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Curious George


DVD Release: September 26, 2006

Genre: Animated Comedy
Based on the Books by: Margret and H.A. Rey
Cast: Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, David Cross, Eugene Levy, Joan Plowright, Dick Van Dyke
Original Songs by: Jack Johnson
Directed by: Matthew O'Callaghan
Screenplay by: Ken Kaufman
Story by: Ken Kaufman and Mike Werb
Produced by: Ron Howard, David Kirschner, Jon Shapiro

Official Website: Curious George

Universal City, California, July 13, 2006 – Kids and parents will go bananas when their favorite inquisitive little monkey, Curious George, ventures onto DVD September 26, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. This animated major motion picture, based on one of the most recognizable and beloved characters of all time, tells the heartwarming and hilarious tale of an incurably curious monkey with an insatiable taste for exciting adventures and his human friend Ted, otherwise known as The Man with the Yellow Hat.

Set to a chart-topping soundtrack of songs by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, and produced by Ron Howard and Imagine Entertainment, the film features the incredible voice talents of Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Eugene Levy, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Plowright and David Cross. A must-own DVD for fans of all ages, the G-rated Curious George is an instant classic that delivers wholesome family entertainment sure to delight kids and parents again and again. The DVD is priced at $29.98 SRP. Preorder close is August 1, 2006.

Curious George’s visuals and story are delightfully true to the beloved original stories by H.A. and Margret Rey. One of the best known and beloved children’s brands of all-time, the stories of Curious George have been passed down among generations of families for years. Known for being one of safest entertainment properties for kids, awareness for the character among mothers has reached almost universal proportions. Recently awarded the Parents Television Council Seal of Approval and the Film Advisory Board’s Award of Excellence, the Curious George feature film continues the successful legacy of this powerhouse family brand.

Bonus Features:

  • JACK JOHNSON “UPSIDE DOWN” MUSIC VIDEO WITH SING-A-LONG: Join Curious George and Jack Johnson in this fun sing-a-long the whole family will enjoy.
  • “DRAWN” TO GEORGE: Families will love learning how to draw their favorite inquisitive monkey.
  • MONKEY AROUND WITH WORDS: Kids will go bananas with this fun bonus feature that will help them learn words.
  • MONKEY IN MOTION: See how an animation artist makes George come alive.
  • DELETED SCENES: Enjoy even more monkey business with these fun deleted scenes.
  • VIRTUAL COLORING BOOK: Kids will love this onscreen coloring book.
  • THE EVER CHANGING COLORFUL CHAMELEON: Help pick the colors and patterns of George’s jungle friend, the Chameleon.
  • WHERE’S GEORGE?: Families will enjoy this game of hide and seek with George.
  • BANANA HUNT: HELP HUNGRY GEORGE FIND THE BANANAS: George is hungry and needs your help to find his favorite food…bananas!
  • DVD ROM: Features include downloadable coloring sheets that the kids will love!

The unforgettable fun begins when museum guide Ted (voiced by Will Ferrell) journeys to the African jungle to find an artifact that will save his museum from closing. There he meets Curious George, a pint-sized chimp with insatiable curiosity and a nose for adventure. It’s monkey see, monkey do when Ted returns home by ship and the adorable simian stows away to be with him.

Back home, George manages to throw a monkey wrench into Ted’s life when his outrageous antics get his friend fired. In the end, George and Ted work together to save the museum and win the heart of a lovely elementary school teacher (Drew Barrymore). A remarkable family treasure, Curious George features an all-star voice cast that also includes Eugene Levy, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Plowright and David Cross.

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