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Zookeeper (2011)

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Contrary to popular belief, porcupines cannot "shoot" quills. See more »

Quotes

Kate: What the hell are you doing?
Griffin Keyes: I was cartwheeling.
Kate: What?
Griffin Keyes: Oh, you said... You said eagles mate for life.
Kate: Yes.
Griffin Keyes: Well, when an eagle finds its perfect mate, they cartwheel, right? That's what they do. They... they lock their talons together, and they spin out of control, and just before they hit the ground... they break apart. The only difference between me and an eagle is... I will hit the ground, as you've just seen.
Kate: You said you were done with the Zoo Game.
Griffin Keyes: I thought I had to change who I was to ...
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Kevin Hart/Sia (2015) See more »

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Smokin'
Written by Bradley Delp (as Brad Delp) and Tom Scholz
Performed by Boston
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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Ebert gave it 3/4 elevengood92
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