Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the new Dreamworks Animation adaptation of the classic Peabody & Sherman cartoons is how faithful it is to the originals. The film starts very much like the cartoons did: In a luxurious penthouse apartment high above New York City, Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell), a dog in glasses, interrupts his yoga session to introduce himself to us. He’s a Harvard graduate, a Nobel laureate, a captain of industry, and an inventor of some repute. (Peabody’s inventions are a bit more up-to-date this time around: He gave us the fist-bump, Auto-Tune, tearaway pants, and Zumba.) Then, he introduces us to his son, Sherman (Max Charles), an ordinary-seeming boy whom Peabody adopted after finding him abandoned in a dark alley. Peabody is unwilling to show base emotions — when the boy says he loves him, the dog replies, “I have a high regard for you as well” — but he is fond of his son, and “to prepare him for all the wonders of the world, present and past,” he’s built them a time machine, called the WABAC machine (appropriately pronounced as "wayback"), which they use to travel throughout time and learn about history.