The star of one of my favorite TV shows has just landed a leading role in the animated comedy, Mr. Peabody & Sherman. DreamWorks Animation announced Ty Burrell (an Emmy winner for playing 'Phil Dunphy' in Modern Family) will provide the voice of the world's smartest dog, Mr. Peabody, while Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man) will lend his voice to the character of Mr. Peabody's pet boy, Sherman.
The Lion King helmer Rob Minkoff is directing the animated film with Craig Wright (Six Feet Under) currently working on the script. Minkoff's other credits include The Haunted Mansion, The Forbidden Kingdom, and Stuart Little (1 & 2).
DreamWorks Animation Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke stated: "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. 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."
DreamWorks Animation is releasing Mr. Peabody & Sherman on March 14, 2014.
The synopsis: "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."
(Poster by Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)