A few days ago, I got the chance to watch DreamWorks’ Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Right before the movie started, an unexpected promo came on the screen for DreamWorks’ upcoming 2014 film Home. There hasn’t been any public trailers, logos or character designs given for this film, so seeing this first look was certainly a surprise! Unfortunately, I couldn’t film it, but I’ll do my best describe it.
After all the movie trailers were done, the DreamWorks logo appeared on the screen. But then something strange happened: I saw a spaceship and a strange planet that clearly wasn’t earth, which was odd since Mr. Peabody & Sherman is set on earth. First I thought it was perhaps a Rocky and Bullwinkle short, but then I recgonized the characters from Home that were leaked a few months ago.
The promo was about five minutes long and featured aliens searching for a new planet to inhabit. They visited several planets; one had a lot of nature, colorful plants, and big fantasy creatures a la The Croods, while another planet was more like a desert with lots of sand and sun. I can’t remember all planets because they visited quite a lot of planets really quickly. The promo ended with the aliens finding planet earth, a suitable planet to live on and they go down to the planet. Overall the visuals looked really good. The promo was really funny, but I’m still not 100% convinced.
The clip was called ‘Almost Home’, but it’s unclear whether this is the new title of the movie or just the title of the promo. I can’t really say if I’m going to like the movie just by seeing this trailer because it reminds me of the Olaf and Sven Frozen teaser trailer, just a promo with the cute and funny characters of the movie. Personally, I preferred this promo so hopefully the movie will surprise us, just like Frozen did with people who had only seen Olaf and Sven trailer.
Hopefully this promo will be shown at every Mr. Peabody & Sherman screening so everyone will be able to see it soon. It’s highly possible that DreamWorks will release it online when Peabody releases in US theatres, but they might keep this promo exclusively for theatres. Either way, I think we can at least expect more footage of Home soon.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman will release in theatres March 7, 2014, Home will hit November 26, 2014.