Mister Peabody

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Mister Peabody
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show character
Created byTed Key
Portrayed byBill Scott (TV)
Ty Burrell (film)
Information
SpeciesDog
GenderMale
RelativesSherman (adopted son)
NationalityAmerican
 
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Mister Peabody
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show character
Created byTed Key
Portrayed byBill Scott (TV)
Ty Burrell (film)
Information
SpeciesDog
GenderMale
RelativesSherman (adopted son)
NationalityAmerican

Mr. Peabody is a cartoon dog who appeared in the late 1950s and early 1960s television animated series Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show, produced by Jay Ward. Peabody appeared in the Peabody's Improbable History segments created by Ted Key, and was voiced by Bill Scott, while Sherman was voiced by Walter Tetley.

Plot[edit]

Sherman and Mr. Peabody enter the WABAC machine

The cartoons are about Peabody, a beagle who is the smartest being in existence. Peabody has accomplished many things in his life as a business magnate, inventor, scientist, Nobel laureate, gourmand, and two-time Olympic medalist.[1] One day, Mr. Peabody becomes sad and lonely and decides to adopt his own human son. In an alley, he meets Sherman, a dorky, glasses-wearing, orange-haired boy. After saving Sherman from a group of bullies, Peabody discovers that Sherman is an orphan and decides to adopt him.

After a court appearance and a talk with the President and the government, Peabody becomes Sherman's new guardian. Mr. Peabody tells Sherman to not call him "Daddy" and to call him by his name, "Mr. Peabody."

Peabody realizes that boys need running room and so invents the WABAC machine as a birthday gift for Sherman. He and Sherman then go back in time to see a Roman speaking in Latin; Peabody then adds a translator circuit to the machine so that everyone seems to speak English and see the Roman again finding out he is a used chariot salesman. Their next trip is to see Ben Franklin flying his kite, but Peabody and Sherman discover that they cannot interact with the past, so Peabody makes some more adjustments, turning the WABAC from a time machine into a "should-have-been machine." This results in the past they visit being totally cockeyed.

Historical characters who were visited by Peabody and Sherman[edit]

Adaptations[edit]

Film[edit]

An animated feature film based on the characters of Mister Peabody and Sherman has been in development at DreamWorks Animation since 2007.[2] The feature is being directed by Rob Minkoff, who is known for co-directing The Lion King for Disney. In January 2011, it was announced that a 3-D computer animated film titled Mr. Peabody & Sherman will be released on March 14, 2014.[3] Robert Downey, Jr. was announced to voice Mr. Peabody,[4] but in March 2012, was replaced by Ty Burrell.[5] Max Charles, the actor who plays young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man will voice Sherman.[5] In June 2012, it was reported that Mr. Peabody & Sherman's release date had been moved up to November 8, 2013. Stephen Colbert was to voice Paul Peterson, Mr. Peabody's nemesis; Leslie Mann will voice Peterson's wife, Paula, and Ariel Winter (Burrell's Modern Family co-star) will voice their daughter Penny. Also joining the cast were Allison Janney and Stephen Tobolowsky.[6] In September 2012, the release date was moved up for a week to November 1, 2013. In February 2013, the release date was delayed again to March 7, 2014.[7] The film is being produced by Alex Schwarz and Denise Cascino, and written by Craig Wright.[8]

The film will focus much more on Mr. Peabody and Sherman's personal lives that prompts a series of time traveling mishaps with the WABAC machine, forcing the pair to put things on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed.[5]

Unlike the show, Mr. Peabody treats Sherman as a beloved son, whom he adopted as an infant rather than a pet and assistant, and the machine is more futuristic. Also, a third member of the team is introduced, Penny who is Sherman's rival and later, best friend and love interest.

Appearances[edit]

Television shows[edit]

Tribute[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Story Overlay". Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ CAFFEINATED CLINT (November 20, 2007). "Exclusive Interview : Jeffrey Katzenberg". Moviehole. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gregg Taylor Named DreamWorks Animation's Head of Development and Alex Schwartz Named Producer of Mr. Peabody & Sherman". DreamWorks Animation. January 24, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ Breznican, Anthony (2011-01-17). "EXCLUSIVE: Robert Downey Jr. to star in 'Peabody and Sherman' for DreamWorks Animation". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  5. ^ a b c "Ty Burrell & Max Charles Take On Lead Roles in Dreamworks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman in 2014". DreamWorks Animation. March 16, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ McClintock, Pamela (June 11, 2012). "Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney Join Voice Cast of 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "The Hollywood Reporter". 
  8. ^ DreamWorks Animation (September 9, 2012). "New Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Unveils DreamWorks Animation's Release Slate Through 2016". DreamWorks Animation. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 

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