The kids and I watched Mr. Peabody and Sherman over the weekend. We actually saw this film at the theater when it came out earlier in the year. It was funny then and seems to be even funnier now. I kid you not. My children laughed louder and more often the second time around. Mr. Peabody and Sherman (DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) is available now on DVD and Blu-ray. Continue reading to learn seven things about the movie.
Seven Things About Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Original story idea
In the movie, Mr. Peabody is a very smart dog that found a baby boy, Sherman, abandoned in an alley. Mr Peabody eventually adopts Sherman and they go on many adventures together. The movie is based on an old TV mini-series, but I never saw the show. In fact, I had not even heard of Mr Peabody and Sherman until the film came out. So from my point of view, the idea of a dog adopting a human boy is very original and funny.
It’s a historical sci-fi story
Mr. Peabody and Sherman is a science fiction story in the sense they travel through time in their WABAC machine. The story also includes historical elements involving the French Revolution, ancient Egypt, Italian Renaissance, and the Trojan War. In fact, if you were to believe the movie, Mr. Peabody and Sherman are responsible for key moments in history.
I love the songs in Mr. Peabody and Sherman. My favorite tune was Beautiful Boy. The music makes me want to buy the soundtrack.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray includes a lot of extra features
In addition to the movie on DVD, Blu-ray and digital HD (Ultraviolet streaming), the Blu-ray combo pack includes a bunch of special features:
- Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends Show
The premiere episode of the original 1959 television show
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman Segments
Five segments from the original television series including Robin Hood, Leonardo Da Vinci, Louis XVI, William Shakespeare, and Ludwig Van Beethoven
- History’s Greatest Mysteries
About a dog and his boy
- Peabody’s Paw Print on History
Mr. Peabody gets his pawprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Cast members Ty Burrell (voice of Mr. Peabody) and Max Charles (voice of Sherman), join filmmakers Rob Minkoff (director), Alex Schwartz (producer) and Tiffany Ward (executive producer) for the festivities. Also on hand are some of Mr. Peabody’s very famous furry friends, including Lassie, Beethoven, Rin Tin Tin, and a very adorable dog named George Clooney.
- Time Travel Memory Match game
- The WABAC Jigsaw Puzzle game
- Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends Show
The movie is funny for both kids and adults
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is one of those films that will appeal to both children and parents. There are plenty of gags that will make kids laugh. And there also plenty of witty puns that will make grown-ups laugh too.
The modern dad is a dog
The main character, Mr. Peabody, was voiced by Ty Burrell. He’s the funny dad on Modern Family. I love that show. Mr. Peabody & Sherman also featured the voices of Max Charles (Sherman), Ariel Winter (Penny Peterson), Stephen Colbert (Paul Peterson), Leslie Mann (Patty Peterson), Stanley Tucci (Leonardo da Vinci), Lake Bell (Mona Lisa), Lauri Fraser (Marie Antoinette / Egyptian Woman), Patrick Warburton (Agamemnon), Guillaume Aretos (Robespierre), Patrice A. Musick (Teacher), Karan Brar (Mason), Joshua Rush (Carl), Stephen Tobolowsky (Principal Purdy), Allison Janney (Ms. Grunion), Dennis Haysbert (Judge), Zach Callison (King Tut), and Steve Valentine (Ay). Mr. Peabody & Sherman was directed by Rob Minkoff.
It’s rated PG
The 92-minute animated film is rated PG for some mild action and brief rude humor. There wasn’t anything scary or intense in the film. However, there was a scene that involved disembowelment. It’s not gory, just a teeny bit gross.
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