Open Season (2006)

Open Season (2006)

Tagline: The odd are about to get even.

In Columbia Pictures’ action-adventure comedy Open Season, the first feature-length animated film from Sony Pictures Animation, Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world in the tranquil town of Timberline turned upside-down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer.

Elliot arrives in Timberline missing an antler and strapped to the hood of a truck, courtesy of the paranoid über-hunter Shaw (Gary Sinise). Against his better judgment, Boog frees Elliot. Elliot attempts to return the favor by “freeing” Boog from his idyllic existence with his beloved Park Ranger Beth (Debra Messing), who raised him since he was a cub. Things quickly spiral out of control.

The two troublemakers are relocated together to the wild…just three days before open season! With hunting season upon them and Shaw in hot pursuit, Boog and Elliot must learn to work together and unite the woodland creatures. In a rowdy, madcap battle, they make the woods safe once and for all by turning the hunters into the hunted.

Columbia Pictures Presents Sony Pictures Animation’s first full-length feature film, the animated action-adventure comedy “Open Season,” in which Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world turned upside-down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer.

When Elliot convinces Boog to desert his idyllic existence living in a garage decked out with all the comforts of home, and try the “wild” life, things quickly spiral out of control. With open season upon them, and the hunters arriving in force, Elliot must help Boog get in touch with his inner grizzly to unite the woodland creatures and take the forest back!

Open Season Movie Poster (2006)

Open Season (2006)

Directed by: Jill Culton, Roger Allers
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing, Gary Sinise, Billy Connolly, Jon Favreau, Jane Krakowski, Gordon Tootoosis, Georgia Engel, Michelle Murdocca
Screenplay by: Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman, Nat Mauldin
Production Design by: Michael Humphries
Film Editing by: Ken Solomon, Pam Ziegenhagen
Art Direction by: Luc Desmarchelier, Carter Goodrich, Andrew Edward Harkness
Music by: Ramin Djawadi, Paul Westerberg
MPAA Rating: PG for some rude humor, mild action and brief language.
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: September 29, 2006