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Curious George (2006)

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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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Ken Kaufman (screenplay), Ken Kaufman (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Welker ... George (voice)
Will Ferrell ... Ted - Man with the Yellow Hat (voice)
Shane Baumel ... Kid (voice)
Timyra-Joi Beatty Timyra-Joi Beatty ... Kid (voice)
Eugene Levy ... Clovis (voice)
Christopher Chen Christopher Chen ... Kid (voice)
Jessie Flower ... Kid (voice)
Dick Van Dyke ... Mr. Bloomsberry (voice)
Alexander Gould ... Kid (voice)
Terrence Hardy Jr. ... Kid (voice) (as Terrence Hardy)
Hailey Noelle Johnson ... Kid (voice)
Kelsey Lansdowne Kelsey Lansdowne ... Kid (voice)
Ariel Winter ... Kid (voice)
Drew Barrymore ... Maggie (voice)
David Cross ... Junior (voice)
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Storyline

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 {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Welcome to the world of Curious George! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jorge el curioso See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,703,405, 12 February 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,640,119

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,052,604
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Clovis, the contractor inventor for the museum, comes to Ted's office for his payment, Ted quickly comes out into the hall and closes his door in order to prevent George being discovered. On the wall is a museum display of arrow points. Clovis is also the name of a famous prehistoric arrowhead manufacturing site. See more »

Goofs

In the balloon scene when Ted is chasing George, Ted is tied to a bundle of balloons and holding a kite to pull him along. He then catches and holds George with both hands. In the next scene Ted is holding the kite again in his hand being pulled along with George. See more »

Quotes

Animal Control Receptionist: Animal Control Hotline. How can we help you?
Ted, The Man with the Yellow Hat: I need you to come to the Bloomsbury Institute right away. There's a very dangerous monkey.
Animal Control Receptionist: Can you describe dangerous, sir?
Ted, The Man with the Yellow Hat: Well, he's frothing at the mouth, has teeth like Ginzu knives, and-and crazy eyes. He's a killer! Listen to this
[makes monkey noises]
Ted, The Man with the Yellow Hat: Hey, put down that child! Oh, the horror!
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Crazy Credits

George touches the Imagine Entertainment logo, which dissipates into ripples of water, segueing into the movie. See more »

Connections

Followed by Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sharing Song
Written by Zach Gill and Adam Topol
Performed by Jack Johnson
Courtesy of Brushfire / Universal Records
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Great Fun for everyone with a young heart!
8 February 2006 | by richa333See all my reviews

From the very first moment that Curious George scampers onto the screen to begin his funny adventures, my heart was swept away with laughter. All my cares disappeared while my wife and I giggled with all the other kids, very young and very old, watching George do his best to do the right thing – only to get in more and more trouble from the adult animals all around. Soon George (a 'monkey' – actually a chimpanzee) finds better times with the animal children, whom he gathers around a chameleon that they light up like a rainbow disco strobe.

Sounds silly? It sure is, and more fun than an elephant with a smiley face painted by George on its butt! (Everyone screamed with laughter at that one.) Within less time than it takes George to settle down for the night, all alone, we're not watching a movie – we're living the adventure with him. For those who have read the Curious George books, you know (or soon remember) how the story goes. For those adults or kids who haven't read the books yet, let the story sweep you away.

For those interested in such curious things: this movie is animated, hand-drawn in vibrant primary colors with fun background music by Jack Johnson. It's faithful to the spirit and drawings of Margret and H.A. Rey who created the Curious George books. If you have any youth in your heart, you will be delightfully swept away by the good ship H.A. Rey into the antic-filled, lovely and gentle world of Curious George and his new family.

I had a gentle, fun good time seeing this movie with my wife (a grandma). So did the preview theater, full not only with kids of all ages with their parents & grandparents, but a couple in their 20's on a date! This is a really gentle, really good movie.


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