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    Mr. Peabody 
Voiced by: Ty Burrell
"Every dog should have a boy."

"It's not where are we going, it's when."

A canine genius and the adoptive father of Sherman.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: All Mr. Peabody usually wears is a bowtie and glasses.
  • Academic Athlete: He's a world-renowned academic and Olympic athlete. Among other things.
  • The Ace: Let's look at the list:
    • Is a licensed chiropractor.
    • A master gourmand.
    • Two time Olympic medalist.
    • Pioneered new ways of saving energy.
    • Found ways to promote world peace.
    • He can play any musical instrument.
  • Action Dad: From the trailer:
    Narrator: The most amazing dog in history is taking family time to a whole new dimension.
  • Adaptational Badass: Mr. Peabody knows a lot more scientific fields than in the original cartoon. And he's now an Action Dad as well.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: A behavioral example. In the original cartoon, he was a strict and distant authority figure towards Sherman, and considered himself Sherman's master, not his father. Here, he views Sherman as a son and adopted him out of the goodness of his heart, wanting to give Sherman something he never had: a home.
  • All-Loving Hero: Some of Mr. Peabody's accomplishments include finding ways to promote world peace.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Was able to figure out how to free himself from being executed by analyzing all of the objects in the vicinity.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: While he has trouble actually saying it, his "I have a deep regard for you as well" line to Sherman is clearly code for "I love you too."
  • Badass Adorable: Awesomeness aside, he's small, furry and petable.
  • Badass Bookworm: Considering his list of skills under The Ace.
  • Badass and Child Duo: Becomes this with Sherman in the climax.
  • Badass Family: Of two, with Sherman.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Well, he usually only wears a bowtie, but even when wearing period costumes while time traveling he doesn't wear shoes. The only time he uses footwear is when he's ice skating with Sherman in the memories montage.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't take kindly to disparaging being a dog.
  • Booze Flamethrower: In Ancient Egypt, he spits wine through a torch to frighten the citizens while impersonating Anubis inside a statue.
  • Butt-Monkey: Every time Sherman accidentally messes things up.
  • Catchphrase: Mr. Peabody has a habit of making puns regarding history.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: Believes that humor can be determined scientifically. He is wrong.
  • Celibate Hero: Justified given how he's more focused on raising Sherman and there's probably not another super intelligent dog.
  • The Comically Serious: His serious nature is almost always played for laughs.
  • Cultured Badass: He knows every instrument, is a gourmet chef, and a master at fencing.
  • Formally Named Pet: Well, he is a dog, although he is more of the father than a house pet.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: The only character to have four fingers.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Leukine — Possesses Zen-like levels of serenity and nonchalance... most of the time.
  • Furry Reminder: As intelligent and proper as Peabody is, he still maintains his canine instincts, such as wagging his tail when happy, occasionally running on all fours, biting in a rage when Miss Grunion physically hurts his son, etc. He can also hear dog whistles.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: Sophisticated? Check. Has good taste in manners and etiquette? Check. Dedicates his life to helping others? Check. He definitely fits the bill.
  • Good Parent: A bit overprotective, but he clearly wants the best for Sherman.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Like with Barefoot Cartoon Animal, he doesn't always wear pants (or similar items) even with period costumes while time traveling.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He pulls one inside the Trojan horse to save Sherman and Penny. Disney Death Turns out Sherman and Penny left too early since he comes back to the past present anyway.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Mr. Peabody throws a fencing foil at a sewer wall while escaping the violent rebels during the French Revolution. Said rebels scoff at him for missing, only to gape in horror as it's revealed that Peabody had intentionally thrown the sword at a fault in the wall that caused the entire corridor to flood. To quote the dog himself:
    Mr. Peabody: I never miss.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Subverted; his puns are Actually Pretty Funny, but unfortunately Sherman never gets them.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He does his best to keep Sherman out of trouble, but at the cost of making him very socially-awkward.
  • Insufferable Genius: Being a mild example is why he wasn't adopted as a pup (though it was interpreted as sarcasm).
  • Intellectual Animal: Up to Eleven. He's a dog and one of the most intelligent beings in the world.
  • I "Uh" You, Too: Mr. Peabody initially can't bring himself to say "I love you" to Sherman. He gets over it by the end, and Sherman playfully makes it clear that he always understood.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Downplayed. Both he and Sherman are equally nerdy, but the former has won two Olympic medals and is a master fencer; the latter isn't accustomed to any physical sportnote .
  • The Klutz: Not as much as Sherman, mind you, but he can be pretty funny at this (to the point of making Mona Lisa smile).
  • Last-Name Basis: Peabody usually goes with Mr. Peabody. His first name is Hector according to the Rocky and Bullwinkle Stamp Club Promotion Episode (It's a reference to the old-time saying "when Hector was a pup"). This is never mentioned in the film, though.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Sherman went into straight despair when he thought Peabody died.
  • Lovable Nerd: He loves all things science-y.
  • Master Swordsman: Peabody's main battle ability.
  • My Beloved Smother: A male variant. He does love his son dearly, but Peabody is too overprotective of him and often doesn't support Sherman when he deserves it. This is especially called out by Penny. And later Sherman calls Peabody out for not telling him that Grunion was threatening to split them apart. Peabody does learn his lesson.
  • Mundane Utility: His primary motivation for building a time machine: get his son a head start in elementary school history.
  • Nerd Glasses: Just like Sherman.
  • Nerves of Steel: He can usually be counted on to keep his head in tight spots (unless Sherman is in any sort of danger).
  • Non-Idle Rich: He may hold a great fortune, but he's still The Ace, and a Good Parent, too.
  • Not Quite Dead: He manages to escape unscathed from his Heroic Sacrifice and return to the present.
  • Nice Guy: Let's look at why he qualifies:
    • Dedicated his life to helping humanity.
    • Adopted a baby human (Sherman, of course) to the surprise of everyone else (see image quote).
    • Pulled a Heroic Sacrifice to save his son and his friend.
    • In a subtle note, in the two Peabodys and Shermans scene, Future!Peabody calls for both Sherman and Penny, when you know that Peabody probably could have just called the former. It's a rather sweet note that Peabody has grown used to Penny's presence and wanted her help as well.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Mr. Peabody excels in several areas of science, most notably Physics, Engineering and Anthropology/History, plus mastering various artistic and athletic disciplines.
  • Omniglot: During the course of the movie he demonstrates knowledge of French, Swahili, and Egyptian; and his planned curriculum for his elementary school age son indicates he fully intends for Sherman to become one as well.
  • Overprotective Dad: Deconstructed a bit. Peabody's desire to keep Sherman out of harm also led to his son not doing anything by himself, in fear of making a mistake.
  • Papa Wolf: Best demonstrated when he bites Grunion for hurting Sherman.
  • Parental Substitute: Much to everyone's shock, Peabody demonstrated that a dog could be a suitable parent for a human.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Biting Mrs. Grunion when she was hurting his adopted child while taking him away from him.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: Peabody loves all things science and history, and isn't ashamed of it once.
  • Pungeon Master: He makes many puns in spite of Sherman hardly understanding any of them.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears his trademark red bowtie and is a heroic character.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The calm Blue to Sherman's excited Red.
  • Renaissance Man: He devoted himself to the pursuit of knowledge and became active in many fields such as science and athletics, was able to produce alternative energy technologies, resolve geopolitical conflicts, play any musical instrument, is a licensed chiropractor, and a master gourmand.
  • Self-Made Man: Well, dog, but Mr. Peabody is fabulously wealthy thanks to his own investments and inventions as well as his status as a captain of industry.

    Sherman Peabody 
Voiced by: Max Charles
"Ha ha ha...I don't get it."

The seven (and a half!) year old adopted son of Mr. Peabody. He's the bumbling and taciturn one of the duo.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: At the age of seven, Sherman has learned a lot from traveling in the WABAC with Peabody and being raised by him.
  • Anime Hair: His hairstyle differs vastly from the original show.
  • Badass Adorable: He's a cute seven-and-a-half kid who becomes a badass.
  • Badass Bookworm: He flew Da Vinci's flying machine, signed up to fight in a war, spoke an emotional speech to various historical figures, piloted the WABAC, and took action when he thought that Peabody had died.
  • Badass and Child Duo: Becomes one with Mr. Peabody in the climax.
  • Badass Family: When he and Peabody work together.
  • Badass Pacifist: Saved Mr. Peabody by starting a "I'm a dog" movement.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Him and Penny hate each other at the beginning of the movie, but they end up having feelings for each other at the end.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Penny learned this in a very peculiar way.
  • Big Eater: Someone likes cake more than Marie Antoinette does.
  • Butt-Monkey: His father doesn't appreciate him properly and gets picked on for just showing off at class.
  • Break the Cutie: Thrice.
    • When Sherman is humiliated by Penny in the lunch room, he looks downright miserable when he goes to get his sandwich back. And nobody, excluding the principal, cared about his problem.
    • His emotional outburst during the black hole disaster.
    • His most moving breakdown, however, is when Peabody is presumed dead.
  • Bumbling Sidekick: Has his moments, like the time he babbled his way out of the pyramid.
  • Catchphrase: "I don't get it."
  • Cheerful Child: He has a naturally upbeat disposition and loves to spend time with his father.
  • Got Me Doing It: Even Sherman makes puns thanks to his father's knack of them. While having lunch with his classmates, one student offers to show Sherman his model of a hydrogen atom, prompting Sherman to quip, "You only have one? I guess we'll have to split it."
  • Happily Adopted: By Mr. Peabody.
  • The Heart: He is very sensitive.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": Sherman's response to the classic booby trap joke.
  • Heroic BSoD: When Peabody is presumed dead.
  • Hidden Depths: The timid Sherman has no trouble doing things by himself.
  • Honor Before Reason: When Sherman was being literally treated like a dog, he decided to play Penny's game as well by biting her.
  • Hot-Blooded: Has his moments (see Break the Cutie above).
  • The Idealist: Always in good disposition to make good, always regretting mistakes.
  • Improbable Age: His official age is seven, but considering the kind of things he does in the movie you get the impression he is much older than that.
  • Innocent Prodigy: He may not seem that smart and sometimes has difficulty with human relationships, but he is very well taught by Mr. Peabody.
  • Innocently Insensitive:
    Sherman: I am not a dog!
    Peabody: Of course you're not a dog, but you are a very bad boy!
  • The Klutz: He ends up falling on his face several times.
  • Large Ham: Gets into this territory during the black hole scene.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Mr. Peabody couldn't bear to lose his son.
  • Lovable Nerd: Just like his dad, with his dorky appearance, innocence, and clumsiness. He also blushes briefly and is almost left speechless when Penny finally hugs him.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: When inside the pyramid, he denies liking Penny. Cue him daydreaming he's brushing her hair.
  • Naïve Newcomer: The movie is set around his first day at school.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: A (mostly) platonic example between the meek Sherman and the fun-loving Penny.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: His emotional speech towards the end of the movie makes this trope bold, and doesn't indicate that he's only intelligent beyond his years.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Out of desperation and fear, he bit Penny because she put him into a headlock. Though to be fair, it was a matter of self defense.
  • Wham Line: After wrecking DaVinci's proto, Mr. Peabody is scandalised by his son's "crazy" behaviour, with Sherman's statement that he wasn't a "loser" anymore (something that Penny actually said) being the last straw for a father-and-son row regarding responsibilities (specially because Peabody didn't say a word about Mrs. Grunion), which ended up with Sherman saying "I am NOT a dog!"...
  • You Are Not My Father: While he didn't mean to say it that way, that's how Mr. Peabody got Sherman's Wham Line.

    Penny Peterson 
Voiced by: Ariel Winter
"Your dad's a dog, so you're a dog too."

Penny is Sherman's perky classmate. She starts as Sherman's rival turned best friend and crush.

  • Academic Alpha Bitch: At first. She starts bullying Sherman after getting shown up in history class.
  • Alliterative Name: Penny Peterson.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: She bullies Sherman and he hates her for it at the start of the movie, but they love each other at the end.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: After Sherman bit her, she really looked like the only victim, even if she was the one to start it all.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Oh so much; she begins her introduction making disparaging remarks against Sherman about being adopted by a dog... just because he answered a class question before she did. She changes though.
  • Break the Haughty: Loses a lot of her snottiness after almost being forced into marriage and much more.
  • Bright Is Not Good: Initially — She wears bright pink clothing, but she is not a very sweet girl. However, thanks to Character Development, she grows to avert this trope.
  • Canon Foreigner: Created specifically for the movie adaption.
  • Character Development: She started off as a bratty, bigoted bully to Sherman and Mr. Peabody and ended becoming a nicer, open-minded friend to the Peabodys.
  • Constantly Curious: Even more so (and a dangerous version) than Sherman.
  • Daddy's Girl: Heavily implied when Paul gets right into Peabody's face saying that nothing is more important than his daughter. Yeah, he did get distracted by a survey, but there's no doubt that he meant what he said.
  • Damsel in Distress: Spends the entire half of the movie getting rescued by Peabody and Sherman.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Started off as aggressive and dismissive towards Sherman. She ends up becoming his best friend and crush.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Simply because she got an answer wrong no thanks to Sherman, she resorts to publicly humiliating him in the lunchroom.
  • Ditzy Genius: She gets good grades in school, but doesn't have good common sense.
  • Dude Magnet: Invoked — Spends a good amount of time being chased by King Tut and Sherman has a very badly hidden crush on her.
  • Dumb Blonde: She is at least dumb in common sense, one of the reasons why she keeps getting herself and Sherman into trouble.
  • Easily Forgiven: Neither Sherman nor Mr. Peabody hold any ill feelings towards her for her initial bitchiness. Granted, she became nicer in the end, but still.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While Penny had been quite the bully, by the time things came to a head, she didn't want Sherman to be taken away from Mr. Peabody.
  • Expy: Penny is a lot like Cindy Vortex from her appearance to her personality to becoming envious of the "boy genius" of the class and eventually (sort of) falling in love with him.
  • Fantastic Racism: Implied (see the image quote). Thankfully, she does grow out of it.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She and Sherman start to get along after the former is saved by the latter from a marriage.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine — Upbeat and impulsive, also somewhat vain, although she feels true compassion for Sherman when he thinks Mr. Peabody died.
  • Genki Girl: Especially during the latter half of the Da Vinci scene.
  • Gold Digger: Penny plans to marry King Tut knowing he dies young, intending to get all his riches. However, she didn't know that wives of the pharaoh are condemned to death when he dies.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Initially averted, but she comes to play this trope straight.
  • Heel Realization: She begins to feel guilty after Sherman's Sneaky Departure.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Especially at the beginning (specially in the pictures after the biting.)
  • Improbable Age: She's also seven, but acts even less like it than Sherman, save for the selfish immaturity being natural for her age.
  • It's All About Me: One of the reasons she's so much of a egotistical jerk, she doesn't care how hard she makes things for Sherman and his dad, so long as she gets to indulge in her grudge, have fun, and look good.
  • It's All My Fault: She finally admits this when Ms. Grunion is about to take Sherman away from Mr. Peabody.
  • Jerkass: Humiliated Sherman during lunch just because he corrected her over a historical fact.
  • Jerkass Realization: After seeing Ms. Grunion take away Sherman, she realizes how horrible she was to him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She ended up becoming the best friend and love interest to bring out Sherman from his shell.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: She may have her mother's looks, but she has her father's personality.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Never misses a chance to snark.
    Sherman: Mr. Peabody says you should never use the WABAC to travel to a time when you existed.
    Penny: How come?
    Sherman: There will be two of you.
    Penny: Oohhh... yeah. I guess the world's not ready for that.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: She gets a lot more sympathetic thanks to Character Development.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Becomes this for Sherman. Peabody's disgust regarding this leads to a heated argument that in turn marks the beginning of the climax.
  • The Millstone: She does cause a lot of trouble throughout the movie.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: See It's All My Fault. She never wanted to have Mr. Peabody to be taken away from Sherman.
  • Never My Fault: Penny tends not to accept responsibility for her actions; she clearly blamed Sherman for biting her, even though she all but forced him to, and when Mr. Peabody admonished her for turning Sherman into a "hooligan", she blew him off, claiming it wasn't her fault he was a hooligan.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She's clearly designed to resemble Taylor Swift.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Penny's full first name is actually "Penelope".
  • Oh, Crap!: When she realizes marrying the young prince of Egypt means her heart will get carved out and she will become a mummy the moment her husband dies first before she does. Doesn't help things her boyfriend historically dies young.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Shows sympathy for Sherman when Mr. Peabody supposedly dies.
    • Tells Mrs. Grunion that it was her fault the fight happened to prevent the two from getting separated, though Mrs. Grunion still didn't care.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her signature clothing is a bright, pink dress and she has been shown to be girly.
  • Poisonous Friend: Zigzagged. Penny does get Sherman into some trouble, but she also helped him come out of his shell later on.
  • Puppy Love: Develops a crush (although not as notorious) on Sherman.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Becomes the "Energetic" to Sherman's "Savvy" as soon as they get acquainted to each other. Mr. Peabody doesn't take it very well.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Penny develops a crush on Sherman after he, along with his dad, saves her life by preventing her from being forced into a doomed marriage with King Tut.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only girl (and newcomer) to the main team.
  • Spoiled Brat: Her parents spoiled her and she bullied Sherman at lunchtime, just for him being right. She does get better though.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Penny is a smaller version of her mother, Patty.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Went from being a bully to Sherman to his best friend (and love interest).
  • Toxic Friend Influence: While they weren't quite friends at the time, it was Penny who convinced Sherman to play around in Da Vinci's workshop. Mr. Peabody firmly believed this trope was in play, blaming Penny for what happened after.
  • Tritagonist: Of the movie adaption.
  • Tsundere: Initially, Penny is Type A for Sherman. She acts quite antagonistic to him; later on, Penny starts acting sweeter to him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The main plot of the movie could all have been averted if this little brat hadn't gotten jealous of Sherman in class.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Kinda, most notably on the "dog whistle" and the "Egyptian wedding" scenes. However, she grows to avert this.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Implied. Word of God stated that Penny's competitive cynicism derives from her father; a few scenes later we see that Paul can be a Disappeared Dad occasionally. So, besides Penny's (initial) snottiness, the other probable reason she strives to be the top student of her school is to get her father's attention.

    Paul Peterson
Voiced by: Stephen Colbert

Penny's father and Patty's husband. He was more inclined to file charges and acts quite dismissive to the Peabodys.

  • Defrosting Ice King: At first he doesn't like Peabody, and ignores his attempts befriend him. It isn't until Mr. Peabody fixes his back that Paul fully begins to like Peabody. He warmed up to Peabody show much that he joins in the "I'm a dog" moment.
  • Disappeared Dad: Zigzagged. Paul Peterson gets right into Peabody's face saying that nothing is more important than his daughter. He is immediately interrupted by his phone ringing, and stealing his attention with a survey. But when all is said and done, he's neither attentive nor inattentive.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric — Brash, rude, stubborn, but also quite laid-back and confident (and a bit braggy).
  • Green-Eyed Monster: It's heavily implied that Patty is a big fan of Mr. Peabody, so it can be further implied that Paul's initial resentment of Peabody wasn't just about the incident with their kids, but also because he's jealous of Patty admiring Mr. Peabody.
  • Happily Married: While his and Patty's marriage isn't fully shown, there are snippets that show that they are close with one another (in spite of Paul's occasional inattentiveness). A few moments include Paul respecting Patty's wish to not press charges against the Peabodys, their romantic dancing, both of them curling up with one another during the climax, and holding hands post-climax.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Word of God confirmed that Penny's personality stems from her father. With that said, Paul even stated that he would have pressed charges, but didn't because Patty asked for him not to.
    • He appears to have an extensive knowledge with different kinds of music, dances, and instruments.
    • Paul was quick to understand Peabody's explanation of what happened to the other Sherman and Peabody, when both Shermans and Peabodys fused. Extra points are given when he understands the explanation even though Peabody is noticeably tired and his voice is somewhat barely audible.
  • Honor Before Reason: He almost presses charges on the Peabodys immediately after the "bite incident". It's only after his wife advises him to try to patch up things with them first.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Minus the glasses, Paul resembles his VA a lot. They even have similar hairstyles.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: An overconfident father, who can be inattentive to both his wife and daughter, and comes off as rude, condescending and insensitive to strangers. However, he also loves his family dearly and was part of the "I'm a dog" scene in order to help Peabody, even though he's only befriended Peabody for only a couple of hours and didn't even like him in the first place.
  • No Sense of Humor: More like The Stoic. His wife admits he's "not much of a laugher".
  • Papa Wolf: Even with his Disappeared Dad-like status, Paul is very protective of Penny. This was best seen when Penny disappeared (after Sherman lost her in Ancient Egypt), and angrily demanded what the Peabodys did to his and Patty's daughter.

    Patty Peterson
Voiced by: Leslie Mann

Penny's mother and Paul's wife. She wants the families to peacefully co-exist.

  • Fangirl: It's heavily implied that Patty is a big fan of Mr. Peabody.
  • Flat Character: Downplayed, although she is by far the least rounded-out of the main ensemble.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic — Wanting to avoid conflict (see Morality Chain), easygoing and somewhat bubbly.
  • Genki Girl: Patty is quite the bubbly woman.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: See the Nice Girl section and the fact that she a lighter shade of blonde hair than Penny's.
  • Happily Married: While her and Paul's marriage isn't fully shown, there are snippets that show that they are close with one another (in spite of Paul's occasional inattentiveness). A few moments include Paul respecting Patty's wish to not press charges against the Peabodys, their romantic dancing, both of them curling up with one another during the climax, and holding hands post-climax.
  • Hartman Hips: Has curvy hips.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: A rare adult version; to symbolize her friendly nature.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her full name is actually "Patricia Peterson".
  • Meaningful Name: Patty's full name "Patricia" is Latin for "a patrician" which is a person of upper class, something that the Petersons are.
  • Morality Pet: Implied to be this to her husband, Paul. The only reason that he didn't press charges against the Peabodys was because she asked him not to.
  • Nice Girl: The (initially) only one of the Petersons that act respectfully to the Peabodys and didn't want to press charges because she genuinely wanted to amend what happened.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The bubbly Energetic Girl to Paul's grumpy Savvy Guy.
  • Token Good Teammate: Verges on this at the beginning, but more like "Token Good Family member". See her nice girl section.

    Mrs. Grunion
"I will see to it that Sherman is removed from your custody. Permanently."
Voiced by: Allison Janney

The social worker with an Irrational Hatred of Mr. Peabody. Her goal is to remove Sherman from Mr. Peabody's custody. She serves as the main antagonist.

  • Beauty Mark: On the left lower side of her mouth.
  • Big Bad: She's the primary antagonist of the film, with her intent to take Sherman away from Mr. Peabody.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She acts like she wants to take Sherman away because she cares about his well being, but it's really the opposite.
  • Expy: Let's see; Mrs. Grunion dresses in pink, loves cats, pretends to be a good person who does what she does out of the best intentions, while she's actually a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who acts mostly out of selfish reasons and Fantastic Racism. Now, Where have we seen that before?
  • Fat Bitch: She's heavyset and only tries to separate Mr. Peabody and Sherman just to ruin their lives.
  • For the Evulz: Has no reason for trying to keep Mr. Peabody and Sherman apart.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric — Has an irrational dislike for Mr. Peabody.
  • Hate Sink: She is a despicable social worker who was willing to have Mr. Peabody executed by animal control after the latter rightfully bites her for assaulting Sherman.
  • Immune to Mind Control: Unlike Paul and Patty Peterson, Ms. Grunion was able to withstand Mr. Peabody's hypnosis technique.
  • Irrational Hatred: She despises Mr. Peabody for reasons that are never clearly defined, save for a brief rant she makes about how he "bamboozled the world" with his "fancy jargon" and "little red tie."
  • Karma Houdini: Despite the fact that she is clearly the antagonist of the movie, she ends up marrying King Agamemnon, giving her a happy ending that she probably doesn't deserve. Though, she's at least out of harms way and will no longer be able to threaten Mr. Peabody or anyone else for that matter.
    • For anyone familiar with Greek tragedy and the history of the Trojan War, the last time Agamemnon tried to bring home a 'spear bride', his real wife murdered him and her.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Zig-Zagged She has a lot of cats, but she's anything but kind.
  • Kick the Dog: She attacks Sherman at one point.
  • Large Ham: Look at her quote. She talks that way the whole time.
  • Last-Name Basis: We never learn her first name in the movie.
  • A Match Made in Stockholm: Agamemnon grabs her just before getting sucked back to ancient Greece. Their wedding is shown in the epilogue.
  • No Name Given: Her first name is never revealed.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She looks like a witch, and she acts just like one.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Peabody bites her after she hurt Sherman.
  • Trapped in the Past: Her final fate, but given that she marries her love interest there, it's questionable if this is really a punishment for her or not.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Roughly grabs Sherman's arm. Too bad Peabody was on the spot.

Historical Domain Characters

    Pharoah Tutankhamun (King Tut)
Voiced by: Zach Callison

    Minor Characters 

Leonardo da Vinci

  • The Ace: Of course. He was a brilliant artist and inventor and in this movie, he is depicted as being able to work with technology way ahead of his time. Then again, there WAS that one time when he tried to invent a robotic child, something he doesn't want to talk about.
  • Nice Guy: Da Vinci is depicted as a pretty easygoing guy and a good friend of Peabody's - he is only ever seen angry when Mona Lisa refuses to smile. Even after Sherman breaks his prototype plane, he doesn't hold it against him, he is just happy that it worked and thinks that children should have freedom to enjoy their childhood.


  • Cool Big Bro: Sherman sees him as this at first. Unfortunately, he then discovers just how gruesome the Trojan war was...
  • The Ditz: He isn't very bright, to say at least.
  • Dumb Muscle: Agamemnon is depicted as a muscular and manly warrior. However, it's quite obvious he is not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Albert Einstein

  • Broken Ace: Even a supergenius is bested by a bleedin' Rubik's Cube.

Allan Pinkerton