July 26, 2016

Curious about #CuriousGeorge ? Meet His Creators,the Reys'-From Nazi Escape to New Hampshire US and Worldwide Amor. #monkeybusiness






HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Por supuesto and of course we all know and love that monito who gets into everything, Curious George. But did you know that his creators have gotten into quite a few things themselves? 



 Husband and wife, Hans and Margret Rey, "from their escape from Paris on handcrafted bicycles hours before the Nazis seized the city, to the impact they had on the lives of children growing up in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire" have a tale just as exciting and enchanting as any of their Curious George books. Betcha didn't know that verdad? BB didn't either and was very happy and almost as curious as George when the makers of the documentary MONKEY BUSINESS: The Adventures of George’s Curious Creators, contacted Babushka. This is the email received:


About The Film:


"We are excited to announce that the world’s favorite curious monkey is celebrating his 75th birthday this year! Since the first Curious George book was published in 1941, the stories of the adventurous little monkey have sold over 75 million copies in more than 20 languages. However, the story of George’s creators is much less known. MONKEY BUSINESS: The Adventures of George’s Curious Creators explores the extraordinary lives of husband and wife Hans and Margret Rey, from their escape from Paris on handcrafted bicycles hours before the Nazis seized the city, to the impact they had on the lives of children growing up in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.  Han’s and Margaret's experiences, creative spirit and resilient attitude sparked the iconic children’s character beloved by the world.


Despite the occasionally heavy subject matter, we aim to tell the  Reys’ story with a whimsical, optimistic approach. The documentary in its entirety is intended to evoke the feeling of reading a Curious George book. The film is brought to life through archival material and animated sequences, using audio and video recordings of Hans and Margret, including interviews from those who knew the Reys well.


Production of the documentary is close to completion and will be submitted to festivals, but we need your help! In order to share this film with as many people possible, we are launching a Kickstarter campaign on July 26, with the goal of reaching $175,000 for production & distribution purposes. We would love it if you would feature our Kickstarter on your blog."

How could Babushka say no?? In BB's Bunch there are 5 generations of George Lovers, with Dr. J being the latest aficionado. To show amor and gratitude to George's creators seems the least one could do.




Curious George Documentary Kickstarter:



Some of the lovely "Gracias" items from the kickstarter


Looking forward to learning more about the Reys' and BB knows her Beautifuls join in that sentiment.

Porque honestly, don't we ALL have a little Curious George in us?

BB2U






P.S.  Babushka's Baile will be in the film's credits. Que?? BB pass up a chance to be in a pelicula?
JU SO FONII!!! 


Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!