Open Season is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film, directed by Roger Allers, Jill Culton and Anthony Stacchi from a screenplay by Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman, and Nat Mauldin. 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 a one-antlered deer named Elliot and other woodland animals to defeat human hunters.
It was produced by Sony Pictures Animation as its debut film, and was released to theaters by Columbia Pictures on September 29, 2006. It has also been released in the IMAX 3D format. A video game for the film was released on multiple platforms. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film was a box office success (earning $200.8 million on an $85 million budget) and was followed by three direct-to-video sequels: Open Season 2 (2008), Open Season 3 (2010), and Open Season: Scared Silly (2015).
Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Film. 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.