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A domesticated grizzly bear finds that there's more to life than being the star attraction of a mountain town nature show when a fast-talking mule deer offers him a crash course in woodland living in Sony Pictures Animation's first full-length animated feature. Raised by kindly park ranger Beth (Debra Messing) since he was a just a cub, 900-pound grizzly Boog (Martin Lawrence) is content to spend his days entertaining Timberline tourists and his nights nestled safely in Beth's luxurious garage. Boog's life is about to get much more complicated, however, when paranoid hunter Shaw (Gary Sinese) returns from a recent foray in the woods with a frightened, one-horn mule deer named Elliot strapped trophy-like to the hood of his truck. Though at first reluctant to answer Elliot's desperate cries for help, gentle giant Boog eventually frees the thankful creature, who in turn decides to teach his hulking friend what it truly means to be free. Subsequently tranquilized and relocated into the wilderness after momentarily reverting to his true animalistic nature, Boog is forced to team with seasoned forest-dweller Elliot in order to find their way out of the woods before hunting season starts and Shaw comes gunning for all creatures great and small. Things are different in the woods than they were back in the safe confines of park ranger Beth's garage, though, and in order to find their way back to Timberline, Boog and Elliot are going to have to rely on the kindness of their fellow creatures, a rowdy and unruly bunch that includes an army of Scottish squirrels led by rogue critter McSquizzy (Billy Connolly), and a productive beaver construction team whose foreman, Reilly (Jon Faverau), is more than willing to lend a helping tail. With hunting season now upon them and time running out as the hunters close in, the unlikely duo of bear and mule deer put their new life lessons to good use by turning the tables on the gun-toting gamesmen, and once again making the woods safe for the furry critters who call the forest home. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 29, 2006

Crew

Jill Culton
Director
Anthony Stacchi
Director
Roger Allers
Director
Michelle Murdocca
Producer
Steven Dean Moore
Screen Story
Nat Mauldin
Screenwriter
Ron J. Friedman
Screenwriter
Anthony Stacchi
Screenwriter
Anthony Stacchi
Screen Story
Jill Culton
Screenwriter
Jill Culton
Screen Story
Steven Bencich
Screenwriter
John Carls
Screen Story
Ramin Djawadi
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Westerberg
Songwriter
Paul Westerberg
Composer (Music Score)
Pamela Ziegenhagen-Shefland
Editor
Michael Humphries
Production Designer
Andy Harkness
Art Director
Carter Goodrich
Art Director
Amy Jupiter
Co-producer
Jenny Fulle
Executive Producer
John Carls
Executive Producer
Steven Dean Moore
Executive Producer
Tim Chau
Sound/Sound Designer
Tateum Kohut
Sound/Sound Designer
Cathy Jones
Animator
Cinzia Angelini
Animator
Jamaal Bradley
Animator
Pepe Valencia
Animator
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Animator
Brett Paton
Animator
Kevin O'Hara
Animator
Mark Farquhar
Animator
Alan Hawkins
Animator
Eric Lees
Animator
Luis Grané
Animator
Derek Friesenborg
Animator
Kenn McDonald
Animator
Steve Harwood
Animator
James Chiang
Animator
Bill Tessier
Animator
Isabel Auphan
Animator
David Stodolny
Animator
Joshua Beveridge
Animator
Ben Catmull
Animator
Irene Parkins
Animator
Ethan Hurd
Animator
Roger Vizard
Animator
Alex Whitney
Animator
Joe Mandia
Animator
Jayson Price
Animator
Luca Erbetta
Animator
James Crossley
Animator
Dan Wawrzaszek
Animator
Nicole Herr
Animator
Tim Ranck
Animator
Keith Paciello
Animator
Alex Tysowsky
Animator
Jeff Vacanti
Animator
Dougg Williams
Animator
Gavin Moran
Animator
Jeff Croke
Animator
David Kalbeitzer
Production Manager
Bradford Simonsen
Production Manager
Ruth Lambert
Casting
Mary Hidalgo
Casting
Deanne Koehn
Production Manager
Carter Goodrich
Character Design
Luis Labrador
Model Effects
Chris Hurtt
Supervising Animator
Todd Wilderman
Supervising Animator
Christian Bouyer
Model Effects
Renato Dos Anjos
Supervising Animator
Trevor Pawlik
Production Accountant
John Butiu
Model Effects
Pacific Title
Title Design
Doug Ikeler
Visual Effects Supervisor
Apryl Knobbe
Matte Painting Supervisor
Patrick Voetberg
Additional Editing
Will Csaklos
Screenplay Consultant
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