Disclosure: Bicultural Mama is a blog partner for “Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators.” All opinions are my own.
Last summer, Bicultural Mama partnered with the Curious George documentary film Kickstarter to help fund and promote the campaign. I’m happy to announce the release of Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators by Ema Ryan Yamazaki.
The film, narrated by Emmy Award Winning Actor Sam Waterston of Law & Order and Grace & Frankie, explores the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, Curious George children’s book authors and husband and wife team. Everyone knows about Curious George, one of the most iconic cultural icons in the world. The beloved book series has sold over 75 million copies in over 25 languages since it’s publication in 1941.
But not everyone knows the remarkable story behind this mischievious monkey. As German Jews living in Paris, the Reys escaped Nazis by riding bicycles while carrying the original Curious George manuscript. From there, they made their way to Brazil and eventually immigrated to the United States.
Using animation by Jacob Kafka mixed with archival footage as well as interviews, the film provides viewers with a unique insight into the true-life adventures of the authors that have also inspired their books.
Official Trailer – Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators
I am proud to support this amazing documentary film. Curious George is a character I grew up with, and now my daughters are reading about him, too. Thank you Ema Ryan Yamazaki for listing my blog in the film credits.
Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators is available now worldwide on a wide range of digital and On Demand platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Kaleidescape, FandangoNow, and Xbox. Additionally, the documentary film will be available via Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Verizon, Charter, Suddenlink, Mediacom, WOW!, Midcontinent, Metrocast, Clearleap, RCN, Telus (CA), Virgin Media (UK), Globosat (LATAM), Dish, and DirecTV.
Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes