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Mr Peabody & Sherman follows the adventures of talking dog Mr Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman as they travel through time in Peabody’s greatest invention, the WABAC. When Sherman and his school nemesis Penny travel back in time unsupervised, Peabody must find a way to fix history and save the world from a space time continuum disaster.
Taking visual and narrative cues from Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure, Peabody and Sherman is a film I actually really enjoyed for the same reasons as Bill and Ted.
It’s a pun filled, silly adventure which doesn’t try too hard to be anything other than what it is and does what it’s supposed to do really well. It successfully manages to balance the perfect amount of silly toilet humour and slapstick for the younger audience and enough wink wink jokes for the adults too.
The history aspect works well and in a way makes this particular animation a little more worthwhile in that there’s a slight chance your children might learn something. You visit Ancient Egypt and Renaissance Italy to name but a few proverbial stops, each providing a little adventure, something that seems to be lacking from most animations these days.
Me Peabody & Sherman is a film which hits all the right notes in terms of its humour, adventure, animation and it’s relationship between it’s two main characters. It won’t change your life but it will keep the whole family entertained if you go see it next weekend.