Curious George Review

Curious George Review

From paper to pixels, mischievous monkey Curious George makes his way to the silver screen in a children’s full-length animated feature film. To preserve the retro spirit of the book series created by Margret and H.A. Rey in 1941, George’s world is rendered with 2-D animation. 

Celebrities lend their voice talents to Curious GeorgeWill Ferrell plays Ted, The Man With the Yellow Hat, Drew Barrymore plays a school teacher and Ted’s love interest and Dick Van Dyke plays a museum curator.  In a banana-split-second, the plot revolves around Ted and George attempting to save the financially struggling museum that Ted works at.

Curious George is a fun little flick that stays true to the classic books and will be a treat for the tots.  After the jump is the music video for Jack Johnson‘s single "Upside Down" featured in Curious George, which combines live action shots of Jack within the animated world of the mischievous monkey. Catch Curious George in theaters today! 

WIN A CURIOUS GEORGE PRIZE PACK!  This prize pack includes a kid’s t-shirt, hat and soundtrack.  To win, simply comment in this entry with a valid email address before tomorrow, February 23 @ 7PM.  A winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email.

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  • Johanna Berger

    I LOVED this movie!! my heart belongs to curious george. =)

  • Ashley Adams

    Pick me!

  • Naruto Uzumaki

    I love Curious George!!! XD

  • dolphingirl

    I can’t wait to see this movie. I also love Jack Johnson so I’ll definately be getting the soundtrack!

  • Tammy E

    Cute movie! The kids loved it =o)

  • Justina

    I wanna win :) Love the new site & layout btw :)

  • Jes Crowley

    Our whole family of 3 loved and my daughter and I rock out to jack johnson and his sing-a-longs from the movie, in the car!*She would love the shirt.

  • Tracy
  • George

    Me me me.

  • Sara

    I wanna win!

  • Elaine

    Hi Jared. CG is so cuute. How was the Project Runway reunion show and Project Jay?

  • Abigail

    I grew up listening to Curious George stories…I love the books and I love the movie and I love CURIOUS GEORGE!!! He is the only monkey without a tail!

  • Colleen

    I have Curious George as my background haha. I’m such a dork but he’s a cutie! :o)

  • Jessica

    Love that George

  • mikko

    i have two kids who love george. we have been getting excited just watching the preview. the music is sweet too.

  • Krystina B

    aw, I love Curious George!I want to win..

  • sammi

    This movie was freaking amazing! It was so adorbale and I love Curious George.

  • Hugh G

    Awwww George..

  • Elsa

    Oh that’s cutiie.. my litlle sister love it !!

  • Mel

    me me me me me! :p

  • annabel

    I love Curious Geaorge! And I love Just Jared!

  • patoots

    My son would be so psyched if I won this for him.

  • Bubala

    Going to see CG again tonight for the 2nd time. George is very, very popular at our place!

  • Betsy

    I love CG!

  • Raquel

    Curious George was my favorite when I was little and now he is my sons favorite. I still have my original Knickerbocker stuffed animal Curious George, he has a couple of small holes and is missing a nostril but I can’t bring myself to throw him out.

  • Andrea

    My kids loved this movie! We have seen it twice this week!

  • cheryl

    I took my 2 year old grandaughter to see the movie this past Saturday. Before the movie we went to Toys R US and purchased a Gerorge Doll that you can tickle and he laughs. She sat and watched the entire movie on my lap with George. She is too little to sit in the movie chairs, they fold up on her ! We loved the movie and it was just like old times when I would take her mommy to see movies :)

  • pinkvixxen

    just wanted to say your blog is awesome! love the new layout as terms of curious george, i think the jury’s still out on the movie thing… lotsa people are still freaked out by the fact that he’s tail-less =)

  • ninachi

    thanks for the video, I can’t believe that the CG soundtrack is the #1 album in the country right now!

  • sarah
  • Maggie

    Cute movie for the kiddo!

  • Jenny

    Love it! I wanna win!

  • k

    : )

  • Jacqui

    My 4-year-old son will be thrilled! :)

  • Fadila Omeragic

    i love the movie, and even if it is for kids….

  • Wendy

    Anything with Will is a winner in my book!

  • april

    Curious George is awesome. I am taking my son to see it.

  • Melissa

    Took my girls yesterday and we all LOVED it. Also, LOVE the new site! Kudos!!

  • kathotdog

    The movie is great – it is always tricky to make a beloved character "new" and the writers, director, producer and actors did a good job.

  • Julia

    I remeber hoe much I used to love Curious George when I was little even though it was before my time lol. It’s great that they can take such a spirited classic and make it popular all over again. I can’t wait to see the new movie!

  • Kim

    I took my 5 year old niece to see this last weekend and the whole theatre was full of "awww" and laughter. It was a great movie. The whole place didn’t move unless they were laughing throughout the whole movie!I grew up reading curious george’s adventures so it was very cool to watch him on screen with my niece.This is one of the best book to movie projects I have ever seen! I love curious george even more now than I did growing up and I am 20 years old! :) Anyone would enjoy this movie unless they’re old fuddy duddys!

  • Lindsay

    I grew up on these tales/tails… loves it.

  • Stephanie

    My 4 yr old loved the movie,Jared, your site is awesome, my favorite blog!

  • Wyman

    Love the blog! I read Curious George books as a kid but the animation style just doesn’t seem retro-cool enough.

  • Witchoo

    Hey J2! We’ve missed ya at ‘church’ =)I love Jack. LOVE! And my kids and I saw the movie. I’m taking my husband back this weekend. Is that weird? Love the new page. RSS RULES!!Love ya babe

  • Witchoo

    Oh, p.s. thanks for all the cute little movie stills. I’m printing them out for the monsters as we speak.

  • Mcclarsen

    Wow..too cool! I love how they’re making old things new again!!

  • jm

    Am I too late?! It’s on time here! (well, almost…) What happened to that magazine challenge thing?

  • Kim

    The movie was so cute. I loved it as much as my 4yr old son did.

  • h