Curious George

February 10th, 2006


Curious George

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Will Ferrell stars as The Man in the Yellow Hat, a gentleman who looks after his pet monkey - an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.5/10 (7,039 voted)

Critic's Score: 62/100

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan

Stars: Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Eugene Levy

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.

Writers: Ken Kaufman, Ken Kaufman

Frank Welker - George (voice)
Will Ferrell - Ted - Man with the Yellow Hat (voice)
Shane Baumel - Kid (voice)
Timyra-Joi Beatty - Kid (voice)
Eugene Levy - Clovis (voice)
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 - Kid (voice)
Ariel Winter - Kid (voice)
Drew Barrymore - Maggie (voice)
David Cross - Junior (voice)

Taglines: Welcome to the world of Curious George!


Official Website: United International Pictures [Spain] | United International Pictures [France] |

Release Date: 10 February 2006

Opening Weekend: $14,703,405 (USA) (12 February 2006) (2566 Screens)

Gross: $58,336,565 (USA) (30 April 2006)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Canada: (Ontario)

Did You Know?

The ship that Ted boards to travel back to the U.S. from Africa is named "H.A. Rey". H.A. Rey was the original author of the 'Curious George' books.

Factual errors: 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.

Ted: Okay, his name is...
[sees George Washington statue]
Ted: Washington! His name's Washington.
Kid 3: That's a dumb name!
Ted: Okay, then call him George! Are you happy?

User Review

"...a reminder of what a CHILDREN'S animated movie is supposed to be like"

Rating: 10/10

Wow, what a rare treat. A children's animated movie the is completely and totally suitable for children of all ages. I am not easily offended by movies for adults, but as a parent I am simply amazed at how much children's entertainment is really NOT fit children. Cat in the Hat, also from Ron Howard and Imagine, was rude and crass. I am embarrassed when my six year old repeats lines from the movie like the whole dirty hoe thing and all that. This movie is a very gentle and kind movie. No double meanings, no sexually explicate or pop culture references to keep adults interested. A favorite children's book, that with any luck, will be a favorite children's movie. I have a feeling that this film may not be a box office success, yet I still think that it will have a very long life for many years to come on DVD and cable because it is such a great entertaining movie for kids. The Jack Johnson music is perfect. The animated style is wonderful. It is not the all-new and important CGI animation, but a traditionally animated film that uses the old styles that have all but been abandoned in feature films This is the best Disney animated movie that I have seen in the past decade. Well, of course this film isn't made by Disney, but this is the type of film that they should be making, even if only occasionally, as a reminder of what a CHILDREN'S animated movie is supposed to be like. In a way, the film is even sweeter than the stories from which it is based. I really can't find anything wrong with this film for children and as a parent, I was much happier to watch it than Garfield or Shark Tales (both of which I sleep through).


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