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Curious George: Season 7

Universal // 2013 // 142 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // June 18th, 2014

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All Rise...

Curiosity killed Judge David Johnson's cat. Don't ask.

Editor's Note

Our reviews of Curious George (published October 9th, 2006), Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (published November 9th, 2009), Curious George Leads The Band And Other Musical Mayhem! (published December 11th, 2008), Curious George: Monkey Collection, Volume 1 (published February 9th, 2009), Curious George: Robot Monkey And More Great Gadgets (published February 18th, 2009), and Curious George Sails With The Pirates (published August 20th, 2008) are also available.

The Charge

You never do know what's around the bend.

The Case

I think it was the 2012 election and Romney was talking about pulling the plug on public television. Now, I'm a standard issue Federalist/Live-Free-or-Die type, but I always thought this particular talking point was vapid. Not only are you talking chump change compared to the rest of the budget bloat, but at least PBS is the government providing something of aesthetic value to us plebes. There's something to be said for building the type of civilization you want to live in and, for me and my daughter, that civilization needs to have Curious George as a part of it.

Here is Season 7 of the Emmy award winner, bringing seven episodes (14 total stories, two per episode) on one disc. My daughter has seen all of these many, many times over, but that's the beauty of the show: she doesn't mind watching it and I'm happy to let her soak in the exploration, problem-solving, camaraderie, otter identification and other assorted learning.

The Curious George: Season 7 playlist…

"George and Allie's Lawn Service"
"Curious George's Scavenger Hunt"
"Honey of a Monkey"
"Curious George's Egg Hunt"
"Where's the Firedog?"
"Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye"
"Curious George Gets Winded"
"Hundley, Jr."
"Curious George Gets Winded"
"We Otter Be Friends"
"Sir George and the Dragon"
"Bright Lights, Little Monkey"
"Monkey Down Under"

One noticeable vacancy: the feature-length "Swings Into Spring." I guess you'll need to pony up some extra dough for the stand-alone DVD.

As for the episodes on disc: all good, wholesome fun. The animation is colorful and clean, the soundtrack is jazzy and William H. Macy is second only to Ron Howard as most indispensable TV show narrator.

Nothing too exciting about the DVD: 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, Dolby 2.0 stereo, and no extras.

The Verdict

Not guilty. Stay curious, my friend.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 90

Perp Profile

Studio: Universal
Video Formats:
• 1.78:1 Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• English (SDH)
Running Time: 142 Minutes
Release Year: 2013
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• All Ages
• Animation
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• None


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