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Mr. Peabody & Sherman [2014] (1 disc)

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Director:Rob Minkoff
Writer:Craig Wright
Composer:Danny Elfman
Length:92 minutes
(1 hour 32 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:80%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Kids
  • CG
  • Family
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Action
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Synopsis: The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.


Reaction: Very funny. Witty scripting. And lots of fun for the whole family.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
Rob Minkoff => Director / Creepy Boy (voice)
Craig Wright => Writer
Danny Elfman => Composer
Ted Key => Original Characters
Al Rodrigo => Ajax  (voice)
Alan Shearman => Additional Voices (voice)
Allison Janney => Ms. Grunion  (voice)
Ariel Winter => Penny Peterson  (voice)
Dennis Haysbert => Judge  (voice)
Donald Fullilove => Additional Voices (as Don Fullilove) (voice)
Edie Mirman => Additional Voices (voice)
Eva Bella => Additional Voices (voice)
Guillaume Aretos => Robespierre  (voice)
Jasper Johannes Andrews => Baby Sherman (voice)
Jess Harnell => Abraham Lincoln / George Washington / Bill Clinton /Isaac Newton / New York City Cop  (voice)
Joshua Rush => Carl (as Josh Rush) (voice)
Karan Brar => Mason (voice)
Lake Bell => Mona Lisa  (voice)
Lauri Fraser => Marie Antoinette / Egyptian Woman  (voice)
Leila Birch => WABAC Machine (voice)
Leslie Mann => Patty Peterson  (voice)
Lynnanne Zager => Additional Voices (voice)
Max Charles => Sherman  (voice)
Mel Brooks => Albert Einstein  (voice)
Nicholas Guest => French Peasant (voice)
Pat Musick => Teacher (as Patrice A. Musick) (voice)
Patrick Warburton => Agamemnon  (voice)
Rif Hutton => Additional Voices (voice)
Robert Ben Garant => Italian Peasant #1 (voice) / Egyptian Spectator
Stanley Tucci => Leonardo da Vinci  (voice)
Stephen Colbert => Paul Peterson  (voice)
Stephen Tobolowsky => Principal Purdy (voice)
Steve Valentine => Ay  (voice)
Thomas Lennon => Italian Peasant #2 (voice)
Tom McGrath => Odysseus  (voice)
Ty Burrell => Mr. Peabody  (voice)
Walt Dohrn => French Peasant / Taxi Driver / Spartacus  (voice)
Zach Callison => King Tut  (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The Trojan Horse scenario in the film is a bit different from the Homeric version of the story. The entire brain trust of the Greek army is shown in the Horse, which in [?] Homer's Odyssey was inhabited only by a bunch of sappers supervised by Odysseus, whose mission was to open the gates so a much larger Greek army could enter. (Publius Vergilius Maro's first century B.C. retelling in the Aeneid, put the high commanders in the horse.) Oedipus is present, even though in Homer's stories, he had died before the Trojan War ever began. Agamemnon's father was the wholly-human king Atreus, not the Minotaur beast. Agamemnon was already married, long before the Trojan War, but Ms. Grunion would not have been the only "prize" he brought home.
  • When Peabody and Sherman are going to the future the WABAC machine's speedometer briefly displays 88 miles per hour, the speed required for the Delorean time machine in Back to the Future, a movie which contained a gag paying homage to the original [Peabody and Sherman] cartoons.
  • At one point, Dan Aykroyd was rumored for the voice of Mr. Peabody.
  • At the lunch table, Sherman's lunchbox reads, "A Brief History of Lunch," a reference to Professor Stephen Hawking's ,"A Brief History of Time," which sold 10 million copies worldwide.
  • Allison Janney's second DreamWorks Animation film, after Over the Hedge, where she also played a villain that's a strict female human with a dislike to animals. Janney is the second voice actor to voice a villain in a DreamWorks Animation film twice, after Ralph Fiennes, in The Prince of Egypt and The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
  • Jess Harnell and Stanley Tucci have worked on the Transformers films. Harnell voiced Ironhide and Barricade, while Tucci played Joshua in Transformers: Age of Extinction.
  • Rob Minkoff is a big fan of "Peabody's Improbable History" segment on Rocky and Bullwinkle, and had been dreaming of making a movie adaptation for years.
  • A painting of [?] Jay Ward, the original creator of [Rocky and His Friends], and [The Bullwinkle Show], can be shown when Sherman is at school.
  • WABAC stands for Wavelength Acceleration Bi-directional Asynchronous Controller.
  • Director Rob Minkoff chose Ty Burrell for Mr. Peabody, because "his voice embodied all the different aspects of the character today - not just the intellect and the suave personality, but the underlying warmth as well."
  • Robert Downey Jr., Kelsey Grammer, and Geoffrey Rush were considered for the role of Mr. Peabody. Downey was cast, but had to back out, due to scheduling conflicts.
  • The tomb, into which Mr. Peabody and Sherman are thrown in ancient Egypt, is the same snake tomb Indiana Jones is thrown into in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • When Mr. Peabody is trying to impress Penny's parents with his many talents, upon being asked for something more rock'n'roll, he plays the opening riff from "Purple Haze" by [?] Jimi Hendrix, and even does it as Hendrix would, left-handed (or, in Mr. Peabody's case, left-pawed). He then switches to playing flamenco guitar in a normal right-handed manner.