Open Season 3

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Open Season 3
Open Season 3 promotional poster.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Cody Cameron
Produced by Kirk Bodyfelt
Written by David I. Stern
Based on Characters by
Steve Moore
Starring Matthew J. Munn
Matthew W. Taylor
Melissa Sturm
Dana Snyder
Karley Scott Collins
Ciara Bravo
Harrison Fahn
André Sogliuzzo
Music by Jeff Cardoni
Edited by Nancy Frazen
Arthur D. Noda
Jimmy Sandoval
Production
  company
Sony Pictures Animation
Reel FX Creative Studios
Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • October 21, 2010 (2010-10-21) (Russia)
  • January 25, 2011 (2011-01-25) (United States)
Running time 75 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $7,399,925[1]

Open Season 3 is a 2010 American computer-animated comedy film. It is the third and final installment in the Open Season film series, following Open Season (2006) and Open Season 2 (2009). The film was directed by Cody Cameron, and produced by Sony Pictures Animation and Reel FX Creative Studios. It theatrically premiered in Russia on October 21, 2010, and was released as a direct-to-video in the United States on January 25, 2011.[2]

Many of the previous actors reprised their roles, with the exception of Joel McHale, Mike Epps, Jane Krakowski, Billy Connolly, and Jon Favreau. They are joined by new characters that are voiced by Matthew J. Munn, Melissa Sturm, Dana Snyder, Karley Scott Collins, Ciara Bravo, Harrison Fahn, and Cody Cameron. Unlike its predecessors, Open Season 3 received mostly negative reviews by critics.

Plot[edit]

Boog plans an annual guys trip to spend time with his male friends. However, Elliot has distanced himself from him since he had started a family with Giselle. They are now the parents of three kids: Gisela, Giselita and Elvis. Boog is disappointed since everyone else wants to spend time with their families which makes Boog go on a trip of his own, which leads him to a Russian traveling circus.

While in the circus, Boog meets Doug, a lazy, scruffy grizzly bear who is tired of performing in the circus on the sidelines. He 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 Doug's place at the circus. Boog accepts the offer, but the whole thing turns out a scam, because all Doug wanted to do was escape.

Meanwhile, Boog falls madly in love with Ursa (who thinks he's Doug), a female grizzly bear who was born in Russia and can effortlessly walk on a tightrope, juggle and dance, but has no luck convincing her that he's not Doug. 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 does not want to leave Ursa. Suddenly, 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. Boog does not want to leave Ursa or Elliot, so he convinces Ursa to go live in the forest with them.

Ursa enjoys life in the forest. The guys finally go on the guys trip and sing Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again." In a post-credits scene, Alistair and Doug are enjoying their tour around the world.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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

Release[edit]

Like Open Season 2, the movie was released theatrically in different countries:[1]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and UMD Video in the USA on January 25, 2011.[2]

Reception[edit]

Unlike the first two films in the trilogy, Open Season 3 received mostly unfavorable reviews by critics and consumers, stating that it was composed of "...cheap actors, horrible story writing, and poor directing". Criticisms were mostly focused on the film's script, story, character development and Cody Cameron's direction. 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)".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "OPEN SEASON 3". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Calonge, Juan (2010-11-15). "Open Season 3 Blu-ray Announced". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  3. ^ "OS3 DVD Release". Reel FX. February 24, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Douglas, Clark (2011-03-11). "DVD Verdict Review - Open Season 3". dvdverdict.com. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 

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