Curious George is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the popular children's book series written by H. A. Rey and Margret Rey. He is a brown monkey who is brought from his home in Africa by a man in a yellow hat, to live with him in a giant city. Since his first book was published in 1941, he has expanded to television and film.

History with the Macy's Parade

Before the TV Show was produced, Curious George made his Macy’s Parade debut in 2001, to help celebrate his 60th birthday. That same year, he was selected to become Macy’s Holiday Ambassador of 2001, with a plush version of the balloon being sold exclusively at Macy’s stores. However, just after his debut, his balloon was retired for an unknown reason. So far, George is the last giant-sized character balloon to only appear once. With Curious George’s fade into obscurity, it is unknown if he will ever return.