Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle is a 2015 traditionally animated film adaptation of the children's stories by H.A. Rey & Margret Rey. It's a prequel to the 2010 straight to DVD film Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!. It made its television premiere on PBS Kids on August 17, 2015 and Family Jr. on December 31, 2016.
Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone's favorite monkey in this all-new movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle! When George's asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around forces him to crash-land in Africa. While a worried Ted searches for him, Curious George bravely explores the jungle & makes new animal friends along the way. Reunited at last, the two best pals have an unforgettable adventure shared with their new friends! Featuring the voice talents of Angela Bassett & John Goodman, with music by the Plain White T's, join Curious George on his fun-filled journey that the whole family will enjoy!
In the beginning of the movie, we see George (Frank Welker) took Ted (The Man in the Yellow Hat/ Jeff Bennett) to the park on a very windy day to fly a kite. But however after Ted lets go of the kite string, George was flying away meeting the other people, children's and animals. When George met Ted right next to the popcorn stand, Ted gave the people the paying cards and took George to the Bloomsberry Museum to get himself clean up while George plays around with the statues.
One moment later, Captain Hal Houston (John Goodman) asked George to complete the very important space mission (which is putting the RDS control to locate the satellite tower to the Lecky dam in Central Africa). At first, Ted nervously disagree, then changed his mind and lets George complete the training in the GSA building.
Before blasting off into space, Ted gave George a photograph as George's company. In the galaxy, space monkey George grabs the control from the inside of the satellite. Everyone (except Ted) cheered as Andrew (Houston's assistant) located the capsule back to earth.
During lunch break, George goes monkeying around with a squirter and squirted onto the controllers, causing the capsule into a "free fall" and this freaks out Ted! But Ted and Andrew ordered George to hit the eject button to escape, and George was suddenly parachuted softly onto a branch in Africa and swung over the African animals (inspired from the 2006 film) to have fun.
Meanwhile, Ted goes solo on his own to find George while Houston and Andrew we're stand put to get location calls in the headquarter tent. Ted anxiously learns how to fly a water plane, but he crashes between both rocks on a shore and started to find his monkey.
The next day, George rode off with the giraffes and the zebras, while an exhausted and worried Ted sat underneath a small cliff. Seconds aftermath, George and Ted we're together at last and starting to head back to the headquarters with Houston. But George (who doesn't know anything about cautions) shows Ted his animal friends and playing around too much, an angry Ted had his last straw and scolds "Bad George!" at him (never hear it in any TV series) for the first time!
As Ted was placing his boot down on a ground, he was being caught by a tall gorilla Seymour and an African woman Dr. Naja Kulinda (Angela Bassett), who thought Ted was an animal poacher. She took George and Ted to her tree-house filled with animals, where a heartbroken Ted apologizes to George for calling him Bad and any other such nonsense he had said. Then when Ted mentioned Dr. Kulinda that George was a monkey astronaut and Ted was a museum director/ guardian of him, Kulinda ordered Seymour unleash Ted from the ropes and shows Ted the true meaning of an African Lifetime and soon both Kulinda and Ted saw the capsule and the dam.
Back with the GSA headquarters, Houston and Andrew we're on a search themselves to find George and Ted before the storm arrived. Soon Andrew warned him about the storm's arrival approaching to the location, so they head back to the tent. Meanwhile at Kulinda's tree-house, Kulinda & Seymor we're prepping for the storm, and Ted, George and Strich the Ostrich rode off to George's capsule, where George grabs the control and the radio phone.
Aftermath soon, Ted calls Houston on the radio, and Andrew puts in the location to the dam. Soon, Ted & George rode on a log flow to the big river (noticing that they heading the wrong path). Then, George seeks in the help of the groups of animals to push out Ted's water plane out.
When Ted & George arrived to the bridge and the tower, a clever Ted creates a giant kite out of the map and George placed the control to the satellite tower and involved the dam. A proud Ted announced that he'll go on the adventure with George any time as George's reward.
Back to the GSA, Houston awards George and Ted as Space heroes with their metals and gifted them with a pair of rocket boasters, where Ted & George flew in the sky and had an incredible flight!
- Frank Welker as Curious George
- Jeff Bennett as Ted (The Man With the Yellow Hat)
- Angela Bassett as Dr. Naja Kulinda
- John Goodman as Hal Houston
- Alexander Polinsky as Tech Andrew