Ty Burrell and Young Max Charles Now Voicing 'Peabody & Sherman'

March 16, 2012
Source: Variety

Peabody & Sherman / Ty Burrell

The man is one of the coolest fathers around on "Modern Family," but next he'll be the smartest dog history as ever seen. Variety reports Ty Burrell will be voicing the genius dog Mr. Peabody in the aptly titled Mr. Peabody and Sherman, the adaptation of the classic cartoon segment from "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show." Previously, Robert Downey, Jr. was slated to voice the dog when the project was announced, but it sounds like he's going to be too busy to follow through. It seemed like a decent match at the time, but having DreamWorks Animation get a guy like Burrell instead feels like a respectable Pixar inspired move. Read on!

In addition, Max Charles, who will next be seen as a young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, has landed the other titular role of Sherman. The film, slated for released on March 21st, 2014 (we'll be waiting awhile) follows follows Mr. Peabody, the world's smartest person who happens to be a dog. He and his "pet" boy Sherman discover that someone has stolen their time traveling WABAC ("wayback") machine and is changing moments in history to disastrous and comical results. It's up to this most unexpected of father-son teams to somehow put a stop to this villain before his actions destroy the space-time continuum. Mr. Peabody and Sherman was always one of my favorite cartoon shorts so this sounds fun.

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