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Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)

Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)


Starring the voice of
Ty Burrell
Max Charles
Ariel Winter
Leslie Mann
Stephen Colbert
Allison Janney

Directed by Rob Minkoff

Not that I have seen any episode of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show to accurately tell if the characters were well adapted, but from my view, this animation was worth every minute. Directed by the co-director of The Lion King (1994), Mr. Peabody and Sherman, had the voice casting of Ty Burrell (as Mr. Peabody) who we know as Phil from the TV series Modern Family and Max Charles held the mic as Sherman.

Produced by Dreamworks Animation, the only down side to this movie for me was that the intro was too short and thin. It took a while for me to get used to what was going on, but the moment I did, it was colorful fun all the way.
Reading up about the characters I realized that Sherman was changed from Mr. Peabody’s pet to adopted son. This change worked well for the movie because a little boy as a pet… that will not go down well with many.

This blast through the past movie, happens in a world where a dog can talk, walk on hind legs and has an IQ that is probably higher than Einstein’s. The dog named Peabody adopted a son who he named Sherman. Sherman, an orphan boy Peabody found in a box, travelled with him around the world through time in Mr. Peabody’s WABAC machine.

Later on Sherman had an issue with a girl in his school, which caused the social service to be interested in the way Peabody is raising Sherman. Peabody invites the girl and her parents for dinner only for the girl and Sherman to travel to the past via Mr. Peabody’s time machine and refuse to return to the present. Sherman returns to the present to get Mr. Peabody so they can get her back before her parents notice she is missing.

Despite being a commercial failure, the movie gathered some cool reviews, and I think the failure of the movie is due to the fact that many don’t have a clue who these characters are, and were not willing to give it try.

So, if you are in the mood for some fun and action, I advise that you go see this movie, it will be the best decision you have made.
The animation was on point, and when the plot was losing its tempo, amazing things start to happen on screen before you can build up the courage to fall asleep. Voice casting was just grand and the directing was rich, enough with my thoughts go see the movie, you will be glad you did.


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