The film was originally slated for an October 8, 2010 release, but after Sony took over domestic distribution from MGM and a test screening proved successful with the studio's executives, they moved the date to a summer release on July 8th, 2011. See more »
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 »
[about Kate leaving]
Oh, man, it's my fault. I blew it.
Joe the Lion:
No, it's my fault. I was the one who told you to be someone you're not.
Janet the Lioness:
No, you know what? It's my fault. I was so worried you were gonna leave, I wasn't thinking about you.
Donald the Monkey:
It's not my fault. I said throw poop at her. That always works.
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It seems like whenever a movie studio comes along and decides to make a live action movie with talking animals it never looks right. Animals talking in Zookeeper looks pretty bad at all times. Certain animals look decent every so often, but you can usually tell it's just a CG cartoon mouth pasted over the digitally removed original mouth of the animal. This is the most noticeable with Donald the Monkey. Bernie the Gorilla seems to be the one animal that used practical effects to be animated and it just looks like somebody in an ape suit with superior puppeteering skills. It's probably about time Hollywood gave up on talking animal family movies. The only time it seems to look right is when the talking animal(s) have a supporting role rather than a main attraction.
Zookeeper is leaps and bounds the worst movie I've sat through in 2011. It is 2011's version of Furry Vengeance, which is no compliment. Kevin James plays the same character yet again while abusing physical comedy and the predictable storyline and unnerving animal voices will make you grind your teeth together in disgust. Zookeeper is the furthest thing from funny or entertaining and is about as enjoyable as a bowl of hot diarrhea soup.
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