“Modern Family” star Ty Burrell is the new voice of Mr. Peabody in DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature film Mr. Peabody & Sherman, replacing Robert Downey Jr.
Meanwhile, Max Charles, who portrays young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, will be Sherman in the movie, based on Jay Ward’s classic cartoon segment Peabody’s Improbable History.
Like all of DWA’s other feature films, this wll be a 3D release. It’s slated to come out on March 14, 2014.
As in the 1959-63 series, Mr. Peabody is a dog who’s the world’s smartest person. Peabody has a “pet” boy, Sherman.
In the movie, the duo discover that someone has used their time-traveling machine without permission. Historical events change uncontrollably to disastrous and comical results. The dog and his boy must return things to normal before the space-time continuum is destroyed.
“The brilliantly comedic and paternal sensibilities of Ty Burrell make him ideal for the role of the beloved Mr. Peabody, and we are thrilled that he will join Max Charles as the leads of Mr. Peabody and Sherman,'” said DWA chief creative officer Bill Damaschke.
Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) is directing from a script by Craig Wright (“Six Feet Under”). Alex Schwartz, DWA’s former head of development, will produce with Denise Cascino (Shrek The Third). Jason Clark (Stuart Little) will join Bullwinkle Studios’ Tiffany Ward and Classic Media’s Eric Ellenbogen as executive producers.