Ursa   Melissa Sturm  
Alistair   Dana Snyder  
Gisela   Karley Scott Collins  
Giselita   Ciara Bravo  
Elvis   Harrison Fahn  
  • A dark gray cell indicates the character does not appear in the film.

Video game[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Open Season (2006)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  2. "Open Season 2 (2008)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  3. "Open Season 3 (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Open Season". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  5. "Open Season". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  6. "Open Season (2006) - Critics Reviews". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2011-08-28.