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.
Sony's first feature from their recently formed animation department.
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.
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.
Will ForteWill 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 AllersRoger Allers and Jill CultonJill Culton have a shoe store and an attic named after them respectively.
Out of all the directors, Roger AllersRoger Allers was the only one who had experienced feature film directing before.