July 8th, 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.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 4.8/10 (17,056 voted)

Critic's Score: 30/100

Director: Frank Coraci

Stars: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb

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.

Writers: Nick Bakay, Rock Reuben

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 - Rebecca
Gary Valentine - Pizza Guy

Taglines: Welcome to his jungle.


Official Website: Official site | Official site [Mexico] |

Release Date: 8 July 2011

Filming Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $20,065,617 (USA) (10 July 2011) (3482 Screens)

Gross: $80,360,866 (USA) (23 October 2011)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

Shipped to theaters under the code name "The Combo".

Continuity: 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.

Griffin Keyes: It took me five years to get over someone I don't love. I can't imagine how long it would take me to get over you.

User Review

This was a fun, entertaining movie

Rating: 8/10

After reading some of the reviews for this movie, it is absolutely clear that most of the previous reviewers didn't get the point of the movie. It is a FAMILY movie.

You don't go to movies to see what you can pick apart, and then write a review that is already predisposed negatively against it. That's just stupid. Anyone who goes into a movie with the attitude they are going to hate the movie no matter, and writes an extremely negative review is an idiot. The reason to go to movies is to be entertained.

Zookeeper was a movie that entertained. The performances by all the cast members were very well done. There were a lot of laughs, and there was a lot of fun. My son, who by the way is 7, was in the perfect demographic for this movie. It had interesting characters, and situations.

For an adult, a movie with talking animals might not be your cup of tea, but for a small child, it is awesome. Yes, a child thinks it's funny when someone smashes into something or someone. Yes, for an adult, the movie might seem predictable, but truthfully, what movie isn't somewhat predictable? A young child (for whom the movie was made for) isn't going to be scrutinizing every tiny, single thing in a movie, just to say, " A-HA! SEE, I KNEW IT!". A child goes to the movies to be lost in imagination. My son laughed when there was a funny part. Whether it was funny because of the animals, or the humans, I heard a lot of laughter. And yes, I laughed a lot too, and so did my wife.

I believe that anyone who goes into this movie with the understanding that this is a movie targeted towards families with young children, that they will be entertained. This movie hits the mark for the appropriate audience members it was made for.


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