Last week we learned that Robert Downey Jr. would use his charismatic voice to bring life to the cartoon character Mr. Peabody. He’s one half of the popular duo Peabody & Sherman, which was a spin-off of the TV series “Rocky and His Friends” as well as “The Bullwinkle Show.” Over at CartoonBrew, they’ve managed to find the first concept photo of the revamped character. Take a look…
Well, this is…the same old, same old. They didn’t really change much of the original character design. How NOT exciting. The screenplay for the new Peabody & Sherman was written by Jeffrey Ventimilia and Joshua Sternin, who have done work on “The Simpsons” and the recently adapted Yogi Bear film.
The new animated feature, planned for 2014, aims to bring the duo back to the pop culture mainstream. “Certainly for Boomers, they’re in the sweet spot of our childhood animation memories, but beyond there it gets a little bit, well, not quite as familiar,” says director Rob Minkoff.
The film will be released in 3D ( no surprise there), and no other cast members besides Downey have been announced.
What do you think of Mr. Peabody’s new (old) look?
Additional Source: EW