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"Modern Family" creator Steve Levitan is being dragged into Ariel Winter's gnarly custody battle ... and it's all because Steve allegedly wrote a letter to authorities saying she should be free -- On "Modern Family" Letterhead! Ariel's mom Chrystal Workman filed court docs claiming Levitan recently wrote an emancipation letter to dependency court on her daughter's behalf -- and claims he had the nerve to write it on the show's stationery.Workman says she wants »
- TMZ Staff
Los Angeles (AP) — Chasing down the top spot at the box office after debuting at No. 2 last week, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" took the lead in its second weekend. The DreamWorks animated film about the time-traveling adventures of a genius dog and the human son he adopted earned $21.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The 3-D kiddie-jaunt features voices from "Modern Family" stars Ty Burrell and Ariel Winter. "Our mid-week numbers were very strong indicating good and positive word of mouth," said Chris Aronson, president of domestic distribution at Twentieth Century Fox. "If anything, this is exceeding (expectations). It's a combination of likable characters and it's a nostalgia play for those who are familiar with the show." Mr. Peabody and Sherman first appeared in the 1950s and early 1960s on the show "Peabody's Improbable History," a segment within the animated television series "Rocky and His Friends" and later "The Bullwinkle Show. »
- Jessica Herndon (AP)
Los Angeles (AP) - Chasing down the top spot at the box office after debuting at No. 2 last week, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" took the lead in its second weekend.
The DreamWorks animated film about the time-traveling adventures of a genius dog and the human son he adopted earned $21.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The 3-D kiddie-jaunt features voices from "Modern Family" stars Ty Burrell and Ariel Winter.
"Our mid-week numbers were very strong indicating good and positive word of mouth," said Chris Aronson, president of domestic distribution at Twentieth Century Fox. "If anything, this is exceeding (expectations). It's a combination of likable characters and it's a nostalgia play for those who are familiar with the show."
Mr. Peabody and Sherman first appeared in the 1950s and early 1960s on the show "Peabody's Improbable History," a segment within the animated television series "Rocky and His Friends" and later "The Bullwinkle Show. »
- The Associated Press
Mr. Peabody & Sherman wasn't the No. 1 movie last weekend, that went to R-Rated 300: Rise of an Empire. But, box office analysts think maybe the dog and his boy can take this weekend! We think so - the reviews here at KidsPickFlicks are pretty good! So, what's the big deal about Mr. Peabody & Sherman? Ariel Winter, Max Charles, Karan Brar, Patrick Warburton, Mr. Peabody and Sherman tell you themselves in the video below (thanks to our friends Curtis Harris from "The Haunted Hathaways" and Fanlala for putting these interviews together):
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Unlike most 16-year-olds -- who scrape together money from their part time job to go halfsies with their parents on a used Ford Taurus -- "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter just picked up a brand new Mercedes ... and paid for it in full.Winter hit up her local Mercedes dealer recently and scored a fully loaded C350, blacked out with the Amg package. We're told Ariel and her sister went in with the idea of getting something nice, »
- TMZ Staff
Mr. Peabody & Sherman may be about time travel and history, but it also presents an interesting question - one you've probably never thought about before. What would it be like to have a dog for a dad? Here's what the kid cast members of Mr. Peabody & Sherman had to say:
"I would love to have Peabody as a dad," says Ariel Winter, who plays bratty Penny. "He's super smart. I would love that if I could just have his knowledge."
"The best thing would be the looks you get when you're walking down the street with a talking dog and you're calling the dog, dad," says Joshua Rush, who voices Sherman's wheelchair-bound friend, Carl. "The worst thing would be slobber and stuff, I mean, I don't know how Sherman puts up with that."
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter says she will never have a relationship again with her mom and her older brother ... this according to one of her text messages.The text -- obtained by TMZ -- was filed in Ariel's guardianship case. She was texting her older brother Jimmy who has sided with their mother in the battle over Ariel.Ariel, who is now under the guardianship of her sister, wrote, "How dare you say you »
- TMZ Staff
I’m typically not a fan of modern cinematic interpretations of classic television. Let’s face it, Hollywood doesn’t really have the best track record with these types of movies. All I have to do is point to films like Land of the Lost, Speed Racer, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and Dudley Do-Right to make my point. Thankfully though, Mr. Peabody & Sherman doesn’t follow suit and instead rises to the top.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman tells the story of a genius dog and his adopted son Sherman. In order to give Sherman the best education possible, Mr. Peabody (voiced by Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell) creates a time machine called the Wabac (pronounced “way back”) and takes him to various historical moments in the past. When Sherman goes to school for the first time, this expanded education ruffles the feathers of his newfound class rival, Penny Peterson (Burrell’s Modern Family »
- Dane Jackson
Movies of substance are often overlooked by those full of stylish action or vapid rom-coms. High on the endangered species list are remarkable family films that can both entertain and educate. But I’d gladly be proven wrong if audiences went to go see Mr. Peabody & Sherman in theaters.
Those familiar with the classic Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon will remember this dog and boy duo traveling through world history enlightening us on people of great significance and events that turned the world. They didn’t last too long, most only four or five minutes, but they were a trippy, educational break from watching Bullwinkle try to pull a rabbit out of his hat. Throughout the entire run, Peabody and Sherman stepped into their Wabac (or Wayback) time machine just shy of a 100 times and stood beside figures including Genghis Khan, Helen Keller, Jackie Robinson as well as witnessing the construction of the Great Wall of China. »
- Ernie Estrella
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, a nostalgic reboot of a 1960s cartoon duo, follows Peabody and Sherman as they travel through time and then try to repair the space-time continuum.
The plot takes Peabody, a Nobel Prize winner and overwhelmed father, on a trip to fix what he broke during some leisure travel. In order to repair the damage, Peabody passes through history – hitting up Ancient Egypt, Florence during the Renaissance, the Trojan War and the French Revolution. Both Tutankhamen and Vincent Van Gogh make guest appearances.
Voicing Peabody is Modern Family’s Ty Burrell. Burrell’s costar in the series, Ariel Winter, voices Penny Peterson. Stephen Colbert, Alison Janney, Max Charles and Leslie Mann round out the top-billed voice actors.
Critics On ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’
Critics were naturally nervous that the beloved pair that came to be on the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show wouldn't be ably adapted to the big screen – but »
We all know Ariel Winter as brainy Alex Dunphy in "Modern Family" and now we'll also know her as the voice behind mean girl Penny Petersen in Mr. Peabody & Sherman. What did she love the Most about making the movie? "I got to make another character and bring her to life, and I love that," Ariel says. "I've been doing animation since I was four ( so for 12 years now) and there's nothing that gets old about it. I absolutely love it."
In Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Ariel gets to play opposite Ty Burrell ("Mr. Peabody"), who also plays her dad in "Modern Family." "He's a brilliant actor and a wonderful person, so I loved getting to work with him, »
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Chicago – Talking dogs have been around for decades in animated movies and television shows, especially the anthropomorphized kind. From the superhero antics of Underdog to the biting sarcasm from the likes of Brian from “Family Guy” - take your pick and you can find a dog to your liking. I always took a shine to Mr. Peabody, the intelligent and resourceful beagle with a penchant for puns.
..who had appeared in misadventurous time-traveling shorts on “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” with his pal Sherman. But that doesn’t mean I was looking forward to DreamWorks Animation’s updated take on these characters for a new 3D computer-animated feature-length film.
From the trailers, it seemed like the quirky wry comic timing of Jay Ward and Ted Key (respectively, the producer and creator of “Peabody’s Improbable History”) was getting swallowed by big action/adventure sequences and dumbed-down humor. Sure enough, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
It doesn’t get much better than going down in history as the guy responsible for directing The Lion King, but Rob Minkoff is out to hit home with families yet again with his latest animated feature, Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Based on the characters from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, the 3D CGI feature hones in on the smartest dog in the world, Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell), and his adopted human son, Sherman (Max Charles). When Sherman gets into an argument with a classmate at school, Mr. Peabody invites Penny Peterson (Ariel Winter) and her family over for dinner to smooth things over. His impeccable cooking, drink-mixing and musical skills seem to be doing the trick, but that’s only until Sherman and Penny hop into his time machine, the Wabac, and run the risk of destroying the space-time continuum. Just ahead of Mr. Peabody & Sherman’s release, Collider sat »
- Perri Nemiroff
When I was a kid and Saturday morning was still appointment viewing for me with hours and hours of cartoons on all three networks, I would frequently get up before the sun was even up. I'd get myself a giant bowl of whatever sugary cereal was my poison of choice at the time and plant myself in front of the set so that I had control over whatever was going to be watched well before my sister woke up. There were many weeks where I was up and ready to go before the networks even began their programming, and by default, I would put on the only cartoons playing at that hour, a giant re-run block of "Rocky & Bullwinkle." At the time, I didn't fully appreciate the lunacy of the Jay Ward productions, and it was only as I got older that I began to understand the silly word play »
- Drew McWeeny
There’s one name that almost always gets a smile from nostalgic fans of TV cartoons: Jay Ward. After all, he helped to produce one of the earliest cartoon shows during television’s infancy, “Crusader Rabbit”. But it wasn’t until 1959 that Ward unleashed his masterpiece, “Rocky and His Friends”. Each half hours usually contained two short chapters of an ongoing adventure serial starring Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his dimwitted pal Bullwinkle the moose. And in between these installments were classic features often funnier than the show’s title stars. There was the satiric “Fractured Fairy Tales”, the campy “Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties”, the fables of “Aesop & Son”, and “Peabody’s Improbable History” in which the super-genius talking dog Mr. Peabody and his boy, the excitable seven year-old human named Sherman journeyed back through the years via Mr. P’s time travel invention the Wabac machine. After meeting some historical figure, »
- Jim Batts
DreamWorks Animation has established a brand, and it’s a mediocre one. Their goal is to turn out as much product as possible, and turn the hits into franchises. With the exception of How to Train Your Dragon, their movies feature lukewarm emotions, serviceable animation, a dearth of style, and humor that’s clearly delineated between jokes for kids and jokes for adults. Kids tend to eat these movies up, and they’re tolerable enough for parents. The studio’s latest, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, is yet another movie adults will have to tolerate as a smattering of weird, fun, and inspired moments occasionally break into a rote, forgettable family film. Based off the animated shorts from The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon, Mr. Peabody & Sherman is about a brilliant, talking dog (Ty Burrell) who adopts a boy, Sherman (Max Charles), and the two travel through time on the Wabac (pronounced “way back”) machine. »
- Matt Goldberg
Modern Family's Ariel Winter had no problem bringing the sass to her character Penny in the new animated film, Mr. Peabody And Sherman. The teen star tells CineMovie she didn't have to look far in bringing some of that attitude to the role, and she's revealing why she would time travel back in time to meet King Henry VIII, but only if Jonathan Rhys-Meyers were the actual king.
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After a modest February, things should start picking up across the board at the box office as we enter March. This weekend, Warner Bros. and Legendary’s macho sequel 300: Rise of an Empire debuts against DreamWorks’ animated family pic Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Clearly neither are going after the same audience, and both are primed to hit decent $30 plus million debuts, but the Greeks versus Persians sword-and-sandals epic is going to win the weekend and redeem the genre from Pompeii’s and Hercules’ poor 2014 box office showings.
Here’s how things might play out:
1. 300: Rise of an Empire — $45 million »
- Lindsey Bahr
Bronxbee points out to me A.O. Scott’s review of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which includes this passage:
[W]hile the filmmakers have updated jokes and themes about dogs and boys, their ideas about boys and girls have a musty, regressive feel.
At school, Sherman meets Penny Peterson (Ariel Winter; her parents are voiced by Leslie Mann and Stephen Colbert), a blond-haired, blue-eyed pixie who parrots incorrect information about George Washington in the classroom. Penny’s job in the course of the film is to be mean to Sherman, to get him into trouble, to be rescued by him, and then to marvel at his resourcefulness and bravery. During the airborne scene in Florence, she helps him become “the first man to fly.” The main historical women in the movie are the gluttonous Marie Antoinette and the frivolous Mona Lisa.
It is odd that big-studio animators have taken so long to get to “Frozen” and to “Brave, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Title: Mr Peabody & Sherman Director: Rob Minkoff Voices: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann. Academy Award Winning Director (for ‘The Lion King’) Rob Minkoff, returns to animation with a delicious, cultured and moving flick. ‘Mr Peabody & Sherman’ is based on the characters from the ‘Peabody’s Improbable History’ segments of the 1960s animated television series ‘The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.’ In this feature the talking-Nobel-Prize-winning dog, Mr Peabody, adopts boy Sherman. On his first day of school, Sherman comes into conflict with his classmate, Penny Peterson. This will put Mr Peabody’s father role in jeopardy, when the adoption agency threatens to take the child away [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
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