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DreamWorks’ ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’: First Images, Voice Cast & Release Date Change

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Collider gave us our first look at DreamWorks Animation’s CGI movie adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman rose to fame as part of the Rocky and Bullwinkle show and tells the story of “a dog and his pet boy.” The character designs looks pretty decent so far. The film will be directed by Rob Minkoff of The Lion King fame and produced by Alex Schwartz and Denise Cascino.

Mr. Peabody will be voiced by Ty Burrell from Modern Family and Sherman will be voiced by Max Charles from upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man. Stephen Colbert, Allison Janey, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter and Stephen Toblowsky have all joined the cast as well, but no word on who they will play.


The plot synopsis also is given:

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 WABAC machine without permission, events in history spiral out of control.  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.

The 3D film opens was originally set to hit theatres on March 14, 2014, but has been pushed up to November 8, 2013. DreamWorks’ Me & My Shadow is now set for the March 14 date.

What do you think of the character designs and voice cast?

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