Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a delightful animated film, directed by Rob Minkoff, based on the TV series created by Jay Ward.

Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell) is a genius dog, who has adopted a young boy named Sherman (voiced by Max Charles).  In this story, Sherman has a confrontation with “mean girl” Penny Peterson (voiced by Ariel Winter) at school and is in danger of being removed from Mr. Peabody’s custody by child protective services.
In an effort to assuage the Peterson’s, Mr. Peabody invites them over for dinner.  Good idea?  Well, trying to ingratiate himself with Penny, Sherman disobeys Mr. Peabody’s order not to show her the Way Back time machine he invented. 

This sets off rifts in the time continuum and sets up a lot of fun adventures to set things right.

It’s a sweet, clever and witty film that might be more entertaining to adults than to young children.

If you remember the TV series, you’ll agree that it’s worthy of a 4 out of 5.  But, even if you’re new to Mr. Peabody & Sherman, you’ll find it equally enjoyable.

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