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Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 June 2017 (USA)
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A documentary film exploring the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children's books.

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Ema Ryan Yamazaki

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Erin Sanger (narration)
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Louise Borden Louise Borden ... Herself
Nat Scrimshaw Nat Scrimshaw ... Himself
Nick Scrimshaw Nick Scrimshaw ... Himself
Anita Silvey Anita Silvey ... Herself
Hans Strauch Hans Strauch ... Himself
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A documentary film exploring the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children's books.

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A moving documentary about two people fleeing from Nazi hatred, saved by their self-invented lovely character: Curious George.
15 August 2017 | by regillotSee all my reviews

This is a well-made documentary about the couple Hans and Margaret Rey, the creators of the famous children's books about the adventures of the little monkey Curious George. It shows, in a quite original way, how this book character was brought to life by its makers and how it actually saved their lives. Being from Jewish descent, Hans and Margaret fled Europe just in time to escape the persecutions by the Nazi's, but bringing with them as their gift to the free world, the first manuscript about the adventures of a small curious monkey. Stories that have settled in the minds of millions of children and their children's children. Definitely recommended.


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