Curious George - Rocket Ride & other
Sound: C+ Extras: C Episodes: B-
The recent big screen Curious George film did not become
the hit that was hoped, with the animators very unhappy with the cut
issued. However, Universal is continuing
their association with Scholastic. Curious
George – Rocket Ride and other adventures! is sure to fill the gap. Unlike some titles which have shorts going
back to 1958, this eight-show set is composed of all recent productions.
The additional shorts include Curious George & The Damn Builder, Curious George Flies A Kite, Curious
George Finds His Way, Curious
George, Station Manager, Curious
George Goes Up The River, Curious
George In The Dark and Roller Monkey. I liked the older short a bit more, but these
are very good, nicely produced and child safe at a time when that is
The 1.33 X 1 image looks good, even on the older George
short, but that one has older monophonic sound.
Otherwise, the Dolby Digital 2.0 is Stereo throughout. The extras are few, but include closed
captions available for a dual use as a “read along” function, DVD-ROM printable
coloring book and a few games.
- Nicholas Sheffo