So far, the wonderful world of Jay Ward -- birthplace of a thousand magical baby-boomer Saturdays of creaky animation, bizarre characters and marvelously cracked puns -- has remained a stubbornly foreign land to Hollywood explorers. Yes, I know. I've been trying to forget, too. Which is why "Mr. It's been given the full modern treatment by DreamWorks Animation, and that's not quite an endorsement.
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But most significant, it is a movie about the smartest creature on Earth - a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who just happens to be a beagle - and his adopted human boy, and the epic trouble that the bowtied canine and his bespectacled kid find themselves in, exploring history firsthand, and firstpaw, thanks to their WABAC Machine. Yes, that's pronounced way-back. Modern Family's Ty Burrell is just right as the aloof, erudite Peabody. As Sherman, The Neighbors' Max Charles brings the playfulness, and insecurities, of a 7-year-old to life. And Ariel Winter Alex in Modern Family is Penny, the prissy classmate who takes an immediate dislike to the know-it-all nerd, mocking and bullying him - until, without permission, Sherman tries to impress her by hopping the WABAC and heading for Egypt, B. As the plot thickens, our four-legged polymath protagonist faces challenges both parental and physical, as in laws of physics. Wormholes, black holes, and vagaries in the space-time continuum figure prominently.
Why stretch a five-minute segment from a show that ended 50 years ago into an animated feature? You might as well ask: Why not? That what-the-heck attitude — the blend of modesty and chutzpah that seized director Rob Minkoff and writer Craig Wright — is the salient quality of the 3-D Mr. Other DreamWorks features — Monsters vs. This one has nothing more at stake than whether Peabody and Sherman will get back home in time to convince a grouchy social worker that they should be together.
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