Curious George
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Directed by
  • Matthew O'Callaghan (1)
  • Norton Virgien (2)
  • Phil Weinstein (3)
  • Doug Murphy (4 & 6)
  • Michael LaBash (5)
Written by
  • Ken Kaufman (1)
  • Mike Werb (1)
  • Chuck Tately (2–3)
  • Darrell Rooney (2)
Based onCurious George
by Margret Rey
H.A. Rey
Produced by
Starring
Music by
Production
companies
Distributed by
Release date
2006–2022
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$50 million
Box office$72.1 million

Curious George is an American media franchise based on the book series of the same name by H. A. Rey and Margret Rey. The series began with the 2006 theatrical release of Curious George. The film's success led it to receiving direct-to-video sequels, a television series (which aired three specials during its run) as well as a video game.

Films

Curious George (2006)

Main article: Curious George (film)

Curious George is the first film in the Curious George series. In an attempt to save the Bloosmberry Museum, a museum director named Ted goes to Africa to find a forty-foot idol, while encountering a monkey he later names George, who goes onto the boat to America with Ted, to Ted's apartment, causing a strict doorman named Ivan to go furious. After plenty of mishap, it is eventually George who saved the museum. It was released in theaters on February 10, 2006.

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009)

Main article: Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! is the second film in the Curious George series. It follows George and Ted go to a magic show and George finds an elephant at the show named Kayla, who they both escape the magic show, causing Mr. Piccadilly and Head of Security, Danno Wolfe, to go looking after Ted, George, and Kayla. It was released on DVD on March 2, 2010.

Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015)

Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle is the third film in the Curious George series. In the film, George is asked to take part in a special mission to space, but a mishap during the journey lands him back to the jungle where he originally came from. It was released on DVD on June 23, 2015.

Curious George 4: Royal Monkey (2019)

Curious George: Royal Monkey is the fourth film in the Curious George series. It focuses on George as he gets mixed up with a royal monkey named Phillippe. It was released on DVD on September 10, 2019.[1]

Curious George 5: Go West Go Wild (2020)

Curious George: Go West Go Wild is the fifth film in the Curious George series. The film features George and Ted traveling to Cousin Ginny's farm for a relaxing vacation, but their fun is cut short when a herd of animals escape and run loose. It was released exclusively on Peacock on September 8, 2020, and via digital and DVD on December 15.[2]

Curious George 6: Cape Ahoy (2021)

Curious George: Cape Ahoy is the sixth and final film in the franchise. George and Ted go on vacation to the town of Coddington with a small house owned by a treasure lover, Captain Elmer to find ancient treasure buried somewhere in his land or the beaches along with a baby seal making his way into the adventure with an endangered seal mom. There is also the legend of Captain TrumpetTooter and his abandoned, still intact, pirate ship as well as Getrude St. John, a Captain TrumpetTooter legend loving scientist and Emma, the niece of Captain Elmer who is an animal rescue scientist and would do anything to rescue the animals, including seals. It was released on Peacock on September 30, 2021.

Television series

Curious George (2006–2022)

Main article: Curious George (TV series)

The series explores themes of learning, forgiveness and playful curiosity, and follows George, who is a sweet but trouble making African monkey. It premiered on September 4, 2006 and ended on March 17, 2022.

Reception

Further information on the reception of each film: Curious George (film) § Reception, and Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! § Reception

Box office performance

Title Release date
(United States)
Budget Box office gross Box office ranking Ref(s)
Opening weekend
(North America)
North America Other territories Worldwide All time
North America
All time
worldwide
Curious George February 10, 2006 (2006-02-10) $50 million $14,703,405 $58,360,760 $11,505,164 $69,865,924 #1,266 [3]
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! November 18, 2009 (2009-11-18) $2,240,069 $2,240,069 [4]
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle July 23, 2015 (2015-07-23)
Curious George 4: Royal Monkey September 10, 2019 (2019-09-10)
Curious George 5: Go West, Go Wild September 8, 2020 (2020-09-08)
Curious George 6: Cape Ahoy September 30, 2021 (2021-09-30)
Totals $50 million $14,703,405 $58,360,760 $13,745,233 $72,105,993 [3]

Critical and public response

Each film is linked to the "Critical response" section of its article

Film Critical Public
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Curious George 70% (107 reviews)[5] 62 (28 reviews)[6] A−[7]
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! TBA (1 review)[8]
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle TBA (1 review)[9]
Curious George 4: Royal Monkey TBA (1 review)[10]
Curious George 5: Go West, Go Wild TBA (0 review)[11]
Curious George 6: Cape Ahoy TBA (1 review)[12]

Cast and characters

List indicator(s)

This section includes characters who will appear or have appeared in the franchise.

Character Films Television series
Curious George Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Curious George: Royal Monkey Curious George: Go West Go Wild Curious George: Cape Ahoy Curious George
George Frank Welker
The Man with the Yellow Hat
Ted Shackleford
Will Ferrell Jeff Bennett Jeff Bennett
Matt KaminskySU
Mr. Bloomsberry Dick Van Dyke Fred Tatasciore
Margaret "Maggie" Dunlop Drew Barrymore Nickie Bryar
Junior Bloomsberry David Cross Silent cameo
Ivan Ed O'Ross Ed O'Ross
Clovis Eugene Levy
Ms. Plushbottom Joan Plowright
Edu Michael Chinyamurindi
Kayla Deleted scene Jeff McNeal
Hark Hanson Matt Lauer
Danno Wolfe Jamie Kennedy
Mr. Piccadilly Tim Curry
Humble Stationmaster Jerry Lewis
Miss Fisher Cree Summer
Farmer Dan Clint Howard
Anna Trupti Potdukhe
Tina Catherine Taber
Hal Houston John Goodman
Dr. Naja Kulinda Angela Bassett
Tech Andrew Alexander Polinsky
Philippe Frank Welker
Princess Isabel lll Daniela Bobadilla
King Gustavo V Philip Anthony-Rodriguez
Ana Eliza Jane Schneider
El Fuego Dee Bradley Baker
Fernando
Mayor Mick Wingert
Doris Adrienne C. Moore
Emmett Max Mittelman
Sadie Dee Bradley Baker
Ricochet
Billy
Spittoon
Frick
Frack
Frank Stetson Phil Morris
Cousin Ginny April Stewart
Ginny's Mom Adrienne Barbeau
Captain Elmer Christopher Swindle
Emma Hiromi Dames
Gertrude St. John Rita Moreno
Seal Pup Dee Bradley Baker
Mama Seal
Rocco Luka Jones
Gwen Kimberly D. Brookes
Chef Pisghetti Silent cameo Jim Cummings
The Doorman Bill Chott
Lex Lang
Hundley
Netti Susan Silo
Gnocchi Debi Derryberry
Dee Bradley Baker
Charkie Kel Mitchell
Rob Paulsen
Aunt Margaret Silent cameo Betty Jean Ward
Steve Silent cameo Elizabeth Daily
Betsy Grey DeLisle
Professor Wiseman Rolonda Watts
Mr. Glass Rob Paulsen
Mr. Zoobel Carlos Alazraqui
Compass Rob Paulsen
Jumpy Squirrel Jim Cummings
Allie Lara Jill Miller
Marco Grey DeLisle
Bill Silent cameo Annie Mumolo
Mr. Renkins Jeff Bennett
Mrs. Renkins Kath Soucie
Mr. Quint Jim Cummings
Mrs. Quint Candi Milo

Crew

Year Film Director Producer Writer Composer Editor
2006 Curious George Matthew O'Callaghan Ron Howard
David Kirschner
Jon Shapiro
screenplay:
Ken Kaufman
story:
Ken Kaufman
Mike Werb
Heitor Pereira Julie Rogers
2010 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! Norton Virgien Share Stallings screenplay:
Chuck Tately
story:
Chuck Tately
Darrell Rooney
John Bryant
2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Phil Weinstein Chuck Tately Roger Hinze
2019 Curious George: Royal Monkey Doug Murphy Deirdre Brenner screenplay:
Dan Wicksman
Nuria Wicksman
Cliff Ruby
Elana Lesser
Joe Stillman
story:
Dan Wicksman
Nuria Wicksman
Germaine Franco Keef Bartkus
Nina Helene Hirten
2020 Curious George: Go West, Go Wild! Michael LaBash screenplay:
Jana Howington
Sherri Stoner
story:
Jana Howington
Luke Guidici
2021 Curious George: Cape Ahoy Doug Murphy screenplay:
Glen Berger
Chuck Tately
story:
Chuck Tately
Dara Taylor Bryan Tuck

Other media

Video games

Video game Date released Game system compatible
Curious George
  • NA: February 1, 2006
Xbox
  • NA: February 1, 2006
GameCube
  • EU: November 24, 2006
  • NA: February 1, 2006
Game Boy Advance
  • EU: December 1, 2006
  • AU: December 14, 2006
  • NA: February 1, 2006
PlayStation 2
  • EU: December 1, 2006
  • AU: December 14, 2007
  • NA: February 1, 2006
Microsoft Windows

References

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  2. ^ "Curious George New Movie, TV Series Seasons Streaming Free on Peacock". Variety. 3 September 2020. Archived from the original on 2020-09-04. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  3. ^ a b "Curious George (2006)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on July 22, 2018. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 2023-01-21. Retrieved 2023-01-21.
  5. ^ "Curious George (2006)". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "Curious George". Metacritic. Archived from the original on February 1, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "CinemaScore". CinemaScore. Archived from the original on April 13, 2022. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  8. ^ "Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  9. ^ "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on May 30, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  10. ^ "Curious George: Royal Monkey". Archived from the original on 2023-01-21. Retrieved 2023-01-21 – via www.rottentomatoes.com.
  11. ^ "Curious George: Go West, Go Wild". Archived from the original on 2023-01-21. Retrieved 2023-01-21 – via www.rottentomatoes.com.
  12. ^ "Curious George: Cape Ahoy". Archived from the original on 2023-01-21. Retrieved 2023-01-21 – via www.rottentomatoes.com.