The Hilarious, Wholesome Major Motion Picture Adventure Featuring One of the Most...

The Hilarious, Wholesome Major Motion Picture Adventure Featuring One of the Most Beloved Characters in History

Curious George: Swings Onto DVD September 26, 2006Will Ferrell and Drew Barrymore Give Voice to This Heartwarming Treat the Whole Family Will Enjoy‘Fabulous family entertainment’ – Janet Stokes, Film Advisory Board


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Universal City, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 24, 2006–Kids and parents will go bananas when their favorite inquisitive little monkey, Curious George, ventures onto DVD September 26, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. This animated major motion picture, based on one of the most recognizable and beloved characters of all time, tells the heartwarming and hilarious tale of an incurably curious monkey with an insatiable taste for exciting adventures and his human friend Ted, otherwise known as The Man with the Yellow Hat. Set to a chart-topping soundtrack of songs by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, and produced by Ron Howard and Imagine Entertainment, the film features the incredible voice talents of Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Eugene Levy, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Plowright and David Cross. A must-own DVD for fans of all ages, the G-rated Curious George is an instant classic that delivers wholesome family entertainment sure to delight kids and parents again and again. The DVD is priced at $29.98 SRP. Preorder close is August 1, 2006.

Curious George’s visuals and story are delightfully true to the beloved original stories by H.A. and Margret Rey. One of the best known and beloved children’s brands of all-time, the stories of Curious George have been passed down among generations of families for years. Known for being one of safest entertainment properties for kids, awareness for the character among mothers has reached almost universal proportions. Recently awarded the Parents Television Council Seal of Approval and the Film Advisory Board’s Award of Excellence, the Curious George feature film continues the successful legacy of this powerhouse family brand.

CURIOUS GEORGE CAPTURES CRITICS’ HEARTS

Critics across America found the sweet simplicity of this family favorite impossible to resist. Curious George is an “amusing, exciting and hilarious adventure!” raves Janet Stokes of the Film Advisory Board. “They’ve done justice to a childhood friend!” Dean Richards, WGN-TV gushes, adding, “A family classic comes to life with real sweetness!” Joel Siegel of “Good Morning America” calls Curious George “A little nostalgia for parents, a wonderful first film for very young kids” and Roger Ebert of “Ebert & Roeper At the Movies” gives Curious George a definitive “Thumbs up!”

INTERACTIVE BONUS FEATURES TO DELIGHT THE ENTIRE FAMILY

After watching the film, kids and parents will love the DVD’s many interactive bonus features, including:

— JACK JOHNSON “UPSIDE DOWN” MUSIC VIDEO WITH SING-A-LONG: Join Curious George and Jack Johnson in this fun sing-a-long the whole family will enjoy.

— “DRAWN” TO GEORGE: Families will love learning how to draw their favorite inquisitive monkey.

— MONKEY AROUND WITH WORDS: Kids will go bananas with this fun bonus feature that will help them learn words.

— MONKEY IN MOTION: See how an animation artist makes George come alive.

— DELETED SCENES: Enjoy even more monkey business with these fun deleted scenes.

— MORE FUN GAMES AND ACTIVITES!

— VIRTUAL COLORING BOOK: Kids will love this onscreen coloring book.

— THE EVER CHANGING COLORFUL CHAMELEON: Help pick the colors and patterns of George’s jungle friend, the Chameleon.

— WHERE’S GEORGE?: Families will enjoy this game of hide and seek with George.

— BANANA HUNT: HELP HUNGRY GEORGE FIND THE BANANAS: George is hungry and needs your help to find his favorite food…bananas!

— DVD ROM: Features include downloadable coloring sheets that the kids will love!

SYNOPSIS

The unforgettable fun begins when museum guide Ted (voiced by Will Ferrell) journeys to the African jungle to find an artifact that will save his museum from closing. There he meets Curious George, a pint-sized chimp with insatiable curiosity and a nose for adventure. It’s monkey see, monkey do when Ted returns home by ship and the adorable simian stows away to be with him. Back home, George manages to throw a monkey wrench into Ted’s life when his outrageous antics get his friend fired. In the end, George and Ted work together to save the museum and win the heart of a lovely elementary school teacher (Drew Barrymore). A remarkable family treasure, Curious George features an all-star voice cast that also includes Eugene Levy, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Plowright and David Cross.

For more information please visit: http://www.curiousgeorgemovie.com

CAST & FILMMAKERS

— Cast: Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, David Cross, Eugene Levy, Joan Plowright, Dick Van Dyke

— Director: Matthew O’Callaghan

— Screenplay By: Ken Kaufman

— Story By: Ken Kaufman and Mike Werb

— Produced By: Ron Howard, David Kirschner, Jon Shapiro

— Based on the books by: Margret and H.A. Rey

— Executive Producers: Bonne Radford, Ken Tsumura, James Whitaker, David Bernardi

— Music By: Heitor Pereira

— Original Songs By: Jack Johnson

— Edited By: Julie Rogers

— Production Designer: Yarrow Cheney

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD

— Street Date: September 26, 2006

— Pre-Order Close: August 1, 2006

— Copyright: 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

— Price: $29.98 SRP

— Selection Number: 26159 Widescreen; 26160 Full Frame

— Running Time: 1 Hour 28 Minutes

— Layers: Dual Layer

— Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1; Full Frame 1.33:1

— Rating: G

— Technical Info: English, Spanish & French Dolby Digital 5.1; English SDH; Spanish/French subtitles

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The Hilarious, Wholesome Major Motion Picture Adventure Featuring One of the Most Beloved Characters in History