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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  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,065,617, 10 July 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,360,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,852,759
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This was the last movie Don Rickles starred in before his death in 2017. See more »

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A White Ford Focus seems to show up at random times near them. See more »

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Griffin Keyes: [last lines, to Bernie] You still got your iZod?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Kevin Hart/Sia (2015) See more »

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I'll Supply the Love
Written by David Paich (as David F. Paich)
Performed by Toto
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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ZZZkeeper
24 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Hidden in the concrete jungle is New York Zoo with Griffin Keyes (Kevin James), its zoo-keeper, the heart of the facility. Meanwhile - unbeknownst to the outside world - the zoo is inhabited by talking giraffes, elephants, monkeys, lions and the like. When Keyes former girlfriend Stephanie (Leslie Bibb) threatens to throw him into a depression relapse the animals decide to make a coming out and assist their zoo-keeper with advice in the matters of the heart.

Overly obscene and borderline disgusting littered with senseless jokes spurted out by gibberish animals, "Zookeeper" fails to deliver in one key aspect: making you laugh. Albeit Leslie Bibb and Rosario Dawson do add some flair to the proceedings with their ueber-stereotypical one dimensional characters James lacks enough comedic flair to pull off the lone hero role, while crude animals with moronic lines hardly help his case. Foreseeably James manages to get his girl with the use of animal advice, but the same won't help him draw in any audience.


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