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Curious George (2006)

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.


Ken Kaufman (screenplay), Ken Kaufman (story) | 3 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »




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)
Michaela Jill Murphy ... Kid (voice) (as Jessie Flower)
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 ... Kid (voice)
Ariel Winter ... Kid (voice)
Drew Barrymore ... Maggie (voice)
David Cross ... 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 {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Get Carried Away With The Cutest Little Monkey Around! See more »


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Did You Know?


When George is messing with the big box of clothes on the ship, a pair of underwear falls on his head that resembles Blue from Blue's Clues. See more »


When ships are at a dock, they do not lower their anchors. They use ropes(lines) tied to capstans on the ship and dock to keep the ships in place. See more »


Ted, The Man with the Yellow Hat: Lungfish!
Miss Maggie Dunlop: Excuse me?
Ted, The Man with the Yellow Hat: Next Thursday. I'm gonna talk to your class about the lungfish. The closest living relative of the tetrapods. It's - it's pretty great.
Miss Maggie Dunlop: I look forward to hearing it. You know I look forward to all of your Thursday lectures. I wish today was Thursday.
[pulls the ball pole from the rope barrier. The Rope barrier falls to the floor]
Miss Maggie Dunlop: Oh.
[Ted and Maggie pick up the rope barrier]
Miss Maggie Dunlop: I mean. I know that it's Thursday. I just... When it's not.
Ted, The Man with the Yellow Hat: Don't worry. It's not a big deal.
Miss Maggie Dunlop: I wish it was.
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Crazy Credits

End credits include reproductions of the original Curious George illustrations. See more »


Referenced in Knocked Up (2007) See more »


Written and Performed by Jack Johnson
Courtesy of Brushfire / Universal Records
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Great for small kids!
20 August 2012 | by djansen24See all my reviews

Curious George is a rare thing in Hollywood these days: a big budget feature ($50,000,000) that is specifically tailored to small children. Oh yes, they could have possibly made more of a profit had it been a straight to DVD release or put in less effort into the animation, but the studio decided to have some balls, take a risk, and go all out for this feature. I am so glad they did! This film avoids a lot of the pop culture references that one finds in most animated features and decides to focus on George's antics. That was a very good decision. Kids can identify with a curious monkey with seemingly limitless energy, an excitable innocence, and fun filled nature. The opening credits clearly establish the personality and good humor of George, and it just gets better from there. Jack Johnson was commissioned to write the music, and his whimsy is a perfect compliment to the mood of the movie. No, it is not a perfect film that transcends the genre of animated movies and there are plot holes. But in a film so fun loving and innocent, who cares about the small details. This film is appropriate from age 2 and up. Parents will enjoy seeing their kids laugh and having a good time. Simply put, if you want something safe for kids to watch, get this movie. Or better yet, read them the original Curious George stories.

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Release Date:

10 February 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,703,405, 12 February 2006

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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