Robert Downey Jr. To Play “Mr. Peabody”

Robert Downey Jr. is set to voice the genius talking dog in a new DreamWorks Animation 3D feature based on the classic cartoon “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” reports Entertainment Weekly.

In the toon part of the original “Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends”, Mr. Peabody and his pet boy Sherman using The WABAC Machine to travel through time and discover new things about historical figures. The role of the naive young Sherman has yet to be cast.

Rob Minkoff (“The Haunted Mansion”) directs from a script by Jeffrey Ventimilia and Joshua Sternin. A 2014 release is being targeted.