Grade • A
DVD • Piggybacking on the impending release of the theatrical movie "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," a second volume of the original cartoons is being released on DVD. It will bring back great memories if you watched them when you were a kid; it will surprise anyone who isn't old enough to remember them with their dry wit, charm and inventiveness.
They were, after all, produced in the late '50s and early '60s as the "Peabody's Improbable History" segments of "Rocky and His Friends" and "The Bullwinkle Show." Mr. Peabody is a professorial talking dog; Sherman is his boy — his adopted son.