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Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

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The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Director:

Rob Minkoff

Writers:

Jay Ward (based on the series produced by), Craig Wright (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ty Burrell ... Mr. Peabody (voice)
Max Charles ... Sherman (voice)
Lauri Fraser Lauri Fraser ... Marie Antoinette / Egyptian Woman (voice)
Guillaume Aretos Guillaume Aretos ... Robespierre (voice)
Pat Musick Pat Musick ... Teacher (voice) (as Patrice A. Musick)
Ariel Winter ... Penny Peterson (voice)
Karan Brar ... Mason (voice)
Joshua Rush ... Carl (voice) (as Josh Rush)
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)
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Storyline

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 Juan Diaz

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From the creators of How to Train Your Dragon and the director of The Lion King. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild action and brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las aventuras de Peabody y Sherman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,207,057, 9 March 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$111,506,430

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$275,698,039
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lauri Fraser (Marie Antoinette) later starred in Rocky and Bullwinkle (2014), as the voice of Natasha, replacing June Foray, and the short itself, which was originally supposed to be shown in theaters with this film, was later changed to a direct-to-video short on the Blu-ray 3-D Edition. See more »

Goofs

Ms. Grunion keeps switching seats inside the police car while chasing Mr. Peabody, being in the driver's side or the passenger side at various different scene changes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Peabody: 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]
Mr. Peabody: Oh. Sorry. You caught me doing my yoga. You were expecting downward dog, perhaps?
[Jumps into upright position]
Mr. Peabody: My name is Mr. Peabody.
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Crazy Credits

The DreamWorks Animation logo has Sherman fishing in the moon. See more »

Alternate Versions

The closing credits in the UK version feature a song entitled 'Kid', written and performed by . See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ein Schnupfen hätte auch gereicht (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhapsody In Blue
Written by George Gershwin
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Barking up the right tree.
7 February 2014 | by A_Random_Guy_22See all my reviews

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

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

I hadn't seen the original cartoon until I saw the film, but I caught the introduction episode on YouTube after and there were several scenes/dialogue that's been re-used in the movie. Even though it holds no nostalgia for me, it's a great little touch.

The vocal talent is also great. There's the aforementioned Burrell, but also some other well-known names including, but not limited to, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton (Kronk from 'The Emperor's New Groove'), Mel Brooks and Stephen Toblowsky. Their indistinguishable voices really liven 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 'The Croods' and, more recently, 'Turbo', I ended up enjoying this a lot more than I initially thought I would. The humour is very child-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 will keep parents and older siblings entertained, while the zany energy and characters will keep the kids amused. They might even pick up a thing or two about history.

7/10.


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