He wanted you to know that he's made a new version of the PowerPoint I described in my last post - the one in which he created a live action version of Curious George, The Movie. In honesty, the current version is similar to the former - it remains true to the original storyline and Bud continues to act in the role of Ted Shackleford, The Man With The Yellow Hat. The big change - and, I suspect, the one Bud wants you to know about - is that the role of Ted's love interest Maggie has been recast. Geena Davis will no longer be appearing in the film. Now, performing opposite Bud is the lovely Susan Sarandon.
I told Bud that you might not know the plot of Curious George, The Movie, and I asked him to write something out to explain it to you. He sat down and produced the narrative that I've pasted below. As I've said, the storyline is true to the original, but the rest - the wording, the punctuation, the sequencing, the cause and effect, the ability to tell a linear story, the naming of emotion, the identification of a character's motivation - the whole dang rest of it - is entirely Bud's own.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Curious George, The Movie: Live Action, starring Bud as Ted Shackleford, The Man With The Yellow Hat, Susan Sarandon as his love interest Maggie Dunlop, and Curious George as Himself.
It all started in the African Jungle. George was looking for someone to play with.
He wondered if he put a crocodile egg in a bird’s nest he wondered if a chameleon can change too many colors and he wondered if he used pomegranate juice to paint his baby animal friends.
I was going to be Ted.
And Susan Sarandon was going to be my love struck Maggie.
I gave Maggie and her class a tour at the Bloomsberry Museum.
Mr. Bloomsberry wanted to find Zagawa but he forgotten something he’s very old.
I found George I said this was fun but I got to go.
George decided to tag along.
And he found crates of fresh fruits like bananas.
And then he was lost in the city.
I put George inside my bathroom so he wouldn’t get caught by Ivan the Doorman.
Although I was not allowed to have pets in my apartment.
So I took George to the Bloomsberry Museum.
But George found a dinosaur skeleton and he broke the bones of it.
So I decided to call the Animal Control Receptionist.
Then I took George to the Park.
The Next morning I took George to the zoo where I met Maggie and her class.
She said So how long have you had a monkey?
Maggie’s class said Mr. Ted what’s your monkey’s name?
I said he doesn’t have a name.
And then I said well then call him George.
And George found a bunch of balloons and he was floating away.
And I have to save him!
And then I was at Clovis’ office he told me he had a big idea he invented a robotic dog named Sparky and a robotic baby elephant named Soaky and he invented some food called Boomcorn he said it’s for really big sleepovers for kids.
And I decided to borrow a truck and George pulled a lever and he was really-really big he was scaring all the people in the city And I was seeing multiple violations rules of the road.
I took George to the Bloomsberry Museum again.
But I thought it was closed forever.
Two Monkey catchers came and took George back to Africa.
And I really missed him.
But I found a man in a monkey suit.
Maggie said to me Ted I’ve been looking for you.
I’m off to save George.
I went back to Africa to find George and then find Zagawa idol.
I came back to the Bloomsberry Museum and opened a children’s play area for kids and I had Maggie opening the gate and her class went to play in their very own Bloomsberry Children’s Museum.
My Next adventure was in a rocket to outer space.
But George wanted to steer the rocket too he thinks it’s fun.
But not for me I will get dizzy.