Parents' Guide to

The Adventures of Curious George and His Friends

By Andy Davis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Classic childrens tales brought lovingly to life.

Movie NR 1993 106 minutes
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Who doesn't love this mischievous monkey? The animation in these adventures is wonderful. :) Children will delight in seeing George and his friends on screen!

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The stop-motion animated characters in CURIOUS GEORGE AND HIS FRIENDS are amazingly true to the storybook characters that inspired them. George and the Man in the Yellow Hat look like they've jumped right from the pages, and their voices are just as we imagined them. As described in H.A. Rey's books, their world is spare and colorful, and full of enticing objects, such as telephones and wheelchairs, ripe for George's mischief.

When we see the depiction of Frog and Toad, we begin to understand how talented this animator is. Their world is filled with fairy tale flowers, trees, mushrooms, and enchanting little houses, and Frog and Toad are given personalities made distinct by their appearances and actions. Older kids will be engaged by the section in which the director explains his fascinating animation techniques. He explains how, using the illustrations in the Frog and Toad books, he tried to create a "real little world -- one different from ours, one that a child would love to live in." Mission accomplished.

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