George Escapes the Nazis

by
Abby Zimet

A new exhibit at New York's Jewish Museum tracks the lives
of Curious George creators Margret and H.A. Rey, German Jews who fled
Nazi-occupied France with little besides their manuscripts for kids'
books featuring an unflappable monkey named, at the time, "Fifi." Two
cool things about George: the gently wry tone, and the faithfulness with which
it's been duplicated - surely a first in these Disneyfied times, and
in part thanks to narrator William Macy - in his TV show.

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