Watch: Official Trailer for Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought a Zoo' Movie

September 14, 2011
Source: Apple

Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo Trailer

"I like the animals, but I love the humans." 20th Century Fox has finally unveiled the official trailer via Apple for Cameron Crowe's adaptation of Benjamin Mee's We Bought a Zoo, a charming family drama about a father who moves his young family to the countryside to start a new life renovating a struggling zoo. Matt Damon stars as Benjamin Mee, with a cast including: Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit, Stephanie Szostak, Maggie Elizabeth Jones and Thomas Haden Church. Of course, play Sigur Ros in a trailer and it always helps, but at least we know they'll be scoring this film, too. Looks great!

Watch the official trailer for Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo, originally from Apple:

You can also watch the We Bought a Zoo trailer in High Definition on Apple

We Bought a Zoo, adapted from Benjamin Mee's book, is set in Southern California, and about a father who moves his family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo. 20th Century Fox is producing the film, directed by Oscar winner Cameron Crowe (of Say Anything, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, Elizabethtown), from a screenplay written by Crowe & Aline Brosh McKenna (Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses, Morning Glory). Fox is bringing We Bought a Zoo to theaters starting December 23rd.

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Reader Feedback - 24 Comments


Pretty run of the mill trailer: Inspirational, uplifting footage set to Sigur Ros and .... audio that peaks almost breaking my headphones at 53 seconds. It's a shame Elle Fanning isn't showcased more - especially after the success of Super 8. Although, her role may be small...

Cris Mertens on Sep 14, 2011


Man, I love Sigur Ros but they really needn't have used "Hoppípolla". It such an over-used song by now! It kinda ruined the trailer for me.

MithunOnThe.Net on Sep 14, 2011


I have been super pumped about this and still am looks great

Eric_nagel on Sep 14, 2011


I work with wildlife in a zoo, and I approve of this trailer! Looks really great....a better zoo adaption movie than the crappy "Zookeeper" with Kevin James. And I have grown very fond of Thomas Haden Church; he's a great actor. 

JBrotsis on Sep 14, 2011


Zookeeper was Awesome!

Crapola on Sep 15, 2011


Elle Fanning Elle Fanning Elle Fanning!!!

Davide Coppola on Sep 14, 2011


Ah, "Hoppipolla" never gets old to me...but there are a ton of great Sigur Ros songs that could have been us? Also was that Tom Petty's Don't Come Around Here No More at the beginning? I loved the trailer, it was a little sappy but dammit I love sappieness! I'm in and am not afraid to admit I got a little teary eyed by the end of the trailer. Damn you Cameron Crowe!

Xerxexx on Sep 14, 2011


Totally agree with you Mr. =)

Sakyo on Sep 15, 2011


Can't wait to see this.

Xerxexx on Sep 15, 2011


Inspiring. The cast is amazing. Thomas Haden Church is always good in his roles. 

indiefilmfund on Sep 14, 2011


all you have to say is elle fanning and im there. she's is phenomenal 

Josh on Sep 15, 2011


office quitting scene with the protagonist shouting across cubicles? where have i seen that before. 

Xtheory on Sep 15, 2011


Hmmmmm....Jerrry Maguire? 😉

Quanah on Sep 15, 2011


Ex. Act. Ly! 😀 (didn't see this comment before having written mine)

Robert L. Tuva on Sep 15, 2011


Crowe makes great films. I think the studio is overselling the sappy in this trailer. I'm sure it has its moments, but Crowe has a way of making them feel real instead of manufactured.  Xtheory already pointed this out, but the quitting in the office scene is too much Jerry Maguire for me.

Quanah on Sep 15, 2011


Crowe makes unbearably sappy and cliched films, and he couldn't compose a tight, controlled scene if his life depended on it. Don't agree with me? ELIZABETH TOWN. There, I win. 

Lebowski on Sep 15, 2011


Elizabeth Town could have been good, I mean it had the raw materials...its just they could put it together properly.

Xerxexx on Sep 15, 2011


It could have been good, but it was totally fucking awful. Plus it was also a continued reminder that Orlando Bloom may be the least talented and charismatic leading man in Hollywood. Which is why he isn't one anymore.

Lebowski on Sep 15, 2011


I loved Bloom in LOTR and Kingdom of Heaven, but you are right he lacks in those categories.

Xerxexx on Sep 15, 2011


Not a bit like Jerry Maguire? The part of him leaving his job remind me of Tom Cruise leaving his workplace, and starting anew and by himself ... Wish Elle Fanning was featured more. I hope her part is bigger. Such a wonderful presence in every film.

Robert L. Tuva on Sep 15, 2011


"All you need is 20 seconds of insane courage"

Anonymous on Sep 15, 2011


J. B. Smoove. He was refreshing as hell to see. I both love and dislike Crowe's films. Some are just simply great, others try too hard to be great and turn out sub-par. It's so strange.

Cracky on Sep 15, 2011


hell is a bad word.

Julielennon5 on Apr 30, 2012


Check out TFI's review at

Jamal on Sep 16, 2011

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