Open Season

Open Season

DVD - 2006
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A performing grizzly bear finds himself out of his element when he is lost in the mountains during hunting season. When he meets a deer who helps him by teaching him how to live in the wild, he gets more than he bargains for.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2006
Branch Call Number: DVD Open
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 24, 2017

Typical mainstream movie, not much artistic merit, no desirable social values depicted. Ok if you want a distraction.

Aug 26, 2016

Skip it unless you like horrible themes or gross out humor.

Dec 05, 2014

In the small backwoods town of Timberline, Boog the grizzly bear has it made. Living in the garage of the ranger who rescued him as a cub he never wants for food or attention, and all he has to do in return is put on a daily performance for tourists at the nearby national park. But when he saves Elliot, a somewhat impulsive deer, from Shaw, the town’s most notorious hunter, the overly thankful stag leads him on one too many destructive adventures giving the ranger no choice but to release him into the wilderness. Having only known the comforts of civilization Boog finds himself literally lost in the woods with only scatter-brained Elliot for companionship. Not sure how a bear is supposed to act (or where he’s supposed to poop even…old joke) Boog finds his new surroundings more than a little intimidating especially when his mild manners are mocked by the ethnically diverse forest denizens including a pair of whacked out French ducks, sassy Latina skunks, and a school of leaping ninja salmon…although McSquizzy, the truculent Scottish squirrel (voiced by Billy Connolly) has the best lines. But with hunting season approaching and Boog’s bumbling presence causing all the animals to be more vulnerable than usual, the kind-hearted bear unwillingly finds himself the last bastion of defence between woodland creatures and the hordes of gun-toting rednecks driving up from town—including Shaw who is thoroughly convinced that Boog and company are part of a global animal conspiracy. A spectacular showdown between man and animal ensues… Pretty much by-the-numbers animated offering featuring all the usual cultural references and Hollywood in-jokes (McSquizzy does a Braveheart routine while a little porcupine speaks in E.T. monosyllables) but the visual gags are a few notches above average and the colourful characters are actually very funny although die-hard hunters may not appreciate their neanderthal cartoon counterparts. It was enough to make me laugh out loud a few times, and that’s saying a lot.

Jan 30, 2014

I like all three of this movie and would like to say this one is the best out of the three.

Sep 17, 2010

Didn't watch this cartton film.

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Apr 25, 2011

erinedmonton thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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