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At Theaters: 2/10/2006 On Video: 9/26/2006
Rated: G Length: 1 hr. 27 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 459982
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Ted goes shopping for the proper gear and clothing, including a bright yellow safari outfit and matching hat. He is going to Africa in search of a gigantic idol in hopes of saving the museum. There he meets a little monkey and they develop a friendship. When he leaves the monkey stows away on the ship. George’s curiosity leads him and his new human friend into a mess.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Animated Comedy - This is a clean animated feature for the whole family. Children will enjoy while the parents who grew up on the original books will be happy to find that little has changed in the journey to the big screen.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Will Ferrell (Voice of Ted)
Drew Barrymore (Voice of Maggie)
David Cross (Voice of Bloomsberry, Jr.)
Eugene Levy (Voice of Clovis)
Joan Plowright (Voice of Miss Plushbottom)
Dick Van Dyke (Voice of Mr. Bloomsberry)
Director: Matthew O'Callaghan TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS
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The History of Curious George
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Hits played for laughs.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: A number of chases.
COMEDY: Silly slapstick and wisecracks; cute animal humor.
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Good

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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good ...Bright colors, vivid drawings, encouraging music, a plot that is exciting but not too scary, and a character they can identify with.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average George is cute, and the simple story has its entertaining moments.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 101 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
33
Very High
91%
13-19Teens (M)
3
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
8
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
8
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
9
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
12
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
28
Very High
96%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 101 moviegoers:The monkey's a hit on the big screen. All ages really enjoyed "Curious George." There are very few mediocre reviews, no real low opinions and lots of very high opinions. This indicates a movie with wide appeal, which means, take the kids and stay to see it with them.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Ted (Will Ferrell) is a highly enthusiastic guide at the Bloomsberry Museum, giving a tour to a group of schoolchildren and their teacher Maggie (Drew Barrymore), who happens to be Ted's biggest fan. When the museum's owner, Mr. Bloomsberry (Dick Van Dyke), tells Ted that his beloved museum will have to be closed because of meager attendance, they decide drastic measures are needed in a last-ditch effort to save the museum: an amazing new exhibit, never before seen at any museum. Mr. Bloomsberry shows Ted his secret journal with a map to a lost shrine of the African tribe of Zagawa. Finding and bringing back the gigantic idol for an exhibition will save the museum! Ted excitedly starts planning for his trip to Africa, shopping for the proper gear and clothing, including a bright yellow safari outfit and matching hat.

But Bloomsberry, Jr. (David Cross), who would like nothing more than to see the museum converted into a parking lot, covertly sabotages the expedition—removing important pages with the location of the idol from the secret journal—just as Ted is about to set sail.

In the jungle, a mischievous little monkey spies Ted in the distance and decides to make friends with The Man with the Yellow Hat. The two play a fun game of peek-aboo before Ted gets down to business. He now finds what he believes to be the ancient idol, and he is shocked to find that it isn't giant at all—it is absolutely tiny! The dejected explorer sends a photograph of his discovery to Mr. Bloomsberry, who mistakenly believes the picture to be that of the enormous idol. Bloomsberry, Sr. is overjoyed, while Ted—oblivious to the mistake—is crestfallen. He finds a much-needed distraction to his worries when he succumbs to the charms of the playful monkey, and a true friendship is born. When it comes time for Ted to leave Africa, his new friend secretly stows away aboard the ship.

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