VIDEO: Ty Burrell Chats New Film MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN on 'Today'
Ty Burrell stopped this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about his first animated feature film, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman". "I'm playing a genius, which is by far the biggest stretch of my career ," said the Emmy-winning actor. "It's like De Niro putting on 65 pounds to do 'Raging Bull.'"
As The Voice of the serious scientist Peabody, he had to leave the laughs to the other characters, not something he is used to doing. "I'm the straight man in this," he said. "And it's actually amazing. They have surrounded Peabody with hilarious people - Stephen Colbert and Patrick Warburton."
Check out the appearance below!
Dreamworks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman will hit theaters in 3D, 2D and Imax 3D theaters on March 7. Directed by Rob Minkoff, the animated adventure features the voices of Ty Burrell, MAX CHARLES, Ariel Winter, Allison Janney, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Lake Bell, Zach Callison and Dennis Haysbert.
Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine - The Wabac - to Go On the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The Wabac out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidently rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.
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