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Ty Burrell's Take on a "Modern" Spin-off!

Ty Burrell On 'Mr Peabody and Sherman,' and A Modern Family Spinoff

As Phil Dunphy once said in his book of "Phil's-osophy": "When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all like, 'What?!?!'"

The man who gives Dunphy his rather unique voice on ABC's "Modern Family" is breathing new life in to a classic cartoon. In the new Dreamworks animated film "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" based on a featurette on the 1960s "Rocky & Bullwinkle Show", Burrell plays a rather unconventional dad – a genius dog.

In this brand new interview with AOL.com's Brian Balthazar, Burrell reveals how he sniffed out the right voice saying he had to strike a balance between the original Peabody and himself. "We found a little bit of a middle ground, but it wasn't entirely so that it would sound like me, " says Burrell, "The reason it sounds a little bit more like me is because in the movie we kind of get in to the father son stuff."

While Burrell says he's having the time of his life voicing films like "Mr. Peabody and Sherman", the 46-year-old admits it was a tough dream to achieve. "The truth is, I tried desperately to get voiceovers for a long time and just couldn't get them, " he says, "and honest truth is it's because of the show that I'm getting them."

Speaking of "Modern Family" would Burrell consider a Phil Dunphy spin-off? "If it was the same makeup? I one hundred percent would."

Catch "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" in theaters beginning March 7th.

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sindfetish March 06 2014 at 5:20 PM

Dude cracks me up....though his humor is sometimes above some....it's deep 'yo...ya yo yo

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patriot1too March 07 2014 at 7:13 AM

This awful show called modern family is not worth watching. It is not about any family and it has no social redeaming value and does not promote any good normal family values at all. It should be removed from tv.

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Trish March 06 2014 at 11:07 PM

OH no please, can't stand him on the show he's doing right now.

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agreenb620 March 06 2014 at 4:11 PM

How many "stars" have left successful shows and have never been heard from again. If it ain't broke, don't fix it...

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jeeperswally March 07 2014 at 1:03 AM

lame show

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Cristina March 07 2014 at 1:44 AM

Oh I get it, this article is about promoting the movie.

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ineedtodowash March 06 2014 at 6:45 PM

I make a hundred quadrillion dollars washing cats at home. My mothers friend tried it and the cat drowned. After I worked for 6 months doing this i ended up homeless living in a dumpster behind Walmart.

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ineedtodowash March 06 2014 at 6:48 PM

I ate my computer.

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mickeyronnie March 07 2014 at 5:10 AM

I love Modern Family - makes me laugh out loud and Phil Dunphy is probably my favorite character.

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drbloodassoc1 March 06 2014 at 4:10 PM

I am just love the premise of this show and it nice to AL got a promotion from being a shoe salesman(Love&Marriage) , with better quality shoes and a much HOTTER WIFE to sleep with.
As for the two gay men raising a cute little girl, America get over it is 2014, not 1950!

DR

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mcgrawnrh drbloodassoc1 March 06 2014 at 5:28 PM

I think the little girl is a b.r.a..t.

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