A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Teachable moments about compressed air, how it's used, submersibles being underwater vehicles, and seal and whale behavior.
Be flexible when things don't go according to plan. Helping others in need is a good reason to change your plans. It's good to be curious.
Positive Role Models
George's curiosity and adventurous spirit makes him open to trying new things. Ted wants to keep a strict schedule but learns to adapt to help animals in need. He's open to following George because he loves him and wants to help. A local scientist and other townspeople encourage George in his curious ways.
Diverse little beach town includes a female scientist who does research and helps George save his animal friend, a Black author, and a female owner of the museum.
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Violence & Scariness
A humpback whale gets stuck in a reef and needs help to get out.
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Products & Purchases
Not on-screen but tie-ins to Curious George franchise of toys, games, books, and more.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Curious George: Cape Ahoy is an installment in the series of movies and books about the playful monkey named George and his best friend Ted, aka The Man in the Yellow Hat. This time they embark on a beach trip to relive some of Ted's favorite Codfest memories. But when they arrive, the adventure quickly shifts as George and Ted encounter some obstacles that require their assistance, including a brief moment of peril involving an animal friend. There's a positive message about going with the flow and being open to things not going according to plan. Several marine biology facts are also thrown into this vibrant story. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Curious George: Cape Ahoy is a lively story made to appeal to preschoolers and it surely does. The toe-tapping music and adorable characters George befriends along the way are easy to love and root for. There's also a surprising amount of science facts sprinkled throughout in a way that a child might remember, such as how long whales can hold their breath, and what compressed air is used for.
Though George's excitement and enthusiasm for new things sometimes gets him into trouble, George is apologetic and his loyal friend Ted is patient and quick to forgive. It's a model preschoolers and parents can relate to as they confront new experiences every day.
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