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Open Season: An IMAX 3D Experience

bigImage In OPEN SEASON, the first feature-length animated motion picture from Sony Pictures Animation, Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world in the tranquil town of Timberline turned upside-down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. Elliot arrives in Timberline, missing an antler, and strapped to the hood of a truck, courtesy of the paranoid uber hunter Shaw (Gary Sinise). Against his better judgment, Boog frees Elliot. Elliot attempts to return the favor by "freeing" Boog from his idyllic existence with his beloved Park Ranger Beth (Debra Messing), who raised him since he was a cub. Things quickly spiral out of control. The two troublemakers are relocated together to the wild ... just three days before open season! With hunting season upon them and Shaw in hot pursuit, Boog and Elliot must learn to work together and unite the woodland creatures. In a rowdy, madcap battle, they make the woods safe once and for all by turning the hunters into the hunted.

NOTE: OPEN SEASON has been digitally remastered for IMAX 3D Theaters using the IMAX DMR conversion, a process that take a 35mm film print and outputs it to true 70mm size and resolution. The film received a simultaneous release to IMAX® and conventional theaters on September 29, 2006.

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Open Season: IMAX Trailer [QT Med.]

Open Season: Teaser [QT Med.]

Open Season: Trailer [QT Med.]

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Produced by Sony Pictures Animation. Distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Roger Allers, Jill Culton. Co-director: Anthony Stacchi. Executive Producers: John B. Carls, Steve Moore. Writers: Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman. Starring Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher and Debra Messing.

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Outside Reviews:

"An Oddball Army in a Cartoon Wilderness" By Laura Kern, New York Times (registration req'd)

"Open Season" By Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter

"A bear bucks a forest of fiends in film" By John Hayes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Open Season" By Justin Chang, Variety

"Animated 'Open Season' is more than just bearable" By Cathy Jakicic, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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