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PBS KIDS VIPEarth Day is this coming Monday, April 22, 2013… and PBS KIDS is presenting the television premiere of CURIOUS GEORGE SWINGS INTO SPRING! This all-new movie event features George and his pals exploring the magic of the Spring season through a colorful adventure. As a PBS KIDS VIP, I’ve already had the chance to enjoy this here at Rock Father HQ, and it comes highly-recommended by my own preschooler, Addie. She’s watched it twice thus far. Check out a preview below…


“As the number one preschool program, CURIOUS GEORGE is a family favorite that brings science and engineering concepts to life. At PBS KIDS, our goal is to encourage kids’ natural thirst for learning, so we are excited to offer CURIOUS GEORGE SWINGS INTO SPRING, which will take families on a science adventure that will inspire them to go outside and explore the world around them.”Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager, Children’s Programming, PBS

Movie Details:

cgspringdvdYou know it must be springtime if a curious monkey named George is dancing on the balcony at sunrise! The Man with the Yellow Hat is sure that George has spring fever, and he takes George to the park to experience all the wonders of spring. George is so excited about spring that he wants Hundley to have spring fever, too, but Hundley and the Doorman are busy trying to win the Mayor’s spring cleaning prize. When a broken water pipe floods the building, Hundley has to stay with George in the country, and George tries to make sure Hundley enjoys spring, too. 

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Even blooming flowers, baby animals and a canoe ride can’t make Hundley love spring. What’s worse – Hundley gets lost in the country! Searching for his lost friend, George accidentally launches a hot air balloon rally and, piloting a balloon, sails over the countryside. Luckily George manages to grab Hundley from a hilltop along the way. Together they balloon triumphantly to the city. The Man with the Yellow Hat and the Doorman stage a daring rooftop rescue. Not only are George and Hundley saved, but they manage to win the coveted Spring Building Prize! Finally, to George’s delight, Hundley now has spring fever, too!

Can’t wait to see it, or just want to own it to share with your family? CURIOUS GEORGE SWINGS INTO SPRING is available on DVD from, or the official Curious George Shop at Ty’s Toy Box.

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The Rock Father is a 2013 PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent) Blogger, and will be bringing you plenty of great PBS content for the whole family. All opinions are that of James Zahn, with input from his children

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