Curious George is a monkey who headlines a series of children's books by Margret and H.A. Rey. The franchise extends into several forms of media including TV (PBS and Disney Channel), movies, and games, as well as a traveling stage show, corporate sponsorship for Welch's jelly, theme park attractions in Universal Studios, and a bookstore near Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


  • A Muppet Thought of the Week published on Jun 19, 2017 features Fozzie Bear attempting to quell an angry Quongo-type ape. In lieu of banana material in his comedic set, Fozzie offers a joke, "What do you call an angry ape? Furious George!" Fozzie thought he'd find the joke appealing. (YouTube)


  • Dee Bradley Baker played Gnocchi the cat and others on the PBS series
  • Bob Bergen played Mr. Nettoyez on the PBS series
  • Drew Barrymore played Maggie in the 2006 animated film
  • Carol Burnett played Great Aunt Sylvia in two episodes of the PBS series (2013-2014)
  • Jessica DiCicco played a girl and a skater boy in "Roller Monkey" (TV series, 2006)
  • Ken Kaufman wrote the 2006 film
  • Raye Lankford wrote for the 2006 PBS series
  • William H. Macy narrated the first season of the PBS series
  • Maria O'Meara wrote the 1999 CD-ROM Curious George Reads, Writes, & Spells for Grades 1 & 2
  • Rob Paulsen played Charkie and others on the PBS series
  • Rino Romano narrated the PBS series (2007-2015)
  • Ken Scarborough wrote for the 2006 PBS series
  • Tara Strong played a ticket clerk and stewardess in "Curious George Takes a Vacation" and Claure Zucchini in "Unbalanced" (TV, both 2007)
  • Dick Van Dyke played Mr. Bloomsberry in the 2006 film
  • Frank Welker played Curious George in the 2006 animated film, PBS series, and sequels

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