~I received Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Towards the end of the school year, Tot really got into Curious George books and we started picking them up at the library. I was pretty excited to review Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle because he hadn’t watched any of the animations yet! It was released at the end of June and included a lot of fun sing-along bonus features.
As you can probably guess from the title, Curious George finds himself back in the jungle when he crash lands in Africa after monkeying around during an important space mission. While the Man in the Yellow Hat worriedly searches for him, he wanders off exploring the jungle and making new animal friends. It’s a great adventure with our favorite curious little monkey!
Back to the Jungle features the voice talent of Angela Bassett (Meet the Robinsons) as Dr. Kulinda, Jeff Bennett (Regular Show) as Ted, John Goodman (Monsters Inc.) as Houston, Alexander Polinsky (The Last Avatar) as Tech Andrew and Frank Welker (The Simpsons) as our favorite Curious George!
Curious George is a classic character that has been loved for ages and ages. It was fun to share a beloved story across generations with my youngest. I thought that in an amusing way, the film shows both sides of George. The more humanized side while he is undergoing training for the space program and the animal side once he begins wandering and exploring the jungle with other animals. It’s deeper roots are about friendship and working together, but I like to think it is also about finding new worlds and adventures no matter where you wind up.
The soundtrack features The Plain White T’s, Heitor Pereira and Mark Lennon & Nick Nolan. Bonus Features include 4 Sing Along Alongs:
- Ordinary Superman
- Welcome to Paradise
- Beautiful Wild
- Together Forever
To add to the jungle fun, I’ve included a link to make your own fun recipes inspired by Curious George’s adventures!
- Frozen Banana – Banana’s covered in peanut butter, chocolate and nuts! YUM!
- Banana Bread – A quick oven baked bread recipe.
- Banana Split Mini Pies – Little pies with cream cheese, whip cream, bananas and so much goodness.
You can download them all by clicking on the cute little Curious George Recipes Button below!
You can pick up your own copy of Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle on Amazon.