Holy smoke! It looks like everybody's favorite talking dog and his boy companion are back in action.
The "Rocky and Bullwinkle" characters are coming to the big screen in "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," minus one anthropomorphic moose and squirrel duo, but packing some serious star power.
Cinema Blend reports that the Dreamworks Animation project is moving forward after a stall, having found its lead in "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell, who will replace Robert Downey Jr. as the bespectacled pooch. Sherman, Mr. Peabody's adopted human, will be voiced by 8-year-old Max Charles, who has had minor roles on "Community" and "True Blood," and will star as a young Peter Parker in the soon-to-be-released "The Amazing Spider-Man."
While the characters are best known for their short segments in between larger portions of "Rocky and Bullwinkle," this movie will have them flying solo as they scour the universe for their missing WABAC machine before it gets into the wrong hands.
The project will come together under the watchful eye of "The Lion King" director Rob Minkoff, with "Down Periscope" scribe Andrew Kurtzman co-writing with "Stuart Little" co-producer Jason Clark, who will write and produce.
"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" hits theaters in 2014.