Monday, June 11, 2012

Mr. Peabody Plays

... at an earlier calendar date:

... DreamWorks Animation is so high on Mr. Peabody it is pushing up the release of the film from March 14, 2014 to Nov. 8, 2013. The movie swaps places with the studio's Me & My Shadow, another high-profile project that is a combination of CGI and hand-drawn animation. ...

DreamWorks Animation chief creative officer Bill Damaschke said Mr. Peabody is "coming together beautifully" in the hands of director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King, Stuart Little) ...

Rob Minkoff, of course, hit a grand slam for Jeffrey K. before as half of the directorial team for a charming little hand-drawn film titled Lion King. The feature opened big in the mid nineties, then opened big again in September of last year, when it clawed its way to the top of the box office heap in genuine, reconstituted 3-D.

If Mr. Minkoff could do it twice with one picture in two centuries, he can do it with Mr. Peabody and Sherman in one.


Pete Emslie said...

I'll always have a great fondness for Rob Minkoff even before that, back when he was a brilliant character animator. His animation of the hyperactive and self-absorbed Basil in "The Great Mouse Detective" was a truly inspired performance. I wish him success with his direction of "Mr. Peabody and Sherman".

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