''Zookeeper'' is a 2011 comedy film starring Creator/KevinJames as Griffin Keyes, a zookeeper who needs a better job so he can impress his girlfriend. The animals at the zoo, however, don't want him to leave, so they start talking to him and try to help him get the girl while still continuing to be a zookeeper. In addition to James, the movie also features Creator/RosarioDawson, Leslie Bibb, and the voices of Nick Yolte, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/AdamSandler, Creator/JuddApatow, Music/{{Cher}}, and Creator/JonFavreau.

!!This film provides examples of:

* BrickJoke: Before leaving the zoo to start his new job, Griffin threatens to come to Shane's mother's house and punch him in the face if he finds out that he has been abusing Bernie. Sure enough, before embarking on the final chase, he makes a stop at Shane's mother's house...
* DerailingLoveInterests: It seems that Griffin's old romantic partner turned out to be a shallow - who wanted him to be someone "successful" and not a zookeeper before being seen with him - and was VERY far from being a FriendToAllLivingThings (she had furniture and items made of all sorts of endangered animals materials, which is pretty much something Animal Lover Griffin wouldn't just stand for.) That's where LoveEpiphany kicks in and Griffin breaks it up and races to catch up with his true (not-so-platonic) close friend before she reaches the airport.
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Gale wouldn't have fallen off his bike if he hadn't insisted on pestering Griffin instead of just racing ahead of him.
* EyeScream: When Griffin realizes that Shane's abusing Bernie the gorilla again.
-->'''Griffin''': What happened to your eye?
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: The gorilla pretends to be a human in a costume.
* JerkAss - Gale, and Shane.
* KingOfBeasts: Creator/SylvesterStallone's lion, at least until the lioness joins the discussion.
* MasterOfUnlocking: The monkey, helping all the zoo animals get together.
* MightyRoar: The bears try to teach this.
* OperationJealousy: The protagonist and Kate (Rosario Dawson). Who could have possibly predicted how this would turn out?
* PollyWantsAMicrophone: According to the animals, parrots are the only ones who get away with talking in front of humans.
* ThePratfall: An excellent flying one after running into a metal bar with his head.
* PricklyPorcupine: Appears to be of the projectile-launching variety.
* ProductPlacement: T.G.I.Friday's was ''very'' prominent in the trailer.
* RaceForYourLove: The last part of the movie, Griffin races (with his gorilla pal, who tried to drive with little success) towards the airport to catch back the woman he realized he truly loved, the veterinarian of the zoo (he thought that they were JustFriends, but realized how much she meant to him while bonding with her at the party which they went together to for OperationJealousy). And he manages to catch up to her thanks to the gorilla's great skills at climbing and swinging (applied to an enormous bridge), the film ending with the two animal lovers as an OfficialCouple.
* RefugeInAudacity: How do you take a talking gorilla to T.G.I. Friday's? Put him in a T-shirt and claim you're coming from a costume party.
* ShoutOut:
** Griffin trying to learn the MightyRoar from the bears ends up sounding like a [[StarWars Wookiee.]]
** Griffin is seen watching ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. Salem's voice actor Nick Bakay co-wrote the film, and [[CreatorCameo appears briefly in one scene as another zookeeper with broken glasses.]]
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: The monkey.
* SssssnakeTalk: Venom's license plate.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: It's like an abstract of the film!
* TalkingAnimal: Pretty much all of them.
* UrineTrouble: {{Inverted|trope}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNUZv-1OfO4 A wolf gets peed on]].