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Perhaps some of you have been “in the know” about this new feature from Dreamworks for quite some time, but I had never heard of it until I recently saw the preview while watching the Lego movie. Like any kids movie the basis for the story line is absurdity and silliness, but this time there is a little history thrown in. Mr. Peabody (one smart dog) and his “son” Sherman travel through time in their special machine the WABAC. Trouble ensues and as you can imagine history is bound to be altered in the process. As a former history teacher I try to use these animated movies and ridiculous stories to help spark an interest in history with my children. Sometimes all it takes is a little imagination to start a conversation that can lead to deeper understanding and learning.
Here’s the official scoop-
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 accidently 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
One lucky Mama Report reader will win a Mr. Peabody & Sherman Prize Pack!
Prizing courtesy of 20th Century Fox & DreamWorks Animation
About the Home Depot Kids Workshop
Build a Trojan Horse Bank with Home Depot on Saturday, March 1 – FREE OF CHARGE!
To celebrate DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Home Depot is offering a FREE hands-on workshop designed for children ages 5 – 12. The event will take place at participating Home Depot locations between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. All participants get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin. Register online now!
One (1) Winner receives:
- · $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
- · Trojan Horse Bank Kit (the activity featured at Home Depot Workshops nationwide)
- · Mr. Peabody & Sherman glasses & bow tie set
Please note this contest is available to U.S. residents only. The winner will be selected at random using Rafflecopter and contacted via email. The winner has 48 hours (2 days) to respond. If the winner’s email is incorrect or they do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. If a winner is selected, and their entries are found to be fraudulent, they are automatically removed from the list and another winner will be selected.The winner will be announced on this page.