Sunday, June 28, 2015
Curious George Books 2014 - McD
Two stop-motion animated shorts were made of Curious George stories in 1984, created with puppet-figures by noted animator John Clark Matthews (who later used a similar technique for his films of Frog and Toad). An animated film, Curious George, featuring Will Ferrell as the voice of the originally unnamed Man With the Yellow Hat, was released on February 10, 2006. In this film (in which The Man is referred to as "Ted"), Curious George secretly follows The Man onto the ship to the city on his own accord. Frank Welker provided the vocal effects of Curious George. On March 2, 2010, a direct-to-video sequel to the film was released, titled Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!, which featured Jeff Bennett replacing Ferrell as the voice of the Man. Bennett also provides the Man's voice in the TV series. The second direct-to-video sequel, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle, was released on June 23, 2015. A Christmas film, Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas, was released in 2009 on PBS. On July 30, 2010, Los Angeles Times reported that the studio Illumination Entertainment was developing a new, live-action/computer-animated film about Curious George with Larry Stuckey writing the script.