The series appeared in the “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” which is another animated classic that also had a revival in the late 1990s. This time Peabody and Sherman gets reintroduced in the 21st century for the new generation as a 3D featured film.
Mr. Peabody is a fictional dog created by Ted Key and was voiced by Bill Scott while Sherman was voiced by Walter Tetly in the Peabody‘s Improbable History segment. The animated short ran with 91 segments and it was being developed by Dreamworks Animation since 2007 and it finally gets to be shown in the big screen.
From DreamWorks Animation, makers of global hit franchise films such as “Shrek,” Madagascar” and “How to Train Your Dragon” comes another high-flying adventure film “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” (3D) – an endearing story about a man’s best friend and his adopted boy.
“Mr. Peabody and Sherman” is about to take the world in a wild ride through history as the world’s smartest dog, Mr. Peabody and his adopted human son, Sherman embark on an outrageous iconic adventure of all time.
Aboard the WABAC (pronounced “way back”) machine that Mr. Peabody invented, the father and son tandem go around the world back and forth in time when the natural course of history is about to be altered. Emmy Award Winner Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) voices Mr. Peabody and Max Charles who recently appeared in “The Amazing Spiderman” lends voice to Sherman.
Mr. Peabody is a business titan, inventor, scientist, Nobel Laureate, gourmand, two-time Olympic medalist and genius…who also happens to be a dog and faces his biggest challenge yet – being a parent since this is the first time that he will have to deal with outside influences, including girls. Taking a modern twist for the new generation, the movie takes us to temple runs across Egypt where Sherman’s friend Penny (voiced by Ariel Winter) decides to stay forever in Egypt that forces Mr. Peabody to save the day and history as well.
Directed by Rob Minkoff (“The Lion King,” “Stuart Little”), “Mr. Peabody and Sherman’s” voice cast also includes Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney, Mel Brooks, Lake Bell, Zach Callison and Dennis Haysbert.
A DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox presentation, “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” will open worldwide March 7, 2014 in cinemas (3D and 2D).