PBS KIDS s monkeying around this Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, November 23, PBS KIDS features the broadcast premiere of the original Curious George movie, which will air as part of the Curious George Holiday Spectacular beginning at 8:00 a.m. on KUED.
A three-movie, on-air event, the Holiday Spectacular kicks off with Curious George, featuring the voices of Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore and Dick Van Dyke, as well as the music of Jack Johnson. It will be followed by Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey and Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas. Encore presentations of will air throughout Thanksgiving weekend.
"We're excited to extend the fun and engagement of Curious George, the #1 preschool series in the country, into this special holiday movie event," says James Davie, KUED Programming Director. "George has a natural curiosity and eagerness to learn, making him an ideal trusted guide for our young viewers. We hope that the Curious George Holiday Spectacular will take families on even more adventures with their favorite monkey, fostering excitement in exploring the world around them."
CURIOUS GEORGE Holiday Spectacular Program Descriptions
Curious George follows everyone's favorite spunky monkey as he sets off on a series of (mis)adventures. In the film, after the Man with the Yellow Hat accidentally brings George back from a business trip to Africa, the unlikely twosome embarks on a fun-filled journey through the big city, and ultimately finds their way to a lasting friendship. Featuring gorgeous and old-fashioned two-dimensional animation that echoes the simple colors and shapes of the books by Margret and H. A. Rey, Curious George includes voice talents Will Ferrell (as the Man with the Yellow Hat), Drew Barrymore, and Dick Van Dyke, as well as all-original music from Jack Johnson.
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey
In Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey, the fun-filled sequel to the hit animated movie, Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat set out on a madcap cross-country adventure to reunite Kayla, a homesick elephant, with her family. This unlikely trio faces all types of comic calamities and colorful characters and in the end learns that with family, friends and determination you can achieve anything. Curious George 2 features the voices of Tim Curry, Matt Lauer, Jamie Kennedy and Jerry Lewis.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
In A Very Monkey Christmas, Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There's only one dilemma - neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present! In the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing the true spirit of the holiday season.
Curious George Holiday Spectacular
Wednesday, November 23, from 8:00am to12:00pm
Thursday, November 24, from 12:00 to 4:00pm
Friday, November 25, from 6:00 to 10:00am Saturday, November 26, from 7:00 to 11:00am Sunday, November 27, from 1:00 to 5:00pm
Friday, November 25, from 6:00 to 10:00am
Saturday, November 26, from 7:00 to 11:00am
Sunday, November 27, from 1:00 to 5:00pm
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