A decade after the animated Curious George movie came out, it's been announced that the inquisitive monkey is getting another theatrical adventure, with this change.
Curious George Synopsis
Will Ferrell stars as The Man in the Yellow Hat, a gentleman who looks after his pet monkey - an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.
I was a big “Curious George” fan… when I was five. So, it’s safe to assume that the movie is being marketed to a similar demographic. As it should be.
They haven’t bothered with flashy, 3D animation. Instead they’re going 2D, though they’ve given the movie what appears to be a rather unique looking style. I’m sure the kids will love it. In fact, now they don’t even need to bother reading, they can just watch it on TV. Embrace illiteracy young fella.
What I’m wondering is what makes this movie worth putting out in theaters. Is there really that big a Curious George market? I mean, why isn’t this a direct to video release? What’s the deal with all the big name voice talent? Drew Barrymore? Will Ferrell? That’s heavy hitting. That’s a better cast than most CGI movies manage, and those actually make money. Maybe there’s more to this movie than there appears to be on the surface. Or maybe Universal just overspent.
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