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Zookeeper (2011)

PG  |   |  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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Welcome to his jungle. 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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Release Date:

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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Trivia

Kevin James wanted to be in Zookeeper because he had a crush on all his female co-stars. See more »

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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 »

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Stephanie: Griffin Constantine Keyes... Mm! The changes I've seen in you these past few weeks have been nothing short of remarkable. And I've been doing a little soul searching, and I did a mistake five years ago on that beach, and I wanna correct it. So...
[pulls out an engagement ring]
Stephanie: Will you...
Griffin Keyes: Yeah, not gonna happen.
Stephanie: What?
Griffin Keyes: Come on, you had to see this coming. When we first started dating, you assumed I was gonna turn into the type of guy that you always dreamed about. But you know what? I don't like ...
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.189 (2011) See more »

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Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
Written by Jim Steinman
Performed by Meat Loaf
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Something Tells Me Nothing New is Happening at the Zookeeper
29 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Went to see Zookeeper last night at a charity screening for the Franklin Park Zoo and I actually had high hopes. I knew Kevin James would provide the usual frenetic, bumbling, stammering but well-intentioned physical comedy, the romantic component would be something only a Hollywood movie could conjure, and the talking/emoting animals would probably get old quick, but I hoped the combination of elements would result in a winning story. Alas, I was only partially rewarded. The animals far outshine the humans in this movie, and the TGI Friday's scene is where the animal/human connection is at its best (I never had a night like that at TGIF!), but the human story is all too familiar and the characters can only try to raise a script that fails to add anything new to the cinematic landscape. Overall a decent effort, a few chuckles, but nothing new. And two people near me commented that Ken Jeong's typically icky character was totally unnecessary for this film.


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