Release date: Febraury 10, 2006
Genre: Animated Comedy
Directed by: Jun Falkenstein
Writers: Michael McCullers and Dan Gerson & Rob Baird
Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Jon Shapiro, David Kirschner
Based on the Books by: H.A. and Margret Rey
Universal Pictures brings Curious George, the original "monkey see, monkey do" chimp, to the screen in an all-new animated adventure based upon the beloved tales that have been enchanting readers for more than 60 years. George, the inquisitive little guy with an insatiable taste for adventure, sets off in a brand new tale for the big screen, where his spunky and fun-loving nature endear him to new friends he meets along the way and (of course) lands him in a series of (mis-)adventures.
Originally published in 1941, the book has never been out of print since. Authors H. A. Rey and his wife Margret, creative partners who fled Europe during the Nazi occupation and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts, eventually wrote seven Curious George tales.
Curious George titles have sold more than 27 million copies worldwide and have been published in 14 languages, making the little monkey who left the jungle with The Man With the Yellow Hat one of the best-selling and most enduring characters in children's literature.
Jun Falkenstein (The Tigger Movie) will direct from a screenplay by Michael McCullers (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember and the upcoming Thunderbirds) and Daniel Gerson & Rob Baird (Monsters Inc.). Will Ferrell (Elf, Old School) lends his voice to The Man With the Yellow Hat.