Allison Janney also voicing a characterWhile the blowhard pundit he plays on US TV would likely label it as just the latest way Hollywood is destroying America, the real-life Stephen Colbert seems happy to keep lending his voice to DreamWorks Animation’s output.
He’s signed onto Mr Peabody & Sherman along with Allison Janney, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter and Stephen Tobolowsky.
Ty Burrell and Max Charles are already aboard to play the brainy pooch and his young human sidekick.
Now Colbert has been announced as Peter Peterson, Mr Peabody’s nemesis, with Janney as the villain’s wife, Paula Peterson.
Winter, who appears as one of Burrell’s daughters on sitcom Modern Family, will play their sprog, Penny Peterson, who gives Sherman a tough time.
No information has been provided on what roles Kemper (who appeared in Bridesmaids) and character veteran Tobolowsky will be filling.
The flick is apparently being so well received by DreamWorks – which previously cast Colbert as the American President in Monsters Vs Aliens – that it has switched Peabody with Me & My Shadow, which is now moving to 2014.
Mr Peabody & Sherman will appear in the US on November 8 next year, though there’s no UK date set yet.