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Open Season [2006]

Director:Anthony Stacchi
Jill Culton
Roger Allers
Writer:Nat Mauldin
Ron J. Friedman
Steve Bencich
Composer:Paul Westerberg
Ramin Djawadi
Length:83 minutes
(1 hour 23 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:48%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.

Reaction: Fun though not the greatest. There are fun sequences.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Anthony Stacchi => Director
Jill Culton => Director
Roger Allers => Director
Nat Mauldin => Writer
Ron J. Friedman => Writer
Steve Bencich => Writer
Paul Westerberg => Composer
Ramin Djawadi => Composer
Ashton Kutcher => Elliot (voice)
Billy Connolly => McSquizzy (voice)
Cody Cameron => Mr. Weenie (voice)
Danny Mann => Serge (voice)
Debra Messing => Beth (voice)
Fergal Reilly => O'Toole (voice)
Gary Sinise => Shaw (voice)
Georgia Engel => Bobbie (voice)
Gordon Tootoosis => Gordy (voice)
Jack McGee => Hunter (voice)
Jane Krakowski => Giselle (voice)
Jon Favreau => Reilly (voice)
Martin Lawrence => Boog (voice)
Matthew W. Taylor => Porcupine / Deni (as Matthew W Taylor) (voice)
Michelle Murdocca => Maria (voice)
Nika Futterman => Rosie (voice)
Patrick Warburton => Ian (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Out of all the directors, Roger Allers was the only one who had experienced feature film directing before.
  • Will Forte was up for the part of Elliot.
  • The town's stores are all named after people who worked on the film. Co-directors Roger Allers and Jill Culton have a shoe store and an attic named after them respectively.
  • Boog's fur is comprised of over 1.6 million hairs. Surprisingly, Elliott has more - 3.5 million. As his fur is shorter, more hair was required to cover him.
  • The Sony Animation technicians developed a new tool called Shapers that permitted the animators to reshape the character models, allowing for stronger poses and silhouettes and subtle distortions (squash and stretch, smears, etc.) typical of traditional, hand-drawn animation.
  • Ashton Kutcher and Martin Lawrence never met during the making of the film.
  • Three and a half years in the making.
  • Sony's first feature from their recently formed animation department.
  • All the cellular phones featured in the movie are Sony Ericssons.