PEACOCK EXPANDS ORIGINAL KIDS PROGRAMMING WITH "CURIOUS GEORGE: GO WEST, GO WILD"
PEACOCK EXPANDS ORIGINAL KIDS PROGRAMMING WITH CURIOUS GEORGE: GO WEST, GO WILD PREMIERING SEPTEMBER 8 Peacock Will Be Home to a Robust Curious George® Collection Including Several Films, Seasonal TV Specials and Seasons One Through Nine of the Beloved Series
CURIOUS GEORGE: GO WEST, GO WILD (Peacock Original Film)
Curious George® is back in the saddle and ready for adventure in his exciting movie—Go West, Go Wild. George and Ted travel to cousin Ginny’s farm for a relaxing outdoor weekend, but plans take a turn when her farm animals escape into the wild blue yonder. With the help of Emmett, a friendly farmhand with cowboy dreams, the group sets out to track the herd through the countryside, camp outdoors, fish for their dinner, and stumble into a ghost town! Featuring a spirited new score and original songs, this unforgettable story proves that anything is possible when you believe in yourself.
The music from the film features "The Other Side" by global recording artist Yuna. This is the first time in the history of CURIOUS GEORGE® films that a song is performed by a female vocalist. Other highlights include original songs written by Michele Brourman & Amanda McBroom and score by Germaine Franco. The soundtrack will be released day and date with the film release on Peacock.
CURIOUS GEORGE: GO WEST, GO WILD will also be available on Digital & DVD via Universal Pictures Home Entertainment winter 2020.
CREDITS Voice Cast: Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett Voice Direction & Casting: Wes Gleason Based on the Books By: Margret & H.A. Rey Music By: Germaine Franco Songs By: Michele Brourman & Amanda McBroom Executive Producers: Ron Howard, Brian Grazer Executive Producers: David Kirschner, Jon Shapiro Produced By: Deirdre Brenner Story By: Jana Howington Screenplay By: Jana Howington & Sherri Stoner Directed By: Michael LaBash
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CURIOUS GEORGE: GO WEST, GO WILDpremieres Tuesday, Sept. 8 on Peacock.
A clip is available to view/share here: https://youtu.be/17cyAsmtG5
PEACOCK IS NOW HOME TO A ROBUST CURIOUS GEORGE® COLLECTION
September is Curious George’s birthday, celebrated annually as “Curiosity Month.” To mark the occasion, Peacock is:
Releasing a new Curious George® movie, Peacock Original Curious George: Go West, Go Wild will premiere Sept. 8 in addition to three more Curious George® movies on Sept. 20, Curious George, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle, alongside two seasonal TV Specials Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest, and Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas.
Adding seasons one – nine of Curious George® to Peacock on Sept. 20. Peacock currently has seasons 10-12, along with select episodes from season 13, which debuted as Peacock Originals earlier this year.
MORE INFO ON CURIOUS GEORGE®
First introduced to the world of children’s literacy over 75 years ago, Curious George® was created by Margret and H.A. Rey in 1941 and remains one of the most beloved children’s classics of all-time. The animated series targets preschool viewers and follows the adventures of everyone’s favorite monkey and his insatiable curiosity to bring delightful antics, gentle humor and heartfelt emotion to each fun-filled episode. With a focus on education, the Emmy® award-winning program incorporates early concepts in math, science, technology and engineering and encourages children to use their imagination and expand their own investigations of the world.
CURIOUS GEORGE®, created by Margaret and H.A. Rey, is copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Company and used under License
The Curious George® voice cast includes Emmy® award winner Frank Welker (Scooby Doo and Guess Who?), Jeff Bennett (The Loud House) and Rino Romano (Spaceballs: The Animated Series).
Curious George® is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.
Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, continues to develop and produce Curious George® ensuring the timeless character continues to be easily accessible today and for many future generations to come.
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