Inspired by the series of popular children's books created by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey in 1941, the daily, half-hour Curious George was the second animated TV version of the venerable property. Narrated by actor William H. Macy, the two short cartoon segments per half-hour episode found mischievous "four-handed" monkey Curious George going through his time-honored paces, all the while gleaning valuable insights about science, math, and design-engineering concepts. Generally George had to have his enthusiasm curbed by the ubiquitous Man in the Yellow Hat, but he always managed to absorb an educational concept that could be easily grasped by the series' two- to six-year-old target audience. The end of each episode featured live-action segments showing children applying whatever they'd learned during the animated segments. Produced by Universal Home Entertainment, Imagine Entertainment, and WGBH-Boston, Curious George made its PBS debut on September 4, 2006, not long after a CGI-animated feature-film version of the same property was released theatrically.
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