Open Season (franchise)
|Creator||Sony Pictures Animation|
|Films and television|
The Open Season franchise from Sony Pictures Animation consists of three films: Open Season (2006), Open Season 2 (2009), and Open Season 3 (2011), along with a short film Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2007). A fourth film, titled Open Season: Scared Silly, is set to be released on home media in 2016.
Open Season (2006)
In the tranquil town of Timberline, a 900-pound grizzly bear named Boog has his perfect world turned upside down after he meets Elliot, a one-antlered mule deer. After Elliot messes up Boog's nature show, they end up tranquilized by Boog's owner Ranger Beth and then her friend Sheriff Gordy tells her to release them into the Timberline National Forest before open season for only 3 days. But when hunting season comes, it's up to Boog and Elliot to rally all the other forest animals and turn the tables on the hunters. In the end, Boog decides to stay in the forest and says goodbye to Beth (who came back to take Boog home).
Open Season 2 (2009)
One fine spring morning, Elliot gets all prepared for his big wedding with Giselle. But little do they know, Bob and Bobbie have left a trail of doggy treats in the forest for Mr. Weenie to follow, which he does and he ends up getting taken back to his original home by his owners. Elliot sees this, tells the story to Boog and the others, and they all make a mission to go save their friend before he gets turned back into a pet. In the end, Mr. Weenie decides to remain a pet again and go live with Bob and Bobbie and the other domestics.
Open Season 3 (2011)
Boog wakes up early in his cave one spring morning and gets ready for the new guys' trip to start spending more time with his male friends. Unfortunately, they all decline because of family obligations; this makes Boog feel bad and take Dinkleman with him on the trip himself, only to discover that it's not a guys' trip with only one guy. He then stumbles upon a poster of the Russian Maslova Family Circus, where he meets a devious lookalike named Doug, his llama friend Alistair, and a skilled girl bear named Ursa (whom he falls madly in love with). When Doug tricks Boog into letting him switch places with him, Elliot and the wilds find out about this and set out to rescue their beloved bear friend (especially as the circus is going back to Russia sooner or later), with Elliot being the leader once again. In the end, Ursa decides to live with Boog and his friends since he doesn't want to leave her or Elliot.
Open Season: Scared Silly (2016)
A fourth film in the series, titled Open Season: Scared Silly, will be released to home video on March 8, 2016. When an unknown creature gets mistaken for a werewolf, former hunter Shaw reopens open season. With the animals of Timberline National Forest being at risk, Boog, Elliot, and Mr. Weenie set out to uncover the mystery of the werewolf, and get open season closed. It is being directed by David Feiss and animated by Rainmaker Entertainment. The film will feature the voices of Donny Lucas (Boog), Will Townsend (Elliot & Mr. Weenie), Trevor Devall (Shaw), Kathleen Barr (Edna & Bobbi), Garry Chalk (Ed), and Melissa Sturm (Giselle).
Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2007)
Box office performance
|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||#742||$85,000,000|||
|Open Season 2||January 27, 2009||Direct-to-video release||$8,716,950||$8,716,950||Direct-to-video release||N/A|||
|Open Season 3||January 25, 2011||Direct-to-video release||$7,399,925||$7,399,925||Direct-to-video release||N/A|||
|Open Season: Scared Silly||March 8, 2016||Direct-to-video release||N/A||N/A||Direct-to-video release||N/A||N/A|
|Open Season||48% (100 reviews)||49% (18 reviews)|
|Open Season 2||N/A||N/A|
|Open Season 3||N/A||N/A|
|Open Season: Scared Silly||N/A||N/A|
Cast and crew
|Characters||Main films||Short films|
|Open Season||Open Season 2||Open Season 3||Open Season: Scared Silly||Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run|
|Boog||Martin Lawrence||Mike Epps||Matthew J. Munn||Donny Lucas||Martin Lawrence|
|Elliot||Ashton Kutcher||Joel McHale||Matthew W. Taylor||Will Townsend||Ashton Kutcher|
|Giselle||Jane Krakowski||Melissa Sturm|
|Mr. Weenie||Cody Cameron||Will Townsend||Cody Cameron|
|McSquizzy||Billy Connolly||André Sogliuzzo||TBA|
|Deni||Matthew W. Taylor||TBA|
|Buddy||Matthew W. Taylor||TBA|
|Ian||Patrick Warburton||Matthew W. Taylor||TBA|
|Rosie and Maria||Nika Futterman (Rosie)
Michelle Murdocca (Maria)
|Reilly||Jon Favreau||Matthew W. Taylor||TBA|
|Bobbie||Georgia Engel||TBA||Georgia Engel|
|Shaw||Gary Sinise||Trevor Devall|
|Gordy||Gordon Tootoosis||Gordon Tootoosis|
|Nate||Frank Welker (uncredited cameo)||Cody Cameron|
|Doug||Matthew J. Munn|
|Gisela||Karley Scott Collins|
- Note: A dark gray cell indicates the character does not appear in the film.
|Open Season||Jill Culton
John B. Carls
Ron J. Friedman
|Ramin Djawadi||Ken Solomon
|Open Season 2||Matthew O'Callaghan
|David I. Stern||Steven Liu
|Open Season 3||Cody Cameron||Kirk Bodyfelt||Jeff Cardoni||Nancy Frazen
Arthur D. Noda
|Open Season: Scared Silly||David Feiss||John Bush||Rupert Gregson-Williams
- Open Season is a video game, loosely based on the first movie, and it was released by Ubisoft on September 18, 2006, on PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo GameCube. A Wii version was released on November 30, 2006.
- Sony Pictures Animation (October 29, 2015). "Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Open Season with All-New Mystery Adventure for the Whole Family, OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY" (Press release). PR Newswire. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
- Ball, Ryan (January 30, 2007). "Open Season Unloads on DVD". Animation Magazine. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
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- "Open Season 3 (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
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- "Open Season". Metacritic. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
- Adams, David (September 18, 2006). "Open Season Game Opens at Retail". IGN. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
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