We Bought a Zoo – look for the beagle!

Over the holidays, my mother and I went to see We Bought A Zoo starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.  The movie is based on the true story (and book by) Benjamin Mee, who purchased the rundown Dartmoor Wildlife  Park (now known as Dartmoor Zoo) and re-opened it in 2007.

I’m an animal lover and so movies like this appeal to me.  Even better, the family in the story owns a beagle named Leon.  He’s not a main character but as with all beagles – he’s adorable.  Behind the scenes, it sounds like the beagle playing Leon was being a true beagle – with a mind of his own despite his training.    According to Cameron Crowe, the Director of the film, “it was really the beagle who was hard to work with (laughs).”  (Interview on azcentral.com)

My advice:  go to the film and enjoy it and look for the beagle!


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