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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 zookeeper find love, without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.


Frank Coraci


Nick Bakay (screenplay), Rock Reuben (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin James ... Griffin Keyes
Rosario Dawson ... Kate
Leslie Bibb ... Stephanie
Ken Jeong ... Venom
Donnie Wahlberg ... Shane
Joe Rogan ... Gale
Nat Faxon ... Dave
Steffiana De La Cruz ... Robin
Nick Bakay ... Franky
Jackie Sandler ... TGIF Waitress
Nicholas Turturro ... Manny (as Nick Turturro)
Thomas Gottschalk ... Jurgen
Brandon Keener ... Nimer
Robin Bakay Robin Bakay ... Rebecca
Gary Valentine ... Pizza Guy


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

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Welcome to his jungle. See more »


Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

8 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El guardián del zoológico See more »


Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


As they pull up to the TGI Friday's it's shown as a reflection in the windshield, As if the sign was right in front of them. While the sign is about 50 feet to the left, about 20 feet in the air, From where the van parks. See more »


Griffin Keyes: [to Joe] Lionesses do the hunting.
Janet the Lioness: We do.
Griffin Keyes: [to Janet] Thank you.
Janet the Lioness: And fighting.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.146 (2011) See more »


Written by Ian Dench, James Atkin, Zachary Foley, Mark Decloedt and Derran Brownson
Performed by EMF
Courtesy of EMF Recordings
Master owned by EMF The Band
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Surprised... Much Better Than I Expected
30 July 2011 | by thefallsatnewyorkSee all my reviews

Some basic background about me and this movie: I honestly did not want to see this movie. I walked out of Eddie Murphy's Dr. Doolittle years ago, and thought this would be about the same. I'm also not a big Kevin James fan. Then, my Niece (who is in her 30's) told me she took her three young children (all under the age of seven) to see this movie a few days ago. She told me that the kids seemed to basically like the movie, but that she "loved it"... finding it an over-all fun and fast-paced-humor movie. Despite my serious doubts, I went today with a friend. Look... this is not a top ten comedy of all time movie. However, I left having the same feelings about it as my Niece (which surprised me very much.) The bottom line for me: Really loved getting to see and hear so many fantastic movie stars! Cher! Adam Sandler! Don Rickles! Well... there are tons of stars in this movie. And... what a great treat to have about two hours with good natured humor, back to back jokes and humor that gives you lots of giggles - but not a crack-you-up laugh-till-you-cry movie. Not meant to get an Academy Award, but it made me smile and feel good about going to the movies again (at age 42.) Look, this movie was worth the $8 to see in a theater. Really glad I went to see it. I'm a bit shocked to read to many bad reviews, and I really didn't want to see this movie. Lot's of memorable lines. And, there were a few heart-warming moments, too.

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