Release date:September 29, 2006
(conventional theaters and IMAX 3D)
Directors:Roger Allers, Jill Culton
MPAA Rating:PG (for some rude humor, mild action and brief language)
Screenwriters:Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman, Nat Mauldin
Starring:Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Gary Sinise, Debra Messing, Billy Connolly, Jon Favreau, Patrick Warburton, Jane Krakowski, Gordon Tootoosis, Georgia Engel
Columbia Pictures Presents Sony Pictures Animation's first full-length feature film, the animated action-adventure comedy "Open Season," in which Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world turned upside-down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. When Elliot convinces Boog to desert his idyllic existence living in a garage decked out with all the comforts of home, and try the "wild" life, things quickly spiral out of control. With open season upon them, and the hunters arriving in force, Elliot must help Boog get in touch with his inner grizzly to unite the woodland creatures and take the forest back! "Open Season" is based on the humor of cartoonist Steve Moore ("In the Bleachers") who, along with John Carls, serves as executive producer. The film is directed by Roger Allers (director of "The Lion King") and Jill Culton ("Monsters, Inc." and "Toy Story 2") and co-directed by Anthony Stacchi ("Antz"). The producer is Michelle Murdocca ("Stuart Little" and "Stuart Little 2"). Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg is creating original songs and, with Ramin Djawadi, score. The CG animation is by Sony Pictures Imageworks.