Mr. Peabody & Sherman

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: +2

Voice Cast: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Allison Janney, Stephen Colbert, Mel Brooks, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Lake Bell, Zach Callison, Dennis Haysbert. Animated Time Travel Adventure Comedy. Director: Rob Minkoff

FILM SYNOPSIS: A brilliant, eye-glasses-wearing beagle and his best student/adopted human son embark on a comical time travel adventure through the defining moments of world history via an ingenious invention, the WABAC machine.† But even a transcendent genius like Peabody must grapple with the most daunting challenge of any era:† figuring out how to be a parent.

PREVIEW REVIEW: It sorely misses the voice talent of the original Mr. Peabody (Bill Scott), but the goofy and geeky kidís comedy has its charms. Comprised of cheeky humor that bounces between adolescent poop jokes and genuine droll wit, and a stylized animation that captures the eye of young and old, this is worth the price of a ticket. You feel good when you leave and it will most likely stimulate the imagination of little ones who will no doubt race home to create their own WABAC machine.

A great many film and TV concepts owe a huge debt to the creators of Peabody and Sherman (featured on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show decades ago), including Dr. Who and The Big Bang Theory. Itís time these two got their own movie!

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: Jam-packed with action adventure, itís best that mom or dad are there to reassure very little ones.

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: In one scene, Mr. Peabody concocts cocktails for the parents of Shermanís schoolmate.

Other: Sherman disobeys his adopted father (Mr. Peabody), but life lessons are learned and the two develop a solid father/son relationship.

Running Time: 92 minutes
Intended Audience: Kids and their parents.

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