Historical Figures in "Mr. Peabody and Sherman"
Writer: Casey Lee
Not even Benjamin Franklin would have imagined he would be struck by lightning in the 21st century.
With "Mr. Peabody And Sherman" being revived again by Dreamworks as they go on a newly animated adventure through time, we thought that it would be a good time for a history lesson on the historical figures and their deeds (or misdeeds) that the father-adopted son duo would be meeting as they try to repair the damaged time-space continuum caused from using the WABAC.
King Tutankhamun, or easily referred to as King Tut, is an Egyptian Pharaoh who ruled over the Egyptian civilization around 1332 BC. King Tut ascended to the throne when he was only 9 years old and only ruled for 9 years before he mysteriously passed and was entombed. According to history, King Tut married his half-sister but had no heirs as they were stillborn.
After avenging the death of his father, Agamemnon became the king of Argos and was known for his ferocity in battle that helped to expand his kingdom through conquest. He is most popularly known for leading the armies of Greece to lay siege on the city of Troy after Paris of Troy had abducted his sister-in-law Helen from his brother, King Menelaus of Sparta, as told in the Illiad.
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci is an artist, inventor, engineer and mathematician among other things from the 15th and 16th century. A true Renaissance Man who had deep interest and influence in the world of arts and science, he is well known for his collected ideas of inventions that were ahead of its time that baffle pioneers as though they came from a science fiction story, and the timeless works of art that awes art appreciators to this day.
We may know her from her famous portrait painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, but there are very little remarkable facts about the woman in the painting. Mona Lisa or Lisa del Giocondo, was born in Florence, Italy and was married to a silk and cloth merchant when she was 15 to be his third wife.
Born in Austria as a member of the Austrian nobility, Marie Antoinette was married to Louis-Auguste, the Dauphin of France in 1770. She would later become the queen of France when her husband ascended the throne as King Louis XVI in 1774.
While admired by the affluent aristocracy for her charming personality, she was vilified by the starving French peasantry for her lavish lifestyle during the hard times of famine.
"Mr. Peabody And Sherman" comes to cinemas this 20 March 2014!
Cinema Online, 19 March 2014