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I was a big fan of The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show as a child and while I enjoyed almost all of the segments “Peabody’s Improbable History” was a particular favorite. I don’t know what it is but time travel and know-it-alls have always appealed to me. It was because of this fandom and the horrific earlier attempts to make films out of the Jay Ward cartoons that made me approach Mr. Peabody & Sherman with particular trepidation. I’m happy to report that these fears were unfounded and that Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a generally delightful movie.
After perhaps a bit too much exposition (the original cartoon never seemed to need much more than talking dog, pet boy, time machine) Mr. Peabody & Sherman gets right into a trip to Revolutionary France that plays like a more action-packed version of an old-school Peabody short. It even closes with a pun. From »
- Arthur Tebbel
Other than inadvertently scaring small children, Sebu Simonian, one-half of Capital Cities, feels the duo’s career is going pretty well. He and partner Ryan Merchant certainly can’t complain about lack of radio play. The pair’s breakthrough hit, “Safe and Sound” has been all over the radio this past year, topping Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart, and crossing over to the Top 5 of the Pop, Hot AC, Triple A and Modern Rock charts. The global hit has sold more than 2.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Not bad for a song the duo recorded in 2011 that took its time catching on with the public. When Simonian hears the optimistic (despite the odds) song on the radio, “I grin and I’m always grateful when I hear it. It makes me realize the song is still relevant and I also hope that most people aren’t getting sick of it… »
Here are new stills for "Maleficent" starring Angelina Jolie. Directed by production designer Robert Stromberg ("Avatar", "Alice In Wonderland"), in his directorial debut, and produced by Joe Roth, "Maleficent" is written by Linda Woolverton ("The Lion King", "Beauty And The Beast") and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith and Palak Patel. Co-starring in the film are Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley , Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. This is the untold story of Disney's most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic "Sleeping Beauty". The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora. Behind-the-scenes talent includes cinematographer Dean Semler, »
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
Though the teaser trailer that used Disney's classic Sleeping Beauty to show off the villainous side of the tale in Maleficent didn't work all that well, the more recent teaser using Lana Del Rey's haunting rendition of "Once Upon a Dream" was much better. Now we have a tease of a different sort with a couple new posters, both featuring Angelina Jolie. However, the domestic poster is boring and uninspired, relying on only Jolie's presence to sell the movie. Meanwhile the French poster is much more beautiful, using a gorgeous image of Elle Fanning as Sleeping Beauty. Seems like the Us marketing team needs to try harder. Look! Here's the new Us poster for Robert Stromberg's Maleficent from Imp Awards: And here's the much better French poster for the Disney film from Stitch Kingdom: Robert Stromberg (a production designer on Alice in Wonderland and Avatar) is making his »
- Ethan Anderton
The film also co-stars Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).
This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book just got a little more street-cred with the news that Idris Elba is in negotiations to voice the villainous tiger Shere Khan. Jon Favreau of Friends and Iron Man is thought to be directing the film which is in competition with rival company Warner Bros. who are also trying to bring Rudyard Kipling’s classic story to life.
Thanks to the Disney animation everyone knows the story of Mowgli – the boy raised by animals of the jungle. We all remember watching it and being transfixed as a child and now with this life-action version a whole new generation can fall in love with the tale.
Idris Elba is one cooler than cool actor and he has an instantly recognisable voice so fingers-crossed he’ll sign up as we can’t think of anybody better to voice the king of the jungle. The Jungle Book »
- Kat Smith
What's the biggest winner at the box office this week?
Is it "300: Rise of an Empire," which debuted atop the chart with an estimated $45.1 million? Maybe, but that film did about as well as expected, and certainly nowhere near the $70.9 million opening of the original "300" seven years ago. Is it "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," which opened in second place with an estimated $32.5 million? That, too, was on the lower end of expectations, and well behind the $43.6 million debut of original cartoon "The Croods" at this time a year ago.
Was it "Frozen," which earned an Oscar bounce of $3 million after winning trophies last weekend for Best Song and Best Animated Feature -- an impressive figure, considering that the movie is already playing at home on many cable providers' video-on-demand services? Was it "12 Years a Slave," which saw a post-Oscar bounce of 123 percent and added another estimated $2.2 million to its theatrical »
- Gary Susman
The list of top per-screen averages tends to be dominated by Disney fare, everything from "The Lion King" to "Frozen" putting up staggering numbers. But sometimes something on the art house circuit can put up a whopper of a number, such as "Red State" or "The Master." Late last year, "American Hustle" surged in this frame, and just a few years ago, Wes Anderson proved his fan base was hungry for "Moonrise Kingdom" on just four screens, averaging over $130,000 per screen. Well, this weekend Anderson broke his own record and entered the top 10 of limited releases as "The Grand Budapest Hotel" averaged over $200,000 on four screens for an opening weekend tally of $800,000. The film is currently playing at the Arclight Cinerama Dome and Landmark theaters in Los Angeles, as well as the Regal Union Square and AMC Lincoln Square theaters in New York. "Moonrise Kingdom," released by Focus Features, ended »
- Kristopher Tapley
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
Two big films this weekend, we have the animated film "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" and the action-adventure sequel "300: Rise of An Empire."
In "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," it feels like the 1950s all over again! The companion piece of "The Rocky Bullwinkle Show" is now a big-screen event. From the creators of "The Croods" and "How to Train Your Dragon," and director of "The Lion King," the time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine, Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell), and his adopted son, Sherman (voiced by Max Charles), are front and center in this animated film.
And, you may miss Gerard Butler in the sequel "300: Rise of an Empire," but is it enough for you to not see the sequel? Have no fear, we have a new hero in Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) who leads the charge against the invading Persian navy. But first, he must deal with the mortal-turned-god, »
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 »
Mondo's Disney gallery show Nothing's Impossible was another hit. People camped out for days in the freezing weather, and the line reached over 300 people by the time the gallery opened. Artists such as Martin Ansin, Tom Whalen, Aaron Horkey, and Jason Edmiston had killer pieces for this show which tackled hit Disney properties such as The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. Check out over 40 photos after the jump. Mondo's gallery show had some really nice pieces - so nice, in fact, that many people bought everything. Olly Moss and Brandon Holt really knocked it out of the park with some beautiful Jungle Book pieces which both contrasted each other nicely - The Holt piece was super detailed and serious while the Moss piece was simplistic and smart. Edmiston painted some portraits of classic Disney villains. While the paintings weren't for sale, a limited number of giclees were for sale. »
- Bryan Henderson
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
The Oregon Zoo uploaded footage of their new lion cubs "playing" outside for the first time with their dad, Zawadi Mungu. The video is kind of like an alternate version of The Lion King where Simba is triplets and his father is Scar. Because Mufasa would never. "Playing" mostly just consists of Zawadi roaring at his cubs and looking otherwise pissed. Then again, he's not a murderer, like Scar. And doesn't seem like he's always an a-hole, also like Scar. So maybe it's more like The Lion King: 16 and Pregnant. He's just not ready to give up his lifestyle of motocross to be a dad. "Zawadi Mungu ventured outside with his trio of energetic cubs for the first »
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
The delightful misadventures of a group of junkies have been bested by dancing queens.
Mamma Mia!, the perennially peppy Abba jukebox musical about an inquisitive young girl whose mother slept around on the Greek Isles, has officially ousted the cult classic musical Rent as Broadway’s ninth longest-running show. With the success of Mamma Mia!, it’s easy to see why the girl on the poster has been laughing for fifteen years.
- Marc Snetiker
We’re always blown away by the pieces the Mondo studio releases, and today is no different. Friday will see the Mondo Gallery, located in Texas, open its doors to their Disney exhibition, with an array of prints celebrating some of the biggest films in animation history as part of South By Southwest or SXSW 2104 as most of us know it now!
I’ve been a Disney fan (particularly Pixar) since I was tiny, so to see these in stunning, high-quality detail is spine-tingling. My favourites include Wall-e and Up by Kevin Tong, and Alice In Wonderland by Ken Taylor. As with most of Mondo’s work, these will probably be up for sale at some point, so if you’re lucky enough to purchase one consider yourself a very lucky film fan.
Winnie The Pooh by Dave Perillo
The Incredibles by Tom Whalen »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Rob Minkoff never intended for there to be a 20 year gap between his last animated feature, “The Lion King,” and “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” Then again, he never expected it would take more than a decade to get his big screen adapation of Jay Ward's Saturday morning cartoons into theaters. The director spent years securing the support of Ward's daughter Tiffany and shuffling through a series of studio before setting “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” up at DreamWorks Animation, which is releasing it in U.S. theaters Friday. The prospect of expanding Ward's cartoon universe kept him committed during the long development. »
- Brent Lang
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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