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‘Open Season: Scared Silly’ Due for Spring 2016 Release

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In 2006, Sony Pictures Animation produced their first film, Open Season. The film focused on a domestic bear named Boog, voiced by Martin Lawrence, a wild deer named Elliot, voiced by Ashton Kutcher, and the adventure they would have battling hunters while developing a friendship. The film was successful enough to make Sony Pictures Animation a major player in the animation industry creating future films such as the The Smurfs series, Hotel Transylvania, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

The film also spawned two direct-to-DVD sequels, Open Season 2 and Open Season 3, released in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Now, according to Animation Magazine, a third sequel is planned for the series. Open Season: Scared Silly is said to be about Elliott and other woodland creatures helping Boog feel less afraid about the so-called Wailing Wampus Werewolf that apparently lives in the forest.

The film is being directed by David Feiss (Cow and Chicken, Super Manny, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Earl Scouts) and produced by John Bush (The SImpsons, Family Guy). The film is set to be released in Spring 2016.

Are you excited for a fourth Open Season film? Are you a fan of this series? Let us know in the comments below!

Edited by: Morgan Stradling

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About Mark Brown

Mark is currently a university student in his early 20s pursuing a degree in computer science. He grew up watching many of the films from the Disney Renaissance, which further fueled his passion for animated films (as well as for Disney itself). And as a result of that, his favorite animated film of all time is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.