Curious George Carrying Case

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Product Overview

Original Title: Curious George (Carrying Case). Director: Mathew O Callaghan. Format: DVD. Format Size: Fullscreen. Runtime: 88 Mins. Language: English. Subtitle: English Subtitles. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: G. Genre: Animation. Release Year: 2006.

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Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 208160489
UPC 025195046138
UPC 14 00025195046138
Format DVD
Release Date 8/5/2008
Rating Rating
Keywords
Animals
Children
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Resisting the temptations that so many recent kids' movies have succumbed to, CURIOUS GEORGE stays true to the innocently playful spirit of the beloved, brilliantly simple children's books by H.A. Rey, eschewing ironic asides, gross-out comedy, and pop culture references. Barely acknowledging the parents and guardians in the audience, the filmmakers talk directly--and effectively--to their target viewers: young children. And much like the tone and story it complements, the bright and colorful animation is distinctly old-fashioned, paying tribute to the books, appealing to kids, and adding to the movie's retro charms.^In the film, the Man in the Yellow Hat (now named Ted) is a geeky museum guide, winningly voiced by Will Ferrell, whose relatively restrained performance here is actually less cartoonish than many of his previous flesh-and-blood roles. He travels to Africa in an attempt to obtain a huge ancient ruin that could save his struggling museum, which the owner's son (the inherently funny David Cross) wants to turn into a more-profitable parking lot. Instead, of course, Ted brings back an adorable, mischievous, childlike monkey (fortunately, George doesn't talk, though his primate chatter is quite expressive), who inadvertently causes all kinds of trouble for him--though there's never much doubt that everything will work out for the best in the end. With the talented voice acting (which also includes Dick Van Dyke, Joan Plowright, and Drew Barrymore as Ted's sweet schoolteacher love interest), the appropriately fun and laid-back music by Jack Johnson, the irresistibly likable character of George himself, and the wisely uncluttered plot, first-time feature director Matthew O'Callaghan achieves the rare feat of successfully and respectfully adapting one of the most popular children's books of all time.
Reviews
New York Times "With top-drawer voice talent?and old-fashioned two-dimensional animation that echoes the simple colors and shapes of the books, CURIOUS GEORGE is an unexpected delight" 02/10/2006 p.E10
Entertainment Weekly "[Farrell] turns the Man in the Yellow hat into an affably game science nerd, and Drew Barrymore, as the teacher who has a crush on him, flirts engagingly." -- Grade: B- 02/17/2006 p.55-56
Sight and Sound "[T]he film remains true to the spirit of the series of books....The emphasis is on fun, discovery and education..." 07/01/2006 p.49
Directors
Jun Falkenstein
Actors
Joan Plowright
Drew Barrymore
Will Ferrell
Eugene Levy
Cast & Crew
Joan Plowright - Star
Drew Barrymore - Star
Will Ferrell - Star
Eugene Levy - Star
David Cross - Star
James Whitaker - Executive Producer
Bonne Radford - Producer
Matthew O'Callaghan - Director of Animation
Ron Howard - Producer
David Kirschner - Producer
Jun Falkenstein - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2006
Catalog ID 61105478
UPC 00025195046138
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 88 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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