Dad of Divas' Reviews: Curious George Season Five Hits the Air!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Curious George Season Five Hits the Air!

Hot on the heels of his 2010 Emmy® Award win for "Outstanding Children's Animated Program," everyone's favorite little monkey is back for a new season, bringing his contagious enthusiasm and curiosity to a new set of adventures centered around social science.  Premiering Labor Day, September 6, 2010, (check local listings) the fifth season of CURIOUS GEORGE finds the lovable monkey learning about different cultures, modes of transportation, and even bartering!

In the season premiere episode, "George and Marco Sound it Out," viewers are introduced to George's new friend, eight-year-old Marco, who plays in his family's pan-Latin band, Lobos de Plata.  George loves watching Marco's band perform in Endless Park, so when the bandstand is taken down suddenly, the pair set out on a whirlwind adventure to find the perfect place for the band to play.  Throughout the new season, Marco introduces George to unique elements of Hispanic culture like food, music and celebration.

"Curious George is such a great ambassador to learning for kids," said Senior Vice President of Animation Production for Universal Studios Family Productions, Ellen Cockrill. "In season five, George brings young viewers into the world of new cultures and the different social systems that tie cultures together."

George sets off on many new monkey adventures this season including trading and bartering with his friend Allie, finding a chameleon in a big city, and getting lost on the subway with The Man with the Yellow Hat.  And viewers can expect more monkey business in winter/spring 2011 when CURIOUS GEORGE returns for new episodes where George learns about sheep herding, Vietnamese foods, and even how to celebrate Mother's Day in a very special way!

"This season, George again takes his curiosity out into the world and this time learns a lot about the social world around him," said WGBH Executive Producer, Dorothea Gillim.  "The season's focus on social science introduces viewers to different cultures and social activities along with the series' underlying mission to foster understanding of science, math and engineering."

Based on the best-selling Curious George books by Margret and H.A. Rey, CURIOUS GEORGE the television series expands George's world to include a host of colorful characters and original locales, while maintaining the charm of the beloved books. This season, get active with George's new game "Monkey Moves," in which kids are invited to get out of their seats and move along with George. Also be on the lookout for an interactive game designed to teach children about Hispanic culture. Visit to find both of these upcoming games!

My Take on Season FiveI got a sneak peek at one of the episodes of Season Five and have to say that it was great. I loved the mischief that George always gets into, while always coming out on top of every situation (I wish that all human situations ended up this way). I also liked the inclusion of diversity in the episode that I watched. George and the kids that will watch this will learn so much about cultures different then their own! I have to say that if the rest of the season continues in this way, all fans will be excited. Filled with great artwork as well as storyline, you will not be disappointed!

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