Open Season

(2006)

In Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure comedy Open Season, the first feature-length animated film from Sony Pictures Animation, Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world in the tranquil town of Timberline turned upside-down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. Elliot arrives in Timberline missing an antler and strapped to the hood of a truck, courtesy of the paranoid über-hunter Shaw (Gary Sinise). Against his better judgment, Boog frees Elliot. Elliot attempts to return the favor by "freeing" Boog from his idyllic existence with his beloved Park Ranger Beth (Debra Messing), who raised him since he was a cub. Things quickly spiral out of control. The two troublemakers are relocated together to the wild...just three days before open season! With hunting season upon them and Shaw in hot pursuit, Boog and Elliot must learn to work together and unite the woodland creatures. In a rowdy, madcap battle, they make the woods safe once and for all by turning the hunters into the hunted.

‘Open Season’ Is No. 1 in DVD Sales

Movie PictureToons and Marines were tops on the sales and DVD charts this week.

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, they say that Open Season took the No. 1 spot on Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert sales chart, while The Marine took the No. 1 position on Home Media Magazine's video rental chart.

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Martin Lawrence and Debra Messing Call For ‘Open Season’

Animated films are getting better and better looking every second, even getting down to the design of a character's hair color. In Open Season, that's what happens to Debra Messing's character, Beth - directors Jill Culton, Roger Allers, and Tony Stacchi gave Beth red hair to match Debra's color.

You can hear more of Debra and Martin in Open Season in theaters and in IMAX 3D on September 29th; it's rated PG.

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COMIC-CON 2006: Sony Pictures Animation's ‘Open Season’ and ‘Surf's Up’

Straight from the floor of Comic-Con International, we have the latest info from Sony Pictures Animation - their first film under the company, Open Season. The film stars Martin Lawrence as a lovable bear named Boog, and Ashton Kutcher as a high strung mule deer.

The pair find each other in the most unusual of circumstances, but must stick together once they get lost in the forest. Oh, and did I mention they're also being hunted by a mullet-bearing lunatic, voiced by Gary Sinise.

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Sony Pictures Animation to Release ‘Open Season’ September 29

Sony Pictures Animation will release it's first computer animated film Open Season September 29. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio and video game publisher Ubisoft, will be releasing the video game version shortly before the movie's opening. Open Season co-director Tony Stacchi said that new advances in video game and CGI technology have allowed filmmakers and video game creators to work closely on crossing the intellectual property across media.

Based on the humor of cartoonist Steve Moore ("In the Bleachers"), Open Season revolves around a domesticated grizzly bear (voiced by Martin Lawrence) and a smart-alecky wild mule deer (Ashton Kutcher) and how they must cooperate if the animals are going to prevail over hunters.

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IMAX 3D Releasing ‘Open Season’ On Theatrical Release Date

Variety reports that Sony Pictures Animation's first CG project Open Season will be released in Imax 3-D simultaneously with the pic's theatrical release on September 29th.

Open Season, which features the voices of Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher, is a buddy comedy about a happily domesticated 900-pound grizzly bear.

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Your First Look at the ‘Open Season’ Poster

Columbia Pictures has unveiled the new one-sheet teaser poster for their upcoming animated film, Open Season, starring Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing and Gary Sinise.

In the film, a deer buddies up with a domesticated grizzly bear when the two animals are alone in the woods during hunting season. Meanwhile, Beth, a forest ranger who raised the bear, embarks on a desperate search to find her friend.

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The ‘Open Season’ Teaser Trailer Goes Online

Movie PictureSony Pictures have officially unveiled the new teaser trailer for their upcoming animated adventure, Open Season, starring the voices of Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing and Gary Sinise.

A deer buddies up with a domesticated grizzly bear when the two animals are alone in the woods during hunting season. Meanwhile, Beth, a forest ranger who raised the bear, embarks on a desperate search to find her friend.

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