Curious George

2006

Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Family

68
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 69%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 13696

Synopsis


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Cast

Will Ferrell as Ted - Man with the Yellow Hat
Drew Barrymore as Maggie
David Cross as Junior
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Vivekmaru45 10 / 10

Look closer: this beautiful animated movie actually shows the bonding between father and son.

After many years, I have truly witnessed something with heart and soul. This animated film will endure the tides of time and will captivate young and old with its simple message of love and innocence.

I am reminded of Jesus saying,"You parents--if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? " This truly is the core of the film. A selfish man looks past the promise of personal gain to help someone that loves him for what he is.

We all live in a pretentious world. We often make hard choices, sacrificing less for others and more for ourselves. The one who has a child-like at heart, who has retained strong impressions of when he was a youngster playing with his parents, has something quite wonderful to give to society. But this is rarely so in today's environment. We are told brutally to "grow up fast" by our parents and to start making something of ourselves in life and make a lot of money. This pressurization of timid youngsters into setting a big goal often destroys whatever is left of their character. They are often depressed, have an inferiority complex and worse still, think the whole world hates them.

Back to the film: Curious George is the main protagonist of a series of popular children's books by the same name, written by Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey. The books feature a curious brown monkey named George, who is brought from his home in Africa by "The Man with The Yellow Hat" to live with him in a big city.

The introduction of the movie is a cartoon short where we are introduced to a happy, artistic, and mischievous but lonely little monkey somewhere in the jungle. Ted (Will Ferrell) is an employed guide at the Bloomsberry Museum. We are introduced to teacher Ms. Maggie Dunlop (Drew Barrymore) and her students who come to the museum often but they are the only regular visitors. Mr. Bloomsberry (Dick Van Dyke) heartbreakingly informs Ted that the museum will have to close, because it is no longer making any money. Bloomsberry's son, Junior (David Cross), wants to tear down the museum, and replace it with a parking garage. Ted is convinced to volunteer to go to Africa in place of Mr. Bloomsberry and bring back a mystical, forty-foot-tall idol known as "Lost Shrine of Zagawa" in the hopes that it will attract customers, much to Junior's envy. Ted is outfitted with a hideous yellow suit (which causes people to laugh at him), and boards a cargo ship to Africa despite his embarrassment.

With the help of a tour guide and tour group, Ted finds the "Lost Shrine of Zagawa", but discovers it to be only three inches tall, much to his disappointment. Ted also encounters the little monkey on his expedition to Africa, and gives the monkey his yellow hat. The monkey, who quickly grows fond of Ted, follows him and boards the cargo ship, unknown to Ted.

Verdict: the whole family can sit down and enjoy this superb animated film. I can thoroughly recommend this one for three year olds and up.

Reviewed by Mac John S. Bautista 10 / 10

A beautiful animated flick!

Most movies have elements to make it look beautiful.. Curious George is one of those movies.

The film has an understandable storyline, great voice acting done by comedic actors and a very cute George!

The highlights of the film (for me) were :

1. It is masterfully shot. Like when George doing some 'parkour' on the building, the camera was shooting at impressive angles.

2. The lighting/shading was very impressive and appealing to viewers. I see this element on very few animated movies.

It is a fun movie, George still has his curious elements, it was exciting and adventurous to watch and I give it a 10 out 10!

Reviewed by g-bodyl 7 / 10

Cute, Harmless Fun!

Nowadays, most animated films are films that are not all that suitable for young children either for frightening elements or a complicated plot. But now here is a G-rated film that is strictly for children, and I only mean children. I am not saying it's a bad film or anything, but I do not think adults will be able to handle this. Children will adore this film for sure. As a story, it does work pretty good. The animation leaves something to be desired and I feel like I'm watching a Saturday-morning cartoon.

This film, based off books I grew up with in my childhood, is about a guy named the Man in the Yellow Hat who ventures to Africa to find a relic for his museum that will save it from doom. There he meets a little mischievous monkey who ends up becoming mates with the man.

This film has some good voice talent here. It took me awhile to digest that Will Ferrell voices the Man because this is definitely not his typical fare. I think he does a good job here. Drew Barrymore is pretty good as the teacher of all the schoolchildren.

Overall, Curious George is a harmless film for children. I don't think many adults will find substance to this film. This is a good film to watch at home, but not to see in the theaters. Personally, I enjoyed it but only to a degree. I admired it for what it is and how it does not try to be more. I rate this film 7/10.

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