2006 seems to be the year of animal movies. Over the Hedge and Madagascar (2005) are more or less from the same time. But unlike these two, Open Season is warm movie. No big features, no big story, a minimal with no quality soundtrack and just some cool animation and a hand full of jokes. To help, the voice of Martin Lawrence for the main character (Boog, the bear).
Unlike other movies, like Shrek, Open Season lacks adult jokes. You know, when you take a kid to the cinema to watch a movie, you don’t sit him in the room and get to the next room to see a horror movie. You sit together with your kid, and watch the same movie. If you can make the adult enjoy the movie as much or more as the kid, in the future this same adult with bring the kid again to the cinema. In the other hand, if the adult gets bored, he will not take the kid that much times to watch animation movies. So, I defend these movies should be as much interesting as possible for everybody.
Voted 7 in IMDB.