Zookeeper is a 2011 American comedy fantasy film directed by Frank Coraci. Starring Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb, the film tells the story about a group of zoo animals who decide to break their code of silence in order to help their zookeeper find love, without deciding to leave his job for something more illustrious. It was the first MGM film to be co-produced with Happy Madison (as well as their first production to be released after the company had filed for bankruptcy the year prior), though the film, like a majority of the Happy Madison output, was distributed by Columbia Pictures. Zookeeper was released in theaters in the United States on July 8, 2011. It grossed $169.8 million against an $80 million budget.


In 2006, A zookeeper named Griffin Keyes (Kevin James) sets up a plan to propose to the love of his life Stephanie (Leslie Bibb), but she rejects him and claims that his career as a zookeeper is what is keeping her away, therefore breaking Griffin's heart.