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Open Season (2006)

Published on 03/04/23 / In Entertainment

⁣Open Season is a 2006 American computer-animated adventure comedy film,[5] directed by Jill Culton and Roger Allers from a screenplay by Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman, and Nat Mauldin with a screen story by Culton and co-director Anthony Stacchi from an original story by Steve Moore and John B. Carls. The film stars the voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Gary Sinise, Debra Messing, Billy Connolly, Jon Favreau, Georgia Engel, Jane Krakowski, Gordon Tootoosis, and Patrick Warburton. Its plot follows Boog, a domesticated grizzly bear, who teams up with an amnesiac one-antlered mule deer named Elliot and other woodland animals to defeat human hunters.
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Jill Culton
Roger Allers
Screenplay by
Steve Bencich
Ron J. Friedman
Nat Mauldin
Screen Story byJill Culton
Anthony StacchiStory bySteve Moore
John B. CarlsProduced byMichelle MurdoccaStarring
Martin Lawrence
Ashton Kutcher
Gary Sinise
Debra Messing
Billy Connolly
Jon Favreau
Georgia Engel
Jane Krakowski
Gordon Tootoosis
Patrick Warburton
Edited byPamela Ziegenhagen-SheflandMusic by
Ramin Djawadi (score)
Paul Westerberg (songs)


Columbia Pictures[1]
Sony Pictures Animation[2]
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing[1]
Release dates

September 29, 2006 (United States)
October 13, 2006 (United Kingdom)

Running time
86 minutes[3]CountryUnited StatesLanguageEnglishBudget$85 million[4]Box office$200.8 million[4]
Open Season was produced by Sony Pictures Animation as its debut film, and was released to theaters by Columbia Pictures under Sony Pictures Releasing on September 29, 2006. It has also been released in the IMAX 3D format.[6] A video game for the film was released on multiple platforms.
Despite receiving mixed reviews from both film critics and audiences, it was a box office success, earning $200.8 million on an $85 million budget. The film was followed by three direct-to-video sequels: Open Season 2 (2008), Open Season 3 (2010), and Open Season: Scared Silly (2015).

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