Werner Herzog is the German filmmaker who gave us bizarre, tragic and dark films like The Bad Lieutenant, Aguirre The Wrath of God, and Grizzly Man, and is known for his flair for the allegorical, entropic nature of life in his narrations. A bunch of videos have surfaced lately, claiming that the man himself is narrating these children’s books. I sincerely doubt this is actually Herzog, but they are quite amusing.
Here’s “Werner” giving us a an overview of the “Where’s Waldo” books. Beware the Roaming Gnome.
Here he is reading Curious George. “Nothing in ze brutal primeval jungle could prepare George for ze terrible, vast uncaringness of ze sea.”
And a story I’m not too familiar with, but “Herzog” nails it, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel: