I was not compensated for this post. @NYCLaurenBeth attended the Mr. Peabody & Sherman preview on behalf of Raising 3 Savvy Ladies. All thoughts and opinions are her own.
Save the Date – March 7th might seem so far away but it is certainly worth the wait for the release of Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Recently, I was able to attend a semi sneak preview of some segments of the movie, though the movie isn’t complete I can tell you that it is a must see family friendly movie and I think the adults will get just as much enjoyment out of it as the kids.
Mr. Peabody is the voice of Ty Burrell (Modern Family) a dog who is not your typical dog. He is stylish, single, a great chef ,and he has won medals and Nobel Peace Prizes. He adopts Sherman, voice of Max Charles a young boy and while Mr. Peabody wants to be this great parent and teacher he has built the Wabac (Pronounced Way Back) a time machine which can take them back in time to historical places. Along the journey Mr. Peabody and Sherman enjoy adventures of seeing George Washington chopping down the cherry tree, the French Revolution, King Tut and the Renaissance period of course there are scenes that I haven’t seen yet either so I can’t wait to see the completion of the entire movie.
After the preview Ty Burrell joined us in the audience for some Q&A time about the movie, his character on Modern Family and how his family helps him decide which roles to choose when offered other opportunities in the entertainment field.
Some interesting questions that were asked:
How do you balance family life, and then between doing a show and movies and having your own family?
His response was very family oriented and how he and his wife make decision together as a family, do something like this project is a win/win since he can actually watch the movie with his children and it is something that he can be proud of, even though he is still proud of some other works he has done he feels it would be quite some time before his children would be able to watch it. It is more about the quality of work now.
I like that he really takes his family into consideration before accepting roles and thinking of the time that it can take away from them as well and how he might be more selective in opportunities than he was in the past.
When asked about how he resonates with his character Mr. Peabody, Ty doesn’t feel that he has many similarities other than trying to be a good father and watching Mr. Peabody struggle with being a dad is something that he can relate to. Though he might be perfect with so many other things being a parent can’t be perfected.
Ty Burrell was so gracious after the Q&A to take photos with everyone in attendance, even after a busy day he made sure he chatted with each of us.
I can’t wait for the movie to be released on March 7th 2014. Mark your calendars to go back in time.
MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN HITS THEATERS ON MARCH 7, 2014
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About Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell, Emmy Award® Winner -Modern Family), the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman (Max Charles -The Amazing Spiderman), use their time machine—the WABAC—to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.
Starring Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney, Lake Bell, Zach Callison, Dennis Haysbert
Directed by Rob Minkoff
Produced by Alex Schwartz, Denise Nolan Cascino
Executive Produced by Tiffany Ward, Eric Ellenbogen, Jason Clark