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Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.

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Boog (voice)
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Elliot (voice)
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Shaw (voice)
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Beth (voice)
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McSquizzy (voice)
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Bobbie (voice)
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Reilly (voice)
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Giselle (voice)
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Gordy (voice)
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Ian (voice)
Cody Cameron ...
Mr. Weenie (voice)
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Rosie (voice)
Danny Mann ...
Serge (voice)
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Hunter (voice)
Michelle Murdocca ...
Maria (voice)
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Storyline

A happily domesticated grizzly bear named Boog, has his perfect world turned upside down after he meets Elliot, a scrawny, fast-talking one-horned wild mule deer. They both end up stranded together in the woods during hunting season and it's up to the duo to rally all the other forest animals and turn the tables on the hunters. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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hunter | bear | deer | grizzly bear | forest | See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor, mild action and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Open Season  »

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,007,483 (Australia) (1 December 2006)

Gross:

$1,007,483 (Australia) (1 December 2006)
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Trivia

Writer Steve Moore reuses some ideas here from his comic strip "In the Bleachers". See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, it's 3 days to the open season. It actually takes 4 days, though. See more »

Quotes

Shaw: Don't trust him. Pets are double agents. the moment you turn your backs, he'll shiv you.
Bobbie: Oh, no he can't. We had him fixed.
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Prior to the cast listing, it says, "No rabbits were harmed in the making of this movie." See more »

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Wild Wild Life
Written by David Byrne
Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Great animal welfare message!
2 October 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Way beyond Elmer Fudd vs. Bugs Bunny (I keep reading reviews saying "been there, done that")! Not only was it a very cute, entertaining flick, but what a wonderful message regarding animals - anti-hunting, respect their territory and don't try to domesticate what is not meant to be domesticated, even a plug for spay/neuter when they point out Mr. Weenie is "fixed". The animation was good - aside from one or two odd looking creatures (the little doe), I thought they were cute. And the campiness of the scenes added a little something different. All the actors who did voices did a terrific job. I am not a Martin Lawrence fan, but he rocked as Boog. And Ashton as Elliot was hysterical. It's no "Finding Nemo" or "Toy Story" but for a cute flick one afternoon, it's better than expected. Enjoy!


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