Our film opens at a large luxury apartment in New York City, where we meet Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell), a beagle who is the smartest being in existence. Mr. Peabody then tells us about his life.
In the flashback, we see Peabody as a young puppy at a puppy farm and he is reading a book and no one wants him because he can talk. Years later, Peabody becomes a famous Olympic gold medalist, a graduate of Harvard, an inventor, a Nobel prize winner, and a gourmet chef.
Eventually, Peabody becomes lonely and one day, he sees a baby boy inside of a box in an alley and decides to adopt the baby. After an appearance at court, Peabody gets to adopt the baby and names him "Sherman". Everyone finds a dog raising a human strange, but Peabody is not bothered and admires his new boy.
Over the years, Peabody and Sherman become closer and closer. On Sherman's birthday, Peabody builds Sherman (now voiced by Max Charles), his very own time machine and names it the WABAC. They travel to all sorts of places and have amazing adventures together as father and son. But
One day, Peabody and Sherman visit the French Revloution and they are invited to Queen Marie's palace to have some cake. But, the evil Robespierre, who is leading a rebellion of French peasents to get the Queen interupts. He captures Peabody and Sherman and decides to kill them. Fortunetly, Peabody and Sherman escpae and go to safety and back home to the present to prepare for Sherman's very first day of school, as Peabody had homeschooled him previously.
The next morning, Peabody is very reluctant to let Sherman go to school, but since he wants what's best for his boy, he decides to let him go anyway. Before Sherman enters the building, Peabody gives Sherman a special dog whistle (which Peabody hates the sound of) to remind him that he's always with him no matter what the circumstances. But, before Peabody can finish his sentence, Sherman goes right into the school.
Inside Sherman's classroom, the teacher decides to ask the class what kind of tree George Washington cut down. A spoiled, rich, blonde girl named Penny Peterson (voiced by Ariel Winter) answers "a cheery tree". But Sherman corrects her by saying that Washington never cut down a tree and never said that he could never lie as well, and that people made up those stories to teach kids not to lie. Sherman also gives bonus facts to his answer and Penny grows to despise Sherman for being smarter than her.
At lunch, Sherman is having lunch with his new friends, Carl and Mason when Penny and her friends show up. Penny starts being mean to Sherman and humiliates him. She calls him a dog, she throws his sandwich across the room, swipes his dog whistle, and chokes Sherman. Sherman get so angry, that he beats Penny up and bites her arm.
That afternoon, Peabody is asked to come to the principals office. He believes that Sherman has been placed in an advanced placement class or is doing great in his lessons. The principal reports about Sherman and Penny's squabble earlier in the cafeteria. Ms. Grunion (voiced by Allison Janney), the evil director of Child Services threatens Peabody to take Sherman away and put him in a different home if Penny's parents press charges against the two.
That night, after Sherman gets ready for bed, Peabody scolds Sherman for his misbehavior at school. Sherman apologizes and tells Peabody he loves him. Peabody however doesn't say he loves Sherman back. Peabody becomes very worried and is afraid he'll never see Sherman again, so he decides to do the best thing to save him and Sherman from a life of misery: he calls Penny and her parents, Paul Peterson (voiced by Stephen Cobert) and Patty Peterson (voiced by Leslie Mann) to make amends.
The next night, Peabody prepares a nice dinner for them and does not tell Sherman that they're coming until they finally arrive. Patty is impressed by all of Peabody but Paul isn't interested at all. Penny and Sherman however, do not want to see each other (as they are holding grudges against each other).
Inside Sherman's room, Sherman tries to talk to Penny but she threatens to hurt Sherman if he talks to her. They ignore each other, but Peabody interupts and forces Sherman to try to get along with her. Penny wants to know how Sherman knows all that stuff about George Washington, she keeps pestering him until he slips out that he talked to Washington himself. Penny doesn't believe Sherman, so Sherman decides to show her the WABAC. He shows it to her, and they take the machine for a joyride.
Peabody finally wins over Penny's father and calls Sherman and Penny out for dinner, but Sherman arrives alone and tells Peabody that he used the WABAC and that Penny is stuck in ancient Egypt. Peabody is furious with Sherman and he leaves Penny's parents in a trance until he and Sherman get back.
Peabody and Sherman arrive in ancient Egypt where they meet Penny who is being pampered by many Egyptian servants. As Peabody grabs her to go home, King Tut (who is now Penny's boyfriend much to Sherman's fury) arrives and stops Peabody. Penny says that she and King Tut are gonna be married and have a big fat Egyptian wedding (although Penny really intends to steal all of King Tut's riches knowing he dies young). Penny then finds out that once King Tut dies, she will be killed and turned into a mummy and she decides to come home. But, King Tut has other plans and he throws Peabody and Sherman into a sphinx.
Inside the temple, Peabody finds out a way to escape but Sherman says that Penny deserves King Tut out of jealousy (it seems that Sherman has fallen in love with Penny). Peabody gets across the booby trapped floor safley, but Sherman activates the traps and they run to some life boats that'll send them out of the temple. Sherman however, takes the wrong boat which will send him to plunging to his death so Peabody saves. They finally escape and go to stop the wedding.
At the wedding, Peabody and Sherman dress up as the God of the Sun and order them to stop the wedding and they stop the wedding. Unfortunetly, Sherman causes the disguise to fail and then they escape to the WABAC with Penny.
Along the way home, Penny thanks Sherman for rescuing her. However, the machine runs out of fuel and the gang makes a stop to Italy to meet Leonardo Da'Vinci so he can help them repair the WABAC.
In Italy, Da'Vinci is trying to get Mona Lisa to smile but she refuses. At that same time, Peabody, Sherman, and Penny arrive and they make Mona Lisa smile. While Peabody and Da'Vinci rebuild the WABAC, Penny takes Sherman to Da'Vinci's attic and find his flying machine. She wants to fly it, but Sherman is reluctant. Soon, they are sent flying and have a great time doign it. Peabody sees it and becomes furious at the children.
In the machine on the way home, Peabody blames Penny for everything and for Sherman becoming bad. Penny accidentally blurts out that Grunion is trying to take Sherman away. Sherman yells at Peabody for not telling him and Peabody says he thought Sherman couldn't handle it. As they approach a black hole, Peabody tells Sherman to sit but Sherman yells at Peabody and says he's not a pet. Peabody loses his temper and calls Sherman a horrible boy. However, Peabody regrets what he's said and tries to apologize but they end up in Ancient Greece.
Sherman runs away and foolishly joins the Trojan war unaware of how dangerous it is. Peabody forbids Sherman to fight in the war, but Sherman does not listen and argues with Peabody. Before Peabody can explain, the Greeks go out onto the battlefield with Sherman. But when the war starts, Sherman gets terrified and realizes Peabody was right- war is extremely dangerous, especially if you're a kid. He uses the whistle Peabody gave him earlier in the film to get Peabody's help. Peabody and Penny save Sherman and they get into the WABAC. But, Peabody falls out when Sherman is trying to rescue Penny. Thinking Mr. Peabody is dead, they go back to when Sherman lost Penny so they can undo this.
They arrive in the time where Peabody won over Penny's parents and the kids explain everything. Sherman also runs into his past self. Before Past Peabody can settle this out, Present Peabody arrives and reveals he survived and built a time machine out of yak hair and fat.
However, the reunion is ruined when Grunion arrives and decides to take away both Shermans, but Penny comes in and tells everyone this is her fault but Grunion says otherwise, and she causes the two Sherman's to morph together and the Peabody's morph togetherr as well. They change back into one person. Now with her suspicions confirmed, Grunion drags away Sherman again and Peabody, enraged at the sight of her hurting his son, momentarily reverts to instinct and bites her and he and the kids run away to the WABAC.
As Peabody and the kids run to fix everything hole has been ripped into the space-time continum causing all the historic figures to fall into the present. The figures all cause trouble and Grunion blames Peabody for everything. She calls Animal Control to arrest Peabody and gives Peabody and Sherman a sadistic smile. However, Sherman announces that it's all his fault this is happening and that Peabody's only mistake was adopting him. But, Sherman also claims he's a dog because he says that if you're a dog it means that you are loyal, kind, and willing to stick by your loved ones at all times. Moved by this, the hisorical figures and Penny's parents concour. Penny does too and she hugs Sherman. US Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Bill Clinton declare their support for Peabody's legal custody of Sherman and Peabody gets to keep Sherman and Grunion's plan is foiled.
However, the vortex grows bigger and bigger and all the historic monuments fall from it and everyone is terrified.
Finally to stop the vortex, Sherman suggests that he and Peabody use the WABAC to go to the future by one whole day to undo the damage. With Sherman piloting and Mr. Peabody handling the computations, they are successful with all the historical things returned to their proper times. Grunion is furious and vows revenge on Peabody, Sherman, and Penny, but Aggamennmon (who has become smitten with Grunion) grabs Grunion and takes her back to ancient Greece with him.
Voice Cast (International)Edit
- Ty Burrell as Mr. Peabody
- Max Charles as Sherman
- Ariel Winter as Penny Peterson
- Stephen Colbert as Paul Peterson
- Leslie Mann as Patty Peterson
- Allison Janney as Mrs. Grunion
- Guillaume Gallienne - Mr. Peabody
- Jules Timmerman - Sherman
- Garance Pauwels - Penny Peterson
- Vincent Ropion - Paul Peterson
- Pauline Larrieu - Mrs. Grunion
- Massimo Lopez - Mr. Peabody
- Leonardo Della Bianca - Sherman
- Agnese Marteddu - Penny Peterson
- Marco Mete - Paul Peterson
- Georgia Lepore - Patty Peterson
- Barbara Castracane - Mrs. Grunion
- Kautzky Armand - Mr. Peabody
- Леонид Парфёнов - Mr. Peabody (Мистер Пибоди)
- Artur Żmijewski - Mr. Peabody (Pan Peabody)
- Franciszek Dziduch - Sherman
- Pola Bychawska - Penny Peterson
- Monika Pikuła - Patty Peterson
- Waldemar Barwiński - Paul Peterson
- Dorota Kolak - Mrs. Grunion
- Virgil Ianțu - Mr. Peabody (Dl. Peabody)
- Radu Chirțan - Sherman
- Andra Gogan - Penny Peterson
- Antoaneta Zaharia - Patty Peterson
- Șerban Pavlu - Paul Peterson
- Ruxandra Sireteanu - Mrs. Grunion
- Vytautas Anužis - Mr. Peabody (Ponas Žirnis)
- Simonas Poška - Sherman (Šermanas)
- Agnė Kaktaitė - Patty Peterson
- Vytautas Rašimas - Paul Peterson
- Ilona Balsytė - Mrs. Grunion
- 鈕詩貽 - Mr. Peabody (皮巴弟先生)
Plans for a film starring Mr. Peabody and Sherman have existed for several years with director Rob Minkoff. His first attempt to make a feature film goes to 2003, when it was reported that Minkoff's Sony-based production company Sprocketdyne Entertainment and Bullwinkle Studios would produce a live-action/CG film, with a possibility of Minkoff to direct it.
The live-action film was not realized, but in 2006, Minkoff joined DreamWorks Animation to direct a computer-animated film adaptation. Andrew Kurtzman was set to write the screenplay, based on the pitch, developed by Minkoff with his longtime producing partner Jason Clark.
The film went through several release date changes. Originally scheduled for March 2014, DreamWorks Animation's high expectations moved the film to November 2013, replacing another DreamWorks Animation film Me and My Shadow. The last shift happened in February 2013, which pushed the film back to March 7, 2014, reportedly due to "more advantageous release window," again replacing Me and My Shadow.
Originally, Robert Downey, Jr. was set to voice Mr. Peabody, but in March 2012, he was replaced by Ty Burrell. Max Charles, the actor who plays young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, will voice Sherman. Stephen Colbert will voice Paul Peterson, Mr. Peabody's nemesis; Leslie Mann, who replaced Ellie Kemper, will voice Peterson's wife, Patty; and Ariel Winter will voice their daughter Penny. Also joining the cast are Stephen Tobolowsky and Allison Janney as Mrs. Grunion.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman will be theatrically accompanied with a DreamWorks Animation short film based on the Rocky and Bullwinkle characters from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The short is being directed by Gary Trousdale, who is known for co-directing Beauty and the Beast, and will feature June Foray as Rocky and Tom Kenny as Bullwinkle. It will serve as a test for a possible feature film based on the characters.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The Hollywood Reporter - "DreamWorks Animation Pushes Back Release for 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'"
- ↑ AnimationMagazine.net - "A CG Mr. Peabody Will Time Travel in Feature" by Ryan Ball
- ↑ DreamWorks Animation Investor Relations - "DreamWorks Animation and Director Rob Minkoff Team Up to Bring 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' to the Big Screen"
- ↑ DreamWorks Animation Investor Relations - "DreamWorks Animation Announces Feature Film Release Slate Through 2014"
- ↑ DreamWorks Animation Investor Relations - "Gregg Taylor Named DreamWorks Animation's Head of Development and Alex Schwartz Named Producer of Mr. Peabody & Sherman"
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- ↑ DreamWorks Animation Investor Relations - "New Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Unveils DreamWorks Animation's Release Slate Through 2016"
- ↑ Entertainment Weekly - "EXCLUSIVE: Robert Downey Jr. to star in 'Peabody and Sherman' for DreamWorks Animation" by Anthony Breznican
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- ↑ AWN.com - "DreamWorks Animation Previews 2013 Slate" by Jennifer Wolfe
- ↑ AVClub.com - "SpongeBob's Tom Kenny talks his favorite voiceover artists" by Todd VanDerWerff
- ↑ Animation Guild Blog - "The Gary Trousdale Interview -- Part III" by Steve Hulett