Curious George (franchise)

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.

Curious George
Curious George logo
Official franchise logo
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 (23)
  • Darrell Rooney (2)
Based onCurious George
by Margret Rey
H.A. Rey
Produced by
Starring
Music by
Production
companies
Distributed by
Release date
2006–present
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$50 million
Box office$69.83 million

FilmsEdit

Curious George (2006)Edit

Curious George is the first film in the Curious George series. In an attempt to save the museum, Ted goes to Africa to find a forty-foot idol, while encountering a monkey named George. It was released in theaters on February 10, 2006.

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009)Edit

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! is the second film in the Curious George series. It follows George and Ted & Tristan & Daddy & Mom embarking on a cross-country trip to reunite a baby elephant named Kayla with her family. It was released on DVD on March 2, 2010.

Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015)Edit

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: Royal Monkey (2019)Edit

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: Go West Go Wild (2020)Edit

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. The film was released via digital and DVD on December 15, 2020. [2]

Curious George: Cape Ahoy (2021)Edit

Curious George: Cape Ahoy is the sixth 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 seriesEdit

Curious George (2006–present)Edit

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.

ReceptionEdit

Box office performanceEdit

Title Release date
(United States)
Budget Box office gross Box office ranking class="unsortable"| 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 TBD [3]
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! November 18, 2009 (2009-11-18) N/A
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle July 23, 2015 (2015-07-23) N/A
Curious George: Royal Monkey September 10, 2019 (2019-09-10) N/A
Curious George: Go West, Go Wild September 8, 2020 (2020-09-08) N/A
Curious George: Cape Ahoy September 30, 2021 (2021-09-30) N/A
Totals $50 million $14,703,405 $58,360,760 $11,505,164 $69,865,924 [3]

Critical and public responseEdit

Film Critical Public
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Curious George 69% (103 reviews)[4] 62 (28 reviews)[5] A-[6]
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! TBA (1 review)[7] N/A N/A
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle TBA (1 review)[8] N/A N/A

Cast and charactersEdit

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
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 Jeff McNeal
Hark Hanson Matt Lauer
Danno Wolfe Jamie Kennedy
Mr. Piccadilly Tim Curry
Miss Fisher Cree Summer
Farmer Dan Clint Howard
Anna Trupti Potdukhe
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

CrewEdit

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 Deirdre Brenner screenplay:

Glen Berger

Chuck Tately

story: Chuck Tately

Dara Taylor Bryan Tuck

Other mediaEdit

Video gamesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CURIOUS GEORGE ROYAL MONKEY Arrives on DVD, Digital 9/10".
  2. ^ "Curious George New Movie, TV Series Seasons Streaming Free on Peacock". Variety. 3 September 2020. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  3. ^ a b "Curious George (2006)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "Curious George (2006)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Curious George". Metacritic. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "CinemaScore". CinemaScore. Archived from the original on April 13, 2022. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  7. ^ "Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  8. ^ "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 28, 2016.