Friday, July 10, 2009

'The Zookeeper' film set will stay at Franklin Park Zoo

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Sam Baltrusis answers my question about what's going to happen to all the movie set contruction they are doing at Franklin Park Zoo.

Loaded Gun: Franklin Park Zoo hosting "The Zookeeper" film set:
"Production crews plan to shell out major money to spruce up the Franklin Park Zoo, with renovations and landscaping slotted to benefit the non-profit zoo for extended period even after the production is done.

Loaded Gun Boston reader Craig Rabe says 'he noticed that the production crew for 'The Zookeeper' has taken over a large part of the middle of the zoo to create a set.' Rabe confirmed with a zoo official that designers 'are spending at least the next six weeks building the set,' with design beginning in late May."

Boston Globe article, Franklin Park Zoo goes to the movies, doesn't mention what's going to happen to the sets.

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I'd love to hear more details as to what exaclty they are building and how the construction is going to be used in the zoo after the movie finishes shooting.


  1. Hey Steve:

    They're building a mini zoo within the Franklin Park Zoo which will serve as "The Zookeeper" set. From what I hear, production crews plan on spending major money renovating the zoo after production. However, I'm not sure what will happen to the set after filming. I'm assuming it will be disassembled, but I will try to find out more.

  2. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Steve, it's a set. It's got a real-looking front side and a back side full of boards and cables. It's not a real construction, not the sort of thing you'd want to leave around. There is very little likelihood they'll do anything but tear up and dispose of the set when they're through with it.