Sony Pictures Animation Celebrates 10 Years Of Open Season

In celebration of Open Season's 10th Anniversary, Sony Pictures Animation will present an all-new animated movie, Open Season: Scared Silly, on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD March 8th. This national debut, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, is the latest release for one of the most successful animated franchises to date, bringing back Elliot, Boog and all of the beloved woodland creatures from the previous Open Season series. The fourth installment is a comedic mystery adventure directed by David Feiss (head of story on the original Open Season and creator of the popular TV series Cow and Chicken); produced by John Bush (The Simpsons); and featuring computer animation from Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc.

"My affection for these characters has only grown since we introduced them in Sony Pictures Animation's first feature," says Director Feiss. "We're having a lot of fun bringing them back for a new adventure— it feels like a big party with old friends." Most recently, Feiss (whose career began as a story artist for Hanna-Barbera) directed four mini-movies for the home entertainment release of Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2, entitled Steve's First Bath, Super Manny, Attack Of The 50 Ft. Gummy Bear and Earl Scouts.

Open Season: Scared Silly is a heartwarming tale incorporating good values and laugh-out-loud fun for all ages. The Blu-ra™ and DVD releases will be packed with bonus materials including all-new featurettes, bloopers, a director's commentary track, and an Inside Sony Pictures Animation profile of director David Feiss. The first featurette, "Open Season Super Speedy Re-Cap" will give viewers a look back at the previous three films, and some of the most exciting moments of the franchise. "Scaredy Pants: The Fears of Open Season" will tackle what our favorite characters are truly afraid of! Exclusive to the Blu-ray, "Stepping Into the Spotlight – Mr Weenie's Process" gives a glimpse into Mr. Weenie's trials and tribulations of shooting his most trying scenes for the brand new movie.

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Open Season: Scared Silly features the voice talents of Donny Lucas (Boog), Will Townsend (Elliot & Mr. Weenie), Trevor Devall (Shaw), Kathleen Barr (Edna & Bobbi), Garry Chalk (Ed), and Melissa Sturm (Giselle).