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Movie Review: Mr. Peabody and Sherman

As a young child in the early 1960s, I used to love to watch "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show." It was a cartoon, which was set up as a variety show, of sorts. It used to feature several different "shows" within the show. My favorites were "Fractured Fairy Tales" and "Dudley Do Right."

I did not care too much for "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" back in those days. A professor-like, talking dog, a kid, and the WABAC machine to take someone way back in time was boring to me at that age.

Fast forward, fifty years later...There was certainly a nostalgic element for me watching this animated film. I wondered if I would find the content and the context as inane as I did at seven or eight years old.

In those days, I did not care much about history. Today I find history much more fascinating. Adding humor to make history take on a human element is a win with me. I laughed at the movie's campy humor.

"Mr. Peabody and Sherman" had appeal for all ages.

We, who are Baby Boomers, remember the old show. We are now grown up to understand the nuances of the humor and can appreciate the silliness of the innuendos. Our children, now adults, will get the humor and groan about it. Our young grandchildren will laugh at some of the childish humor as the warriors drop to the ground from under the Trojan horse's tail, or when Sherman giggles and says, "You said 'poo'!" after a lesson about the pupal stage of an insect.

This is a film that I found enjoyable and would definitely watch again and again.

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© Copyright 2015 - Coral Levang. All Rights Reserved.

Note: This content has been adapted from an original piece by the author, which has since been removed from Bubblews

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MegL wrote on June 28, 2015, 12:45 PM

Dudley do right sounds like one of the characters in the "Wacky Races" cartoon, with Muttley the dog and Dick Dastardly.

CoralLevang wrote on June 28, 2015, 12:51 PM

MegL The villian was Snidely Whiplash
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xstitcher wrote on June 28, 2015, 4:29 PM

I watched reruns, and I remember the original "Peabody and Sherman" too. I also liked "Dudley Do Right" I think in part because my mother is Canadian. ;) Fractured Fairy Tales was good, too. :D

RonElFran wrote on June 28, 2015, 5:45 PM

I haven't seen the film, but I definitely remember the tv show. I'm glad to hear that the film carries on the tradition so that a new generation gets to enjoy it.

DWDavisRSL wrote on June 29, 2015, 11:33 AM

Dudley Doright was one of my favorites from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. I also enjoyed Boris Badinoff and his sidekick Natasha. Very Cold War.