Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Good Family Movie - The Zoo Keeper Starring Kevin James - Oct 11th


Prepare to visit a zoo like no other…

All-Star Cast Includes Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb
And Features the Voice Talents of Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler
and Sylvester Stallone

Blu-ray & Combo Pack Includes Playable PlayStation®3
Game Demo of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One™

Heart-Warming Family Comedy Arrives on
Blu-ray, Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, DVD and Digital October 11


CULVER CITY, CALIF. (August 29, 2011) – The animals at the Franklin Park Zoo break their time-honored code of silence and reveal that they can talk in the family-friendly comedy Zookeeper, coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack, single disc Blu-ray, DVD and Digital October 11 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  Kevin James (Grown Ups, Paul Blart: Mall Cop) is loveable zookeeper Griffin Keyes, who finds true love with a lot of help from his talking animals. Zookeeper also stars Rosario Dawson (Seven Pounds) and Leslie Bibb (Iron Man 2).

The bonus features on the DVD include a blooper reel and multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes, including “Creating the Visual Effects,” which shows how filmmakers created talking animals. The Blu-ray Disc contains everything included on the DVD, plus deleted scenes, additional featurettes, including “The Cast of Zookeeper,” a look at some of the star voices in the film, including Judd Apatow, Jim Breuer, Jon Favreau, Faison Love and Maya Rudolph, as well as movieIQ+sync.  The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes all the added value from the single DVD and Blu-ray versions.

Also included on the Blu-ray and Combo Pack is a playable PlayStation®3 game demo of the highly anticipated RATCHET & CLANK: ALL 4 ONE, the latest installment in the family-friendly Ratchet & Clank® video game franchise, coming October 18 from Insomniac Games and Sony Computer Entertainment America. With this game demo, Blu-ray fans around the world can sample levels from the upcoming adventure before its October release. The demo encompasses two different sprawling and vibrant high definition environments. This newest adventure introduces two-to-four player cooperative gameplay, allowing players to experience this compelling quest alone in single-player or in co-op.  For the first time in series history, you can play alone or with up to three other friends as Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark, or Dr. Nefarious!

Zookeeper will be available for $40.99 SRP (Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack), $35.99 SRP (BD), and $30.99 SRP (DVD).

Synopsis:  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.

Zookeeper was directed by Frank Coraci. The screenplay was written by Nick Bakay, Rock Reuben, Kevin James, Jay Scherick and David Ronn with story by Jay Scherick & David Ronn.  Barry Bernardi, Jeff Sussman, Charles Newirth, and Jennifer Eatz served as executive producers, with Todd Garner, Kevin James, Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo and Walt Becker producing.

DVD and Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
§  “Laughing is Contagious” Blooper Reel
§  “Bernie The Gorilla” Featurette
§  “The Furry Co‑Stars” Featurette
§  Creating the Visual Effects Featurettes
o   “Making the Animals Talk”
o   “Riding An Ostrich”
o   “Animal Meeting”

Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
§  All the material above, plus:
§  Deleted Scenes
§  “Be The Bear” Featurette
§  “Behind The Stunts” Featurette
§  “The Cast of Zookeeper” Featurette
§  A playable game demo of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
§  movieIQ+sync and BD-Live™ connect you to real‑time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie!

Zookeeper has a running time of 102 minutes and is rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor, and language.

About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.


  1. I love to see comedic actors do a serious role. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Stranger Than Fiction are actually my favorites from those two actors. I admit I'm more of a comedic type, but the fact that they did them so well and so convincing I think made them my favorites.

  2. I thought Zookeeper was a great attempt at making a clean movie but it lacked the script that appeals to adults as much as children. I had a hard time getting over the lack of chemistry between James and Dawson at the beginning, the unbelievability of Stephanie (Bibb)wanting Griffin (James)for a boyfriend and Griffin taking the insane love advice from the animals.

    Here is my review of the same movie.


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