Doggone! A bespectacled, bow-tie wearing beagle with a genius IQ and a penchant for terrible puns goes time-travelling with his adopted human son in Mr Peabody & Sherman, a charming animated comedy adventure based on characters from a vintage US TV cartoon.
Scientist, entrepreneur, Nobel Prize winner, gourmet chef and a jillion other things besides, Mr Peabody has invented a time machine to give son Sherman first-hand experience of world history. But when Sherman takes the machine for a joyride, he throws the space-time continuum into chaos…
There’s cheeky fun to be had with a host of historical figures, but Peabody himself is the most delightful character. Erudite, pedantic, prissily formal, he sounds a lot like Niles from Frasier but he’d make a great Dog-tor Who.
Certificate U. Runtime 92 mins. Director Rob Minkoff.
Released on Blu-ray & DVD by Twentieth Century Fox on Monday 6th October.
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