Director: Frank Coraci

Year: 2011
Country: USA

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions, Broken Road Productions, Hey Eddie, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Cast: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Cher (voice), Nick Nolte (voice), Adam Sandler (voice), Sylvester Stallone (voice)

Writers: Nick Bakay, Rock Reuben, Kevin James, Jay Scherick, David Ronn

Produced by: Barry Bernardi, Jennifer Eatz, Gino Falsetto, Todd Garner,

Jack Giarraputo, Kevin James, Adam Sandler

Original Music by: Rupert Gregson-Williams

Cinematography by: Michael Barrett

Genre: Comedy | Family | Romance

Film Editing by: Scott Hill

Filming Dates: August 17, 2009 - October 30, 2009

Budget: $80,000,000
Opening Weekend: $20,065,617 (USA)
US Gross: $80,360,843
Worldwide Gross: $170,485,247

Filming locations: Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Franklin Park Zoo, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA




Release Date:

7 July 2011 Germany
7 July 2011 Peru

8 July 2011 Spain

8 July 2011 USA

20 July 2011 Belgium

21 July 2011 Hungary

21 July 2011 Netherlands

21 July 2011 Russia
29 July 2011 UK
5 August 2011 Poland
9 August 2011 Singapore
11 August 2011 Malaysia
17 August 2011 France
15 September 2011 Hong Kong
16 September 2011 Finland
16 September 2011 Sweden

other countries

Official site: www.zookeeper-movie.net




Plot summary:

In 'Zookeeper,' the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James). Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: they can talk! To keep Griffin from leaving, they decide to teach him the rules of courtship -- animal style. The film also stars Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb and features the voices of Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler, and Sylvester Stallone.





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

- Filming began in Boston on August 17, 2009, aiming for a release in October 2010, which got delayed, rearranging the film to be released on July 8, 2011. Filming ended on October 30, 2009.



Griffin Keyes: [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.