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In this silly animated film, Boog the bear (voice of Martin Lawrence) finds his sweet domesticated life turning sour after a wild night out with a one-antlered deer named Elliot (Ashton Kutcher). Banished to the deep woods, the homesick grizzly (and the tag-along buck) determines to find a way back to Ranger Beth (Debra Messing) and safety before hunting Open Season begins.
Why Is Open Season Rated PG?
Open Season is rated PG for some rude humor, mild action and brief language.
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In the war between predator and prey, animals are constantly threatened with guns. In defense and retaliation, the forest creatures attack the hunters with skunk spray, throw and catapult objects at them, as well as detonate an explosion. Massive property damage results, although there is no loss of life. While this violence is portrayed in a comical manner, there are moments of peril for some of the characters that may frighten young viewers. The script includes mild sexual and rude bathroom humor. Eating chocolate and drinking coffee are depicted as having an addictive effect on some animals. During a break and enter, a couple of animals behave recklessly and irresponsibly.
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Like Bambi, this movie has an anti-hunting message. The idea of an animal conspiracy against humans is part of this script as well as the one for Chicken Run. In the films Shrek I and Shrek II, the main character is saddled with an equally obnoxious sidekick.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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DVD Release Date: 30 January 2007
A whole forest of bonus features accompanies the DVD release of Open Season (offered in either wide or full screen Special Editions). The disc includes a filmmakers’ commentary, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette and an opportunity to look at The Voices Behind the Stars. Those hunting for big game can set their sites on the Wheel of Fortune Forest Edition game, play Voice-A-Rama (where you can hear what the characters sound like with different accents) and follow the DVD-Rom link to online fun. Other extras include a music video, ring tales, an art gallery, beat boards and a sneak peek at Surf’s Up. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.
Open Season also comes in a Blu-ray edition, with audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and PCM), and subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Portuguese and Thai.