Ty Burrell, Allison Janney, Stephen Tobolowsky, Stephen Colbert Will Voice "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" Film
By Michael Gioia
Tony Award nominee Allison Janney (9 to 5, A View From the Bridge) and Stephen Colbert ("The Colbert Report") are the latest actors to join the upcoming animated DreamWorks film, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," based on the iconic cartoon series, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Directed by Rob Minkoff ("The Lion King"), the film will also feature the voices of Ty Burrell (Macbeth, "Modern Family") and Max Charles ("The Amazing Spider-Man"), who will be the film's respective title characters, as well as Ellie Kemper ("The Office"), Ariel Winter ("Modern Family") and Stephen Tobolowsky (Morning's at Seven).
Based on the cartoon by Jay Ward, "Mr. Peabody is the world's smartest person—only he's a dog. When he and his 'pet' boy Sherman use their WABAC time-traveling machine without permission, events in history spiral out of control and it is up to the duo to put things back on track." The script is by Craig Wright with revisions by Michael McCullers.
Alex Schwartz and Denise Cascino are producing; Tiffany Ward, Eric Ellenbogen and Jason Clark are executive producers. "Mr. Peabody" is slated for a March 7, 2014, release.
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