Open Season (2006, USA) C-99m. ** D: Roger Allers, Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi. Starring (the voices of) Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Jon Favreau, Gary Sinise, Jane Krakowski, Debra Messing, Billy Connolly. Watchable animated feature about a grizzly bear, raised by a female park ranger as a pet, who is released into the wild and has to fend for himself there only with the help of a bumbling mule deer. And open season is only days away. Not bad, but generates relatively few laughs, and the two main characters are stolen from SHREK (2001).

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