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Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

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  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 7 March 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 92 min
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  • IMDb page: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
  • Rate: 7.0/10 total 2,464 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 7 March 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Budget: $145,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $32,500,000 (USA) (7 March 2014)
  • Director: Rob Minkoff
  • Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Danny Elfman (music by)  
  • Soundtrack: Pause
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Auro 11.1
  • Plot Keyword: Dog | Time Travel | Time Machine | Past | Inventor

Writing Credits By:

  • Jay Ward (based on the series produced by)
  • Craig Wright (screenplay)
  • Robert Ben Garant (additional dialogue) &
  • Thomas Lennon (additional dialogue)

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  • Robert Downey Jr. was considered for the role of Mr. Peabody. 31 of 31 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • This is not only the first film based on Rocky and His Friends (1959) since 2000, but the first fully-animated film based on Rocky and Bullwinkle. The first three movies were Boris and Natasha (1992), Dudley Do-Right (1999), and The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000). 13 of 13 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • A painting of Bullwinkle the moose (from Rocky and His Friends (1959)) can be seen in Mr. Peabody’s apartment. 11 of 11 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • A short film starring Rocky and Bullwinkle will be featured along with the film. It is said to be a test for a possible animated feature film starring the two. 19 of 22 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Rob Minkoff is a big fan of “Peabody’s Improbable History” segment on Rocky and Bullwinkle and had been dreaming to make a feature-film adaptation for years. 8 of 9 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Rob Minkoff chose Ty Burrell for Mr Peabody because “his voice embodied all the different aspects of the character today – not just the intellect and the suave personality, but the underlying warmth as well.” 7 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Both Jess Harnell and Stanley Tucci have worked on the Transformers films. Harness voiced the Autobot Ironhide and the Decepticon Barricade, while Tucci plays Joshua in Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014). 3 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Goofs: Factual errors: Agamemnon says "Don't tase me bro" when he couldn't know the verb for use of a Taser.

Plot: The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. Full summary » |  »

Story: Mr. Peabody is a business titan, inventor, scientist, gourmand, two-time Olympic medalist and genius…who also happens to be a dog. Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. But when Sherman breaks the rules of time travel, our two heroes find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future, while Mr. Peabody may face his biggest challenge yet – being a parent. Written byJuan Diaz

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NewsDesk:(6 articles)
Box Office: ’300,’ ‘Peabody & Sherman’ Lift Totals, While ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Scores Record Per-Screen  (From Variety – Film News. 9 March 2014, 9:19 AM, PDT)Eva Green talks about her one-of-a-kind performance in '300: Rise Of An Empire'  (From Hitfix. 6 March 2014, 11:00 PM, PST)DreamWorks Animation Shares Drop on Heavy Volume Amid Looming Layoffs  (From The Hollywood Reporter. 6 February 2013, 3:27 PM, PST)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)


Ty Burrell … Mr. Peabody (voice)
Max Charles … Sherman (voice)
Lauri Fraser … Marie Antoinette / Egyptian Woman (voice)Guillaume Aretos … Robespierre (voice)Patrice A. Musick … Teacher (voice)
Ariel Winter … Penny Peterson (voice)
Karan Brar … Mason (voice)
Joshua Rush … Carl (voice)
Stephen Tobolowsky … Principal Purdy (voice)
Allison Janney … Ms. Grunion (voice)
Dennis Haysbert … Judge (voice)
Stephen Colbert … Paul Peterson (voice)
Leslie Mann … Patty Peterson (voice)
Zach Callison … King Tut (voice)
Steve Valentine … Ay (voice)
Leila Birch … WABAC Machine (voice)
Stanley Tucci … Leonardo da Vinci (voice)
Lake Bell … Mona Lisa (voice)
Patrick Warburton … Agamemnon (voice)
Tom McGrath … Odysseus (voice)
Mel Brooks … Albert Einstein (voice)
Cullen McCarthy … Kid (voice)Jasper Johannes Andrews … Baby Sherman (voice)
Walt Dohrn … French Peasant / Taxi Driver / Spartacus (voice)
Adam Alexi-Malle … French Peasant (voice)
Kim Bubbs … French Peasant (voice)
Nicholas Guest … French Peasant (voice)Robert Cait … French Guard (voice)
Robert Ben Garant … Egyptian Spectator / Italian Peasant #1 (voice)
Thomas Lennon … Italian Peasant #2 (voice)
Rob Minkoff … Creepy Boy (voice)
Al Rodrigo … Ajax (voice)
Jess Harnell … Abraham Lincoln / George Washington / Bill Clinton / Isaac Newton / New York City Cop (voice)
  • rest of cast listed alphabetically:

  • Eva Bella … Additional Voices (uncredited)
    Melvin Breedlove … (uncredited)
    Leonardo Della Bianca … Sherman (uncredited)Jenna Hukkinen … Penny Peterson (uncredited)
    Ella Rouhier … Additional Voices (uncredited)

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Ty Burrell known as Mr. Peabody (voice)
    • Max Charles known as Sherman (voice)
    • Lauri Fraser known as Marie Antoinette / Egyptian Woman (voice)
    • Guillaume Aretos known as Robespierre (voice)
    • Patrice A. Musick known as Teacher (voice)
    • Ariel Winter known as Penny Peterson (voice)
    • Karan Brar known as Mason (voice)
    • Joshua Rush known as Carl (voice)
    • Stephen Tobolowsky known as Principal Purdy (voice)
    • Allison Janney known as Ms. Grunion (voice)
    • Dennis Haysbert known as Judge (voice)
    • Stephen Colbert known as Paul Peterson (voice)
    • Leslie Mann known as Patty Peterson (voice)
    • Zach Callison known as King Tut (voice)
    • Steve Valentine known as Ay (voice)
    • Leila Birch known as WABAC Machine (voice)
    • Stanley Tucci known as Leonardo da Vinci (voice)
    • Lake Bell known as Mona Lisa (voice)
    • Patrick Warburton known as Agamemnon (voice)
    • Tom McGrath known as Odysseus (voice)
    • Mel Brooks known as Albert Einstein (voice)
    • Cullen McCarthy known as Kid (voice)
    • Jasper Johannes Andrews known as Baby Sherman (voice)
    • Walt Dohrn known as French Peasant / Taxi Driver / Spartacus (voice)
    • Adam Alexi-Malle known as French Peasant (voice)
    • Kim Bubbs known as French Peasant (voice)
    • Nicholas Guest known as French Peasant (voice)
    • Robert Cait known as French Guard (voice)
    • Robert Ben Garant known as Egyptian Spectator / Italian Peasant #1 (voice)
    • Thomas Lennon known as Italian Peasant #2 (voice)
    • Rob Minkoff known as Creepy Boy (voice)
    • Al Rodrigo known as Ajax (voice)
    • Jess Harnell known as Abraham Lincoln / George Washington / Bill Clinton / Isaac Newton / New York City Cop (voice)
    • Eva Bella known as Additional Voices (uncredited)
    • Melvin Breedlove known as (uncredited)
    • Leonardo Della Bianca known as Sherman (uncredited)
    • Jenna Hukkinen known as Penny Peterson (uncredited)
    • Ella Rouhier known as Additional Voices (uncredited)

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    Supporting Department

    Art Department:
    • Walt Dohrn known as head of story
    • Aubrie Goslin known as production assistant: art department (as Aubrie Elle Goslin)
    • Mary Grace Hartline known as art department production assistant
    • Tim Heitz known as storyboard artist
    • Nicholas Henderson known as set designer
    • Jenny Lerew known as storyboard artist
    • Brett Nystul known as visual development artist
    • Robert Porter known as story artist
    • Shane Prigmore known as visual development artist
    • John Puglisi known as storyboard artist
    • William T. Silvers Jr. known as matte painter
    • Carlos Zaragoza known as visual development artist
    • Anthony Zierhut known as storyboard artist
    • Chin Ko known as visual development artist (uncredited)

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    Company

    Production Companies:

    • DreamWorks Animation (presents) (as DreamWorks Animation SKG)
    • Pacific Data Images (PDI) (as PDI/DreamWorks)
    • Bullwinkle Studios
    • Classic Media Productions

    Other Companies:

    • POP Sound  ADR Recording
    • Relativity Music Group  soundtrack

    Distributors:

    • 20th Century Fox Netherlands (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Warner Bros.)
    • 20th Century Fox (2014) (Germany) (theatrical)
    • 20th Century Fox (2014) (France) (theatrical)
    • 20th Century Fox (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
    • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2014) (Argentina) (theatrical)
    • 20th Century Fox de Venezuela (2014) (Venezuela) (theatrical)
    • Big Picture 2 Films (2014) (Portugal) (theatrical)
    • InterCom (2014) (Hungary) (theatrical)
    • Odeon (2014) (Greece) (theatrical)
    • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2014) (Azerbaijan) (theatrical)
    • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2014) (Belarus) (theatrical)
    • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2014) (Kazakhstan) (theatrical)
    • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2014) (Russia) (theatrical)
    • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (2014) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Warner Bros. (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through)

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    Other Stuff

    Visual Effects by:
    • Fazil Ahmed known as visual effects artist
    • Evrim Akyilmaz known as visual effects artist
    • Benjamin Andersen known as visual effects artist
    • Ken Ball known as cg supervisor
    • David Bazelon known as crowds artist
    • David Juan Bianchi known as previsualization artist
    • Kevin Blom known as effects artist
    • Naveen Kumar Bolla known as effects technical director
    • Silviu Borac known as senior r&d engineer
    • Evan Boucher known as character technical director
    • Margarita Bratkova known as research and development
    • Jeff Budsberg known as visual effects
    • Vijay Bundela known as lighting and compositing
    • Joshua Caez known as matte painter
    • Craig Cannon known as stereo image finaling artist: PDI/DreamWork
    • Kevin Carney known as character effects artist
    • Chloe Chao known as research and development supervisor
    • David S. Cheng known as technical director
    • Woojin Choi known as surfacing artist
    • Aaron Conover known as character effects artist
    • Justin DeCell known as lighting technical director
    • David Deuber known as character effects artist
    • Ram Prasad Devanathan known as lighting ta
    • Katy Downey known as technical director (as Katy Harrison)
    • Craig Dowsett known as modeler
    • Willem Drees known as stereoscopic supervisor
    • Tyson Erze known as visual effects artist
    • Cassandra Fanning known as lead image finaling artist (Matte Painting Compositor)
    • Jon Farrell known as character effects lead
    • Angela Ensele Firebaugh known as modeler
    • Aaron Florez known as surfacing artist
    • Crystal Fong known as lead technical director
    • Julien Forest known as lighting artist
    • Mariana Galindo known as character effects animator
    • Amber Geisler known as image finaling artist
    • Jonathan Gibbs known as workflow director
    • Navjit Singh Gill known as visual effects artist
    • Francesco Giroldini known as shot lighting artist
    • Zach Glynn known as visual effects artist
    • Bill Gumina known as image finaling artist
    • Dorien Gunnels known as lighting artist
    • Mansi Gupta known as image finaling artist
    • Paulette Harutnian known as modeling
    • Joe Hughes known as character effects artist
    • Geoffrey Jarrett known as crowds artist
    • Gregory Jennings known as lead lighter
    • Ardie Johnson known as character modeler
    • Jeffrey Jose known as lead technical director
    • Natasha Kelkar known as lighting / technical director
    • Michel Kinfoussia known as lead lighter & compositor
    • Jennifer Leigh King known as lighting artist
    • Steven Kirchner known as layout artist
    • Steven Knipping known as character effects animator
    • Debbie Langford known as layout artist
    • Erin Lehmkühl known as lighter/compositor
    • Hamilton Lewis known as additional rough layout artist
    • David Lipton known as head of effects
    • Eric Lyman known as cg modeler
    • Marc Machuca known as lead image finaling artist
    • Marco Marquez known as image finaling artist
    • Kyle Maxwell known as visual effects developer
    • Phil 'Captain 3D' McNally known as stereoscopic supervisor
    • Zeki Melek known as research & development
    • Anthony Meschi known as lead image finaling artist
    • Ryan Michero known as lead lighter
    • Travis Mosley known as lighting technical director
    • Rahul Mullick known as visual effects artist
    • Muralitharan known as visual effects artist
    • Ken Museth known as r&d supervisor
    • Will Muto known as technical director
    • Rob O'Neill known as production development: rigging
    • Anand Palaniswamy known as character effects
    • Devank Patel known as visual effects
    • Keyur Patel known as texture artist
    • Nikita Pavlov known as visual effects
    • Andrew Pearce known as director of reseach and development
    • Florian Perret known as modeler
    • Aditya Prabhu known as visual effects
    • Aneel Ramanath known as lighting/compositing artist
    • Joshua F. Richards known as crowds artist
    • Jason Rickwald known as visual effects lead
    • Kevin Rodgers known as character technical director
    • Milton E. Rodriguez-Rios known as cg supervisor
    • Hayyim Sanchez known as surfacing artist
    • Nico Sanghrajka known as character technical director
    • Janelle Schneider known as surface/texture artist
    • Kent Seki known as director of previsualization
    • Hannah Sherman known as lighting artist
    • Ann Sidenblad known as modeler
    • Utkarsh Sinha known as technical director
    • Steven Sorensen known as layout artist
    • Kemer Stevenson known as character fx artist
    • Curt Stewart known as lighter
    • Megan Stifter known as surfacing artist
    • Lana Chen Sun known as visual effects artist
    • Bonnie Tai known as pipeline development TD (as Bonnie Tai Shimomi)
    • Amy Taylor known as character fx artist
    • Carl Leland Taylor known as technical director
    • Randy R. Tecson known as image finaling artist
    • Matthew Territo known as surfacing artist
    • Stuart Tett known as visual effects artist
    • Mark Theriault known as visual effects artist
    • Kristina Truong known as character effects & crowds production assistant
    • Amy Rebecca Tucker known as lighting artist
    • Pete Upson known as layout artist
    • Narendra Kumar Vadapalli known as animation technical director
    • Kevin Vassey known as crowd animation supervisor
    • Jeff Wang known as character technical director
    • Victor Wang known as r&d technology
    • Michael Leon Ware known as character technical director
    • Brent Watkins known as production development: rigging
    • Andrew Wheeler known as visual effects lead
    • David I. White known as light engineer
    • David D. Wilson known as pipeline development
    • Sruthi Yadlapati known as technical director
    • Ken Yao known as character effects
    • Emily Yi known as lighting artist
    • Ji Hyun Yoon known as visual effects lead
    • Nimesh Zala known as lighting artist
    • Prashant Pawar known as Surfacing lead India (uncredited)

    MPAA: Rated PG for some mild action and brief rude humor

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    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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    1. Anurag-Shetty from India
      10 Mar 2014, 5:00 am

      Mr. Peabody & Sherman is the story of an extremely intelligent dognamed, Mr. Peabody(Ty Burrell) & his adopted human son, Sherman(MaxCharles). Using a time traveling machine called, the WABAC, the duotravel to the past to experience iconic historic moments & meethistoric people firsthand. However, after Sherman gets into trouble atschool due to Penny Peterson(Ariel Winter), Peabody decides to invitePenny & her parents, Paul(Stephen Colbert) & Patty Peterson(LeslieMann) for dinner to resolve the issue. However, the intelligent dog'splan horribly backfires when Sherman tells Penny about the WABAC & shebeing the obnoxious & inquisitive girl that she is, decides to do sometime traveling of her own. Now, it's up to Mr. Peabody & Sherman tosave Penny & return the space-time continuum to normal before thePetersons realize their daughter's missing.

      I was laughing throughout the film & had a blast! I loved the fact thatMr. Peabody, who is a dog, is way more clever than the humans heinteracts with. I loved the father-son relationship between Mr. Peabody& his human kid, Sherman. Though this scenario could never happen in amillion years, the makers of the movie make their relationshipbelievable & emotional at the same time. Mr. Peabody gets prettyemotional & sad seeing how fast Sherman is growing up. I loved the ideaof time travel in an animated film, which kind of makes it a sci-fifilm, as well! The voice acting is the highlight of the movie. TyBurrell, best known for portraying Phil Dunphy on the hit sitcom,Modern Family, is equally hilarious, sarcastic, goofy & endearing asMr. Peabody. Max Charles is adorable as the innocent little kid,Sherman. Ariel Winter, also known for playing Alex Dunphy on ModernFamily, is outstanding as the obnoxious & curious, Penny Peterson.Allison Janney is spectacular as the main antagonist, Ms. Grunion.Stephen Colbert is impressive as Paul Peterson. Leslie Mann is amazingas Patty Peterson. The famous characters of historical importance arebrilliant as well. Special mention should be made of, Stanley Tucci,Lake Bell & Patrick Warburton for their unforgettable voice overs ofLeonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa & Agamemnon respectively. I would like tosign off by saying, Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a must watch for everyonewho enjoys a darn good movie.

    2. didonatope
      10 Mar 2014, 5:00 am

      After the February smash hit: "The Lego Movie," "Mr. Peabody & Sherman"certainly does have a tough act to follow. Despite this, "Mr. Peabody &Sherman" certainly does bring another high-quality piece of familyentertainment to the big screen.

      Surprisingly, the film's story is quite strong. Based on the retrocartoon of the same name, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" centers on a highlyintelligent dog named Mr. Peabody (excellently voiced by Modern Familystar, Ty Burrell) who adopts a young boy named Sherman (alsoexcellently voiced by 8-year-old Max Charles). Peabody takes Sherman onadventures through time with his super advanced time machine known asthe "Way Back". After a series of incidents, the duo must travel todifferent time periods and eventually have to fix a potential hole inthe space time continuum.

      Many recent films based on retro cartoons (such as the abysmal "ScoobyDoo" and "Smurfs" films) have failed to provide a good screenplay toaccompany its animated hijinks. This film, however, is packed withwitty dialogue and good morals about unconventional families,fatherhood, and childhood struggles. Mr. Peabody and Sherman aresurprisingly deep characters. The fact that Sherman has been raised bya dog does eventually cause a rift between the two. In the beginning ofthe movie, Sherman is teased at school and called a "dog" because hisfather is one. Also faced with his own maturing, Sherman wishes to domore things on his own. Peabody, meanwhile is apprehensive of Shermandoing things on his own, as he fears inside that Sherman will outgrowhim. This is quite a lot of conflict for a "kid's movie."

      Luckily, the thematic elements are interspersed with charming humor andexciting visuals. Each time period is filled with beautifully animatedlandscapes and enjoyable characters with top-notch vocal performances.In 18th century France, Marie Antoinette (voiced by Lauri Fraser) isportrayed as a bubbly, naive, cake-obsessed aristocrat who isconstantly stuffing her face with dessert. In ancient Egypt, palmtrees, pyramids and towering statues show a clear rose gallery ofeffort from the animation team.

      It's also worth pointing out that this film has some of the finestvoice acting I have ever heard in an animated feature. Ty Burrell andMax Charles bring believable emotion and jocularity to Peabody andSherman respectively. Burrell gives Peabody a suitably intellectual andclear sounding voice, giving an extra jolt of likability to thecharacter. Max Charles shows an excessive amount of talent for an 8-year-old (probably younger when the dialogue was recorded), makingSherman a believable young boy with a roller-coaster of emotionsthroughout. An all-star supporting cast including Steve Colbert, ArielWinter, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Dennis Haysbert, AllisonJanney, Leslie Mann and even Mel Brooks are certainly a treasure tolisten to as well.

      In regards to its historical accuracy, though this film does certainlyhave its share of jarring anachronisms (such as heart-printed underwearand an actual working flying machine made by Leonardo da Vinci), thereis certainly a decent amount of informative elements in the historicalscenes. Kids may actually be delighted to learn about how MarieAntoinette helped ignite the French Revolution and how GeorgeWashington didn't really cut down a cherry tree. The film makes thewise decision of being a colorful family adventure film while stillhaving some informative elements. LA Times' film critic Betsey Sharkeyrecently criticized this movie for being "too smart for its own good,"saying: "Mr. Peabody's "teaching moments" will sail right over theheads of kids while requiring adults to pay attention." With all duerespect, Ms. Sharkey, I feel like the "teaching moments" are what makethis movie stand out from other family fare. The fact that thefilmmakers bring some education to the screenplay really shows thatthey have faith in a kid's ability to watch a movie.

      In all fairness, one common criticism I do somewhat understand is thefilm's somewhat convoluted second act. Without giving anything away, Ido have to admit things get pretty hectic. However, after many years ofwatching movies with time travel, I've learned to put down my complaintnotebook and enjoy the movie. Let's face it: it's pretty much aguarantee that a movie involving time travel will have at least acouple of plot holes. Even excellent time travel films like "Looper"and "Back to the Future" have plot holes. However, those discussionsare for another day.

      At the end of the day, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is a beautiful, funny,and even heartfelt film that families from every background will get akick out of. It is enjoyable to watch, and I dare even say it's one ofDreamworks' best efforts to date.

    3. andynaik from Bellevue WA
      10 Mar 2014, 5:00 am

      I wasn't impressed watching the trailer. Thankfully, I got a chance ofa pre-screening. I'm perplexed by the low ratings because I absolutelyloved this movie! This is coming from someone who hasn't seen Mr.Peabody before.

      Mr. Peabody is a genius dog who adopts a boy and raises him to be agenius too. Unfortunately things change when the boy goes to school andgets bullied by a girl. Mr. Peabody, to appease things, invites thegirl and her parents to a dinner at their house, everything goeshaywire from there and we meet some pretty interesting characters fromthe past.

      What made this movie special is the little details that are revealedalong the way like how Sherman was adopted. The animation is fantasticand the 3D adorns it. As someone who likes puns, I absolutely loved thejokes, not just from Mr. Peabody but from other characters in the movieas well. Agamemnon was hilarious! Not everything is funny though, thereare a few serious and tear jerking moments that make this moviespecial.

      My only complaint is that some time travel stuff explained in the moviecan be a bit hard to understand for children. Other than that, it's anabsolute treat both for children and adults. Go watch it!

    4. Oliver Rendchen from United Kingdom
      10 Mar 2014, 5:00 am

      So I went to see this with not much expectation at all, the one trailerI had seen didn't really grab me but I decided to see it anyway and waspleasantly surprised. Mr. Peabody is this extremely intelligent dog whocan talk and his adopted son Sherman is a 7-year-old boy who is asponge for facts but quite slow practically. They go on adventuresthrough time to learn about history. The movie sets that up in thefirst 15 minutes, which by the way it was done it looked like the moviewas going to be some kids documentary about history but when itactually got into the story it was really fun. The comedy made melaugh, the visuals are stunning, I wish I could've seen it in 3D, thestory is quite unique but also had similar elements of other movies, Igot a Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure vibe and you get some prettygeneric characters that you've seen in quite a lot of animated moviesbut the plot was't boring; I was interested to the end. The voiceacting is pretty average but the way Mr. Peabody says things do add acertain something to the film. 8 out of 10.

    5. A_Random_Guy_22 from United Kingdom
      10 Mar 2014, 5:00 am

      Based on a 60's short 'Peabody's Improbable History', DreamWorks anddirector Rob Minkoff ('The Lion King') bring the original charactersup- to-date in this wonderfully charming and colourful romp.

      The story tells of Mr. Peabody, a talking canine (voiced by ModernFamily's Ty Burrell), and his adopted "pet" son Sherman. An incident onSherman's first day of school leads to Peabody inviting Penny and herparents for dinner, hoping the kids will reconcile their differencesand avoiding potential loss of custody over Sherman. In an attempt toimpress Penny, however, Sherman accidentally reveals the WABAC -Peabody's time travelling machine and ends up rewriting history thatwill have dire consequences in the future if not set right.

      I hadn't seen the original cartoon until I saw the film, but I caughtthe introduction episode on YouTube after and there were severalscenes/dialogue that's been re-used in the movie. Even though it holdsno nostalgia for me, it's a great little touch.

      The vocal talent is also great. There's the aforementioned Burrell, butalso some other well-known names including, but not limited to, StanleyTucci, Patrick Warburton (Kronk from 'The Emperor's New Groove'), MelBrooks and Stephen Toblowsky. Their indistinguishable voices reallyliven up their respectable characters. And, while, Robert Downey Jr.was originally cast as Peabody, Burrell does a commendable job here.

      After being less than impressed with prior DreamWorks entries 'TheCroods' and, more recently, 'Turbo', I ended up enjoying this a lotmore than I initially thought I would. The humour is verychild-friendly and it's still a step down from what I like to call the"old" DreamWorks ('Shrek', etc.), but it is great family entertainment.

      The story is on the predictable side, but has a great message and willkeep parents and older siblings entertained, while the zany energy andcharacters will keep the kids amused. They might even pick up a thingor two about history.

      7/10.

    6. ricardopthomaz from Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
      10 Mar 2014, 5:00 am

      What a great animation!! Really engaging and fun! Imagine takingelements from Back to the Future, make Doc Brown look similar to BrianGriffin and give the character some Brain, from Pink and the Brain,characteristics.

      I don't know the show it's based on or the characters from it, it's a1959 animated show that had a short run, I'll check it eventually, sothis is a reinterpretation from a probably obscure show from the past,but I dare to say that I really enjoyed and got myself hooked withthose characters!

      I even dare to say that I think we should have one of these films everyyear! It was awesome! Kids learn and get curious about things, thereare interesting morals, dads also can have fun with all the pop culturereferences, it's really a great animation! Go check this out and takeyour kids with you, you'll have fun beyond imagination!

    7. shawneofthedead from http://shawneofthedead.wordpress.com/
      10 Mar 2014, 5:00 am

      It's hard to imagine somebody trying to pitch the story for Mr. Peabody& Sherman – "Let's make a movie about a genius dog who goes travellingin time and space with his adopted human son!" Well, actually, someonedid make that pitch… way back in the 1950s. The two characters firstappeared in Rocky And His Friends, an animated television show thatwill ring a bell with American audiences. But those of us who are lessfamiliar with these characters needn't fret: this new incarnation byDreamWorks Animation is bright, funny and packed with great gags, apleasingly smart treat for kids and adults alike.

      Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell) is the brainiest dog in all theland, and a celebrated inventor, athlete and businessman to boot. Fromhis lonely perch atop the world, he decides to adopt a baby boy.Everything goes well until the bespectacled Sherman (Max Charles)starts school. Forced to play nice with Penny (Ariel Winter), aclassmate who ridicules him for having a dog as a father, Sherman showsher the WABAC: a time machine invented by Mr. Peabody to allow his sonto bear witness to history in the making. Together, Sherman and Pennyembark on a trip across time that could destroy the past, the presentand the future.

      Bouncing merrily from the French Revolution to ancient Greece by way ofthe Italian Renaissance, Mr. Peabody & Sherman messes mischievouslywith history – we're presented with a cake-obsessed Marie Antoinette(Lauri Fraser), a volatile Mona Lisa (Lake Bell) and a beef-headedAgamemnon (Patrick Warburton). Most of these references will likely belost on younger viewers, but there's still plenty to keep thementertained. As the film races along in its madcap way, gags and puns(so bad they're brilliant) are tossed at the audience in such greatamounts that it's rather amazing that most of them work as well as theydo.

      The film does suffer a little from its breakneck pace, as it rushesheadlong towards a cataclysmic convergence of the past and the present.The story gets a little lost in the shuffle of history, with almost toomuch to absorb by the time nefarious social services worker Ms. Grunion(voiced with wicked relish by Allison Janney) turns up – a canine bigotto the core – and threatens to remove Sherman from Mr. Peabody'scustody.

      Nevertheless, director Rob Minkoff manages to pull the whole thing off,balancing the film's largely irreverent tone with a surprisinglyheartfelt ending. He even crafts a father-son moment near the end ofthe film that's both shamelessly sweet and a cheeky nod to cinematichistory. (Think Kirk Douglas and Stanley Kubrick circa 1960.) It's allquite enough to suggest that there's a bright cinematic future aheadfor this little boy and his dog/dad.

    8. (blufrog49) from United States
      10 Mar 2014, 5:00 am

      First, let me say that I am not a BIG fan of animated films and while Ienjoy them for about 2/3 of the way through, I usually look forward tothe end. So for me to say i was a bit bored, well, that's the way ifeel about most of them.

      However, growing up, I was a big "Rocky and Bullwinkle Fan," with "Mr.Peabody and Sherman" being my favorite segment. In that department,this movie does not disappoint. You get a little education and a lot ofclassy puns, which make it especially enjoyable for adults–notgroaners, real laughs.

      My biggest complaint is the trend in animation of HUGE heads on stickfigures, but that is a criticism of the entire genre, and I am told itis following the popular Japanese style.

      What I did find disturbing–SLIGHT Spoiler–was the extremely negativedepiction of the woman from "children's services." With all the abusegoing on these days in the U.S., I would hope that children see theseworkers as people who can help them when they need it, not destroyfamilies. The upside was a positive portrayal of adoption.

      So go see it, and if you take your children, use it as a jumping offplace for history lessons and alternative families.

    9. tavm from Baton Rouge, La.
      10 Mar 2014, 5:00 am

      Just watched this with my movie theatre-working friend. It's based on"Peabody's Improbable History", a cartoon that always aired in themiddle of the "Rocky & Bullwinkle" show and had Mr. Peabody, a smartdog with glasses, and Sherman, his adopted human son-also with glasses,going to various important events in history ending with some kind ofpun often said by Peabody to a bemused Sherman. This version takes someelements from the pilot episode (Peabody adopts Sherman amid sometroubles) and also adds somewhat of a girlfriend from school for theboy. With that out of the way, I'll just say that I found someamusement at much of the humor concerning some historical figures andsome modern lingo and I did laugh out loud a few times. There's evensome heart rending scenes I liked. But nothing beats the charm of theold cartoons even though they weren't the best artistically inanimation. Still, the computer-animation is visually pleasing so onthat note, I recommend Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

    10. rfurbert from United States
      10 Mar 2014, 5:00 am

      I walked out the theater in a way better mood after seeing thispicture! The animation was great (saw it in 3D) and the story was funnyand intelligent!The animation is very stylized which makes it even morefun.

      They have advanced the old kid's cartoon series to a whole anotherlevel.They took the original and built on it with great skill andthought.It's still a kid's movie but is advanced enough for the adultstoo. Speaking of kids, they may actually learn a thing or two. However,don't think it's a real educational movie. Looking forward to the nextinstallment. Just hope they can keep up the standard.

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