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The Open Season franchise from Sony Pictures Animation consists of three films: Open Season (2006), Open Season 2 (2008), Open Season 3 (2010), and Open Season: Scared Silly (2015), along with a short film Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2006).

FilmsEdit

Open Season (2006)Edit

Main article: Open Season (film)

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-horned mule deer. After Elliot messes up Boog's nature show and before they are about to get shot by the hunter Shaw, the duo end up tranquilized by Boog's owner Ranger Beth and then her best friend Sheriff Gordy tells her to release them into the Timberline National Forest before open season for only 3 days. However, when hunting season comes, it is 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 originally returned to take Boog home with her).

Open Season 2 (2008)Edit

Main article: Open Season 2

One spring morning, Elliot gets prepared for his big wedding with Giselle, with Boog being his best man. But little do they know, Bob and Bobbie have left a trail of dog treats in the forest for Mr. Weenie to follow, which he does and ends up getting taken back to his original home by them. A shocked Elliot witnesses this, tells the story to Boog and the others, and they all make a mission to save Weenie before he gets turned back into a pet. On the way, they must battle a vicious, wild animal-hating toy poodle named Fifi and his henchmen of pets before they turn Mr. Weenie 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 pets.

Open Season 3 (2010)Edit

Main article: Open Season 3

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 (who is now somehow repaired after being burned by Shaw) with him on the trip himself, only to discover that it isn't a guys' trip with only one guy. He then stumbles upon a poster of a Russian traveling circus called the Maslova Family Circus, where he meets a devious lookalike named Doug, his llama friend Alistair, and a skilled girl bear named Ursa and falls madly in love with her. 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 eventually). In the end, Ursa decides to live with Boog and his best friends since he doesn't want to leave her or Elliot.

Open Season: Scared Silly (2015)Edit

Main article: Open Season: Scared Silly

Boog becomes scared of spooky stories told by Elliot about the Wailing Wampus Werewolf, so he plans to help Boog overcome his fear of the werewolf, along with Mr. Weenie.

Short filmEdit

Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2006)Edit

Main article: Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run

A short film called Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run was released in 2006 and is featured on the Open Season DVD and Blu-ray.

ReleasesEdit

Box office performanceEdit

Film Release date Revenue Rank (Domestic) Budget Reference
United States Outside United States Worldwide
Open Season September 29, 2006 (2006-09-29) $85,105,259 $112,203,768 $197,309,027 #609 $85,000,000 [1]
Open Season 2 September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24) N/A $8,716,950 $8,716,950 N/A N/A [2]
Open Season 3 October 21, 2010 (2010-10-21) N/A $7,399,925 $7,399,925 N/A N/A [3]

Critical receptionEdit

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic Yahoo! Movies
Open Season 48% (100 reviews)[4] 49% (18 reviews)[5] C (11 reviews)[6]
Open Season 2 N/A N/A N/A
Open Season 3 N/A N/A N/A

Cast and charactersEdit

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 Martin Lawrence
Elliot Ashton Kutcher Joel McHale Matthew W. Taylor Ashton Kutcher
Giselle Jane Krakowski Melissa Sturm  
Mr. Weenie Cody Cameron
McSquizzy Billy Connolly André Sogliuzzo  
Serge Danny Mann  
Deni Matthew W. Taylor  
Buddy Matthew W. Taylor  
Ian Patrick Warburton Matthew W. Taylor  
Rosie and Maria Nika Futterman (Rosie)
Michelle Murdocca (Maria)
 
Reilly Jon Favreau Matthew W. Taylor  
Bob and Bobbie No voice actor (Bob)
Georgia Engel (Bobbie)
Beth Debra Messing  
Shaw Gary Sinise  
Gordy Gordon Tootoosis   Gordon Tootoosis
Fifi   Crispin Glover  
Roberto   Steve Schirripa  
Stanley   Fred Stoller  
Roger   Sean Mullen  
Rufus   Diedrich Bader  
Charlene   Olivia Hack  
Nate   Frank Welker (uncredited; cameo) Cody Cameron  
Doug   Matthew J. Munn  
Ursa   Melissa Sturm  
Alistair   Dana Snyder  
Gisela   Karley Scott Collins  
Giselita   Ciara Bravo  
Elvis   Harrison Fahn  
  • Note: A dark gray cell indicates the character does not appear in the film.

Video gameEdit

  • Open Season is a video game, loosely based on the first film, and it was released by Ubisoft in September 2006, on Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo GameCube.

ReferencesEdit

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