Last week director Rob Minkoff made a stop in Dallas to promote his latest film, the feature-length adaptation of Jay Ward’s classic animated show Mr. Peabody & Sherman. No stranger to animation Minkoff is the driving force behind successful family fare like the Stuart Little series, the Roger Rabbit short films “Tummy Trouble” and “Roller Coaster Rabbit” and of course The Lion King. Yup, he directed Disney’s animated classic way back in 1994 and now 20 years later, going by what we saw at the Press screening, Mr. Minkoff (and DreamWorks Animation) looks to have another huge hit on his hands.
We sat down with Rob to talk about the film, its music, characters, themes and more. Please excuse the video quality (we had some technical issues beyond our control) but enjoy our interview with Rob Minkoff, we sure did…
The film is written by Craig Wright, directed by Rob Minkoff and stars Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter and Allison Janney. DreawWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have slated Mr. Peabody & Sherman for a wide release in 3D on March 7th, 2014.
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 accidentally 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.
Thanks to Rob for his time and to DreawWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox for their time in helping arrange this interview.