Enter to Win the WE BOUGHT A ZOO DVD/Novel Prize Pack: Top Little Girl Scene Stealers


Featuring Family Friendly Audio Track The Whole Family Will Go Wild for this Heartwarming Adventure Starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson On Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download April 3. Keep reading to learn how to win the DVD and Novel! 

 This Easter, be unpredictable, do something crazy and embrace your wild side!  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents an inspiring adventure based on a true story of one man who brought a zoo back to life and family back together in WE BOUGHT A ZOO, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download April 3.  Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (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.







As Rosie, We Bought a Zoo’s Maggie Elizabeth Jones manages to steal the spotlight from heavy-hitting co-stars Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson throughout the film.  Join us as we countdown more precocious little ladies who have captured audiences’ attention in films throughout the years.


Abigail Breslin as Oliver Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine


Breslin’s talent was so impressive; she was cast as Olive Hoover at age six, years before filming even started. Co-stars Greg Kinnear and Alan Arkin, both mentioned that they were “astounded by her seriousness of purpose.”


Dakota Fanning as Lucy Diamond Dawson in I Am Sam



It takes a pretty special little lady to outshine the likes of Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer but Fanning, who earned recognition from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for portraying Lucy, did it with magical ease.


Natalie Portman as Mathilda in The Professional


Young Natalie Hershlag spent her school holidays attending theater camps but never dreamed her 1994 audition would land her the controversial role that would launch her amazing career.


Mara Wilson as Matilda Wormwood in Matilda



Wilson’s film debut in Mrs. Doubtfire got the attention of Danny DeVito and led to her being cast as the title character in Matilda, adapted from the popular children’s book by author Roald Dahl. She earned her first of two Saturn Awards for the role.


Drew Barrymore as Gertie in E.T.



It’s no surprise Drew Barrymore was successful at such a young age, following in the footsteps of thespian relatives Lionel, Ethel and John Barrymore.  Director Steven Spielberg felt Drew had the right imagination to play Gertie after she impressed him during her audition with a story that she led a punk rock band.

Natalie Wood as Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street



Eight-year-old Natalie Wood was convinced that co-star Edmund Green really was Santa Claus. It wasn’t until Wood saw him out of costume at the wrap party that she realized he wasn’t Santa.  Regardless, Wood, of course, would go onto iconic success in films like West Side Story and Rebel Without a Cause.


Tina Majorino as Molly Singer in Corrina, Corrina



Majorino has found lasting success with roles in “Veronica Mars” and Napolean Dynamite but she first broke onto the scene as shy Molly Singer, who blossoms in the wake of her mother’s passing, under the watch of her father’s new housekeeper.


Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family



Who could forget a gothy Ricci explaining her Halloween costume: “I’m a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else.” What a far cry from another Ricci breakout role, sexpot Didi Truitt in The Opposite of Sex, just seven years later.


Emma Watson as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


Potter master JK Rowling wanted all Brits cast in the film versions of her franchise but French-born Watson was so perfect, she could hardly reject the idea.  Fans now eagerly await Watson’s next breakthrough: Non-Potter film roles. 


Shirley Temple as Shirley Dugan in Stand Up and Cheer!

Despite Temple actually only playing a minor role in the film, so big was her smile that this is often cited Temple’s breakout role. Long before she broke our hearts as The Little Princess or we fell in love with her as a Poor Little Rich Girl, Temple was achieving in mere minutes was most stars strive for in two hours.

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Kristal Bailey

With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

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