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‘Open Season: Scared Silly’ Debuts on Blu-ray March 8

Rainmaker Entertainment’s fourth installment of the ‘Open Season’ franchise directed by David Feiss available via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on March 8.

CULVER CITY, CA -- 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 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 prolific 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-ray 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.

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).

Here’s the official synopsis:

Elliot, Boog and all your favorite woodland creatures are back in a brand new, comedy adventure,
Open Season: Scared Silly. When a case of mistaken identity leads both humans and animals to believe there is a monstrous werewolf on the prowl in Timberline National Forest, former hunter Shaw seizes on the opportunity to re-open open season. With Shaw on the loose and all the animals at risk, it's now up to Boog, Elliot, and Mr. Weenie to face their fears, track down the elusive werewolf, and get open season closed permanently.

Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.