Curious George Royal Monkey - press release
EVERYONE’S FAVORITE MONKEY GETS THE ROYAL TREATMENT
IN THIS ALL-NEW ANIMATED MOVIE
CURIOUS GEORGE: ROYAL MONKEY
FEATURING AN ORIGINAL SCORE BY COMPOSER GERMAINE FRANCO
AND A BRAND-NEW SONG BY MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER
AND SONGWRITER ANDY GRAMMER
AVAILABLE ON DVD, DIGITAL, AND STREAMING ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Universal City, California, July 24, 2019 – Curious George makes his royal debut in the new feature-length animated movie, Curious George: Royal Monkey, arriving on Digital, DVD and streaming on Hulu on September 10, 2019 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and Imagine Entertainment. Filled with delightful antics, gentle humor and heartfelt emotion that have captivated the hearts of families around the world, the majestic film follows George as he trades places with the royal monkey of Simiana by mistake! For a limited time only, Curious George: Royal Monkey on DVD comes with an exclusive sticker sheet, available at all retailers nationwide.
Taking audiences on a colorful grand adventure with exciting new locations and a fresh cast of adorable characters, Curious George: Royal Monkey features returning voice cast Emmy Award® winners Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo! franchise) and Jeff Bennett (“Johnny Bravo” TV series). Reminding us all that doing what you love is the key to happiness, this king-sized journey also showcases an original score by Germaine Franco (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), along with a new original song written, performed, and produced by multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer, as well as four other original songs written by Michele and Amanda McBroom.
Join your favorite monkey as he takes on his most regal role yet in Curious George: Royal Monkey. After disrupting a meeting with a stuffy royal family, George accidentally trades places with the king’s snooty monkey, Philippe. While Philippe puzzles Ted with his flawless manners, George travels to the castle where his fun-loving antics raise eyebrows and bring shy Princess Isabel out of her shell. This king-sized adventure
Curious George is a timeless character that was first introduced to the world of children’s literacy over 75 years ago. Created by Margret and H.A. Rey in 1941, Curious George remains one of the most beloved classics in children’s literature, television and film with more than 108 episodes of the Emmy® award-winning animated series on PBS and over 80 million books in print worldwide in 26 languages. In addition, Curious George has provided the inspiration for a flourishing line of educational and entertaining properties, an original live musical stage show, interactive games and toys, national touring museum exhibits, and an interactive attraction at the Universal Studio Japan theme park.
Voice Cast: Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett
Voice Direction and Casting By: Wes Gleason
Based on the Books By: Margret & H.A. Rey
Music By: Germaine Franco
Executive Producers: Ron Howard, Brian Grazer
Executive Producers: David Kirschner, Jon Shapiro
Produced By: Deirdre Brenner
Story By: Dan & Nuria Wicksman
Screenplay By: Dan & Nuria Wicksman, and Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser, and Joe Stillman
Directed By: Doug Murphy
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date: September 10, 2019
Selection Numbers: 63197871 (US)/ 63197874 (CDN)
Running Time: 1 Hour 27 Minutes
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9, 1.78:1
Technical Info: English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French
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About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC:
The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated productions for distribution in all media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the Daytime Emmy®-winning Curious George television series for PBS Kids; as well as the latest installment of the beloved The Land Before Time film series, The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action, comedy and drama franchises, Jarhead, American Pie, Honey and Bring It On as well as the terrifying Chucky movies.
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