We visited a zoo!
When we were handed a copy of the new We Bought A Zoo on DVD we thought, ‘Aw. A cute film about animals.’ Two hours later we've laughed, we've cried, and we've hit play to watch it all over again. That ‘cute film about animals’ is a heart-warming, emotional, dramatic tale of a family who, while trying to cope with a loss, buy a house – with a zoo attached!
And the really cute thing about the film? It’s all based on a real story! To celebrate the release of We Bought A Zoo on DVD and Blu-Ray on 16th July, we were kitted up with wellies and wet-weather gear, and packed off to visit Dartmoor Zoo, the real zoo behind the story, to play a bit of zoo-keeper ourselves! We got ankle deep in animal poop (and found out one animal we hand fed could have taken our fingers off!), fed the tigers a chunk of pony, and chatted to Benjamin Mee, who’s character is played by Matt Damon in the film. Scroll down to check out pics and watch our chat with the man behind it all!
Benjamin Mee tells us about tricky animals, close encounters, and how you can work with animals too!
And now for the cute pics. Get ready to say 'awwww'...
We Bought a Zoo is available on Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD on 16th July, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment