Open Season 3

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Open Season 3
Directed byCody Cameron
Produced byKirk Bodyfelt
Written byDavid I. Stern
StarringMatthew J. Munn
Nika Futterman
Matt Taylor
Melissa Sturm
Karley Scott Collins
Ciara Bravo
Harrison Fahn
Dana Snyder
André Sogliuzzo
Cody Cameron
Music byJeff Cardoni
Edited byNancy Frazen
Arthur D. Noda
Jimmy Sandoval
Production
company
Distributed bySony Pictures Home Entertainment (USA)
Release date
October 21, 2010 (Russia)
January 25, 2011 (United States; DVD and Blu-ray)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Open Season 3 is a 2010 animated-comedy direct-to-video movie and is the third movie in the Open Season movie series, directed by Cody Cameron and produced by Kirk Bodyfelt. The movie was released on October 21, 2010 and received negative reviews from reviewers.

In the movie, Boog (Matthew J. Munn)[1] is about to go on a special guys' trip with the boys, but everyone is extremely busy living with their families. This disappoints Boog and it makes him go on a trip himself and encounters the Maslova Family Circus that came from Russia and meets a doppelganger named Doug (Matthew J. Munn), his annoying friend Alistair (Dana Snyder), and a circus performer named Ursa (Melissa Sturm),[2] whom he falls in love with. When the animals at the forest find out the circus is going back to Russia, they make a whole new plan to rescue Boog and bring him back home.

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Boog (Matthew J. Munn) plans an annual guys' trip to spend time with his male friends. But Elliot (Matthew W. Taylor) has distanced himself from him since he had started a family with his wife Giselle (Melissa Sturm) and his three children: Gisela (Karley Scott Collins), Giselita (Ciara Bravo), and Elvis (Harrison Fahn). Boog is disappointed since everyone else wanted to spend time with their families, which makes the grizzly go on a trip of his own, which leads him to a Russian traveling circus called the Maslova Family Circus.

While in the circus, Boog meets Doug (Matthew J. Munn), a lazy, scruffy grizzly bear who is tired of performing in the circus on the sidelines (as well, Boog also meets Doug's friend, a Argentina llama named Alistair {Dana Snyder}). Doug craves recognition as a full-fledged king of the forest, the ruler of wildlife. Doug convinces Boog to switch his life in the forest for his place at the circus, which Boog accepts. But the whole thing turns out a scam since all Doug really wanted to do all this time was escape.

Meanwhile, Boog falls madly in love with Ursa (Melissa Sturm), a female grizzly bear who was born in Russia and can effortlessly walk on a tightrope, juggle and dance. When the couple begin working together, they obtain much more as a harmonious duet than it might seem at first glance. When Boog's pals find out about Boog's disappearance, they, as well as the pets put aside their differences and hatch a rescue mission to save Boog.

Boog's friends arrive at the circus. They want Boog to return home, but he doesn't want to leave Ursa. All of a sudden, Doug arrives and apologizes to Boog for tricking him. While Doug performs the circus acts for the audience, Elliot tells Boog that he can stay at the circus if he wants to.Elliot is at the circus with Dug, Alistair and of course Boog and four form a band for the circus. Boog and Elliot move his family to the circus.

Cast[change | change source]

Non-speaking characters include the rabbits, Buddy's wife, the does, some circus performers, and Carmen.

Production[change | change source]

Open Season 3 was animated at Reel FX Creative Studios,[3] which also did animation for Open Season 2.

Reception[change | change source]

Open Season 3 got negative reviews by reviewers and critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has no score, but it does have 4 reviews.[4] One reviewer said, "This tiresomely predictable tale exemplifies everything that's wrong about straight-to-DVD animated sequels to big-budget mainstream films: the plot is utterly predictable and rehashes a lot of beats from the original effort, the major voice actors have been replaced by poor substitutes and the quality of the animation has dropped dramatically (most of the visuals are on the level of a video game or one of those cheap CGI Saturday morning TV shows)".[5]

Home media[change | change source]

It was released on Blu-ray, UMD Video and DVD in the United States on January 25, 2011.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Coming Soon: Open Season 3". straight2dvdmovies.com.
  2. http://www.xpatathens.com/news/23472
  3. "OS3 DVD Release". Reel FX. February 24, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2012.
  4. "Open Season 3". rottentomatoes.com. 1 September 2011.
  5. Douglas, Clark (2011-03-11). "DVD Verdict Review - Open Season 3". dvdverdict.com. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
  6. Calonge, Juan (November 15, 2010). "Open Season 3 Blu-ray Announced". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.

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