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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.

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Frank Coraci

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Nick Bakay (screenplay), Rock Reuben (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El guardián del zoológico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,065,617, 10 July 2011

Gross USA:

$80,360,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,852,759
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mollie the Giraffe (a female) was played by "Tweet the Giraffe" (a male) also known as the Toys R Us Giraffe. Tweet died on-set at the Franklin Park Zoo. Luckliy for the movie, Tweet had completed all his scenes for the movie before his death. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Donald the Monkey: Don't get mad at us because you don't hear a kid say, "Mommy, I want to see a crow."
Crow: Okay, that's the captivity talk.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss You All Over
Written by Mike Chapman (as Michael Donald Chapman) and Nicky Chinn (as Nicholas Barry Chinn)
Performed by Exile
Courtesy of Columbia Records Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Something Tells Me Nothing New is Happening at the Zookeeper
29 June 2011 | by uncool926-1See 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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