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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
Mona Lisa complains about sitting around on her "abbondanza". This word means "abundance" in Italian. See more »
Early in the film Sherman says that the Leaning Tower of Pisa didn't always lean (suggesting that he caused it to lean). In fact the tower of Pisa has always leaned ever since it was built, due to an uneven settling of the foundation. The lean got progressively worse until structural modifications were put in place to reinforce it around the year 2000. It is now declared safe for at least 200 years. However, Peabody cartoons often contain deliberate inaccuracies for the sake of a gag (in the original skit he explains that they're seeing history as it "should have been"), and this in particular is a subtle reference to the Galileo skit from the original cartoons. See more »
Our story begins high over New York City, in the luxurious penthouse apartment of perhaps the most unlikely genius the world has ever known.
[Camera pans to Peabody in an upside-down position]
Oh. Sorry. You caught me doing my yoga. You were expecting 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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