The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show
|The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show|
Peabody's Improbable History|
by Ted Key
|Theme music composer||Eric Goldman and Michael Corcoran|
|Opening theme||Peabody & Sherman Theme Song|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||39|
David P. Smith|
|Running time||23 minutes|
DreamWorks Animation Television|
Jay Ward Productions
DHX Media Vancouver
DreamWorks Animation TV|
|Original release||October 9, 2015 – present|
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show is an American animated web 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 Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, 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 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. According to The Animation Guild, I.A.T.S.E. Local 839, 78 episodes of the television series have been ordered.
Mr. Peabody and his son Sherman host a live TV variety show out of their Manhattan penthouse, with various historical figures as guests. Half of the show is in this 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.
- Chris Parnell as Mr. Peabody
- Max Charles as Sherman
- Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Christine
- Dieter Jansen as Mr. Hobson and Bird Baby
- David P. Smith as Mrs. Hughes, Orchoptitron and Orville Wright
- Brian Baumgartner as Hotu Matu'a
- Bob Dorough as James Madison
- Jared Harris as Bigfoot
- Daniel Henney as Akashi Shiganosuke
- Sunil Malhotra as Sweet Tune Swami
- Jane Lynch as Bernadette Steel
- Missi Pyle as Catherine the Great
- Jeff Ross as Aristophanes
- Carlos Alazraqui as Ponce de Leon
- Dee Bradley Baker as Mozart, Duck and others
- Eric Bauza as Galileo, Jackson Haines, Carlo Gatti, Samuel Osgood and others
- Michael Patrick Bell as Hercules and others
- Jeff Bennett as Harry Houdini, Mark Twain, John Harrington, Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin and others
- Steve Blum as Jules Leotard
- Eric Bradley
- John DiMaggio as George Stephenson
- Richard Epcar
- Brian George
- Grey DeLisle as Cleopatra and others
- Jess Harnell
- Grace Kaufman as Boogaz
- Josh Keaton as Mr. Yakamora, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilbur Wright, Julius Caesar and others
- Tom Kenny as Blackbeard and others
- Abigail Lewis as Shelby
- Tress MacNeille as Sacagawea, Florence Nightingale and others
- Melanie Minichino as Queen Isabella
- Mark Moseley
- Darran Norris
- Nolan North as Marco Polo, John Sutter, Alexander Cartwright and others
- Farris Patton as Lady Godiva
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Bumblebeard, other pirates and King Henry VIII
- Paul Rugg as Napoleon
- Joshua Rush as Wheelz
- Eliza Schneider as Amalie Materna
- Fred Tatasciore as Winston Churchill, Zeus, Charles Dickens and others
- Kari Wahlgren as Maria Garcia, Mrs. Yakamora, Annie Oakley, Joan of Arc, Queen Elizabeth I and others
- Greg Whipple as George Washington (episode 1)
- Michael-Leon Wooley as George Crum and others
- Keone Young
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
|1||13||October 9, 2015|
|2||13||March 18, 2016|
|3||14||October 21, 2016|
|The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show (Original Soundtrack)|
|Film score by Eric Goldman and Michael Corcoran (aka The Outfit)|
October 2, 2015 (Digital)|
December, 2015 (CD)
A soundtrack for 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.
|1.||"Peabody and Sherman Theme Song"||The Outfit||0:36|
|2.||"Firsts Song"||Greg Whipple, Chris Parnell & Max Charles||0:43|
|3.||"Through the Battle of Waterloo"||The Outfit||0:25|
|4.||"Cooking the Caveman Way"||The Outfit||0:40|
|5.||"Ferris Wheel"||Wordsworth & Prince Paul||2:51|
|6.||"How to Be a Kid"||The Outfit||0:41|
|7.||"Mozart's Remix Suite"||The Outfit||0:57|
|8.||"Christine's Song"||Da'Vine Joy Randolph||1:07|
|9.||"Wright Brothers Suite"||The Outfit||1:32|
|10.||"Taco Pudding"||Max Charles & Chris Parnell||0:35|
|11.||"Laika Rap"||Max Charles & Chris Parnell||0:45|
|12.||"Churchill Suite"||The Outfit||1:53|
|13.||"Black Hole"||Jukebox the Ghost||2:38|
|14.||"Time to Get Colonial"||The Outfit||1:30|
|15.||"Back Together"||Zachary Hexum & Lauren Vogel||0:26|
|16.||"The Kraken Suite"||The Outfit||0:52|
|18.||"The Gang Runs with the Bulls"||The Outfit||1:00|
|19.||"Captain Robert Falcon Scott"||Ra Ra Riot||2:34|
|20.||"Mark Twain Suite"||The Outfit||1:11|
|21.||"Here Comes the Bride Remix"||The Outfit||0:42|
|22.||"Wedding Day"||Max Charles, Chris Parnell & Da'Vine Joy Randolph||1:15|
|23.||"In the Windmill"||The Outfit||0:57|
|24.||"John Sutter Suite"||The Outfit||0:54|
|25.||"Aerobics Song"||Max Charles & Chris Parnell||0:49|
|26.||"Californada Interlude"||Randy Crenshaw||0:17|
|27.||"Let the Games Begin"||The Outfit||0:31|
|28.||"Take It to the Top"||Jess Harnell||0:53|
|29.||"Crazy Horse"||JD McPherson||2:00|
|30.||"See Ya Next Time"||The Outfit||0:31|
Chris Parnell replaced Ty Burrell (who notably replaced Bill Scott) 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 as close as possible, he prepared by watching the 1960s show, and ended up doing his own interpretation of the character.
Awards and nominations
|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")||Pending|
|Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production||Carlos Alazraqui (for "Ponce de León")||Pending|
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- Official website at DreamWorks TV
- Official website at Netflix
- The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show at the Internet Movie Database