Open Season 3 is a 2010 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation with animation provided by Reel FX Creative Studios. It is the third installment in the Open Season film series, following Open Season (2006) and Open Season 2 (2008). Directed by Cody Cameron, the film theatrically premiered in Russia on October 21, 2010 and was released as a direct-to-video in the United States and Canada on January 25, 2011.
Boog, Elliot, and their forest friends return with an all-new adventure, this time in a Big Top Circus! The comedy begins when Boog’s pals choose their family obligations over the annual guy’s trip, and a disappointed Boog decides to take a trip of his own, which leads him right into the middle of a circus ring…literally. When he switches places with a devious look-a-like circus grizzly and falls for an alluring Russian troupe member, he’ll come to realize that maybe you don’t have to choose between family and friendship after all.