It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.
Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational, and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.
A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.
Mr. Peabody is a business titan, inventor, scientist, 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 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.Written by
This is the first 20th Century Fox's animated film of 2010s to be produced in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. See more »
Inside the Trojan horse, after a comment about the smell is made, Agamemnon raises his arm to show his hairy armpit. But a few seconds later, and for the rest of the movie, he is shown to have hairless armpits. See more »
Our story begins high over New York City, in the luxurious penthouse apartment of perhaps the most unlikely genius the world has ever known.
[Camera pans to Peabody in an upside-down position]
Oh. Sorry. You caught me doing my yoga. You were expecting downward dog, perhaps?
[Jumps into upright position]
My name is Mr. Peabody.
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The DreamWorks Animation logo has Sherman fishing in the moon. See more »
The closing credits in the UK version feature a song entitled 'Kid', written and performed by Peter Andre. See more »
A surprisingly smart film for DWA and the director of The Lion King
When I was a child, I remember watching the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon, but I haven't heard of the Mr. Peabody and Sherman segments. That is, until one day, when DreamWorks Animation was going to make it into a feature length film, I became interested and my brother and I went to see a few weeks ago. Then, as we saw it, we were very impressed because of how smart and entertaining this was it made me watch the cartoons.
Although, it may not be in the same depth as say How To Train Your Dragon, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Antz, Rise of the Guardians, and The Prince of Egypt because there are two problems. While the film moves at a breakneck pace, the second act is a bit convoluted. There is also bits of violence that can make little kids a bit scared, but at least there isn't a lot of it.
Anyway, there are a lot of good things that saved the movie. The script is witty and smart with several bits of good humor to keep adults and their kids laughing while teaching some historical bits to entertain them. The story is also good because of it's father-son relationship moments which made me tear up a bit. Also, the dialog is beyond fantastic, the music score from Danny Elfman is pretty good with a whimsical tone and an adventurous feel to it, and the voice cast is likable.
Ty Burrell did a solid job as the canine genius Mr. Peabody and his puns never fail to amuse me. Max Charles also did a good job as Sherman, a sidekick who proves that he's more than just ordinary person. Penny starts out as a jerk at first, but as the film progresses, she started being nice. The other characters are good especially the historical figures including Leonardo Da Vinci and King Agamemnon voiced by Patrick Warburton who steals the show for me.
The best part, however, goes to the animation. The visuals look nice including the look of Mr. Peabody's home, Egypt, Italy, Rome, and other places, but the character animation is what makes it work. I love how the animators made Mr. Peabody and Sherman almost look a bit like the hand drawn counterparts by having emotions.
How I can ever repay DreamWorks Animation and Rob Minkoff, the director of my childhood favorite, Disney's The Lion King, for making a smart and entertaining adventure? Maybe I can get this on DVD when it comes out and I can watch it over and over again! So, to those who haven't seen it yet, go check it out. It's that good! :)
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