'We Bought a Zoo' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Thu Feb 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM PST by

The heartfelt family drama based on a true story is coming to Blu-ray this Easter.

In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox will be releasing 'We Bought a Zoo' on Blu-ray on April 3.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe ('Say Anything,' 'Almost Famous,' 'Jerry Maguire') and starring Matt Damon ('Contagion,' 'True Grit'), Scarlett Johansson ('Iron Man 2,' 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona') and Thomas Haden Church ('Easy A,' 'Sideways'), 'We Bought a Zoo' is “a sweet-natured tale…that you’ll want to see with your kids” (Liz Braun, Jam! Movies).

Benjamin Mee (Damon) is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children. Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zookeeper Kelly Foster (Johansson) and her dedicated team. With no experience, limited time and a shoestring budget, Mee sets out with the support of his family and the local community to reopen the zoo. Now, Benjamin is no longer reporting an adventure story; he’s living it in his own backyard.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio Commentary with Director Cameron Crowe, Star J.B. Smoove and Editor Mark Livolsi; Deleted and Extended Scenes; Gag Reel; The Real Mee; We Shot a Zoo; and Their Happy is Too Loud.

The release will also include a DVD and digital copy.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'We Bought a Zoo' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 3.

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We Bought a Zoo (Blu-ray)
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