Open Season 3
|Open Season 3|
|Directed by||Cody Cameron|
|Produced by||Kirk Bodyfelt|
|Written by||David I. Stern|
|Based on||Characters by
|Starring||Matthew J. Munn
Matthew W. Taylor
Karley Scott Collins
|Music by||Jeff Cardoni|
|Editing by||Nancy Frazen
Arthur D. Noda
|Studio||Sony Pictures Animation
Reel FX Creative Studios
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
|Running time||75 minutes|
Open Season 3 is a 2011 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.
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.
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, 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 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.
- Matthew J. Munn as Boog / Doug
- Matthew W. Taylor as Elliot / Ian / Reilly / Buddy / Deni
- Melissa Sturm as Giselle / Ursa
- Dana Snyder as Alistair, an Argentinian camelid (similar to a llama) and Doug's best friend, even though he annoys Doug sometimes. Alistair's traits are being neurotic and always spitting whenever he talks. He has a girlfriend named Carmen, whom he is eager to meet with again back in Russia.
- Karley Scott Collins as Gisela, one of Elliot and Giselle's daughters.
- Ciara Bravo as Giselita, one of Elliot and Giselle's daughters.
- Harrison Fahn as Elvis, Elliot and Giselle's son.
- André Sogliuzzo as McSquizzy
- Cody Cameron as Mr. Weenie / Nate, an Old English Sheepdog
- Danny Mann as Serge
- Crispin Glover as Fifi
- Steve Schirripa as Roberto
- Fred Stoller as Stanley
- Sean Mullen as Roger
- Georgia Engel as Bobbie
- Nika Futterman as Rosie
- Michelle Murdocca as Maria
- Russia - October 21, 2010
- Kazakhstan - October 21, 2010
- Mexico - October 29, 2010
- Turkey - December 3, 2010
- Lebanon - December 16, 2010
- United Arab Emirates - December 23, 2010
- Greece - February 24, 2011
- Colombia - March 18, 2011
Unlike the other 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)".
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- Official website
- Open Season 3 at the Internet Movie Database
- Open Season 3 at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Open Season 3 at AllMovie
- Open Season 3 at Rotten Tomatoes
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