Open Season (movie series)
The series of Open Season movies from Sony Pictures Animation includes four films: Open Season (2006), Open Season 2 (2008), Open Season 3 (2010), Open Season: Scared Silly (2015), as well as a short movie called Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2006). A video game based on the first movie was released on many platforms.[source?]
|Open Season movie series|
|Directed by||Jill Culton|
Anthony Stacchi (Co-director) (1)
Todd Wilderman (Co-director) (2)
Cody Cameron (3)
David Feiss (4)
|Written by||Steve Bencich|
Ron J. Friedman (1)
David I. Stern (2 & 3)
Carlos Kotkin (4)
|Produced by||Michelle Murdocca|
John B. Carls (1)
Michelle Murdocca (exec.)
Andrea Miloro (exec.) (2)
Kirk Bodyfelt (3)
John Bush (4)
|Starring||Martin Lawrence |
|Edited by||Ken Solomon|
Pamela Ziegenhagen-Shefland (1)
Patrick J. Voetberg
Jimmy Sandoval (2)
Arthur D. Noda
Jimmy Sandoval (3)
|Music by||Paul Westerberg (1)|
Ramin Djawadi (1 & 2)
Jeff Cardoni (3)
Dominic Lewis (4)
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures (1-4)|
|1: September 29, 2006 |
2: May 24, 2008
3: June 27, 2010
4: September 21, 2015
Movie series Edit
Open Season (2006) Edit
A 900-pound grizzly bear named Boog living in the town of Timberline (Martin Lawrence) meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a one-horned mule deer. They end up stranded together in the woods during hunting season and they have to beat the hunters with the help of all the other animals. In the end, Boog decides to stay in the forest and says goodbye to his owner Ranger Beth (Debra Messing).
Open Season 2 (2008) Edit
Elliot (Joel McHale) falls in love with Giselle (Jane Krakowski). However, his friend Mr. Weenie (Cody Cameron) is kidnapped by a group of pampered pets determined to return him to his owners. Elliot (who leads the way), Boog (Mike Epps) (who also leads the way), Giselle, McSquizzy (Billy Connolly), Buddy (Maddie Taylor), and Serge (Danny Mann) and Deni (Maddie Taylor) go on a long journey to rescue Weenie. However, the pets, lead by a poodle named Fifi (Crispin Glover), insist on fighting for Weenie. In the end, Mr. Weenie decides to go back to his owners and leave the wild.
Open Season 3 (2010) Edit
Boog (Matthew J. Munn) thinks that Elliot (Maddie Taylor) has not been as close a friend since he started a family with kids of his own. In search for real friends, Boog stumbles upon a circus in Russia where he meets a talented female bear named Ursa (Melissa Sturm) (whom he falls madly in love with) and a clever bear who looks like him, named Doug (Matthew J. Munn). Boog switches places with Doug while so Doug can escape. When Elliot, Mr. Weenie, and the pets and other wild animals realize Boog is missing, they all get together and set up a plan to get Boog back. In the end, Ursa decides to live with Boog and his friends.
Open Season: Scared Silly (2015) Edit
When an unknown creature gets mistaken for a werewolf, former hunter Shaw (Trevor Devall) reopens open season. With the animals of Timberline National Forest being at risk, Boog (Donny Lucas), Elliot (Will Townsend), and Mr. Weenie (Will Townsend) set out to uncover the mystery of the werewolf, and get open season closed.
Short film Edit
Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2007) Edit
Box office performance Edit
|Film||Release date||Revenue||Rank (Domestic)||Budget||Ref.|
|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||Direct-to-video release||$8,716,950||$8,716,950||Direct-to-video release||—|||
|Open Season 3||October 21, 2010||$7,399,925||$7,399,925|||
|Open Season: Scared Silly||December 18, 2015||$1,756,154||$1,756,154||$5,500,000|||
Critical reception Edit
|Film||Rotten Tomatoes||Metacritic||Yahoo! Movies|
|Open Season||48% (100 reviews)||54% (52 reviews)||49% (18 reviews)||C (11 reviews)|
|Open Season 2||—||—||—||—|
|Open Season 3||—||—||—||—|
|Open Season: Scared Silly||—||—||—||—|
Cast and characters Edit
- Note: A dark gray cell indicates that the character does not appear in the film.
Video game Edit
- Open Season is a video game loosely based on the original movie, and it was released by Ubisoft in 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.
- "Open Season (2006)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
- "Open Season 2 (2008)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
- "Open Season 3 (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
- "Open Season: Scared Silly". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
- Failes, Ian (November 1, 2016). "From 'Cow & Chicken' to 'Open Season': Q&A with David Feiss". Cartoon Brew. Archived from the original on November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
- "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.
- Adams, David (September 18, 2006). "Open Season Game Opens at Retail". IGN. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
- Seff, Micah (November 17, 2006). "Four Ubisoft Titles Ready for Launch". IGN. Retrieved October 30, 2015.