(USA, 2006, 83 minutes)
A trained bear finds himself released into the woods at the opening of hunting season through the best efforts of a manic, one-antlered deer buck. Lively but disposable animated comedy whose well-constructed script simply isn’t funny enough to hold up for 90 minutes, despite the occasional hilarious gag.
Columbia Pictures presents a Sony Pictures Animation film. With the voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing, Gary Sinise, Billy Connolly, Jon Favreau. Directed by Jill Culton and Roger Allers; co-directed by Anthony Stacchi; produced by Michelle Murdocca; screenplay by Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman and Nat Mauldin, based on a screen story by Jill Culton and Anthony Stacchi and an original story by Steve Moore and John Carls; music by Paul Westerberg and Ramin Djawadi; production designer, Michael Humphries; art director and character designer, Carter Goodrich; film editor, Pamela Ziegenhagen-Shefland.