Open Season: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Animation is beginning production on Open Season, its first feature-length CGI motion picture.
The animated film is set to feature the voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher and Debra Messing, with Lawrence voicing Boog, a domesticated grizzly bear, who teams up with Elliot (Kutcher), a mule deer, when the two are stranded in the woods during hunting season.
Messing will provide the voice of Beth, a forest ranger who rescued Moog as a cub and raised him. "Season" will be directed by Jill Culton, with Anthony Stacchi serving as co-director. The project is inspired by the work of syndicated cartoonist Steve Moore ("In the Bleachers"), who will serve as executive producer.