PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family
Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.
To avoid earning a PG-13 rating, most of the language and sexual content had to be removed to make it more appealing for family audiences.
My dad is a writer who specialized in adventure.
Benjamin Mee: This is Benjamin Mee. I am surrounded by hundreds, probably thousands of killer bees. If I wasn't wearing this suit, I would be dead in an instant.
Dylan Mee: He interviewed dangerous dictators.
Hugo Chavez: Take this ...
Benjamin Mee: ...
Hugo Chavez: ...
The movie continuously refers to the zoo's upcoming opening day as Saturday, July 7, 2010. July 7, 2010 was actually a Wednesday. The real Dartmoor Zoo that the story was based on reopened on Saturday, July 7, 2007, and this date was moved up exactly 3 years to make it more current.
$9,450,000 (USA) (25 December 2011)