Will Ferrell, the voice of the Man in the Yellow Hat
, and Drew Barrymore, the voice of the smitten schoolteacher, admittedly gave moving performances.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have signed Will Ferrell ("Old School," the upcoming "Elf") to provide the voice of The Man in the Yellow Hat for the upcoming animated feature film production of the children's classic, "Curious George," it was announced by Mary Parent and Scott Stuber, presidents of production for Universal Pictures, and Academy Award(R)-winning producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
Howard said, "When we decided to bring 'Curious George' to the screen, we envisioned the role of The Man in the Yellow Hat as a wonderful showcase for a comedic actor, and we're thrilled that it is Will Ferrell who will be giving voice to this classic character.
George, the inquisitive little primate transplanted from the jungle to the big city by The Man in the Yellow Hat, sets off in a brand new tale for the big screen, where his spunky and fun-loving nature endear him to new friends he meets along the way and lands him in a series of adventures.
Working with Universal, Genius Products will create a line of music CDs based on the classic adventures of Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat.
Through amazing ingenuity, a bit of luck and some help from his gentle guardian -- the Man in the Yellow Hat -- Curious George emerges from every escapade unscathed and wiser.