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Open Season 3
Open Season 3 Promotional Poster
Released October 21, 2010
Genre Comedy
Written by David I. Stern
Directed by Cody Cameron
Starring Matthew J. Munn
Matt Taylor
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Open Season 3 is the sequel to Open Season and Open Season 2 and the third installment in the film franchise, directed by Cody Cameron, produced by Kirk Bodyfelt and written by David I. Stern. It was released on October 21, 2010.

The film stars Matthew J. Munn (replacing Mike Epps), Matt Taylor (replacing Joel McHale), Melissa Sturm (replacing Jane Krakowski), Karley Scott Collins, Ciara Bravo, Harrison Fahn and Dana Snyder.

Plot

In the beginning of spring, Boog (Matthew J. Munn) plans an annual guys' trip to spend time with his male best friends. However, Elliot (Matthew W. Taylor) has distanced himself from Boog since he started a family with Giselle (Melissa Sturm). They are now the parents of three fawns named Gisela (Karley Scott Collins), Giselita (Ciara Bravo), and Elvis (Harrison Fahn). Boog is disappointed since everyone else wants to spend time with their families, which makes him go on a trip of his own with a now-repaired Dinkleman; this leads him to a Russian traveling circus called the Maslova Family Circus.

While in the Maslova Family Circus, Boog meets Doug (Matthew J. Munn), a lazy, scruffy grizzly bear lookalike who is tired of performing in the circus on the sidelines, his Spanish-accented Argentinian camelid best friend and henchman Alistair (Dana Snyder) who longs to see his girlfriend Carmen, and a talented female bear named Ursa (Melissa Sturm) whom Boog begins to fall in love with. Upon encountering Boog, Doug convinces him to switch his life in the forest for his place at the circus (as he craves respect and recognition as the ruler of wildlife). Boog accepts the offer and poses as Doug, but it later turns out to be a scam since Doug secretly wanted to escape and rule wildlife.

Meanwhile, when Boog and Ursa begin to work together, they obtain much more as a harmonious duet than it may seem at first glance. Eventually, Doug's cover is blown and the wilds demand for him to tell them of Boog's whereabouts. After being tortured into talking by the wilds, Doug soon confesses and Elliot starts a rescue mission to bring Boog back home before the circus moves back to Russia. As they arrive at the circus, Mr. Weenie (Cody Cameron) and the other pets appear to help the wilds in their mission.

Eventually, Boog's best friends arrive at the Maslova Family Circus. They want Boog to return home, but Alistair wants Boog to stay. As well, Boog doesn't want to leave Ursa. Suddenly, Doug returns, reunites with Alistair, and apologizes to Boog for tricking him, which Boog accepts. While Doug and Alistair perform their next act for the audience, Elliot tells Boog he can stay at the circus if he wants to. Since Boog does not want to leave Elliot or Ursa, he convinces Ursa to live with them in the forest and she gladly accepts.

Ursa enjoys life in the forest, which she gladly accepts as her new home. Finally, Boog, Elliot, and their male friends (except Ian {Matthew W. Taylor}, who was attending to the girls) go on the guys' trip and sing Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" while the females have their own party, with Ian as their host. Later, Ian joins the guys on their trip.

In a post-credits scene, Alistair introduces a slideshow of him and Doug enjoying their tour around the world.

Voice cast

Production

The film was animated at Reel FX Creative Studios,[1] which also animated Open Season 2.

Release

Like Open Season 2, the film was released theatrically in different countries:[2]

  • Russia — October 21, 2010
  • Kazakhstan — October 21, 2010
  • Mexico — October 29, 2010
  • Turkey — December 3, 2010
  • Lebanon — December 16, 2010
  • United Arab Emirates — December 23, 2010
  • Greece — February 24, 2011
  • Colombia — March 18, 2011

Reception

The film has received mostly negative reviews by critics and consumers, stating that it was composed of "...cheap actors, horrible story writing, and poor directing". One reviewer said, "This tiresomely predictable tale exemplifies everything that's wrong about straight-to-DVD animated sequels to big-budget mainstream films: The plot is utterly predictable and rehashes a lot of beats from the original effort, the major voice actors have been replaced by poor substitutes, and the quality of the animation has dropped dramatically (most of the visuals are on the level of a video game or one of those cheap CGI Saturday morning TV shows)."[3]

Home media

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The DVD and Blu-ray cover for Open Season 3

The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States on January 25, 2011.[4]

Trivia

Gallery

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References

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