Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Frank Coraci
Production: Columbia Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

It's beautiful, right?

it's great.


What's that?


Check it out.



Hey, there's a note in it.

Get out of here.

Yes, there is. It says:

- "Will you mar... "

- -Stephanie?

It's no secret

we've been on a journey together.

An adventure.

And I've done a lot of soul searching,

and I know...

this is just right.

So will you marry me?

That's so sweet. No.


I can't.


I really didn't wanna do this right now

but you're kind of forcing my hand. Um...

I'm thinking we've reached

the end of the line.


Look, Griffin, I know it shouldn't

bother me that you're a zookeeper,

but it kind of does.

And when we first started

dating, I just assumed

that you would turn into the guy that

I'd always dreamed of being with.


Not your dream guy, I got it.

You had to see this coming.

I bought a ring and rented a horse.

Well, that's not my fault!

Don't yell at me on the beach!

I love...

Stop it!

Do not make this harder

than it has to be. God!

You totally set me up.

Little heads up.

I may have hired a mariachi band.

Oh, there they are.

Just ignore them.

Ignore it.

Thank you, sir.

There you go.

Good morning, Barry.

Come on, Donald, let's move

you out of the sun. Come on.

There you go, buddy.

Nice and shady.


Thanks, Franky.

See you at the party tonight.

Come on, Shane.

What are you doing?

We talked about this.

His food should always be fresh and

placed inside the door out of the sun.

You go down there.

I am not getting jacked up by him again.

It's been 10 years.

Bernie's cool.

Why do you bring

this stuff around here?

You trying to make

the rest of us look bad?

What? No, no.

I feel for him.

He's all alone.

Oh, he's all alone.

Look, it all starts with trust.


You won't be so cocky when he's beating

you to death with your own arm.

Hey, Bern.

Got a little something for you.

Looks like things

just got fun around here, huh?

What is this, anyway?

Is this an old tire

or a gateway to adventure?

It's... it's adventure.

It's an adventure.

Hey, Tony. Go.

Hey. How did it go

with the tire swing?

Oh, that good, huh?

Don't know

if he's gonna come around.

Don't get discouraged. Bernie feels what

you're trying to do. All the animals do.

You're like the hippo Whisperer.

I don't know.

Hey, is that

the new release cage?


The eagle enclosure's almost done.

I gotta tell you, it is amazing.

Great job.

Thank you.

It's getting a lot of attention.

In fact, I may be sitting on

an offer to work my magic

at the Nairobi Zoo in Africa.

Oh, man.


Wow, that's awesome.


I'm thinking about it, but...

It's great to be wanted.

You know how that feels.

Oh, I've been in play.

There was a zoo in New Hampshire that

was coming after me pretty hard.

It wasn't so much a zoo.

It was more an animal farm.

But the animals

were nice. Cool.

Not big like here.

We didn't have the...

They had a couple badgers.

A badger and a...

They had a sick raccoon. Sick.

His name was Peter

and he was big.

Hang in there, girl.


What happened?

She's having trouble breathing.

What's happening?

She's stable and She's sedated.

I'm gonna get a trach tube.

Oh, my God. Okay.

What do we do, Kate?

Don't panic, Griffin.

Not breathing. Support her neck.

On my count. One, two, and...

She's a big girl.

She's a big girl.

Griffin, you okay?


There's something blocking her airway.

I need a laryngoscope.

I don't know what a laryngo...

it's in the drawer.

Okay, I got Post-its,

cinnamon Tic Tacs...

It's silver, curved and has a light on it.

Got it.

Come on. There's definitely

something in her throat.

Hold her jaw open.

I'm putting my hand in.

It's stuck.

No, come on.

Oh, God. Okay.

I guess I'm up.

I can't...

Come on.

Okay, I'll hold.

Hold the jaw.

Come on, you can do it.

That's a feeling

I never wanna get used to.

Hurry, hurry.

You can do it, you can do it.

I got it.

She's breathing.

Good luck getting the deposit

back on that one.

You did it.

No, we did it.

We did it.

She's okay.

Oh, God. You're okay.

I You supply the night I

Baby, I'll supply the love

This place looks amazing,

Griffin. No.

Grif, Mom and Dad would have loved this.

Thank you.


Hi, Dave.

That's... Kate heads up our eagle program.

That's Robin.

- This is Venom, he is our reptile guy.

- Hey.

How are you?

Oh, you gotta bring it in with him.

Mm. Now onto the fiance.

Okay, Venom, reel it in.

- Okay, that feels good.

- Yeah. Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Hey, come on.

No, you're not married yet.

Congrats on your big day.

I don't know where you kids are going

for your honeymoon, but Omaha,

stupid with

underground fight clubs.

Okay. Um...

We're gonna circulate.


All right.

Congrats on being hot.

I gots to gets my flows on.

All right, folks.

I'd like to bring up the guy

who is responsible

for putting together

this little party-slash-field trip.

Dave's brother, Griffin.

Whoo! Griffin.


Are you going with Floyd?

Oh, yeah.

Go get them.

I'm getting them.

Let's hear it for him.


We're all here tonight

to celebrate one thing,

and that's love.

You know, finding the perfect mate

is the most important thing

in the world.

No matter what package

they come in.

I mean, you take Floyd here.

Now, porcupines, they...

They get a bad rap, you know?

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Nick Bakay

Nicholas "Nick" Bakay ( born October 8, 1959) is an American writer, actor, voice actor, comedian and sportscaster. He is known as the voice of Salem Saberhagen on ABC/The WB's Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Sabrina: The Animated Series, and Norbert Beaver on The Angry Beavers. He played Karl on the Fox series 'Til Death as well as serving as a producer of the show until it was canceled by Fox. more…

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