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Curious George Follow that monkey is the second animation film made of Curious George. Curious George is a children's animated series shown on Disney Junior on Sky tv. Both my son's watch and love the mischievous antics of George so when this second film came out it was a must purchase. George is a cute little monkey who lives with his owner Ted. George's heart is in the right place but more often than not things just don't seem to go quite right for him. And things are no different in this film.
The film begins with George being intrigued by a newspaper article he sees on the Great magician Piccadilly who is performing at a local circus with an elephant as the main attraction. George desperately wants to go and after a bit of nudging Ted decides to take George and Maggie (Ted's kind of love interest) to the circus. George is so excited to see Kayla the elephant perform and Ted ends up on stage as an assistant to Piccadilly. He helps in the big magic of making things disappear the main one being Kayla. George however is disturbed by the disappearance of Kayla and so ends up coursing chaos as he goes to find her and finds himself back stage! He has to find her, which he does but he finds a glum elephant. George proceeds to cheer Kayla up by having some fun. While playing they find themselves opening the exit and so George and Kayla leave the building. The two of them head down the streets of the city to Ted's apartment. Whilst the circus are looking for Kayla and it soon gets all over the press the elephant is missing. When Ted catches up with the pair they head over to the circus to do the right thing but chaos as always with George begins. The story leads into a chase of Ted chasing George and Kayla and Piccadilly and his side kicks chasing the three of them. The story is full of action and fun with the three of them ending up on a train. I can easily say this will keep your young child and possibly yourself entertained!
*****The characters and film.*****
The animation to this film is a carbon copy of the tv show. It is wonderfully crisp and bright and colourful making it really appealing to young children. The animation is full of action yet there isn't any scary parts that would have you child looking for reassurance. My youngest particular likes this as he hates scary programs. There is nothing scary about this cute little monkey George. George doesn't talk but the people surrounding him do. Even though this little monkey doesn't talk you can still tell how he is feeling by his ohhs and ahh's and his wonderful facial expressions. George is a very humorous character that is the main course for all the chaos which is why I think children really take to him. He has a friendly face and you just can't help but like the little fella. Ted, George's owner is also a likeable guy who often has to put things right. He is a caring person who especially cares for George. He often ends up in a mess because he is trying to look after George who in this particular film is trying to look after Kayla. Kayla is also the other main character in the story and is much loved by both my boys she is such a lovely friendly elephant who just needs a bit of love. There are other characters in the film too like Piccadilly and his crew but the first three are the ones that you see the most.
The sound track to this film is by Carbon Leaf and I have to say I really enjoyed the songs they were extremely catching and as an adult they made the film even better. I am not sure my boys really appreciated the music like I did!
The film lasts for 80 minutes and the first time my two boys watched it I didn't hear a peep out of them it kept them very well entertained. My son's have had the DVD for nearly a year now and at the ages of five and a half and four years old they still fully enjoy it. It is definitely a film you can watch over and over again. Myself, I have watched it twice now with the boys and enjoyed it too. You just can't help but fall in love with George he is so cute. Parts of the film I found funny and I would recommend as good family entertainment. The DVD is available on Amazon and sells at £3.88 which I think is great value for money for a film that will be enjoyed by all the family.