Open Season DTV Sequel Planned

Sony Pictures Animation is planning a direct-to-DVD sequel to last year’s “Open Season” for a 2009 release reports Variety.

Sequel will focus on one of the original pic’s supporting characters, Mr. Weenie, a domesticated dachshund who escapes to join the rebellion of forest animals. Mr. Weenie was voiced by Sony animator Cody Cameron.

Sony is still in talks with “Open Season’s” lead voices, Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher, and it’s not yet clear whether their characters will appear in the sequel.