In bringing the Rocky & Bullwinkle offshoot characters of Mr. Peabody and Sherman to the big screen, director Rob Minkoff and scribes Craig Wright and Michael McCullers have opted to leave behind the torturously wonderful puns of the old cartoons in favor of modern visual razzle-dazzle. The result is that something quirky and unique has become something very ordinary.
Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell) is the worldís smartest dog. He can play any musical instrument, graduated from Harvard, and apparently invented Zumba. He also built a time machine heís dubbed the ìWABAC,î and is the adoptive fathe...