The Man in the Yellow Hat tries to tame Curious George in this animated version of the beloved children's series. The museum guide travels to Africa to find a priceless artifact, but returns with George, an inquisitive chimp who paints the town red.
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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; Jack Johnson music video; games; making-of featurette; behind-the-scenes featurette.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Curious George is a preschooler-friendly movie. There are some product placements, some flirting, moral ambiguity, and an emotionally-intense scene in which George is removed -- at the Man in the Yellow Hat's request -- by animal control. One man schemes to replace a museum with a profitable parking lot. Ted himself tries to fool the museum patrons with a fraud, something he is not punished for. An apartment building manager roughly chases the monkey from room to room, then evicts Ted, who has to sleep on a park bench that night.
- Sexual Content
- Some flirting between Ted and Maggie, a kiss at the end.
- Slapsticky falls and jumps; monkey antics include painting on apartment walls, stealing and flying away on balloons, projecting himself to look large like King Kong (this leads to chaos in the streets).
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Rambunctious monkey and lonely man learn to appreciate one another's inclination for adventure.
- Obvious Dole plug (crates of fruit marked clearly); Volkswagen.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it