Netflix has announced an October 9th premiere date for “The New Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show,” a new original series from DreamWorks Animation.
The thirteen-episode half-hour series is based on Jay Ward’s 1960s animated shorts that first aired during his “Rocky & Bullwinkle Show” and followed bespectacled canine Mr. Peabody and his pet boy Sherman as they travel through time.
In the new take, the duo are late night comedy show hosts in a swank Manhattan penthouse who bring the historical guests to them including the likes of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Napoleon Bonaparte and Edgar Allan Poe.
The series follows on from DreamWorks’ attempt at an animated feature based on the property in early 2014 that proved a major bomb at the box-office. One key difference is that the show uses 2D animation, instead of the 3D CGI used in the film, for a hand-drawn look echoing Ward’s original shorts.
Chris Parnell takes on the role of Mr. Peabody in the series, while Max Charles reprises his role as Sherman from the 2014 film.