Curious George

Synopsis: The man with the yellow hat named Ted Shackleford works at a natural history museum that's fallen on hard times. The museum director's son wants to turn it into a parking lot, but Ted offers to bring back a mysterious idol from Africa that's guaranteed to pull in crowds. Unfortunately, the idol turns out to be three inches tall. But Ted accidentally brings back a lonely yet irrepressible monkey, soon dubbed George. They set off on a non-stop action, fun-filled journey through the wonders of the big city toward the warmth of true friendship.
Director(s): Matthew O'Callaghan
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

Who's to say

What's impossible

Well, they forgot

This world keeps spinning

And with each new day

I can feel a change

in everything

And as the surface breaks,

reflections fade

But in some ways,

they remain the same

And as my mind begins to

spread its wings

There's no stopping curiosity

I want to turn the whole thing

upside down

I'll find the things

they say just can't be found

I'll share this love I find

with everyone

We'll sing and dance

to Mother Nature's songs

I don't want this feeling to go away

Who's to say

I can't do everything

Well, I can try

And as I roll along

I begin to find

Things aren't always just what they seem

I want to turn the whole thing

upside down

I'll find the things

they say just can't be found

I'll share this love I find

with everyone

We'll sing and dance

to Mother Nature's songs

This world keeps spinning

And there's no time to waste

Well, it all keeps spinning, spinning

round and round

And upside down

Who's to say what's impossible

and can't be found

I don't want this feeling to go away

Please don't go away

Please don't go away

Please don't go away

Is this how it's supposed to be

Is this how it's supposed to be

Now, as I was saying,

life was a constant struggle for survival.

Australopithecus had no time

to enjoy himself...

because around every corner was danger.

- Way to go.

- Oh, good one.

It wasn't until an amazing discovery...

that man was able to take time

and enjoy life.

And why was that?

What made Ogg and Grogg's life

so much better?

- A video game?

- No.

- The Internet?

- No.

- A rocket sled?

- A mountain of chocolate.

- Star stickers?

- No.

- Look. No, no, that wasn't a real question.

- Peanut butter?

That's right.


Look at that. Impressive, huh?

Miss Dunlop, why do we have to come

to this boring museum every single week?

It's not boring. It's very interesting.

This led to hot dinners.

- Eventually became the microwave.

- Three, two, one.

Oh! Oh, no.

Hot. Fire's hot.

Yes. Where was I?

- Hey, is that a real spear?

- Can we play with it?

Kids, a museum is a place

where we observe. We don't play.

- This stinks.

- What else can we do?

- Yeah, this is boring.

- Children, be polite.

- Lunchtime!

- Yeah, lunch.

Lunchtime? It's only 9:00 a. m.

Buddy system. Stay with your buddies.

Oh, well, each kid has a buddy

so they can all keep track of each other.

Everyone needs a partner, right?

Oh, yeah. I'm not following.


- Lungfish!

- Excuse me?

Next Thursday, I'm going to talk

to your class about the lungfish...

the closest living relative of the tetrapods.

- It's pretty great.

- I look forward to hearing it.

You know, I look forward

to all your Thursday lectures.

I wish today was Thursday.

- I mean, I know that it's Thursday.

- Don't worry.

- I just meant, when it's not, I wish it was.

- It's not a big deal.


I should go catch up to my lungfish.

I mean, class.

Way to go, Maggie.

Way to go.

I'll see you next week, Miss Dunlop.

Oh, how embarrassing.

- Ted?

- Mr Bloomsberry.

Walk with me, Ted.

I'm afraid that Ogg and Grogg,

all of our friends here...

they're just not bringing in the crowds

like they used to.

What do you mean?

It breaks my heart,

but I have to sell the museum. We're broke.


Mr Bloomsberry, the museum can't close!

I have no choice, Ted.

Museum attendance is down.

No one's buying anything

from the gift shop.

Even the glow-in-the-dark star stickers?

Even the glow-in-the-dark star stickers.

Man, I love those.

I especially love the Milky Way... Wait!

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Ken Kaufman

Ken Kaufman was born in 1963. He is known for his work on Space Cowboys (2000), The Expendables 2 (2012) and The Missing (2003). more…

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