Un botta ba trey gun un bette ba ga un betta ba
— George when he's upset about something.

George is the protagonist of the series and movies: (Curious George (2006 Film), Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle and Curious George (2022 Film) (upcoming).

He's a little, intelligent, curious, innocent, cute, compassionate, tailless young "little monkey", who's always up to something. He is voiced by Frank Welker,

George's best friends are Charkie, Allie, Marco, Hundley, Gnocchi, Jumpy Squirrel, Steve, Betsy, & Bill.

George's human owner is Ted Shackleford (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 Ted and his other friends.

George used to live in Africa with his animal friends, until he followed The Man With The Yellow Hat (which that was Ted) to New York City in 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, 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 (in Curious George Flies a Kite).


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.

Snow Use/ George's Simple Siphon: Bright Royal Blue swim-shorts with yellow flowers.

Here Comes the Tide: Orange swim-shorts with a yellow waistband.

We Otter Be Friends: Dark green cap & hoodie.

Bright Lights, Little Monkey: Sky blue hoodie.

Gutter Monkey/ Bowling For Bobolinks: his red cap & yellow collar shirt.

Curious George (2006 Film): A yellow astronaut suit.

Curious George's Rocket Ride/ Grease Monkeys in Space/ Back to the Jungle: A white-&-sky blue astronaut suit.

The Lucky Cap: Teal cap with a horseshoe on it.

Curious George Takes Another Job: Blue-&-yellow cap & yellow harness.


  • The series calls George a monkey, but he lacks a tail, which would indicate that he's an ape or chimpanzee.
    • George's probably a chimpanzee since he was found in Africa.
    • He's most likely called a monkey so younger children may relate to him.
  • He's 2 years old, although he acts the same age as Allie. (Allie's 5 years old.)
    • He will sometimes act the same as Marco. (Marco's 10 years old.)
  • George has appeared in every episode to date.
  • There's 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 (Ted) in the episode "Curious George Takes a Vacation") & in the Country.

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

  • He's the main protagonist in the series.
  • Curious George has made a cameo in the "Book People Unite" commercial hanging on to some balloons. (See picture to the right)
  • Curious George wants to be like everyone else and grow up well.
    • George acts like a child because of the way he explores the world.
  • George doesn't really have a last name. He was adopted by The Man with the Yellow Hat.
  • He's ambidexterity, sometimes writing & doing dominant-hand activities with his left hand and sometimes with his right throughout the series and even using his feet.
    • George's ambidextrous, he uses both of his hands to write & draw with.
  • The trophy he wins in the episode "Bag Monkey" isn't on the same shelf as The Man with the Yellow Hat's trophies. It's in his closet with a purple octopus toy inside it where he had already organized.