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From Book to Film: Curious George (2006)

Opens on July 14

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan Run Time: 87 min. Rating: G Release Year: 2006

Starring: David Cross, Dick Van Dyke, Drew Barrymore, Frank Welker, Will Ferrell

Country: Germany, United States
Language: English

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About the film:

The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey, an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.

The stories of the curious little monkey by Margret and H.A. Rey have captured the hearts of readers since 1941. In the beloved children’s film Curious George (2006), discover how George meets his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat, and has his first big adventure in the big city. The soundtrack features songs by Jack Johnson.

“Bright colors, vivid drawings, encouraging music, a plot that is exciting but not too scary… The movie is faithful to the spirit and innocence of the books”

Roger Ebert

About the filmmaker:

Matthew O’Callaghan is an American film director, animator, writer, and storyboard artist. He directed the feature film Curious George (2006) and co-created the animated television series Life with Louie, which ran from 1995 to 1998. He began his career in animation working on projects for Disney, including The Black Cauldron (1985), The Great Mouse Detective (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), and as director animator on The Little Mermaid (1989). He also worked on various projects for Warner Bros. and Looney Tunes. For his work directing Daffy’s Rhapsody (2012), he was nominated for a best short film award at the 2012 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

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