- 1 hr 26 min
Open Season is a children’s computer-animated film released in 2006. The film follows a group of forest animals that are typically pursued by hunters. In Open Season, the animals join together to rise up and combat the hunters. The film was produced by Sony Pictures Animation and directed by Roger Allers, Jill Culton and Anthony Stacchi. Open Season takes place in a small town called Timberline, where a grizzly bear named Boog lives in captivity as the star of Timberline’s nature show. One day, Boog sees a mule deer named Elliot tied to the hood of a hunter's truck and decides to free him. Elliot then follows Boog back to the garage where he lives. Elliot urges Boog to leave the show to live in freedom in the wild. Elliot takes Boog into town, where the two creatures ransack a supermarket. Elliot manages to get away but Boog is caught by a police officer. Boog later sees Elliot at the nature show being pursued by the same hunter who had strapped him to the truck. Boog attacks the hunter, and both he and Elliot are shot with a tranquilizer gun. The two animals are subsequently transported to the local forest a few days before the start of open season. Boog and Elliot meet a number of different animals in the forest, including a squirrel, skunks, rabbits, beavers, ducks and a porcupine. Over time, Boog and Elliot become friends. The two end up getting lost on their way back to Timberline and encounter Shaw, the hunter who had pursued Elliot. Boog helps Elliot and the rest of the animals defend themselves against Shaw and his fellow hunters. Shaw shoots Elliot, but Boog later manages to tie up Shaw and prevent him from hurting any of the other animals. Elliot survives, and Boog decides to live in the forest with all of his friends. Open Season was produced by John B. Carls, Amy Jupiter, Steve Moore and Michelle Murdocca. The film runs for 86 minutes.