|Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!|
|Directed by||Norton Virgien|
|Studio||Universal Animation Studios|
|Release date(s)||July 10, 2009 (Denmark)
August 7, 2009 (Sweden)
2010 (United States)
|Running time||80 minutes|
|Preceded by||Curious George|
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! is a traditionally-animated film adaptation of the children's stories by H.A. and Margret Rey. It is a sequel to the successful 2006 film Curious George. It was originally titled Curious George: Monkey on the Run.
George is exploring New York during the morning of a weekend and receives the newspaper from a news stall. Once home he discovers an advertisement of the great magician Piccadili, advertising a baby elephant named Kayla. Ted (the Man in the Yellow Hat) is the only candidate for museum director of the Bloomsberry Museum after his employer announces retirement, and makes all the studies necessary to take over. After some convincing from his love interest Maggie, he takes George and her to the magic performance, where George befriends Kayla, who is unsuccessful at juggling. George and Kayla manage to find a way out and George takes Kayla to Ted's apartment. Meanwhile, Piccadili and Ted are looking for George and Kayla to discover they are both gone. Piccadili calls security agent Danno Wolfe to track down his elephant. Piccadili suspects Ted as the culprit and commands him not to leave town. At Ted's apartment, George and Kayla watch a news update about Kayla's former life with her brother and sister in California, and George decides to help her. Ted discovers them and insists that they must return Kayla. George leads Kayla to the California Express and travels in a box car. Ted accidentally gets trapped in the box car and travels through St Louis.
Carbon Leaf has announced on their 2009 tour that they contributed songs to the soundtrack of the film. They have been rumored to have done the whole soundtrack similar to Jack Johnson's release for the first film.
The film made its worldwide premiere on July 10, 2009 in Denmark, and has grossed $1,625,467 since its release. It was released in Sweden on August 7, 2009 and is set for a United States release in 2010. In Spain, the movie is to scheduled to be released direct-to-DVD on September 24, 2009.