As the weather gets warmer, mischievous monkey George gets a bad case of spring fever--which he tries to pass on to his dignified dachshund friend, Hundley.
Generations of children have fallen in love with H.A. Rey and Margret Rey’s classic children’s book character, whose good intentions always seem to go awry. Preschoolers will laugh at all of George’s antics but will be glad to see that he somehow manages to get himself out of every jam. They know that George can wreak havoc regardless of the season, and will find it reassuring that The Man with the Big Yellow Hat loves him, no matter how much trouble he inadvertently causes.
Babies may not understand the idea of spring fever but will probably still be attracted to the soft animation and, of course, sweet-looking George. Two-year-olds will laugh when, despite being warned, George stands up in a canoe and everyone topples into the water, and they'll likely sing along with the catchy "We are the wiener dogs!" song.
Preschoolers will completely relate to George and will nod, knowingly, at Hundley's idea that spring is "a new mess George hadn't learned to make yet." Young viewers will giggle in anticipation as they recognize every time George is about to get into trouble, and they'll appreciate Hundley, who "spent a lot of time looking at ankles, and liked being on the roof, where he felt like the tallest dog in the world."
Most kids in this age group have probably outgrown George's adventures, but those on the younger end may still enjoy predicting what will happen when he offers to help out at a hot-air balloon rally.