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CURIOUS GEORGE® 2: FOLLOW THAT MONKEY MAKES TV DEBUT ON PBS KIDS®  DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING

Curious George, The Man with the Yellow Hat & their new elephant friend embark on a cross-country adventure about family, friends & determination

ARLINGTON, VA, Nov. 23, 2010 - This holiday season, PBS KIDS is helping celebrate the values of family and friendship with the on-air debut of Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey, airing Wednesday, November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving.  Please visit http://www.pbs.org/tvschedules/ for local listings.

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey, the sequel to the hit 2006 animated feature Curious George, follows George, the world’s most beloved and inquisitive monkey, and The Man with the Yellow Hat as they set out on a coast-to-coast journey to reunite Kayla, a homesick elephant, with her family. This unlikely trio faces all types of comic calamities and colorful characters. In the end, they learn with family, friends and determination, you can achieve anything.

Filled with George’s playful antics and humor that families know and love, the movie also features an all-star voice cast including Tim Curry (“The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” Home Alone 2: Lost in New York), Jamie Kennedy (Kickin’ It Old School, Malibu's Most Wanted), Matt Lauer (“Today Show”), Frank Welker (“Curious George” TV series, “Futurama,”) and comedy legend Jerry Lewis, plus music from legendary songwriter Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.
 
Watch out for more monkey with “A Very Monkey Christmas” which will be returning to PBS KIDS Thanksgiving week!  Check local listings.
 
Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLP. Television series: © 2010.  Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.  
 
National Corporate Sponsorship of CURIOUS GEORGE 2 on PBS KIDS is provided by Chuck E. Cheese’s® and Rainforest Cafe® .


About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online and community-based programs. PBS is a nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation’s nearly 360 public television stations,serving more than 124 million people on-air and online each month.

Universal Studios Family Productions is part of Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.
 
About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Boston-based Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company is a global education leader and the world's largest publisher of educational materials for pre-K–12 schools. The Company publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators. The Company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. With origins dating back to 1832, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt combines its tradition of excellence with a commitment to innovation. To learn more about Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, visit www.hmhpub.com.


CONTACTS:
Caitlin Melnick, 360 Public Relations, 617.585.5775 / cmelnick@360publicrelations.com
Maria Vera, PBS, 703.739.3225 / mvera@pbs.org

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