The Art of Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Written By: Jerry Beck, Ty Burrell, Tiffany Ward
Make way for Mr. Peabody and Sherman, DreamWorks Animation’s new comedy about a dog and his boy. Yes, you heard right—Mr. Peabody’s IQ is so high, this dog is actually the world’s smartest person! So smart that he’s even invented the WABAC, a time-traveling machine that he and his pet boy Sherman use to explore the world throughout the ages. Based on the beloved 1960s cartoon, Mr. Peabody and Sherman is a role-reversal reinvention like no other. Barreling through time, Peabody and Sherman explore the universe, crossing paths with the likes of Marie Antoinette and Leonardo da Vinci. But when Sherman uses the WABAC without permission and history starts to spiral out of control, the results are disastrous—and hilarious, thanks in part to a cast that includes such comedic stars as Ty Burrell, Stephen Colbert, and Mel Brooks.

The imaginative spirit of the film is captured here from beginning to end with concept art, character backgrounds, design inspiration, and exclusive behind-the-scenes information. The Art of Mr. Peabody and Sherman is the ultimate keepsake for families and film fans alike.

Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 2/11/2014
ISBN: 9781608872589
Pages: 156
Trim Size: 11 x 10

  • About the Author 
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Jerry Beck, Author: Jerry Beck is the author of over fifteen books on animation history. He writes about classic cartoon characters at and blogs about modern animation at A former studio executive with Nickelodeon Movies and Disney TV, Beck currently teaches animation history at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA, where he lives.

Ty Burrell, Contributor: Ty Burrell is an actor and comedian best known for his role as Phil Dunphy in the ABC comedy Modern Family. He lives in Los Angeles.

Tiffany Ward, Contributor: Executive producer of the film, Tiffany Ward is the daughter of Jay Ward, creator of The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show and originator of the Mr. Peabody and Sherman characters. She lives in Los Angeles.