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George Shackleford (Curious George): is the main protagonist of the series and three movies. He's a little, intelligent, curious, innocent, cute, compassionate, tailless monkey, who is always up to something. He is voiced by Frank Welker.

George's former nemesis was Junior.George's best friends are Charkie, Allie, Hundley, Gnocchi, Jumpy Squirrel, and Bill.

George's owner is The Man With The Yellow Hat, who tries to keep a close eye on George, but mostly always looses concentration. George is really just a curious normal little monkey, but he's not normal when he gets up to things.George is always asking questions to The Man With The Yellow Hat and his other friends.

George used to live in Africa with his friends, until he followed The Man With The Yellow Hat to New York City (where it was going to be his new home) in the first film.

George is constantly very curious about many things (as his name implies), a trait, which helps George to learn, but which also often gets him into trouble. George has an impressive proficiency in visual art (as well as a strong sense of natural beauty).

George is used as the "teachable" character in the series, and he is the one to whom new concepts are explained in detail by the other characters; the viewers learn the new concept along with George.

Throughout the series, George's adventures continue to evolve, as when he flew a kite to getting a kite string back.


  • The series calls George a monkey, but he lacks a tail, which would indicate that he's an ape or chimpanzee.
    • George probably is a chimpanzee since he was found in Africa.
    • He is most likey called a monkey so younger children may relate to him
  • George appears in all of the episodes.
  • There is another character in Toy Story 3 who resembles him and his name is Monkey.
  • George lives in the Big City (Chicago as said by The man with the yellow hat in the episode "George's plane ride") and in the Country.
  • He's the main protagonist in the series.
  • Curious George recently made a cameo in the "Book People Unite" commercial hanging on to some balloons.
  • Curious George wants to be like everyone else and grow up well.
  • George acts like a little child because of the way he explores the world.
  • George doesn't really have a last name. He was adopted by Ted Shackleford, also known as The Man with the Yellow Hat.
  • He is ambidexterity, sometimes writing and doing dominant-hand activities with his left hand and sometimes with his right throughout the series, and even using his feet
  • George will appear in an upcoming fourth film soon.
  • George is ambidextrous, he uses both of his hands to write and draw with
  • The Trophy he wins in "Bag Monkey" is not on the same shelf as The Man with the Yellow Hat's trophies.


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    George's cameo in the "Book People Unite" commercial.

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