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Curious George: Royal Monkey

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Beloved monkey trades places with royalty in gentle tale.

Movie G 2019 86 minutes
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Based on 3 parent reviews

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Kids loved it

Both my 2.5 year old and 5 year old enjoyed this, though our family has a special love for George!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Content to release full-length Curious George movies only every few years, the creators of this fourth well-crafted, direct-to-DVD entry deliver another gentle, relatable, and funny story for kids. It's a delight to see how the artists have differentiated the two monkeys simply by defining their eyes/eyebrows; even little ones will be able to tell George from Phillippe at any given moment. Curious George: Royal Monkey's music is wonderfully original and offers solid affirmation of the film's core values. Performances are uniformly spirited and skilled. Once again, this franchise lives up to its creators' original promise. It's a fine addition to the little monkey's collection.

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