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REVIEW: "Mr. Peabody and Sherman"

  • By Greg Ehrbar
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  • March 10, 2014 3:10 AM
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Bringing Jay Ward's Mr. Peabody - a TV cartoon classic - to the big screen had to have been daunting. How do you get the most out of big-budget CG but retain the charm, coy humor and character integrity of the original? Somehow they pulled it off - with a healthy respect for the past as well as the present.

Immersed in Movies: Talking 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' with Minkoff & Schleifer

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • March 7, 2014 12:15 PM
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman has been given the DreamWorks treatment on the big screen in CG and 3-D yet it still retains the charm and appeal of the original Jay Ward cartoons created by Ted Key. The wacky WABAC is back but there's more at stake in terms of single parenting, rites of passage and the tricky time-space continuum. I spoke with director Rob Minkoff and Jason Schleifer, the head of character animation, about re-inventing the iconic property.

Interview: Peter Key - Son of Ted Key, Creator of "Mr. Peabody and Sherman"

  • By Greg Ehrbar
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  • March 6, 2014 2:30 PM
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If all Ted Key had done in his career were to create the characters and format that became Mr. Peabody and Sherman, it would be impressive enough. But the cartoonist/writer/art director was also creator of the long-running cartoon/TV sitcom Hazel, and three hit Disney comedy/fantasies. I spoke to son Peter, about his father's remarkable career.

BOOK REVIEW: "The Art of Mr. Peabody and Sherman"

  • By Greg Ehrbar
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  • February 10, 2014 11:03 PM
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There’s no denying it - from the banquet of production art, concept sketches, backgrounds and other details that festoon this tome, Dreamworks' latest animated feature is sumptuous indeed. The Art of Mr. Peabody And Sherman explains what Lion King co-director Rob Minkoff saw in reviving these classic Jay Ward characters. And it looks pretty cool.

FIRST LOOK: "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" teaser (in English and Spanish)

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 25, 2013 3:10 AM
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Here's the first teaser trailer for Dreamwork's update of the classic Jay Ward cartoon, Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Ty Burrell is Mr. Peabody, Max Charles is Sherman. The film opens in 3D on March 7th, 2014.

Immersed in Movies: Previewing 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 24, 2013 12:09 PM
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Rob Minkoff, Ty Burrell, and Tiffany Ward gave a sneak peek of DreamWorks' CG rendering of Jay Ward's beloved cartoon.

Bullwinkle and Mr. Peabody Return to Comics in Advance of Dreamworks Films

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 30, 2013 1:36 AM
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In advance of DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman feature (scheduled for release on March 7th, 2014), comics publisher IDW Publishing will release a new comic book starring the time traveling duo. Rocky and Bullwinkle are also headed back to the comics.

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