George Hugo James Shackleford is the protagonist of the series & 3 movies (2006 Film, Follow That Monkey, & Back to the Jungle). He's a little, intelligent, curious, innocent, cute, compassionate, tailless monkey, who's always up to something. He's voiced by Frank Welker, and soon Jeff McNeal (in Season 10/ Reboot) and Jimmy Bennett (as a child in George's Wish episode).
George's owner's The Man With The Yellow Hat, who tries to keep a close eye on George, but mostly always looses concentration. George's really just a curious normal little monkey, but he's not normal when he gets up to things. George's always asking questions to The Man With The Yellow Hat and his other friends.
George used to live in Africa with his animal friends, until he followed The Man With The Yellow Hat (which is Ted Shackleford) to New York City Chicago (where it was going to be his new home) in the first film.
George's 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, but soon in the future, he'll learn better and acted well-behaved like his siblings. 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, & he's 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 (Curious George Flies A Kite).
George grows up to become America’s 100 president and first African American Monkey President. He solves world hunger cures cancer, gives the world world peace, stop climate change, colonized mars, kills Pluto, discovered alien life, killed chuck Norris and a Canadian mayor, stopped animal extinction, revived dinosaurs with mosquito blood, made may 15th national key lime pie day, made banana flavored everything you could imagine. BRAVO, banishes natural disasters, stops evil by whooping it’s behind physically, gives free college education, unites all countries, cooks blue berry banana pancakes with a side of Banana pudding with Vanilla wafers and nilla wafers with a strawberry smoothie milkshake, revives Michael Jackson, and has a wife that gives birth to Jeffrey Deano Morgan the world famous Actor that place evil man with motorcycle and chainsaw on AMC’s Z NATION. George later retires after five terms and lives in the country in Arkansas. Where he builds a 2 story house with many kinds of entertainment for a chimp. He put lives all his kids and wives, except Jeffrey Cuz he is immortal. They live happily together until the evil Hanes became president and intentionally started the apocalypse. Find out what happens next on Curious George 11 coming out in 2025.
A lot of times, George will have different outfits, or clothing based on the occasion, or event. In many episodes, he has a red cap. In the fall & winter, he has a red coat & winter hat.