We Bought a Zoo

We Bought a Zoo

A True Zoo Story

We Bought a Zoo (2011)


Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and the rest of the staff, but, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble.

Director: Cameron Crowe
Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna, Cameron Crowe.

Release Date: 2011-12-08
Status: Released
Run time: 124 min / 2:4
Budget: $50,000,000
Revenue: $120,081,841
Production Companies : Dune Entertainment, LBI Media, Vinyl Films, 20th Century Fox
Production Country: United States of America




Matt Damon
as Benjamin Mee
Scarlett Johansson
as Kelly Foster
Thomas Haden Church
as Duncan Mee
Patrick Fugit
as Robin Jones
Colin Ford
as Dylan Mee
Elle Fanning
as Lily Miska
Maggie Elizabeth Jones
as Rosie Mee
John Michael Higgins
as Walter Ferris
Angus Macfadyen
as Peter MacCready
Peter Riegert
as Delbert McGinty
Stephanie Szostak
as Katherine Mee
J.B. Smoove
as Mr. Stevens
Carla Gallo
as Rhonda
Michael Panes
as Principal
Kym Whitley
as Cashier
Todd Stanton
as San Diego Vet
Lauren Sánchez
as TV Anchor
Roberto Montesinos
as Hugo Chavez
Desi Lydic
as Shea Seger
Erick Chavarria
as Ernesto
Sam Fox
as Alison
Dustin Ybarra
as Nathan
Ben Seeder
as Bruce
Alice Marie Crowe
as Parrot Lady
Michelle Panek
as Sarah Tanner (Vet Assistant)
Gary D. Robertson
as Male Zookeeper
Nicole Russell
as Volunteer
Reid Peters
as Volunteer
Taylor Victoria
as Zoo Patron
Steven Lee
as Zoo Patron
Steve Bessette
as Zoo Patron
Kate Yerves
as Zoo Patron
Hal Alpert
as Zoo Patron
Caroline Hanna
as Zoo Patron
Leslie Trotter
as Zoo Patron
David James Pryce
as Zoo Patron
Benjamin Mee
as Visiting Family
Ella Mee
as Visiting Family
Milo Mee
as Visiting Family
Sammi Yorn
as Visiting Family
William Crowe
as Zoo Kid
Curtis Crowe
as Zoo Kid
Johnny Cicco
as Zoo Staff
Alexia Barroso
as Zoo Staff
Thomas R. Baker
as Pilot
David Dustin Kenyon
as Pilot
Shannah Barrett
as Party Girl
Christie Kittelsen
as Zoo Lover
Machelle Glassburn
as Zoo Lover
Gabriel Escalante
as Segundo
Crystal the Monkey
as Crystal the Capuchin
L.J. Benet
as (uncredited)
Morgan Bertsch
as (uncredited)
Bart the Bear II
as Buster the Bear
Nicole Andrews
as Joyce Jameson (uncredited)


Camera Rodrigo Prieto Director of Photography
Crew Rodrigo Prieto Cinematography
Art Clay A. Griffith Production Design
Writing Aline Brosh McKenna Screenplay
Editing Mark Livolsi Editor
Production Aldric La'Auli Porter Co-Producer
Directing Aldric La'Auli Porter First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Lynn Scott Costume Design
Writing Cameron Crowe Screenplay
Directing Cameron Crowe Director
Production Cameron Crowe Producer
Production Gail Levin Casting
Production Ilona Herzberg Executive Producer
Production Rick Yorn Producer
Art Domenic Silvestri Art Direction
Production Julie Yorn Producer
Sound Mildred Iatrou Supervising Sound Editor
Production Jeffrey Harlacker Associate Producer
Sound Jon Thor Birgisson Original Music Composer
Art Peter Borck Supervising Art Director
Production Paul Deason Unit Production Manager
Production Paul Deason Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Lovaas Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Beth Koenigsberg Key Costumer
Crew Thomas Robinson Harper Stunt Coordinator
Sound Ai-Ling Lee Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects Christina Graff Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Paul Graff Visual Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Heba Thorisdottir Makeup Department Head
Sound Carlton Kaller Supervising Music Editor
Art Wayne Shepherd Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Olvera Hair Department Head
Sound Jeff Wexler Production Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Phyllis Corcoran-Woods Key Costumer
Crew Riley Harper Stunts
Crew Christopher Leps Stunt Double
Directing John Nasraway Second Assistant Director
Production Marc R. Gordon Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Chrissie Beveridge Makeup Artist
Writing Benjamin Mee Novel
Production Michelle Panek Associate Producer

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