TODAY | October 25, 2013
>> emmy-winning actor ty burrell .
>> he's here to talk about his new movie. we'll get a sneak preview . let's take a look.
>> he calls it the way back.
>> it's a time machine .
>> now that we've seen it, maybe we should go back.
>> sherman, penny, why are you two dressed like ancient greeks .
>> then we ran out of gas.
>> in ancient troy .
>> you used the way back.
>> oh, my.
>> you're mr. peabody but the voice of penny sounded familiar?
>> yes, that's ariel winter from modern family. we didn't just transplant the cast.
>> what is the way back?
>> i'm playing a genius which is the biggest stretch of my career. it's like de niro putting on 65 pounds. and i invented this way back to teach my son about history and it starts as mentor protege but they discover that they're father and son and love each other.
>> this is your first animated feature and you're used to being funny but because you're a genius in this, it can't be so funny.
>> right. it's actually amazing. he has surrounded peabody with hilarious people. steven colbert and it's just really funny. i just saw a cut of it.
>> if you could go back in time to a certain period --
>> use the way back.
>> use it. where would you go?
>> i'd probably go like -- it wouldn't be very far back. it would be just right before certain hair cuts in high school .
>> i can relate. it would be a very short trip. the way back would be in good shape.
>> and these are historic characters. people might recognize mr. peabody and sherman .
>> that's right. it was late 50s, early 60s. i had an older brother and i remember watching him loving it and trying to get all the jokes. i still didn't at the time. that's one of the great things about jay word is he wrote for -- as you get older it gets funnier, too.
>> part of rocky and bullwinkle .
>> thank you for giving us a sneak preview .
>> thank you for having me.
>> mr. peabody and sherman hits theaters in march. look for