Not Enough Talking-Animal Movies for You? Never Fear, the First The Zookeeper Trailer Is Here!
05.18.11 by Ryan
Zookeeper was originally scheduled for release on October 8, 2010, a couple months removed from the July release of live-action, talking-animal movie Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and a couple months before live-action, talking-animated-bear movie Yogi Bear. It's not like 2011 has been devoid of live-action, talking-animal movies — Hop had an animated, talking bunny. But now the rescheduled Zookeeper is just months away, and it ups the ante of the "genre" by having Kevin James care for an entire zoo of talking animals.
The family comedy, directed by Frank Coraci (Click), stars James as the zookeeper, Griffin, who decides to give up his job to be with the girl in his life (Leslie Bibb) who won't commit to him while he is still employed at the zoo. The animals panic and soon reveal to James that they can all talk.
A teaser trailer for the movie debuted last November, but with the movie opening later this summer, the first full trailer has arrived online, showing James in Paul Blart-mode, and earning back the movie's budget by helping promote TGI Friday's.
The Zookeeper was written by Jay Scherick and David Ronn (Norbit, Guess Who) and co-stars Rosario Dawson and Donnie Wahlberg. Adam Sandler, Judd Apatow, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Favreau, and Cher supply the voices of the talking animals.