With Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted due for release on 8th June (US release; 19th October here in the UK) and Rise of the Guardians due late November, DreamWorks Animation are setting their sights further forward to begin promoting their huge slab of upcoming films. So, today, Collider gives us our first look (above) and synopsis from their 2014 release (or one of them) Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
The image is pretty much what you'd expect, but it looks pretty good - nice visual style. The official synopsis for the film reads:
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.
Sounds like the kind of huge romp that we've come to expect from DreamWorks - and the kind that they've recently handled very well. There's a great team behind Mr. Peabody and Sherman as well, it's being directed by Lion King helmer Rob Minkoff, with Ty Burrell (Phil in Modern Family) voicing Mr. Peabody and Max Charles (Young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spiderman) voicing Sherman.
Between this, The Croods, the expected Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon sequels, and further away projects like Turbo, Monkeys of Mumbai and, one of my personal most anticipated films, their adaptation of Captain Underpants, DreamWorks have a solid upcoming slate, and I look forward to hearing more about this.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman is currently scheduled for a 14th March, 2014 release.