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Zookeeper (2011)

 -  Comedy | Family | Romance  -  8 July 2011 (USA)
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A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.

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A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.

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Don't talk to the animals... unless they talk to you first! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor, and language | See all certifications »

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8 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El guardián del zoológico  »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,065,617 (USA) (8 July 2011)

Gross:

$80,360,866 (USA) (21 October 2011)
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Mollie the Giraffe (a female) was played by "Tweet the Giraffe" (a male) also known as the Toys R Us Giraffe. Tweet died on set at the Franklin Park Zoo. Luckliy, Tweet had completed all his scenes for the movie before his passing. See more »

Goofs

When Shane is first seen throwing lettuce into Bernie the Gorilla's pen, a leaf lands right next to the bucket. In the shot immediately following from the other side, the lettuce leaf is gone without Shane having picked it up or thrown it in. See more »

Quotes

Kate: I'm taking a job in Nairobi.
Venom: What?
Kate: I was gonna pass, 'cause I started having feelings for someone here, but... he's with somebody else. So... you know?
Venom: I do.
[leans over to kiss her. Kate pulls away]
Kate: What are you doing?
Venom: Oh, what are YOU doing? Don't you play possum.
Kate: What?
Venom: You know, you started having feelings? Come on, "someone here."
Kate: [snorts] I was talking about Griffin.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.173 (2011) See more »

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Written by Flo Rida (as Tramar Dillard), Montay Humphrey, Korey Roberson, Howard Simmons and Faheem Najm (as T-Pain)
Performed by Flo Rida featuring Faheem Najm (as T-Pain)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
T-Pain appears courtesy of JIVE Records, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
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Much better movie then a lot of reviewers give it credit...
29 December 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

After reading some of the unfair reviews this film has received I felt compelled to add my two cents. Yes it's a formula film, yes we've all seen it before, yes you can see the plot coming a mile away.

Honestly, I expected to hate this film... I'm not a big fan of the lead and I normally do not like these types of films, but 30 minutes in I was won over (maybe it was all the animals). This is a light-hearted family film and should be taken for what it is. If you have kids, they will absolutely love it.

The big name actors voicing the animals was a pleasant surprise and the animal animation and "acting" was very believable.

A very enjoyable film.


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