George is a monkey who lives in the zoo. He was always very curious, and he wanted to find out what was going on outside the zoo. One day when his keeper was not paying attention, George got hold of the key to his cage and escapes. He hides under a big elephants's ear until morning and then off he goes to the big city where he ends up taking jobs as a dishwasher, window washer, painter and movie star.
It all starts with a letter George tries to write. From then on with ink spilling all over, trying to clean the ink with soap, followed by a mountains of soap bubbles George tries to wash away the bubbles submerging the room with water, followed by riding a cow and a wild chase ending in the museum where a dinosaur comes crashing down on him and finally, his flight into space all of which results in the happiest day in his life.