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Peabody's Improbable History

Mister Peabody
Rocky and His Friends character
Created by

Ted Key
Portrayed by

Bill Scott

Ty Burrell
Species Dog
Gender Male
Relatives Sherman (adopted boy)
Nationality American

Mr. Peabody is a fictional dog who appeared in the late 1950s and early 1960s television animated series Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show produced by Jay Ward, collectively referred to as Rocky and Bullwinkle. Peabody appeared in the Peabody's Improbable History segments created by Ted Key, and was voiced by Bill Scott, while Sherman was voiced by Walter Tetley.


  1. Napoleon
  2. Lord Nelson
  3. Wyatt Earp
  4. King Arthur
  5. Franz Schubert
  6. Lucrezia Borgia
  7. Sir Walter Raleigh
  8. Robert Fulton
  9. Annie Oakley
  10. Jesse James
  11. The Wright brothers
  12. George Armstrong Custer
  13. Alfred Nobel
  14. Marco Polo
  15. Richard the Lionhearted
  16. Don Juan
  17. William Tecumseh Sherman      
  18. First Kentucky Derby
  19. P. T. Barnum
  20. Stanley and Livingstone
  21. Louis Pasteur
  22. Robin Hood
  23. Robinson Crusoe
  24. Juan Ponce de León
  25. John L. Sullivan
  26. Leonardo da Vinci
  27. Paul Revere
  28. Confucius
  29. Nero
  30. Francis Scott Key
  31. Captain Matthew Webb
  32. Balboa
  33. Peter Cooper
  34. The Battle of Bunker Hill
  35. The Pony Express
  36. Stephen Decatur
  37. Alexander Graham Bell
  38. Robert Peary
  39. Pancho Villa
  40. Lord Francis Douglas
  41. Sitting Bull
  42. Christopher Columbus
  43. The French Foreign Legion
  44. Guglielmo Marconi
  45. Scotland Yard
  46. John Holland
  47. Louis XVI
  48. Francisco Pizarro
  49. Daniel Boone
  50. William Shakespeare
  51. Zebulon Pike
  52. The first golf match
  53. William Tell
  54. James Whistler
  55. Ferdinand Magellan
  56. Sir Isaac Newton
  57. Kit Carson
  58. The first caveman
  59. Johannes Gutenberg
  60. Buffalo Bill Cody
  61. Hans Christian Oersted
  62. Leif Ericson
  63. John Sutter
  64. Ludwig van Beethoven
  65. Calamity Jane
  66. The surrender of Cornwallis      
  67. The first Indian nickel
  68. Jules Verne
  69. Casanova
  70. Lawrence of Arabia
  71. Bonnie Prince Charlie
  72. Geronimo
  73. Paul Reuter
  74. The Great Wall of China
  75. The Marquess of Queensbury
  76. Jim Bowie
  77. Edgar Allan Poe
  78. Charge of the Light Brigade
  79. The Royal Mounted Police
  80. The first bullfight
  81. The building of the Great Pyramid
  82. John James Audubon
  83. Mata Hari
  84. Galileo Galilei
  85. Wellington at Waterloo
  86. Florence Nightingale
  87. Henry the Eighth
  88. The first Indianapolis Auto Race
  89. Captain Kidd
  90. The Texas Rangers
  91. Cleopatra



Main article: Mr. Peabody & Sherman

An animated feature film based on the characters of Mister Peabody and Sherman has been in development at DreamWorks Animation at least since 2007.[1] The feature is being directed by Rob Minkoff, who is famous for co-directing The Lion King for Disney. In January 2011, it was announced that a 3-D computer animated film titled Mr. Peabody & Sherman will be released on March 14, 2014.[2] Robert Downey, Jr. was announced to voice Mr. Peabody,[3] but in March 2012, he was replaced by Ty Burrell.[4] Max Charles, the actor who plays young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man will voice Sherman.[4] In June 2012, it was reported that Mr. Peabody & Sherman's release date has been moved up to November 8, 2013. Stephen Colbert will voice Paul Peterson, Mr. Peabody's nemesis; Ellie Kemper will voice Peterson's wife, Paula, and Ariel Winter their daughter Penny. Also joining the cast are Allison Janney and Stephen Tobolowsky.[5] In September 2012, the release date has been moved up for a week to November 1, 2013. In February 2013, the release date was delayed again to March 7, 2014. [6] The film is being produced by Alex Schwarz and Denise Cascino, while it is being written by Craig Wright.[7]

The film will feature Mr. Peabody, a talking dog who is the smartest being in the world, and his "pet" boy Sherman. When Sherman's use of their time traveling WABAC machine results in disastrous and comical results, it is up to them to put things on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed.[4]


Television shows

  • In The Simpsons, fifth Halloween Special (Treehouse of Horror V), in the Time and Punishment episode, Homer finds himself able to travel through time by means of a magic toaster and comes across Mr. Peabody and Sherman. The characters Kang and Kodos later take on Peabody's and Sherman's appearances due to Homer's meddling with the timestream.
  • In Time Squad, the character Otto is modeled off of Sherman.
  • In Family Guy, episode The Kiss Seen Around the World, Peter and Brian travel back in time to see Christopher Columbus. The two don similar looks to Sherman and Mister Peabody; the flashback also parodies the format of the show, with the two going back in time and Brian (the dog) teaching Peter (the human).


  • The 1985 film Back to the Future had a character named Otis Peabody and a son named Sherman, which was tribute to the animated characters. Unlike the famed duo, this Sherman and Mr. Peabody are hostile towards Marty and his time travel.


External links

  • Toonopedia
  • Big Cartoon DataBase
  • Big Cartoon DataBase

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