Saturday Morning Cartoons: “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”– the movie?
We have improbable future history in the making as we present the trailer for Mr. Peabody & Sherman, coming from Dreamworks Animation to theaters on March 7, 2014, and starring Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, and Allison Janney, all directed by Rob Minkoff. Take a look:
In the movie, Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine “the WABAC” to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the Wabac out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidently rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time-traveling trio will make their mark on history.
Fans remember Peabody and Sherman from the Peabody’s Improbable History segments on Rocky & Bullwinkle created by Ted Key. Peabody was voiced by Bill Scott, while Sherman was voiced by Walter Tetley. For a reminder of those great cartoons, let’s fire up our own WABAC machine now:
1) I never realised Peabody was left-handed.
2) he voices are just WRONG.
3) This is gonna suck.
I saw the trailer earlier this morning and was disappointed. Seems a lot of work was put into the movie with little thought about who the audience for this film would be. Old fans of the show will be appalled and most young kids have no clue who the characters are. I suppose the addition of the girl was supposed to increase the audience, but the Sherman we knew from the original was capable of getting into trouble on his own. I’m going to bet this suffers the fate of the Rocky & Bullwinkle and Yogi Bear films. The only difference is that live actors didn’t have to embarrass themselves in front of the camera.