2014 looks to be a really exciting year for DreamWorks. Their hotly anticipated How to Train Your Dragon sequel hits in June, and the Jim Parsons/Rihanna-starring Home is released in November, but their first film of the year is the quirky, and oh-so quintessentially cartoony, Mr. Peabody & Sherman. And via USA Today, we now have our first proper look at stills from that film!
Genius dog Mr. Peabody (voiced by Modern Family's Ty Burrell) and his adopted son Sherman (Max Charles) travel through time in the WABAC ("way back"), causing havoc, learning about history and bonding. The film is a modern rehashing of the characters from The Rocky and Bullwinkle show, with Peabody this time riding a scooter.
Sherman uses the WABAC machine to travel back to exciting times in history, also using it to try and impress girls, such as classmate Penny Peterson (Alex from Modern Family), seen in the image above taking a spin with Sherman on da Vinci's flying machine.
Check out the rest of the stills below.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is directed by Rob Minkoff (The Lion King), from a screenplay by Craig Wright. It also stars the voices of Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Leslie Mann and Stanley Tucci (as da Vinci, no less), and will be preceded by a Rocky and Bullwinkle short directed by Gary Trousdale (Beauty and the Beast). It's released on 7th March, 2014.