Thursday, March 6, 2014


Bottom Line: A fun, frantic and fast paced time-traveling 3D treat that’ll make you want to sit and stay, MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN (two of the more famous characters from The Rocky and Bullwinkle television show of the early sixties) is an animated, historical hoot…  Obediently educating while it entertains, this will rightfully be another unmitigated hit for kids and parents alike.  And while my wife and three boys debate whether or not this or THE LEGO MOVIE is their favorite family film of the past year, I can safely say – for me – it falls in at a close third behind the musical FROZEN and the aforementioned film built of little tiny plastic bricks.  I really enjoyed the offbeat charm, the whimsical wit and the energetic, action-packed, color-clashed visuals – but the story, still full of heart and hustle, is pretty thin and lacks some of the big screen, cinematic depth that made those other two my number one and two.  Bury your preconceived notions on all early-in-the-year movies being mediocre or  ‘cartoons’ only being for children – this rambunctious tale of a dog, his boy and history unleashed should have most audiences begging for more!

Starring the voices of: Ty Burrell, max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci and Mel Brooks
Rated: PG
Running time: 82 minutes
Studio description: 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 accidentally 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. (c) Fox

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