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Wed, Apr 24, 2019 12:48 PM

Live Poll: The Zoo as a Movie Set

Some movie scenes, situated in a zoo, are actually filmed in real-life existing zoos.
 
Which movie makes the best use of a zoo as a filming location?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042941544/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/VNWwOtVBxSc/

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2 years ago

Anchorman

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Thanks, Peter

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2 years ago

Famous scene from The Graduate (1967): Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) follows Elaine (Katharine Ross) to her meeting by the Monkey House in San Francisco Zoo, south of the Sunset district.


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2 years ago

Surely Zookeeper (with Kevin James) was filmed at least partially at an actual zoo?

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Yes, indeed. It was filmed at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. Thanks for the suggestion.

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2 years ago

I would have put "The Graduate" and "Rocky II" among the first choices, very memorable moments. Not a masterpiece but the ending of "Hero" (1992) was set at a zoo.

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Good idea, ElM. I rearranged the options and added Hero (1992). It looks like Dustin Hoffman likes to meet people at the zoo :)

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2 years ago

Are you considering Marine mammal parks, Public aquariums, Safari parks or other zoo formats?

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Good question. Did you have a particular movie in mind?

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It was just a thought, plus I forgot aviaries too. It would seem to be on-topic and open up the poll to more options. Here are some movies that come to mind that a large portion of the movie in some type of animal park. I don't whether they are filmed in real-life or movie-created locations, The two animated titles are based on real-life places.

Marine Park/Rescue
Free Willy (film series)
Dolphin Tale (film series)

Aquarium
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home -  Monterey Bay Aquarium
Good Luck Chuck
Finding Dory

Zoo
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - San Francisco Zoo
Madagascar

Safari Park
Blended

Bird Rescue
Fly Away Home
Hoot

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Wow, sometimes I think you're a walking movie encyclopedia, urbanemovies. Thanks for this. I will look at each of your suggestions closely and see which one could be included. I think the defintion should be that it's a zoo or animal park similar to a zoo and that the actual premises are used as a film set. 'Free Willy' for example is filmed at Oaks Amusement Park in Oregon and Six Flags Mexico which do not classify as a 'Marine Park'.

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) has been added to the list.

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2 years ago

I think maybe Eraser with Schwarzenegger had a scene at a zoo.  Maybe you could look into that!

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There's indeed a scene in Eraser (1996) filmed at the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Good suggestion, thanks!

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a year ago

Maybe Mr. Poppers Pinguïns? It has a zoo scene if I remember correctly. Don’t know if it’s a actual zoo.

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You're right. It was filmed at Staten Island Zoo. I have added Mr. Popper's Penguins  to the list and will ask for a repush.

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a year ago

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It's Pooh!  :D

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a year ago

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