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: Cameron Crowe, Aline Brosh McKenna.

Release Date: 2011-12-22
Status: Released
Run time: 124 min / 2:4
Budget: $50,000,000
Revenue: $120,081,841
Production Companies : Dune Entertainment, LBI Entertainment, 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
Colin Ford
as Dylan Mee
Maggie Elizabeth Jones
as Rosie Mee
Angus Macfadyen
as Peter MacCready
Elle Fanning
as Lily Miska
Patrick Fugit
as Robin Jones
John Michael Higgins
as Walter Ferris
Stephanie Szostak
as Katherine Mee
Carla Gallo
as Rhonda
Desi Lydic
as Shea Seger
Crystal the Monkey
as Crystal the Capuchin
Dustin Ybarra
as Nathan
Michael Panes
as Principal
J.B. Smoove
as Mr. Stevens
Kym Whitley
as Cashier
Lauren Sánchez
as TV Anchor
Peter Riegert
as Delbert McGinty
Roberto Montesinos
as Hugo Chavez
Erick Chavarria
as Ernesto
Sam Fox
as Alison
Ben Seeder
as Bruce
Alice Marie Crowe
as Parrot Lady


Directing Cameron Crowe Director
Writing Cameron Crowe Screenplay
Writing Aline Brosh McKenna Screenplay
Crew Riley Harper Stunts
Crew Rodrigo Prieto Cinematography
Editing Mark Livolsi Editor
Art Clay A. Griffith Production Design
Art Wayne Shepherd Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Lynn Scott Costume Design

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