Developed by Joe Fallon and helmed by Scott Heming, Frank Marino, Cathy Malkasian, and Jeff McGrath, “Curious George” is an American animated family adventure comedy TV series adapted from the children’s storybook series of the exact title which features the voices of Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett, Rob Paulsen, and Jim Cummings. Welker who voiced the titular tailless monkey in the feature film released in 2006 returns to voice him.
The first season of Curious George was launched on September 4, 2006, on PBS Kids and initially ceased after a total of nine seasons on April 1, 2015, before making a return in 2018. The animated show is set in a similar continuity as the film of the exact name which was released in 2006, however, several important characters like the Bloomsberry family, Maggie, and Ivan are missing.
The series has so far launched a total of fifteen seasons with the most recent season released in March 2022. With season 15 coming to an end, fans of this show are wondering about the upcoming sixteen season.
Curious George is executively produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, David Kirschner, Jon Shapiro, and Ellen Cockrill and is narrated by Rino Romano. Here’s what we know about season 16 of Curious George.
Will There Be a Season 16 of Curious George?
As of now, the show is not officially renewed yet but it’s safe to assume that the popular animated show will return at some point if Peacock gives the green signal to produce a season 16.
It appears that viewers are fascinated by Curious George and are not weird at all by any means taking into account the talented casts and the intriguing storyline, and now you’re wondering if Curious George will be back with its sixteenth run or if they have canceled it. Well thankfully, the show is neither canceled nor renewed which indicates that Curious George, the beloved children’s show will be back for more.
Curious George Season 16 Release Date
This show has spanned a total of fifteen seasons over the years. Season 15 premiered on March 17, 2022.
However, when it comes to season 15 of Curious George there’s been no word from the show makers. But as per speculations, it seems that season 16 is in production and will be available for viewing sometime in 2023.
The Cast of Curious George Season 16: Who will return?
The cast members returning in season 16 includes–
- Curious George will be voiced by Frank Welker
- Jeff Bennett voices The Man with the Yellow Hat
- Rino Romano is the voice behind the Narrator
- Jumpy Squirrel is being voiced by Jim Cummings
- Rob Paulsen is the voice of Charkie
- Kath Soucie will voice The Renkins
- Elizabeth Daily voices Steve
In an interview with ComingSoon rep Tyler Reese, Frank Welker who voiced Curious George for fifteen years was asked if anything has changed throughout the period.
He said, “No not really. I might be a little more facile now with getting to a certain sound or attitude, but I have tried to be as consistent as possible with the character. In the feature, the sound editors let me have free reign… they were hard-pressed to tell me how to do what sounds, etc. and they totally trusted me. I came in with quite a background in creating sound for critters in features so I think they were hoping I would just jump in headfirst and start swimming or would that be swinging? I love that and it is so much fun working in that kind of environment,” he added.
“As for the actual work, when you see the (ADR) the film up on the screen the art is already there so you just need to finish what the artists had in mind and hopefully add a little magic. In the television versions, I find there is a lot more direction and controls,” Welker explained. “This tends to be necessary as there is a lot more shows and a production team is required. It tends to be a little more confining but necessary to keep everyone on the same page and get us to a certain consistency show after show.”
Curious George Season 16 Plot
Plot details are not known as nothing is revealed by the producers but viewers are expected to see more new adventures of George and his friends in the upcoming season.