DreamWorks Animation has just released a ton of goodies for the upcoming ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ movie. If any of your were brought up on ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ you know who Mr. Peabody is, and I for one am looking forward to this one! Take a look at the new trailer and clip from the film above and check out the new poster below!
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.
MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN is an adventure-comedy featuring science fiction, time travel, outlandish characters and clever dialogue, all of which are bound together by the unexpected relationship between the titular heroes – a dog and his boy.
MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN is, at its heart, the story of the relationship between a father and his son. “Mr. Peabody adopted Sherman and raised him the best way he knows how,” explains the film’s director, Rob Minkoff, whose previous hits include the beloved animated film “The Lion King” and the live-action/CG animated “Stuart Little.” “Like with any family, things become complicated, so they both must grow and learn from their experiences and ultimately become an even better family.”
Even a world-class genius like Mr. Peabody will always have a lot to learn when it comes to parenting. “Mr. Peabody has to acknowledge that he doesn’t always completely understand his son,” adds producer Alex Schwartz. “Peabody discovers that giving up control is one of the greatest challenges one faces as a parent.”
Some of Mr. Peabody’s parenting lessons come via decidedly non-traditional child-rearing methods – like taking Sherman in a series of incredible adventures traveling across time. Time travel is a compelling notion that lends an intriguing dimension to an exciting, adventure-filled story. The film’s contemporary characters interact with equally entertaining famous figures from history – a dynamic that provides surprising fish out of water moments and myriad culture clashes.
Journeying across the eras also offers a host of rules that must be followed – like never meeting yourself and having as little impact on the past as possible.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman’s entrée to the infinite folds of history is a wondrous contraption called the WABAC, which is the singular creation of the world’s greatest inventor, Mr. Peabody. The perspicacious pooch built the device so Sherman could experience history up close and personal.
The WABAC is much more than a vehicle; it’s character in its own right, which becomes an integral player in Peabody and Sherman’s adventures through time.
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
Rob Minkoff says that Mr. Peabody and Sherman are a classic movie team, “like Laurel and Hardy, Batman and Robin, Holmes and Watson.” That’s heady company, but Mr. Peabody isn’t your typical beagle: he is nothing less than a business titan, inventor, scientist, Nobel Laureate, gourmet, Olympic medalist, and genius – who just happens to be a dog.
Peabody possesses the genius of Einstein, the wit of Oscar Wilde, the daring of Indiana Jones, the deductive skills of Sherlock Holmes, the sartorial style of James Bond, and the culinary skills of Mario Batali. The one thing that challenges Peabody is keeping up with his adopted boy Sherman. Peabody devotes himself to Sherman, from whom he learns the one thing even a genius has to figure out – parenthood.
Ty Burrell, who voices Peabody, brings additional shadings to an already richly conceived character. But initially, says Minkoff, the “Modern Family” star wasn’t an obvious choice. “Ty is famous and beloved for playing put-upon dad Phil Dunphy in ‘Modern Family,’ and Phil isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. But when we put his performance together with the character of Peabody, it really locks into Peabody’s personality.”
“When you think about it, Mr. Peabody and Sherman were the original ‘Modern Family,’” Minkoff jokes. “What could be more modern than a dog as a parent?”
Producer Alex Schwartz (“Journey to the Center of the Earth”) notes that Burrell “brings humanity and warmth to Peabody, as well as tremendous humor and a unique vocal cadence.”
Burrell certainly had his work cut out for him; after all, he’s playing a character that, he describes as “essentially perfect, which is a very interesting kind of character to play because I am so imperfect. Peabody makes almost no mistakes, expect in fatherhood, as all dads do. He can think himself out of any situation or problem, except when it comes to dealing with Sherman.”
Burrell prepped for the role by watching the classic television shorts upon which the film is based. “From that, I would find my way back into my own voice,” he explains. “Peabody speaks with such precision; his consonants are always very clear.”
Burrell’s on-screen son is voiced by young actor Max Charles (ABC-TV’s “The Neighbors,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”), who, says Alex Schwartz, brings an authentic “kid’s voice” to Sherman. “Max is very funny, has fantastic timing and an adorable voice that sounds like he’s chewing on marbles.”
Minkoff adds: “Max performs with emotion, depth, heart and humor. That’s not easy to find in a young actor.”
Charles’ Sherman is open, enthusiastic and over-curious. Growing up with his adoptive dad – the time-traveling super-genius Mr. Peabody – gives Sherman many opportunities for adventure. Like most youngsters, Sherman has a penchant for trouble and sometimes finds himself in over his head, but Sherman always makes certain to fix even the most difficult problems he creates.
“Sherman is a genuine kid,” says Minkoff. “He’s quite naïve at times, but he’s actually a terrific student of Mr. Peabody’s because one of the special things they do together is travel through history. Peabody has taken the time to introduce Sherman to many of history’s greatest events.”
“Sherman is a kid through and through,” Schwartz elaborates. “He’s intelligent and a quick learner, but at the same time, he doesn’t always think things through and tends to leap before he looks.”
As any parent knows, those kinds of “leaps” can lead to breakage – and for Sherman, breaking the rules of time travel has extraordinary consequences. Says Max Charles: Sherman is “a normal kid who gets to do some unusual stuff, like travel back in time.”
Sherman learns a lot about everything from Mr. Peabody, and as Charles sees it the reverse is also true. “Peabody also learns a lot from Sherman, like how to be a little more laid back, and a little more trusting.”
“Peabody realizes that Sherman’s imperfections are what make him so wonderful,” adds Burrell, “and that it’s really worth trying to make himself more vulnerable.”
Next to Mr. Peabody, the person who becomes closest to Sherman is his classmate Penny Peterson. Penny is a double threat – cute and smart. Penny rules her elementary school until she encounters Sherman, who is even more of a “brain” than Penny is. But her natural charisma and daring nature, as well as her caring and loyalty, draw her into a friendship with Sherman that truly stands the test of time.
“Initially, Penny is at odds with Sherman,” Schwartz explains. “But we soon realize there’s a lot more to her, and as soon as she’s able to put aside her initial jealousy of Sherman, she begins to see that he’s a pretty interesting kid. The great thing about Penny is that we really see her grow over the course of the movie.”
The character’s dynamism, smarts and fearlessness made it a tough part to cast – until Ariel Winter, who plays the teenage daughter of Ty Burrell’s Phil Dunphy in “Modern Family,” auditioned. Minkoff, who was initially unaware of Winter’s connection to Burrell, says it was “a great coincidence that they came to work together on MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN. Ariel brings tremendous energy to Penny. She is a witty and wry teenager, and though Penny is younger [than the actress], Ariel brings some natural sparks and understanding of the character.”
Penny, Sherman and Mr. Peabody share some high-velocity and fateful journeys through time, but the film’s first WABAC expedition is a father-and-son trip to the French Revolution and a meeting with that country’s queen, who loses her head – literally – after her encounter with the guys. Sherman and Peabody run afoul of the peasant uprising that will forever change France, and Peabody winds up with his neck on the guillotine. Fortunately, Peabody, unlike the luckless queen, is able to escape the blade, thanks to some brilliant strategic moves and swashbuckling expertise.
“We loved the idea of opening the film with a big action sequence,” says Schwartz.
To turn Peabody into a master swordsman, the filmmakers brought in sword fighting and jousting experts, who taught the animators how to hold the weapon, attack with it, and keep their center of balance.
But even with that period’s danger, action, adventure and a dash through the Paris sewer system, the duo’s (and Penny’s) biggest time traveling adventures lie ahead. A Sherman-Penny time traveling joyride takes them to Ancient Egypt, where Penny finds herself betrothed to a nine-year-old King Tut.
Soon thereafter, Peabody, Sherman and Penny pay a visit to Peabody’s old friend and the original Renaissance Man, Leonard Da Vinci, portrayed, hilariously, by Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci. Our trio finds the famed artist/scientist/engineer/inventor/scholar/etc. in a creative crisis and at wit’s end: he can’t get Mona Lisa (voiced by Lake Bell) to smile for her portrait. As Peabody elicits her killer grin, he discovers that Sherman and Penny are off on another joyride, this time in Leonardo’s way-way-way-ahead-of-its-time flying machine.
Later, it’s off to ancient Troy, where the Trojans learn to beware of Greeks – and Sherman – bearing gifts, especially if the gift is a gigantic wooden horse housing a phalanx of battle hardened and fun-loving warriors. Sherman finds himself inside the storied Trojan Horse, where he makes fast friends with Agamemnon, the commander of the Greek armed forces during the Trojan War.
The latter was one of Minkoff’s favorite characters. As played by Patrick Warburton, whom Minkoff calls, “one of the funniest actors working in any medium,” the Trojan Horse sequence is played as a mix of historical fact and lots of fun and fantasy.
Encounters with other historical greats are also in store for our intrepid time travelers, including Van Gogh, Einstein (voiced by legendary funnyman Mel Brooks), Lincoln and Shakespeare. And as befitting a visit to such mega-luminaries, Peabody, Sherman and Penny travel in style and comfort, via the WABAC. The device is a gleaming red sphere that floats above the ground. Inside is a 21st century high tech egg with bucket seats that glide around the glowing control panel, floating touch-screens and a holographic globe that functions as the WABAC’s GPS system.
While the WABAC is the product of extreme leading-edge technology, something about the clicks, whirrs and humming sounds emanating from its computer system can make one wonder if it has its own opinions.
The WABAC’s high-tech components include an array of power-monitoring knobs; and retractable, magically appearing chairs. The WABAC is such an advanced technological marvel that even its creators – the MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN filmmakers – aren’t always certain what some of the controls do. Take the “synchronic fundibulator,” which is some kind of ignition device, according to Minkoff. Then there’s the “hemidemisemiquavatron,” whose official and rather mysterious function is: “It does exactly what it sounds like.”
THE PETERSONS, MISS GRUNION AND PRINCIPAL PURDY
While Peabody, Sherman and Penny are off gallivanting around the space-time continuum, Penny’s parents, Paul and Patty, remain ensconced in Peabody’s swanky apartment. They have no idea what their daughter and her new friends are up to, because Peabody has ensured that time stands still for the clueless couple. (Peabody had invited the Petersons over for dinner to smooth over a rocky first encounter between the kids at school.)
Mr. Peabody certainly has his work cut out for him: Paul’s work and hobbies distract him from his responsibilities at home and elsewhere, which frustrates Patty. Moreover, he is slow to warm to strangers, especially Mr. Peabody. But Mr. Peabody’s insight and irresistible skills as a host gets Paul to lower his guard and join the party.
Stephen Colbert, the Emmy-winning anchor of the acclaimed faux news show “The Colbert Report,” portrays Paul, and Leslie Mann (“Rio,” “Knocked Up”) voices Patty Peterson.
For Colbert, giving voice to Paul was rewarding on several levels, not the least of which is the actor’s insistence that “Paul Peterson is really the hero of the movie. I think it’s his love for his daughter Penny that precipitates the entire plot, because if he wasn’t so angry that Sherman and Penny were feuding, there’d be no movie!”
The actor says that the film’s time travel elements were a particular attraction for him, and led to his own dreams of making it big via journeys across time. “If I had a time machine I would go back and invent the zipper and become incredibly wealthy,” he deadpans.
Colbert notes that working on MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN brought happy memories of clandestine viewings of the “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” television shorts, when he was a child. “It was on later than my bedtime, and I remember sneaking in to watch it and hiding between my brothers to lie in front of the TV with a bolster pillow behind me, so my parents couldn’t see me.”
Director Rob Minkoff was thrilled to be working with Colbert and with comedy actress Leslie Mann, who voices Paul’s better half, his wife Patty “Leslie has incredible charm and a great and unexpected attitude in her voice,” he says.
While Paul and Patty enjoy an evening at Peabody’s home, and while unbeknownst to them, their daughter is breaking, and then trying to repair the space-time continuum, the film’s villain, Mrs. Grunion hatches a plot with even more dire consequences.
Miss Grunion works for the Bureau of Child Safety and Protection, and her bark is as painful as her bite. While Grunion insists she cares only for the welfare of youngsters, she is actually a rules-obsessed bureaucrat who believes that most parents, especially Peabody, lack the necessary sternness to raise their own children. Her narrow-minded world view is inflamed when she learns that Peabody – a dog! – has been permitted to adopt Sherman.
“Miss Grunion believes a canine, no matter what his I.Q., is an unsuitable parent for a young boy. She believes she’s doing the right thing in trying to take Sherman away from Peabody, which of course is the most insidious kind of villainy,” says Alex Schwartz.
“Miss Grunion doesn’t like Peabody,” adds Rob Minkoff. “She doesn’t like what he stands for and most of all, doesn’t like the fact that a dog would adopt a boy.”
The character is voiced by Allison Janney, a multiple Emmy-winner for her work as White House press secretary C.J. Cregg on the landmark series “The West Wing.” Janney relished the opportunity to portray her first villainous character. “Miss Grunion is deliciously evil,” she says. “She is bigger than life and a tough lady who doesn’t suffer fools. Like any great villain, she’s someone you love to hate.”
Minkoff appreciated Janney’s full-throttle commitment to expressing Grunion’s less appealing aspects. “Allison can put a villainous spin on anything,” he notes. “She really gets under the skin of this nasty character.”
ANIMATION, DESIGN – AND ORIGINS
The actors and their performances are critical elements in shaping the characters and the relationships, but Minkoff and Schwartz also give huge props to their team of animators. Their unheralded work, says the director, really turns them into “actors with computers.”
“They’re true performers,” he continues. “They take the three dimensional character models and bring them to life. They have to get into the heads, hearts and souls of the characters, to understand who they are and how they should behave.”
Schwartz echoes this idea, stating that the animators “are all actors themselves, and that was one of the film’s greatest gifts. They really fell in love with these characters and made them real.”
The animators ensured that Peabody, befitting a super-genius, is a biped who carries himself with supreme confidence. The animation team saved quadruped behaviors – those of a typical canine – for a few special instances where Peabody has a more instinctive, less intellectual response to his situation.
According to Jason Schleifer, the film’s head of character animation, Peabody’s prominent muzzle was a particular challenge to deal with. “If Peabody were to look straight at the camera and smile, you wouldn’t see it because all the corners of his mouth are wrapped around the ball of his muzzle. We spent a lot of time turning him just ever so slightly so you could see the corners of his mouth come up when he smiles. There was a lot of fun and complexity in his facial animation, to make it look really nice and appealing.”
“Peabody is a very controlled character who has an answer and plan for any situation,” Schleifer continues. “No matter what’s thrown at him, he’s never taken aback. We enjoyed figuring out the most efficient and controlled method for him to respond to a given situation.”
For Sherman, Schleifer and his team ensured that he feels and looks like a child. “I looked at my own kids to see how they respond to certain situations, and I discovered interesting kid-like things to make Sherman feel authentic and support the story of his adventures and transformation.”
A key challenge was dealing was animating Sherman’s oversized – Schleifer calls it “ginormous” – head, which adds to the character’s appeal and fun. But it did make even a simple turn of the noggin somewhat problematic. “The head is so big and it’s attached to a tiny neck, so we had to incorporate Sherman’s entire body into even a simple head turn,” he explains. “Or it would look like it would just snap off!”
Prominent eyeglasses are a key feature shared by father and son. The animators had to carefully maneuver the specs and the characters’ eyebrows to ensure that Peabody and Sherman were able to convey the necessary expressions and emotions. “The glasses cover their eyebrows, so if we did nothing you’d never see their expressions change,” says Schleifer. “So when Peabody and Sherman convey excitement, we had their eyebrows go way upon the tops of their heads. And when things get intense, the brows drop straight down and cover their eyes.”
MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward. The characters appeared in the “Peabody’s Improbable History” segments created by Ted Key. Peabody was voiced by Bill Scott, while Sherman was voiced by Walter Tetley (an adult). Ninety-one shorts, each running about four and a half minutes, were produced.
The new film updates the classic dog-and-his-boy team for contemporary audiences with state of the art CG animation and 3D, while retaining the charm of the original cartoon. “The movie pays loving homage to the show,” says Alex Schwartz, “including the WABAC, and Peabody’s wonderful puns, which are woven throughout the movie. There’s a great deal of the show’s DNA in the movie.”
Jay Ward’s daughter, Tiffany, is the custodian of her father’s legacy, and worked closely with the filmmakers to ensure that MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN remained true to Jay’s vision. The results, she says, were everything she had hoped for.
“The movie, like Jay’s short cartoons, never talks down to children,” says Tiffany Ward, also the film’s executive producer. “He made them just as much for adults. And now the movie is a dream-come-true for me and my family – to have dad’s work, over 50 years later, being produced by DreamWorks Animation and put on the big screen in 3D. It’s spectacular. Jay would have been so incredibly proud. The movie is a particularly emotional experience for me, because to me, my dad was Peabody – a true genius.”
Minkoff, in turn, is grateful to Tiffany for her ideas and support. “Tiffany was a great champion of the film and of me, personally. It’s been a wonderful collaboration.”
Some of the filmmakers and actors remember, with great fondness and admiration, the original series. Stephen Colbert has already mentioned his childhood shenanigans in sneaking into the living room to watch the past-his-bedtime show. And Rob Minkoff similarly remembers watching the show and loving the characters. “I was very happy to get the chance to bring them to life on the big screen and into our modern world.”
In a stylistic nod to the TV shorts, Minkoff and production designer David James embraced mid-twentieth century design. “It was important to make the film feel somewhat of that era, and yet make it new, as well,” the director explains.
That design aesthetic is reflected in Peabody’s penthouse, to an extent that seeing the film’s rendering of the abode for the first time was, says Tiffany Ward, an eerie experience. “It’s almost identical to my dad’s house – to the Eames chairs, arc lamp, artwork and shelving. It absolutely sent shivers down my spine.”
For the time traveling sequences, the art of each historical period informed its look. “In Renaissance Italy, for example, we see a palette that’s common in Renaissance paintings,” notes Minkoff. “In eighteenth century France, we used a design that evokes the court of Marie Antoinette, though we did take some liberties with the Parisian sewers, which are much brighter than the actual locales.”
As work on MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN neared completion, famed composer Danny Elfman began writing the score, which was recorded at AIR, a former church, which legendary Beatles producer George Martin had transformed into a recording studio.
Minkoff says Elfman was the perfect choice because he “loves quirky, and he really understood the quirkiness of the Peabody-Sherman relationship, and used that in his score. It really adds another layer to the story.”
“The score is whimsical, fanciful and fun, and really speaks as another voice in the movie,” adds Schwartz.
Elfman, in turn, says he loves writing for animated features, which allow him “to shoot all around the map, musically, from really big, to really small and idiosyncratic, to outrageous, and then suddenly, be very emotional. I like everything in extremes in my writing, so this is definitely the kind of score that’s really fun for me.”
Other musical highlights include the aptly titled end title song, “Way Back When,” by the band Grizfolk. The band was unfamiliar with the WABAC, so it was happy coincidence that the song’s title and the film’s time traveling marvel were sound-alikes. But the song’s themes were always intended to convey the history of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and their memories of their shared experiences.
Additionally, there is an emotional interlude where Peabody remembers adopting the baby Sherman, to John Lennon’s ballad “Beautiful Boy.”
DreamWorks Animation SKG presents a PDI/DreamWorks production, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN. The film is directed by Rob Minkoff, and produced by Alex Schwartz and Denise Nolan Cascino. The executive producers are Tiffany Ward, Eric Ellenbogen and Jason Clark. The screenplay is by Craig Wright, a noted playwright who was also the head writer on the television shows “Six Feet Under” and “Dirty Sexy Money.” The screenplay is based on the series produced by Jay Ward. Music is by Danny Elfman. The soundtrack is available on Relativity Music Group. MrPeabodyAndSherman.com
ABOUT THE CAST
With a range of performances across television, contemporary film, and classic theater, award winning TY BURRELL (Mr. Peabody) continues to prove himself as one of the finest and most versatile actors today.
Burrell recently wrapped production voicing the lead role of Mr. Peabody in the DreamWorks Animation 3D feature “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” a film based on the classic 1960s cartoon characters that appeared as part of “Rocky and Bullwinkle.” Release is set for March 7, 2013.
Burrell will next lend his voice to the Disney/Pixar “Finding Nemo” sequel, “Finding Dory.” Ty, opposite Diane Keaton and Ellen DeGeneres, will voice a whale named Bailey. The film is slated for a November 2015 release.
Burrell also recently wrapped production on Craig Johnson’s indie film “The Skeleton Twins.” The comedy, based on a script co-written by Johnson and Mark Heyman, also stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. The film is set to be released in 2013.
Burrell stars as ‘Phil Dunphy’ on ABC’s critically acclaimed hit “Modern Family,” which is currently in its fifth season. Burrell most recently won the Monte Carlo International Television Festival Award in the category of Best Comedic Actor. In 2012 he won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Comedy Central honored Burrell with the 2012 Comedy Award in the category of Performance by An Actor – TV. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and has been nominated three other times in the same category. Ty also shared the TCA award with Nick Offerman for Individual Achievement in Comedy last August and has received three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. He has garnered other notable nominations from the People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, the Television Critics Association Awards, the Kids’ Choice Awards, and the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, all for his role on the series. “Modern Family” itself won three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a comedy Series in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and has now won Best Comedy at the Emmy® Awards four years in a row.
Burrell is also currently working with ABC on his new show which he has writer and co-executive produced with his brother, Duncan. Based on the Burrell brothers’ childhood, this is a comedy about two city families who buy the only store in a tiny rural community in Oregon. In a world where everyone is overly stressed and reliant on technology, this group works together, without every modern convenience, to make a better life for their family.
Burrell was seen this past fall in The Weinstein Company’s “Butter” opposite Jennifer Garner, portraying a butter-carving champ who’s forced to relinquish his title, leading his wife (Garner) to begin training in the hopes of becoming the new champ. Burrell was also recently seen in Christopher Neil’s film “Goats,” an adaptation of the coming of age story by Mark Jude Poirie.
His additional film credits include Roger Michel’s “Morning Glory,” opposite Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton; Universal’s “The Incredible Hulk” opposite Edward Norton and Liv Tyler for Louis Leterrier; “National Treasure 2” opposite Nicolas Cage; Steven Shainberg’s “Fur” about the life of Diane Arbus; and Nicole Holofcener’s “Friends With Money” opposite Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand and Jennifer Aniston.
Other notable film credits include Finn Taylor’s romantic comedy “The Darwin Awards,” which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival; David Jacobson’s “Down in the Valley” opposite Edward Norton and Evan Rachel Wood; the Weitz brothers’ “In Good Company;” Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk Down;” “Dawn of the Dead” (Cannes Film Festival); and Ivan Reitman’s “Evolution.”
Burrell previously starred in the Fox sitcom “Back to You” opposite Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton, and the CBS sitcom “Out of Practice” opposite Stockard Channing and Henry Winkler.
On stage, Burrell starred to incredible reviews in the world premiere of Caryl Churchill’s two-hander play, “Drunk Enough To Say I Love You,” at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Burrell’s extensive Broadway and Off-Broadway theater credits include the highly acclaimed Signature Theater Off-Broadway production of “Burn This” opposite Edward Norton, Catherine Keener and Dallas Roberts; starring as Lord Buckingham in the Public Theater’s production of “Richard III” opposite Peter Dinklage and directed by Peter DuBois; and starring opposite Debra Monk and Judy Greer in Paul Weitz’s “Show People,” directed by Peter Askin at Second Stage Theater.
MAX CHARLES (Sherman), a young actor with an impressive resume at just nine years of age, stars as Max Weaver on ABC’s “The Neighbors.”
He most recently reprised his role as young Peter Parker in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” starring opposite Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield.
Charles began his acting career at just six and has already appeared on numerous hit TV shows, including the HBO series “True Blood,” “Raising Hope,” “Community” and “Hot in Cleveland.” Not only does he do comedies and dramas, but entertains child audiences as well with parts in the Disney Channel series “Jessie” and the Walt Disney film “Spooky Buddies.” Charles played Peezer in the feature film “The Three Stooges,” with Jane Lynch, Sean Hayes and Jennifer Hudson.
Hailing from Nashville, TN, Charles enjoys spending time with friends, reading books and singing and practicing music with his family, including his three older brothers.
ARIEL WINTER (Penny) is one of Hollywood’s most promising young talents with notable roles both television and film.
Winter currently stars on ABC’s critically acclaimed and Emmy winning hit series, “Modern Family.” Winter plays Alex Dunphy, the brainy middle child in the Dunphy family, opposite Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland and Nolan Gould.
Winter also stars on Disney Jr. as the title character for the series “Sofia the First.” The series follows Princess Sofia, an ordinary little girl who must adjust to royal life after her mother marries the king. The series is spawned from the movie “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess.”
Ariel recently wrapped production on “Truck Stop,” a 1970s based drama centered around the friendship between a kid with cerebral palsy and a troubled runaway. The film is directed by Tony Aloupis.
In 2009, Winter appeared in the thriller “Duress,” opposite Martin Donovan. Other credits include playing Young Trixie in Warner Bros.’ “Speed Racer” and the films “The Chaperone” opposite WWE star Paul Michael Levesque (Triple H), “Opposite Day,” “Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega,” and a lead role in the hit thriller “One Missed Call,” where she plays the killer.
Previous television credits include the female lead in the television movie, “Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred” and its sequel, “Fred the Movie” on Nickelodeon; a recurring role on the final six episodes of the award winning drama “ER”; and guest-starring roles on hit TV shows “Criminal Minds,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Nip/Tuck” and “Bones.” Winter also voiced Marina the Mermaid in the animated series “Jake and Neverland Pirates” for Disney Junior; and Gretchen on Walt Disney’s hit show “Phineas and Ferb.” She voiced characters in the hit animated film, “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” and “Bambi II.”
Winter began her film career at age seven in director Shane Black’s hit cult film, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” starring Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr. and Michelle Monaghan.
Winter is an avid singer and young activist. She is involved in several charities and organizations such as the Creative Coalition, the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry, WWE’s anti-bullying campaign, Be a Star and GLSEN.
Winter currently resides in Los Angeles.
STEPHEN COLBERT (Mr. Peterson) is best known as the host, writer and executive producer of the long-running Emmy and Peabody® Award-winning series “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central. Colbert is also a best-selling author and accomplished actor.
“The Colbert Report” launched on October 17, 2005 and has garnered ratings and critical success as one of the top shows on television. This year, “The Colbert Report” received its first Primetime Emmy win in the “Outstanding Variety Series” category. The hit series also won the “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series” category. “The Colbert Report” had already garnered two prior Emmy wins in the writing category and has been nominated in the writing and directing categories for eight consecutive years, bringing its total number of nominations to 34. The show has also twice been honored with the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.
The extraordinary platform of the show, and Stephen’s unique persona have allowed Stephen Colbert to impact cultural discourse in profound ways:
In an effort to bring attention to campaign finance laws, Colbert applied for his own political action committee. At a hearing in June 2011, Colbert was granted permission by the Federal Election Commission to form his own Super PAC, “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.” Since receiving approval, fans have signed up nationwide and sent along financial support to help the Super PAC continue to bring attention to campaign finance abuse. In a “New York Times” article on Colbert’s PAC, Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics states, “He is taking on a serious subject that many Americans find deadly dull and is educating the broader public on why it matters and what is at stake.”
In October 2010, Colbert co-hosted the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” with Jon Stewart, where an estimated 215,000 people descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event included musicians Sheryl Crow, The Roots, and Jeff Tweedy with Mavis Staples along with actors Don Novello (appearing as Father Guido Sarducci) and Sam Waterston. Other guests included 4troops, Yusuf Islam, Ozzy Osbourne, The O’Jays, John Legend, Kid Rock, Tony Bennett, “Mythbusters” hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and R2-D2.
On “The Colbert Report,” the host has shown his American spirit which includes support of the military and sports. The show welcomed troops back home from Iraq and celebrated their service and sacrifice by broadcasting special shows “Been There: Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape” on September 8 and 9, 2010. The audience on both nights was comprised of veterans and active duty service men and women in the studio, as well as by satellite for audiences from Walter Reed Hospital, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Guests included Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Senator Jim Webb, and former U.S. Military Commander in Iraq, Gen. Ray Odierno.
“The Colbert Report” deployed to Iraq in June 2009 on a USO tour entitled “Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando” to tape and perform shows in front of the troops. “The Colbert Report” is the first TV show in USO history to produce a week of shows in a combat zone. A highlight from “Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando” included General Ray Odierno receiving a direct order from Commander-In-Chief Barack Obama to shave Colbert’s head.
On November 2, 2009, Colbert announced that Colbert Nation would be the primary sponsor of the U.S. Speedskating team for the 2010 Olympics after discovering that their main sponsor DSB Bank declared bankruptcy and dropped out. Members of The Colbert Nation from across the country donated $100,000 to help sponsor the team. Highlights included: U.S. Speedskating training updates; Colbert trying out for the U.S. Olympic team in bobsledding, curling, and skeleton racing; Colbert gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated; Colbert challenging Shani Davis to a speedskating race; and taking the show to Vancouver and broadcasting at the Winter Olympics.
Colbert has also literally made a name for himself with “The Colbert Report.” The following have all been named in honor of the host: Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle, the mascot for the minor league hockey team Saginaw Spirit; Stephen Jr., a bald eagle at the San Francisco Zoo; Stephanie Colbertle the Turtle, a leatherback turtle in the first Great Turtle Race; Aptostichus Stephencolberti, a trapdoor spider; Air Colbert, a Virgin America jet; Americone Dream, a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor; Esteban Colbert, a very virile falcon in San Jose; Stelephant Colbert, an elephant seal tagged as part of a study by University of California, Santa Cruz; Agaporomorphus Colberti, a diving beetle from Venezuela; and a NASA treadmill called the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (C.O.L.B.E.R.T.).
Colbert’s first book, I AM AMERICA (And So Can You!), spent 29 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller’s List in 2007; debuting and occupying the #1 spot for 13 weeks.
His second book AMERICA AGAIN: Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t was released in October 2012 and spent 17 consecutive weeks on The New York Times Bestseller’s List. In May 2012, Colbert also released a children’s book titled I AM A POLE (And So Can You!), which documents a pole’s quest for identity. Both books were released by Grand Central Publishing.
On the music front, “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!,” Colbert’s one-hour original musical holiday special with appearances and performances by some of America’s top musical talent, won a Grammy® for Best Comedy Album in 2010 and also received Emmy nominations in three categories: Art Direction, Picture Editing and for Original Music And Lyrics.
In April 2011 Colbert starred as Harry in the New York Philharmonic presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” along with Jon Cryer, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Patti LuPone and Martha Plimpton, among others.
Beginning in 1997, Colbert was the longest-tenured and most diverse correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” He helped the show win numerous Emmy® and Peabody Awards® as an on-air personality and writer for the news satire. He contributed to AMERICA (THE BOOK): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction (Warner Books) which immediately topped The New York Times Bestseller List for 15 consecutive weeks. He also co-authored the critically acclaimed book Wigfield (Hyperion) which Publisher’s Weekly called “uproariously funny, painfully sharp and unlike anything the genre of humorous fiction has seen before.”
Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Colbert graduated from Northwestern University and quickly made a name for himself as a member of Chicago’s famed Second City improv troupe where he met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. The threesome moved to New York City where they created and starred in “Exit 57,” a half-hour sketch comedy series which ran for three seasons on Comedy Central. ”Exit 57” received five CableACE nominations for Best Writing, Performing and Comedy Series.
Colbert reunited with Sedaris and Dinello to create Comedy Central’s first-ever live-action narrative series, the cult hit “Strangers with Candy.” Colbert’s other on-camera appearances include shows such as HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and NBC’s “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” He was a cast member and writer on ABC’s “The Dana Carvey Show,” wrote for “Saturday Night Live” and was the voice of Ace on the “SNL” animated series “The Ambiguously Gay Duo.” He was also the voice of the President of the United States in Dreamworks animated film, “Monsters Vs. Aliens.”
Colbert, his wife Evelyn and their three children reside in the New York metropolitan area.
LESLIE MANN’s (Mrs. Peterson) comedic timing and standout performances captivate audiences and critics alike. She recently starred opposite Paul Rudd in Judd Apatow’s “This Is 40.” The movie reunites the trio from the award-winning blockbuster Knocked Up, with Mann and Rudd reprising their characters from the earlier film for the writer/director. Mann’s stand out performance as Debbie in “This Is 40” earned her a Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nomination in the category of Best Actress is a Comedy. She will next be seen in Nick Cassavetes’ “The Other Woman,” opposite Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton.
Mann continued her recent voice performance work in the Oscar nominated “ParaNorman,” an animated 3D, stop-motion film from the team behind “Coraline,” including writer/director Chris Butler, Focus Features and LAIKA. Mann previously lent her voice to Linda, the main human character in Carlos Saldanha’s animated blockbuster “Rio,” which made over $486 million worldwide and also featured voices by Jaime Foxx and Anne Hathaway. Mann will reprise her role in “Rio 2,” which is set for release this spring. In addition, she voiced Gina Winthrop on Jonah Hill’s hilarious animated television series “Allen Gregory,” for Fox.
In 2011, Mann starred opposite Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman in David Dobkin’s “The Change-Up” and in 2009 was seen in the indie hit “I Love You Phillip Morris” alongside Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and upon release was met with critical acclaim including a nomination for a 2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award in the category of Best Comedy.
Among her other feature films are “The Bling Ring,” “17 Again,” “Big Daddy,” “Little Birds,” “George of the Jungle,” “Timecode,” “She’s the One,” “Drillbit Taylor,” “Orange County,” “Funny People” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin.”
A native of Southern California, Mann studied acting with the improv troupe the Groundlings whose alumni include most of the familiar faces in comedy today. One of her first big breaks was Ben Stiller’s “The Cable Guy” with Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick. While auditioning for the film she met future husband Judd Apatow. This film marked their first collaboration and the beginning of their creative professional partnership.
Mann and Apatow are longtime supporters of the non-profit organization 826LA. Founded by Dave Eggers, the organization focuses on encouraging disadvantaged youth’s writing skills by offering a range programs on-site at their tutoring center and for teachers to implement in their classrooms. Mann and Apatow’s philanthropic contributions were honored earlier this year with the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program’s 2012 Children’s Choice Award for their work with children, and their families, who are dealing with pediatric cancer. In 2009 the couple was also recognized by The Fulfillment Fund who honored them at their annual benefit gala.
Mann, Apatow and their two daughters currently reside in Los Angeles.
PATRICK WARBURTON (Agamemnon) is a comedy genius, and film and TV star. Warburton is best known for his role in the legendary sitcom “Seinfeld” as Elaine’s boyfriend Puddy, the laconic, enigmatic, quirky Saab salesman. In addition, Warburton starred on the ABC hit comedy “Less than Perfect,” as Jeb Denton, an opinionated network anchorman and on the live action series “The Tick” as the Tick himself.
Warburton is also known for his role as Jeff Bingham on the hit CBS comedy “Rules of Engagement,” with David Spade, Oliver Hudson, and Megyn Price.
Warburton’s voice has graced the big screen in various animated box office hits including Disney’s “The Emperor’s New Groove,” “Chicken Little,” “Bee Movie” and “Happily Never After.” He is currently the voice of Brock Samson in the animated adult series “The Venture Brothers” and Joe Swanson on Fox’s popular animated series “Family Guy.”
A native Californian, Patrick grew up in Huntington Beach and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Cathy and four children Talon, Alexandra (Lexie), Shane, and Gabriel. When talking about his family, Patrick’s face lights up as he describes them as the ultimate joy and love of his life. With what little spare time he has, Patrick gets in a game of golf or tennis, does activities with his children, and spends time in his cabin on the Rogue River in Oregon with his family. Warburton also hosts an inaugural golf tournament Golf for Kids, a Celebrity Tournament to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital each year in Palm Springs, CA.
The incredibly versatile ALLISON JANNEY (Miss Grunion) has taken her place among a select group of actors who combine a leading lady’s profile with a character actor’s art of performance. Most recently she has been tapped to co-star, along with Anna Faris, in the new CBS/Chuck Lorre sitcom, “Mom.” She’s also appearing in a multi-episode arc on Showtime’s groundbreaking drama “Masters of Sex.” Her feature, “The Way, Way Back” with Steve Carell and Toni Collette, is currently in theaters. In addition, Janney has a number of other films due for release, including Lynn Shelton’s “Touchy Feely,” the Untitled Christian Camargo project with William Hurt and Jean Reno, the Untitled Marc Lawrence/Castle Rock project with Hugh Grant, “Trust Me” for director/actor Clark Gregg, and Jason Bateman’s comedy “Bad Words.” She is lending her voice to the Dreamworks’ animated film “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” and previously appeared in “The Oranges” with Catherine Keener, “Liberal Arts” with Josh Radnor and “Struck By Lightning” with Chris Colfer.
Additionally she co-starred in the much anticipated feature film “The Help” based on the best selling novel of the same name. For their extraordinary performances, the cast won Ensemble awards from the Screen Actors Guild, National Board of Review and the Broadcast Film Critics. Additionally the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
Janney has delighted audiences with outstanding performances in the Oscar-winning ensemble hit “Juno” and in the movie version of the Tony Award winning play “Hairspray.” For her role in Todd Solondz’s film “Life During Wartime” she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the Spirit Awards. She also appeared in Sam Mendes’ “Away We Go,” the comedy “Strangers with Candy,” and was heard as the voice of ‘Gladys’ in Dreamworks’ animated film “Over the Hedge” as well as “Peach” in “Finding Nemo.”
Janney received another Spirit Award nomination for her work in the independent feature “Our Very Own,” and starred opposite Meryl Streep in “The Hours,” which received a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture. Other feature credits include the Academy Award winning film “American Beauty” (for which she won a SAG Award for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture) as well as “Nurse Betty,” “How to Deal,” “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Primary Colors,” “The Ice Storm,” “Six Days Seven Nights,” “The Object of My Affection,” and “Big Night.”
Throughout her career Janney has made a handful of memorable guest-star appearances on television, but she is renowned for her starring role in the acclaimed NBC series “The West Wing,” where she won a remarkable four Emmy Awards and four SAG Awards for her portrayal of White House Press Secretary CJ Cregg.
While a freshman studying acting at Kenyon College in Ohio, Janney auditioned for Paul Newman and got the part. Soon after, Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward suggested she study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. She followed their advice and went on to make her Broadway debut in Noel Coward’s “Present Laughter” for which she earned the Outer Critics Circle Award and Clarence Derwent Award. She also appeared in Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge,” receiving her first Tony Award nomination and winning the Outer Critics Circle Award. Janney was last seen on Broadway in the musical “9 to 5,” for which she earned a Tony nomination and won the Drama Desk Award.
ABOUT THE FILMAKERS
ROB MINKOFF (Director) is currently directing “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” which is slated for release on March 7, 2014.
Rob grew up in Palo Alto, California where he developed a love for films of all kinds. He attended the Cal Arts Character Animation program and in the summer of 1986 was hired to work at the Walt Disney Studios in the animation department.
Rob made his directorial debut with the Roger Rabbit animated Shorts “Tummy Trouble” and “Roller Coaster Rabbit.” He made his feature directorial debut with Disney’s blockbuster hit “The Lion King.”
After his successful stint at Disney, Rob left to direct the films “Stuart Little” and “Stuart Little 2” starring Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Michael J. Fox.
Since then, Rob has directed an eclectic mix of productions including the martial arts film “The Forbidden Kingdom” starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, the heist comedy “Flypaper” starring Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd and Disney’s family comedy “The Haunted Mansion” starring Eddie Murphy.
ALEX SCHWARTZ (Producer) served as Head of Development at DreamWorks Animation, overseeing all projects on the studio’s slate from 2008-2012. Alex began her entertainment career in 1990 at Walt Disney Studios’ Touchstone Pictures, where she worked from 1990 to 1998, leaving the studio with the title of senior vice-president. While at Touchstone, she oversaw such titles as “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “Sister Act,” “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion” and “Rushmore.”
After a two-year stint as Head of Production at Bel Air Entertainment, —where her film credits included “Rockstar” and “Pay It Forward,”— Alex relocated to New York, where she joined filmed family entertainment company Walden Media in 2001. As Walden’s Executive Vice President in charge of overseeing the creative group, Alex personally produced and managed numerous projects, including “Holes,” “Because of Winn-Dixie,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “Bridge to Terabithia,” “Nim’s Island,” “Journey 3D to the Center of the Earth” and “City of Ember.”
After attending Boston University and earning a Masters degree in journalism from NYU, Alex began working in documentary production.
DENISE NOLAN CASCINO (Producer) joined DreamWorks Animation in1996 when she took on the role of layout supervisor for the studio’s first CG-animated movie “Antz.” She served in the same capacity on the Academy Award®-winning “Shrek,” and later became a senior production manager on “Shrek 2,” one of the highest-grossing animated movies of all time. Most recently, she co-produced the global hits “Megamind” and “Shrek the Third.”
Prior to joining DreamWorks, Denise worked on the ABC stop motion television series “Bump in the Night” – first as a Post-Production Supervisor, and later as Co-Executive Producer. She also worked as a line producer at Varitel Video, a San Francisco post-production facility. She began her career as a master control operator and eventually became an editor for KOFY TV20 in San Francisco.
Denise received a BA in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University.
TIFFANY WARD (Executive Producer) has spent her entire life surrounded by a bunch of characters!
She is the middle child and only daughter of the legendary Jay Ward, producer of the classics: “Crusader Rabbit,” “Rocky and Bullwinkle,” “Sherman and Peabody,” “Fractured Fairy Tales,” “Dudley Do-Right,” “Hoppity Hooper,”“George of the Jungle,” “Tom Slick,” “SuperChicken” and “Cap’n Crunch.”
Tiffany’s business is the funny business. And, not only is Ward Productions Inc. still a family-run company, funny ran in the Ward family. Tiffany and her brothers Rona and Carey were instructed to call their father “Chairman of the Board.” Funny.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of UCLA and President of Ward Productions Inc. since her father’s death in 1989, Tiffany Ward is continuing her father’s legacy. She has also been President of Bullwinkle Studios, the joint venture between Ward Productions Inc. and Classic Media of New York, for 10 years.
Tiffany has served as creative consultant and executive producer for the feature films “George of the Jungle” and the direct to video “George of the Jungle II” with Walt Disney Pictures as well as “Dudley Do-Right” and “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle” with Universal Studios.
Tiffany also served as the executive producer of the animated cartoon series “George of the Jungle” created in 2007 for Cartoon Network and Teletoons Canada.
CRAIG WRIGHT (Screenplay) is a noted playwright who was also the head writer on the television shows “Six Feet Under” and “Dirty Sexy Money.”
DANNY ELFMAN (Music) composed the score for 20th Century Fox’s 2013 animated feature “Epic,” after reuniting with director Sam Raimi on “Oz the Great and Powerful” and composing original scores for the filmmaker’s blockbuster hits “Spider-Man” (Grammy Award nominee), “Spider-Man 2,” “Darkman” and “A Simple Plan.”
One of the world’s most versatile and successful contemporary film composers, Elfman has been nominated for the Academy Award for his original scores for “Milk” and “Good Will Hunting” (both directed by Gus Van Sant), “Men In Black” and Tim Burton’s “Big Fish.”
He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with filmmaker Burton on 14 films, including “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” “Beetlejuice,” “Batman” (for which he won a Grammy Award for best instrumental and a second nomination for best score), “Edward Scissorhands,” “Batman Returns,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Mars Attacks!,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Big Fish,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “The Corpse Bride,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Dark Shadows.”
Elfman’s credits also include “Dick Tracy,” “Midnight Run,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Wanted,” and the Oscar-winning musical “Chicago. More recently, he scored David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” Gus Van Sant’s “Promised Land,” plus ‘Men In Black 3,” “Hitchcock” and “Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie.”
In addition to his quartet of Oscar nominations, Elfman’s work has garnered numerous awards recognition, including 13 Grammy nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, a pair of BAFTA nominations and the Emmy Award for his outstanding main title theme for ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” (with a second Emmy nomination for “The Simpsons”). He is also a perennial nominee each year for the BFI Film & TV Award (of which he has over two dozen wins and nominations), and has received accolades from several national film critics organizations over the years.
The Los Angeles native got his start in the music business when he co-founded a musical theatre troupe in Paris (with brother Richard, an aspiring filmmaker) called The Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo (his brother’s 1982 motion picture directorial debut, the now cult classic, Forbidden Zone, saluted the band’s stage performances). Eventually dubbing the group Oingo Boingo, Elfman composed eclectic rock music that won legions of fans, notably film director Burton, who recruited Elfman to compose the music for one of his earliest productions, “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” Oingo Boingo’s songs also turned up frequently on movie soundtracks, including “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Sixteen Candles,” “Weird Science,” “Back to School” and “Donnie Darko.” The group also collected two Grammy nominations over the years.
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