Introducing: Dreamworks’ Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Let me introduce you to Dreamworks’ latest animated movie, Mr. Peabody & Sherman. I had never heard of these two, but it turns out that they are the characters from the Peabody’s Improbable History segments of the 1960s animated television series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. One thing’s for sure is that they are ready to go on an incredible adventure through time.
I recently attended a presentation for the movie which included an introduction by director Rob Minkoff and executive producer Tiffany Ward, as well as an appearance by Ty Burrell who voices Mr. Peabody, and the screening of some footage from the movie.
First off, as a fan of animation, I’m always really excited to get to see anything in that category, and in this case going in knowing pretty much nothing about it, I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun Mr. Peabody & Sherman is shaping out to be. It feels like we’re going on an adventure through time and I’m always up for that. In addition, I absolutely loved the choice of Ty Burrell as the voice of Mr. Peabody, it’s so perfect.
Some of the footage we got a chance to watch included:
– A scene early on in the film in which the Petersons come for dinner and how Mr. Peabody wins them over.
– Sherman showing Penny the WABAC machine
– Mr. Peabody, Sherman and Penny at different points in time trying to get out of dire situations. You can see excerpts for most of them in the trailer (which I included below). My favorite was the horse of troy scene, so funny!
Needless to say I really enjoyed myself and wish I could have watched the entire movie. Speaking of entire movie, Mr. Peabody & Sherman will be released March 7, 2014. But in the meantime, you can watch the trailer below and find more photos here.
Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell) is a business titan, inventor, scientist, Nobel Laureate, 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 (Max Charles) 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.
Starring: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney, Mel Brooks, Lake Bell, Zach Callison, Dennis Haysbert