Curious George (2006)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  10 February 2006 (USA)
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The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey - an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
George (voice)
Kid (voice)
Timyra-Joi Beatty ...
Kid (voice)
Clovis (voice)
Christopher Chen ...
Kid (voice)
Kid (voice)
Mr. Bloomsberry (voice)
Kid (voice)
Kid (voice) (as Terrence Hardy)
Kid (voice)
Kelsey Lansdowne ...
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Kid (voice)
Maggie (voice)
Junior (voice)


The man with the yellow hat named Ted Shackleford works at a natural history museum that's fallen on hard times. The museum director's son wants to turn it into a parking lot, but Ted offers to bring back a mysterious idol from Africa that's guaranteed to pull in crowds. Unfortunately, the idol turns out to be three inches tall. But Ted accidentally brings back a lonely yet irrepressible monkey, soon dubbed George. They set off on a non-stop action, fun-filled journey through the wonders of the big city toward the warmth of true friendship. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

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Release Date:

10 February 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jorge el curioso  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,703,405 (USA) (10 February 2006)


$536,512 (Australia) (25 August 2006)

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Did You Know?


Was originally going to be made into a live action film in the early the 1990s. See more »


Although George has always been called a monkey, he is actually a chimpanzee, which is a type of ape. Monkeys have tails. See more »


Ted, The Man with the Yellow Hat: What's the difference between Neanderthal man and Cro-Magnon man? Linguistic competence and polychromatic cave paintings.
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Crazy Credits

George is heard laughing at the end of the movie. See more »


Referenced in Baby Daddy: Curious Georgie (2014) See more »


Talk of the Town
Written and Performed by Jack Johnson
Courtesy of Brushfire / Universal Records
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Very charming, not a sour note in the entire film!!
6 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I took our 9-year-old to see a sneak preview of "CG" over the weekend. Going into it, I had reservations--I loved the books and illustrations when I was younger, but I thought my son wouldn't like it & that I would just zone out for 90 minutes. I WAS WRONG! The animation is very well done, probably more computerized than hand-drawn, George thankfully does NOT talk, and the characters are given enough depth & background to sustain a plot for a children's film. The film takes some of the most memorable scenes from the original books & melds them in with the story about a search for a lost idol. The film's humor is aimed squarely at kids & kids at heart. Unlike "Shrek," there are no jokes that pass over kid's heads to make the adults laugh--kids & adults alike were howling with laughter at the screening we saw, & my wife even teared up a little at one emotional point. The film has a bouncy background soundtrack made up of songs that sound like something Paul Simon would write. Thoroughly enjoyable, worth seeing, & nothing in it to offend anyone of any age.

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