Mr. Peabody & Sherman
|Mr. Peabody & Sherman|
|Directed by||Rob Minkoff|
|Produced by||Alex Schwartz
Denise Nolan Cascino
|Screenplay by||Craig Wright|
|Based on||Peabody's Improbable History
by Ted Key
|Editing by||Tom Finan|
Pacific Data Images
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film based on the characters from the Peabody's Improbable History segments of the 1960s animated television series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. It is produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Rob Minkoff is the director, and Alex Schwartz and Denise Nolan Cascino are the producers. Mr. Peabody & Sherman will feature the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Allison Janney, and Stephen Tobolowsky. The film is scheduled to be released on March 7, 2014.
The film will feature Mr. Peabody, a talking dog who is the smartest being in the world, and his "pet" boy Sherman. When Sherman's use of their time traveling WABAC machine results in disastrous and comical results, it is up to them to put things on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed.
Voice cast 
- Ty Burrell as Mr. Peabody, a talking dog, and the smartest being in the world
- Max Charles as Sherman, Peabody's "pet" boy
- Stephen Colbert as Paul Peterson, Mr. Peabody's nemesis, a character with no counterpart in the original cartoons
- Ellie Kemper as Paula Peterson, Paul's wife
- Ariel Winter as Penny Peterson, Paul and Paula's daughter, who viciously picks on Sherman
- Allison Janney as Mrs. Grunion, a social service worker
- Stephen Tobolowsky as TBA
- Mel Brooks as Sigmund Freud
- Leslie Mann as TBA
- Stanley Tucci as TBA
Plans for a film based on the characters of Mister Peabody and Sherman have existed for several years with director Rob Minkoff. His first attempt to make a feature film goes to 2003, when it was reported that Minkoff's Sony-based production company Sprocketdyne Entertainment and Bullwinkle Studios would produce a live-action/CG film, with a possibility of Minkoff to direct it.
The live-action film was not realized, but in 2006, Minkoff joined DreamWorks Animation to direct a computer-animated film adaptation. Andrew Kurtzman was set to write the screenplay, based on the pitch, developed by Minkoff with his longtime producing partner Jason Clark.
The film went through several release date changes. Originally scheduled for March 2014, DreamWorks Animation's high expectations moved the film to November 2013, replacing another DreamWorks Animation film Me and My Shadow. The last shift happened in February 2013, which pushed the film back to March 7, 2014, reportedly due to "more advantageous release window," again replacing Me and My Shadow.
Originally, Robert Downey, Jr. was set to voice Mr. Peabody, but in March 2012, he was replaced by Ty Burrell. Max Charles, the actor who plays young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, will voice Sherman. Stephen Colbert will voice Paul Peterson, Mr. Peabody's nemesis, Ellie Kemper will voice Peterson's wife, Paula, and Ariel Winter their daughter Penny. Also joining the cast are Stephen Tobolowsky and Allison Janney as Mrs. Grunion.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman will be theatrically accompanied with a DreamWorks Animation short film based on the Rocky and Bullwinkle characters from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The short is being directed by Gary Trousdale, who's known for co-directing Beauty and the Beast. It will serve as a test for a possible feature film based on the characters.
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