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The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show poster.jpg
Genre Comedy
Musical
History
Based on
Directed by John Sanford
Greg Miller
Mike Bell
Miles Thompson
Voices of
Theme music composer Eric Goldman and Michael Corcoran
Opening theme The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show Theme Song
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) David P. Smith
Tiffany Ward
Producer(s)
  • Rob Minkoff
    From DHX Media Vancouver:
    Jim Corbett
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) DHX Media Vancouver (animation)
Jay Ward Productions
DreamWorks Animation Television
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Netflix
Release
Original network Netflix
Original release October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09) – April 21, 2017 (2017-04-21)

The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show is an American animated streaming television series that is produced by DreamWorks Animation and Jay Ward Productions. The series is based on the 1960s segments, called "Peabody's Improbable History", that aired as part of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends, and the 2014 film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which was also produced by DreamWorks Animation. The series premiered on October 9, 2015, on Netflix. The second season was released on March 18, 2016. The third season was released on October 21, 2016. The fourth season was released on April 21, 2017.

The series is digitally hand-drawn, with the Vancouver-based DHX Media providing the animation. Mr. Peabody is voiced by Chris Parnell, while Max Charles reprises his role as Sherman from the film. Originally, according to The Animation Guild, I.A.T.S.E. Local 839, 78 episodes of the television series have been ordered, but only 52 episodes were aired.

The series debuted in the United States on Universal Kids on April 8, 2018.

Synopsis

Mr. Peabody and his son Sherman host a live TV variety show out of their Manhattan penthouse, with various historical figures as their guests that are brought to them through the WABAC time machine. Half of the show is in a variety show format, with the other half being time travel adventures formatted like the original "Peabody's Improbable History" segments from the 1950s and 60s.

This show also introduces new characters like the robotic Orchoptitron, the building manager Mr. Hobson, the notary Mrs. Hughes, and Peabody's downstairs neighbors Christine Bluestone and the Yakamora family.

Episodes

List of The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show episodes

Voice cast

Main

Special guest stars

Musical guests

In some episodes there is a musical guest.

  • Wordsworth & Prince Paul in Stuck/Mozart
  • Jukebox the Ghost in Black Hole/Winston Churchill
  • Ra Ra Riot in Peabody's Parents/Galileo
  • JD McPherson in Outbreak/Ancient Greek Games
  • Katie Herzig in World Records/Hotu Matu'a
  • JD Sampson in Telethon/Enrico Caruso
  • Hammered Satin in Peabody's Delivery/Joe vs. the Peabody and Sherman
  • The Family Crest in The Perfect Perfect Show Again Again/Abraham Lincoln

Production

Chris Parnell replaced Ty Burrell as the voice of Mr. Peabody from the 2014 film Mr. Peabody & Sherman. He auditioned for the role about a year and a half before the series' premiere. Trying to replicate Bill Scott's voice from the original cartoons as close as possible, he prepared by watching the 1960s show, and ended up doing his own interpretation of the character.

Soundtrack

The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show (Original Soundtrack)
Film score by
Eric Goldman and Michael Corcoran (aka The Outfit)
Released October 2, 2015 (Digital)
December, 2015 (CD)
Length 32:41
Label Lakeshore Records

A soundtrack for the first season of the series was released digitally on October 2, 2015, and was released on CD in December 2015. Published by Lakeshore Records, the album features original score and the opening theme song by Eric Goldman and Michael Corcoran (aka The Outfit), and new original songs by Jukebox the Ghost, JD McPherson, Wordsworth and Prince Paul, and Ra Ra Riot., along with original songs performed by the cast of the series.

No. Title Length
1. "Peabody and Sherman Theme Song"   0:36
2. "Firsts Song"   0:43
3. "Through the Battle of Waterloo"   0:25
4. "Cooking the Caveman Way"   0:40
5. "Ferris Wheel"   2:51
6. "How to Be a Kid"   0:41
7. "Mozart's Remix Suite"   0:57
8. "Christine's Song"   1:07
9. "Wright Brothers Suite"   1:32
10. "Taco Pudding"   0:35
11. "Laika Rap"   0:45
12. "Churchill Suite"   1:53
13. "Black Hole"   2:38
14. "Time to Get Colonial"   1:30
15. "Back Together"   0:26
16. "The Kraken Suite"   0:52
17. "Bumblebeard"   0:56
18. "The Gang Runs with the Bulls"   1:00
19. "Captain Robert Falcon Scott"   2:34
20. "Mark Twain Suite"   1:11
21. "Here Comes the Bride Remix"   0:42
22. "Wedding Day"   1:15
23. "In the Windmill"   0:57
24. "John Sutter Suite"   0:54
25. "Aerobics Song"   0:49
26. "Californada Interlude"   0:17
27. "Let the Games Begin"   0:31
28. "Take It to the Top"   0:53
29. "Crazy Horse"   2:00
30. "See Ya Next Time"   0:31
Total length:
32:41

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2016 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement, Character Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Chris Mitchell and Keiko Murayama (for "New Sponsor/ Cleopatra") Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Kevin Dart, Sylvia Liu, Chris Turnham and Eastwood Wong (for "Peabody's Parents/Galileo") Won
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Animated Program Nominated
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Mike Bell, Greg Miller, John Sanford Nominated
2017 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated Television Broadcast Production Kevin Dart, Sylvia Liu, Chris Turnham and Eastwood Wong (for "The Wrath of Hughes") Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production Carlos Alazraqui (for "Ponce de León") Won
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Animated Program Nominated
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Greg Miller Nominated
Outstanding Original Song "Morse Code" by Katie Herzig Nominated
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Kevin Dart, art director (for "The Wrath Of Hughes") Won
Eastwood Wong, background painter (for "Pea Dummy/Mary Anning") Won
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