Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos and We Bought a Zoo director Cameron Crowe posed on the carpet at the premiere in New York. Crowe told THR about a special moment when they were filming the movie. "There was a scene with Matt [Damon] where the tiger was supposed to be lying down on its side, and it rose up in the scene, and it was a little angry, but Matt stayed in the scene and talked him down. I kept the scene in the movie, but the thing is with animals is you never know how it’s going to play out, but that’s the great thing about Matt -- he’s always ready to roll with the scene wherever it goes," said Crowe.
Matt Damon stars as the lead character, Benjamin Mee, in the film. The actor told THR at the premiere that there was a certain animal he wasn't completely comfortable with on set -- ostriches. "They were like these really weird prehistoric creatures with tiny brains. They were just slightly terrifying," he said.