Open Season (franchise)
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|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 (2008), and Open Season 3 (2010), along with a short film Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2006). A fourth film, titled Open Season: Scared Silly, is set to be released on home media in Spring 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 (2008)
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 (2010)
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 in Spring 2016. It is being directed by David Feiss and animated by Rainmaker Entertainment. In the film, Elliot's campfire story about the legend of the Wailing Wampus Werewolf scares Boog so much that he decides to skip their annual camping trip. Decided to help Boog get rid of his fears, Elliot and their friends set out to uncover the mystery of the werewolf.
Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2006)
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||September 24, 2008||N/A||$8,716,950||$8,716,950||N/A||N/A|||
|Open Season 3||October 21, 2010||N/A||$7,399,925||$7,399,925||N/A||N/A|||
|Open Season: Scared Silly||Spring 2016||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Film||Rotten Tomatoes||Metacritic||Yahoo! Movies|
|Open Season||48% (100 reviews)||49% (18 reviews)||C (11 reviews)|
|Open Season 2||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Open Season 3||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Open Season: Scared Silly||N/A||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||TBA||Martin Lawrence|
|Elliot||Ashton Kutcher||Joel McHale||Matthew W. Taylor||TBA||Ashton Kutcher|
|Giselle||Jane Krakowski||Melissa Sturm||TBA|
|Mr. Weenie||Cody Cameron||TBA||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|
|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|
- Open Season is a video game, loosely based on the first movie, and it was released by Ubisoft in September 2006, on PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo GameCube. A Wii version was released in November 2006.
- Sony Pictures Animation (June 10, 2015). "OPEN SEASON is Back with a Brand New Comedy Adventure!" (Press release). PR Newswire. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
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- "Open Season 2 (2008)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
- "Open Season 3 (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
- "Open Season". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
- "Open Season". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
- "Open Season (2006) - Critics Reviews". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2011-08-28.