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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 by
In the beginning of the movie when Peabody and Sherman travel to the French Revolutuion and meet Marie Antoinette, the aspect of 'cake' is highly shown. This is due to the rumor that during the rule of her husband Louis XVI over France, she, disregarding the peasants lack of bread (and food for that matter), said "let them eat brioche [expensive bread]" later converted to 'cake' to fit a modern quote. However, there is no real evidence that Marie uttered such words. The reason the peasants revolted wasn't due to such quote as depicted in the movie, rather she and Louis were taken out of their palace by a revolt of angry peasant women after they discovered Marie Antoinette had been hording grains from the rest of the people. This is also loose on evidence, as the true fact of why she and Louis were kicked out to Paris is not really known, regardless their house arrest was due to peasant revolt during France's early revolution. See more »
Leonardo da Vinci is referred to several times as "da Vinci". Leonardo had no surname in the modern sense and would not have been referred to in this way by his contemporaries. See more »
Our story begins high above New York City, in the luxurious penthouse apartment of perhaps the most unlikely genius the world's ever known.
[Camera pans to Peabody in an upside-down position]
Oh! Sorry, caught me doing my yoga. You were expecting a downward dog, perhaps?
[Jumps into upright position]
My name is Mr. Peabody.
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Mr. Peabody and Sherman are shown in the credits in their original drawn design, and shown at the very end walking towards the vanishing point of the screen. See more »
A decent but forgettable adaptation of Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Another day, another animated movie based on an old cartoon. This time around it's the tale of a genius dog who adopts a boy and they go on wacky adventures through history with their time machine. Of course, these were very short cartoons back in the day and the thought of turning it into a feature seems daunting, but for better or worse they pull it off here to turn in a decent little movie.
Good: Ty Burrell is the star here as Mr. Peabody. His voice work really shines as the intellectual and all around perfect dog who can do pretty much anything. He wasn't as big of a cynical jerk as I thought he was going to be. The rest of the cast do good. The main prop I give the movie is how it actually serves as a good history lesson in some ways. There is knowledge being given here so I appreciate the effort. I also appreciate the lack of forced pop culture references and even some welcomed jokes for adults that made me giggle. The animation looks good also.
Bad: It's still very flimsy in plot. While the driving force of the movie is the relationship between Mr. Peabody and Sherman is solid, the rest of the plot is very by the numbers and not emotionally resonant. It almost comes off as like a straight to DVD animated movie some of the time.
Overall, it's not perfect, but for a movie to keep the kids occupied, then you can do much worse. Besides, they get a sweet history lesson out of it
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