Mr. Peabody is a business titan, inventor, scientist, Nobel Laureate, gourmand, two-time Olympic medalist, and genius… who also happens to be a dog. Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. But when Sherman breaks the rules of time travel, our two heroes find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future, while Mr. Peabody may face his biggest challenge yet — being a parent.
MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (rated PG for mild situations and humor; and with a running time of 92 min.) is being held over at the Story Theater this weekend, and is, at its heart, the story of the relationship between a father and his son. "Mr. Peabody adopted Sherman and raised him the best way he knows how," explains the film’s director, Rob Minkoff, whose previous hits include the beloved animated film "The Lion King" and the live-action/CG animated "Stuart Little." "Like with any family, things become complicated, so they both must grow and learn from their experiences and ultimately become an even better family."
Even a world-class genius like Mr. Peabody will always have a lot to learn when it comes to parenting. Some of Mr. Peabody’s parenting lessons come via decidedly non-traditional child-rearing methods - like taking Sherman in a series of incredible adventures traveling across time. Time travel is a compelling notion that lends an intriguing dimension to an exciting, adventure-filled story. The film’s contemporary characters interact with equally entertaining famous figures from history - a dynamic that provides surprising fish out of water moments and myriad culture clashes.
—taken from the production notes of Mr. Peabody &
Sherman, courtesy of
20th Century Fox