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Introduced in Open Season

Voiced by:
Martin Lawrence (first film)
Mike Epps (second film)
Matthew J. Munn (third film)
Donny Lucas (Scared Silly)
The main protagonist of the first film. A bear raised by Forest Ranger Beth, treated like a beloved pet, who performs in shows put on to teach people about wild animals. A performance gone wrong leads to him being set free, and after a movie of misadventures, he decides to remain in the woods.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Generally not the case, but if he gets ticked off, he gets ticked off. When he thinks that Elliot died to protect him from Shaw, he ties the hunter up with his gun.
  • Beary Friendly: Being a domesticated bear and all, he's quite harmless as far as grizzlies go.
  • Beary Funny: He rides a unicycle for crackers, to start with.
  • Berserk Button: Being told he weighs 1,200 pounds instead of 900.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: A very friendly and harmless grizzly bear, but whatever you do, do not hurt any of his friends. Shaw learned this the hard way.
  • Big Eater: He's usually the first member of the group to get hungry, but could go with just some fishy crackers through most of the first film.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: With Elliot.
  • Butt-Monkey: Throughout the first film. Mainly because since he was a City Mouse he had a hard time adapting to the forest life and got beaten around by the other woodland creatures.
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  • City Mouse: He was a domesticated bear raised by Beth and has a hard time adapting to the forest until the end where he decides to stay with Elliot and the other animals.
  • Cool Pet: Formerly Beth's pet.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: With Elliot in the first film.
  • Gentle Giant: A 900-pound grizzly bear who wouldn't hurt a fly.
  • Grumpy Bear: When he first met Elliot.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Elliot.


Voiced by:
Ashton Kutcher (first film)
Joel McHale (second film)
Matthew W. Taylor (third film)
Will Townsend (Scared Silly)
A one-antlered mule deer that, after a series of accidents and misadventures, eventually becomes Boog's best friend.
  • Adorkable: Very awkward and silly, usually when around Giselle.
  • Butt-Monkey: He loses his antlers, is constantly bullied around by Ian and suffers a lot more bad luck throughout the sequels.
  • The Chew Toy: His incidents are usually played up for laughs, second to the rabbits.
  • The Determinator: Goes astronomic lengths to "take the Boo out of Boog" in Scared Silly. Unfortunately, he can't convince anybody of his hare-brained schemes (except the Only Sane Doe).
  • The Ditz: A very dim-witted mule deer.

Voiced by:
Debra Messing
A forest ranger that lovingly raised Boog.
  • Arch-Enemy: Shaw; the two frequently argue with each other regarding their philosophies on animal hunting, and have apparently opposed each other for a long time.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Completely vanished from the series after the first movie, barring a flashback appearance in Scared Silly.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Not much is shown on-screen, but she's very good with animals, having raised Boog as a cub and regularly puts on nature shows for the town's children.
  • Nice Girl: She's an utter sweetheart when it comes to Boog and children.

Voiced by:
Gary Sinise (first film)
Trevor Devall (Scared Silly)
The main antagonist of the first movie. A sinister hunter that enjoys his hobby, though paranoia and a series of events involving Boog and Elliot later make him think he's the last defense against an animal uprising.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: He believes animals will overthrow mankind but doesn't believe bigfoot is real. And he doesn't believe in the werewolf until he believes he encountered one in Scared Silly.
  • Ax-Crazy: He loves attacking defenceless animals without provocation: he intentionally swerves off-road to hit Elliot with his car, tries to kill Boog when he realises the latter's in his house and he's all-too-happy to attempt to kill the duo when he believes an animal uprising is happening.
  • Big Bad: Of the first movie and Scared Silly.
  • Evil Poacher: The Big Bad of the movie and hunts a lot.
  • I Call Her "Vera": He named his hunting rifle Lorraine.
  • Implacable Man: Give him credit, he can be pretty damn driven when he feels like it. A major action setpiece of the first film is him giving chase when Boog and Elliot try to escape him by diving into the river by driving his damn truck into the river himself and using it as a makeshift speedboat.
  • Jerkass: Cruel, sociopathic, and selfish.
  • Large Ham: Courtesy of Gary Sinise and later Trevor Devall.
  • Smug Snake: Extremely prideful about his hunting abilities.
  • Tar and Feathers: The animals inflict this fate upon him at the end of the first movie.

Sheriff Gordy

Voiced by:
Gordon Tootoosis (1st film), Lorne Cardinal (Scared Silly)
The sheriff of the town of Timberline.

Voiced by:
Billy Connolly (first two films)
Andre Sogliuzzo (third film)
Lee Tockar (Scared Silly)
The leader of a large organization of squirrels, who have claimed every tree in the forest as their own.

Bob & Bobbie

Bobbie voiced by:
Georgia Engel (first three films)
Kathleen Barr (Scared Silly)
Mr. Weenie's owners who are attempting to track down Bigfoot.
  • Running Gag: Whenever Bob tries to speak, Bobbie cuts him off.
  • The Voiceless: Bob has never spoken a word in the films. This is mostly due to his wife cutting him off. The only time Bob has ever made a sound is at the end of the second film during the Sudden Musical Ending.

Mr. Weenie
Voiced by:
Cody Cameron (first three films)
Will Townsend (Scared Silly)
A wiener dog originally belonging to Bob & Bobbie, though he hates that life and ends up siding with the forest animals..


Voiced by:
Matthew W. Taylor (first three films)
Lee Tockar (Scared Silly)
A small porcupine that thinks Elliot is his buddy after the deer helps remove him from Boog's posterior (after the bear accidentally fell on him).

The Rabbits

Voiced by:
Jane Krakowski (first two films)
Melissa Sturm (third film and Scared Silly)
Elliot's love interest and later wife.
  • Male Gaze: Her heart shaped butt is often shown throughout the film.
  • Parenting the Husband: In the third film, when she leaves to visit her mother, she tells the kids to watch over their father. Given how much of a clumsy klutz Elliot is and how many bad situations he gets himself into, it's pretty justified.

Voiced by:
Patrick Warburton (first film)
Matthew W. Taylor (second and third films)
Brian Drummond (Scared Silly)
The leader of the deer herd that Elliot's from. Originally banished Elliot, but they eventually have to work together.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He certainly learns this about himself when Shaw and his buddies are coming to kill every animal in the forest, and Boog and Elliot are the only ones who can help them.
  • The Bully: His whole attitude towards Elliot in the first film, verbally and physically abusing him for his amusement over Elliot's perceived weakness.
  • The Ditz: Macho and tough as he may be, he's also goofy and spacey.
  • Dumb Muscle: Strong, proud, and not too bright.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He's a minor antagonist in the first film with a history of bullying Elliot (for being weak in his eyes, and because they both like Giselle). Eventually, he's forced to beg Boog and Elliot for help to save his life and his herd's lives from being hunted, when the animals all team up to confront Shaw during the climax. Afterwards, he's shown to be on better terms with Boog, Elliot and Giselle.
  • Jerkass: As leader of his herd, he's frequently singled out Elliot for mockery and public humiliation, kicked him around, and finally kicked him out of the herd to fend for himself. He gets better after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Jerk Jock: He picks on Elliot, and tries to hit on Giselle.
  • Moose Are Idiots: He's a deer, but still an idiot. Still comes across as smarter than the other male deer shown (especially Elliot).
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: To be fair, it's a very justified reaction to an incoming flood.
  • Reformed Bully: Ian is thoroughly humbled after he's forced to beg Boog and Elliot for help saving his life from Shaw, and he begrudgingly renounces his bullying ways for good after the end of the first film.
  • Smug Snake: He's a very cocky stag with a healthy opinion of how strong and tough he is.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: A downplayed example. Ian goes from being a violent, aggressive bully to a rude but otherwise harmless stag later in the series who becomes friends with the two protagonists.

Introduced in Open Season 2


Voiced by: Crispin Glover
A bichon frise who has a hatred of wild animals.
  • The Atoner: In the third film, he seems to have given up his old ways that may or may not have driven him insane in the first sequel. This is apparently because he was fixed.
  • Sanity Slippage: In the second film, where he slowly begins losing his fur and his eyes begin to get more and more twitchy.


Voiced by: Steve Schirripa


Voiced by: Sean Mullin

  • The Ditz: Possibly the dumbest character in the movies.
  • Fat and Skinny: Skinny to Stanley's fat.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Pretty much sealed in this dialog:
    Roger: Weenie, it's been ages!
    Stanley: Oh, here's my chance.
    Mr. Weenie: Roger! Hey, let's go find your buddy Stanley.
    Stanley: No no no no, he's your friend now!
  • Simpleton Voice: He has one of the most hilariously stupid voices in all of Western Animation, and it fits his character perfectly.


Voiced by: Fred Stoller

  • Category Traitor: Played with, when it comes to Roger.
    Fifi: (seeing Roger throws up a poster he ate) I hate cats.
    Stanley: (sighs) So do I.

Introduced in Open Season 3


Voiced by: Dana Snyder


Voiced by: Melissa Sturm
A female bear that Boog meets and who serves as his love interest.

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