DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) and Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Three Stooges) will voice the lead roles of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, respectively, in the studio’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which is scheduled to be released on March 14, 2014.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is directed by Rob Minkoff (Stuart Little, The Lion King) and produced by Alex Schwartz, who had previously served as Head of Development for the studio, and Denise Cascino (Megamind, Shrek the Third). It is being written by Craig Wright (“United States of Tara,” “Six Feet Under”). Bullwinkle Studio’s Tiffany Ward and Classic Media’s Eric Ellenbogen are serving as executive producers on the film along with Jason Clark (Monster House, Stuart Little).
“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 & Sherman,’” said DreamWorks Animation Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke. “Combined with Rob Minkoff’s legendary pedigree and Craig Wright’s re-imagining of these classic characters, the stage is set for an unbelievable film experience.”
Based on Jay Ward’s classic cartoon, Mr. Peabody is the world’s smartest person who happens to be a dog. When his “pet” boy Sherman uses their time traveling WABAC machine without permission, events in history spiral out of control to disastrous and comical results. It’s up to this most unexpected of father-son teams to somehow put things back on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed.