DreamWorks Animation announced today that it will offer a new animated Rocky & Bullwinkle, short featuring the legendary June Foray as the voice of Rocket “Rocky” J. Squirrel. The versatile voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, Tom Kenny, will voice Bullwinkle Moose. The short, which is directed by Gary Trousdale (Beauty and the Beast), will accompany the studio’s Mr. Peabody and Sherman feature in theaters on March 7.
“For an incredible 83 years, June Foray has left a tremendous imprint on the entire entertainment industry,” said exec producer Tiffany Ward. “Her amazingly indelible performances have enchanted generations and earned her a permanent place in the annals of popular culture.”
The original Rocky & Bullwinkle Show (originally titled Rocky and His Friends) began airing on November 19, 1959 with supporting segments which included Peabody’s Improbable History—upon which DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming film Mr. Peabody and Sherman is based. Rocky, Bullwinkle, Natasha, Boris and a few other familiar faces get the show started with the all-new madcap adventure.
The short is produced by Denise Nolan Cascino (Megamind) and written by Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum).