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Dad Bought a Zoo

Posted by Vincent DiCaro

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Dec 2, 2011
On December 23, a fantastic family film starring Matt Damon will be released. The movie, We Bought a Zoo, tells the story of a widowed father working to rebuild his family's life. As the title suggests, he actually does buy a house that sits on the property of a zoo, and lots of magical fatherhood moments ensue...

NFI has partnered with 20th Century Fox to get the word out about this film and its great fatherhood themes. Throughout the month of December, we will be sharing practical and inspiring fatherhood advice inspired by the movie.

The first Dad Email we sent deals with a key line that Matt Damon's character, Benjamin Mee, says in the film: "All you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, and I promise you, something great will come of it." We have 5 tips help you instill a sense of courage and adventure in your kids.

Sign up for our Dad Email to get new tips each week on topics like dealing with grief, appreciating animals and nature, and more (all of which will be housed on our We Bought a Zoo landing page).

For now, check out the film's trailer, and get your family ready for the December 23 release!

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