Curious George Heads to Hulu


SANTA MONICA: Hulu has secured the exclusive subscription streaming rights for the hit kids’ property Curious George.

The multiyear deal forged with NBCUniversal Television and New Media Distribution will see Hulu become the exclusive subscription streaming home to all nine seasons and more than 100 episodes of the animated classic. Past and future seasons of Curious George, as well as specials and feature-length original movies, will stream exclusively on Hulu starting March 31. The titles will be available for streaming via the commercial-free Hulu Kids environment.

Curious George is produced by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s production arm, Universal 1440 Entertainment. Television specials set to stream exclusively on Hulu include Curious George: Swings into Spring, Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest and Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas, along with the feature-length originals Curious George: Follow that Monkey, Curious George: Back to the Jungle, and future direct-to-TV specials.

Curious George is one of the most beloved characters in kids’ programming and we are delighted to bring the TV series to Hulu,” said Craig Erwich, the senior VP and head of content at Hulu. “As we continue to add the best of premium television to our service, this partnership represents both an expansion and a commitment to our kids’ and family offering.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Hulu on Curious George, and we salute them for recognizing the value of this important children’s series and the significance of its addition to their kids’ and family offering,” said Frances Manfredi, the president of NBCUniversal TV and New Media Distribution.

“For 75 years, Curious George has transcended generations, inspiring and delighting children and parents around the world,” said Glenn Ross, the executive VP and general manager of Universal 1440 Entertainment. “Through this landmark alliance, television’s acclaimed property has found the ideal digital home in Hulu Kids, ensuring that Curious George’s extraordinary legacy and longevity carry on for many years to come.”