DreamWorks Animation, which just last week debuted the first trailer for Mr. Peabody & Sherman, has announced it’s producing a new Rocky & Bullwinkle short film, featuring the legendary June Foray reprising her role as the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel. It will be released in 2014.
Directed by Gary Trousdale (Beauty and the Beast) from a script by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum), the short also stars Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as the voice of Bullwinkle Moose.
The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show (originally called Rocky & His Friends) debuted in 1959, featuring the title characters in the main serial, where they were typically hounded by spies Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. Supporting segments included “Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties,” “Fractured Fairy Tales,” “Aesop & Son,” “The World of Commander McBragg” and “Peabody’s Improbable History,” on which Mr. Peabody & Sherman is based.