Background information
Feature films Open Season
Open Season 2
Open Season 3
Open Season: Scared Silly
Short films Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run
Television programs
Video games Open Season: The Game
Surf's Up
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Martin Lawrence (first film, video game)
Mike Epps (second film)
Matthew J. Munn (third film)
Donny Lucas (fourth film)
Chris Williams (video games)
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Boog
Other names The Boogster
The Mighty Grizzly
Boogy, Uncle Boog (by Gisela, Giselita, and Elvis)
Backpack Boy
Mama's Bear
Alignment Good
Goal Get out of the woods and get back to Beth (first film, formerly)
Stay in the woods and protect it from hunters (first film, succeeded)
Save Mr. Weenie (second film, succeeded)
Escape from the circus and win Ursa's heart (third film, succeeded)
Defeat Shaw and ban Open Season (fourth film, succeeded)
Home Timberline National Forest
Relatives Beth (former owner and adoptive mother)
Ursa (girlfriend)
Allies Elliot, Giselle, Mr. Weenie, McSquizzy, Ian, Fifi, Charlene, Stanley, Reilly, Serge, Deni, Gisela, Giselita, Elvis
Enemies Shaw, Fifi (formerly), Doug (formerly), Ed, Edna
Likes Chocolate bars, Sugar, rabbit fights, fish, honey
Dislikes Hunters, Shaw, scary stories (formerly), Elliot's lies
Powers and abilities
Fate Friends with all the other animals (first film)
Makes friends with the pets and goes to Elliot and Giselle's wedding, along with the others (second film)
Becomes Ursa's boyfriend and goes on the guys' trip (third film)
Overcomes his fear of the Wailing Wampus Werewolf (fourth film)
Quote "Don't mess with the Boogster!"

Boog is the main protagonist of the Open Season franchise.


Boog is a huge brown grizzly bear with a light brown face and belly.


Boog is a happy-go-lucky, 900-pound grizzly bear. However, he can get a bit irritated right away. In the first film, Elliot served as a foil for him, although at the end, they have became partners in time.


Early Life

Boog lives an ordinary life in Timberline with his owner and adoptive mother Ranger Beth (who has raised him since he was a cub) and his teddy bear Dinkleman.

Open Season

He is often on the lookout for his arch-nemesis Shaw and has a friendly relationship with Sheriff Gordy.

When he meets Elliot, he develops a dislike for him due to his rather annoying habits. However, Boog eventually warms up to Elliot and becomes best friends with him after getting stuck in the Timberline National Forest for 3 days before open season starts.

After Boog boldly protects the forest and defeats Shaw and the hunters, Beth returns in her helicopter to bring Boog back home with her. However, she notices he has made new woodland friends. Proud of Boog, Beth decides to leave him in the Timberline National Forest (which Beth realizes is his true home) and gives the bear a hug goodbye before departing in her helicopter.

Boog enjoys his new life in the forest, hanging out with Elliot and the other wilds as their new leader and best friend. Then they celebrate by having a rabbit fight, which Boog soon gets the upper hand.

Open Season 2

One morning, Boog attends Elliot and Giselle's wedding with the other wilds, serving as Elliot's best man.

After Elliot witnesses Mr. Weenie being taken away by Bob and Bobbie and tells Boog and the others about this, they make a rescue mission to get him back (with Boog noting that they did not give up when the hunters invaded the forest).

Eventually, when Elliot and Giselle get in an argument, Boog breaks it up and tells Giselle they have to stay together as they are partners. Upon hearing this, a shocked Elliot calls Boog a traitor for siding with Giselle, tells his girlfriend (whom he calls a "traitor ex") to enjoy her "new-found partnership" and tells Boog he doesn't need him and that he can find Mr. Weenie himself.

In the end, Elliot and Giselle get married and Boog is very happy for Elliot. When Elliot's antler cracks off, Boog winces and replies, "Ooh. That just ain't right."

Open Season 3

One morning after hibernating, Boog plans an annual guys' trip to spend some time with his male friends, but they are all busy spending time with their families, so the only one left is Elliot. Unfortunately, Giselle tells Elliot to tell Boog he cannot go on the guys trip due to Giselle going to visit her mother.

An upset Boog goes to the Maslova Family Circus and tries to make new friends there.

When the wilds find out about his disappearance, they hatch a mission to rescue him.

Open Season: Scared Silly

Coming soon!


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