Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Rocky and Bullwinkle's time-traveling dog and his boy, are headed for the big screen in a new Dreamworks CG movie. Here's the first image of the reunited pair in computer-generated 3D.
There was a real charm to the hand-drawn versions of Peabody and Sherman, but these character designs look a good deal better than what we saw in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Mr. Peabody actually looks more himself than he did in the concept art we saw earlier this year; his glasses are smaller and he seems less Droopy Dog. Sherman gets the larger makeover with his more modern boy scientist hair.
Here's the official synopsis for the film:
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. 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.
Robert Downey Jr. was originally supposed to voice Mr. Peabody, but the role is instead going to Ty Burrell, who plays Phil on Modern Family, which seems a much better fit. Max Charles, who plays young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and actually played a young Pierce Hawthorne in an episode of Community, will voice Sherman.