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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

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Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Director:

David Soren

Writers:

Nicholas Stoller (screenplay by), Dav Pilkey (based on the epic novels by) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Hart ... George (voice)
Ed Helms ... Captain Underpants / Mr. Krupp (voice)
Nick Kroll ... Professor Poopypants (voice)
Thomas Middleditch ... Harold (voice)
Jordan Peele ... Melvin (voice)
Kristen Schaal ... Edith (voice)
DeeDee Rescher ... Ms. Ribble (voice) (as Dee Dee Rescher)
Brian Posehn ... Mr. Rected (voice)
David Soren David Soren ... Tommy (voice)
Mel Rodriguez ... Mr. Fyde (voice)
Susan Fitzer Susan Fitzer ... Ms. Dayken (voice)
Lynnanne Zager ... George's Mom (voice)
Tiffany Lauren Bennicke ... Sad Girl (voice) (as Tiffany Bennike)
James Ryan James Ryan ... Mime (voice)
Leslie David Baker ... Officer McPiggly (voice)
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Storyline

George and Harold are two imaginative pranksters who make the depressing Jerome Horwitz School a better place. They hypnotize their nemesis, the mean-spirited principal Mr. Krupp. He transforms into the incredibly clueless yet kind-hearted and enthusiastic superhero named Captain Underpants. Even without the mean principal, they discover that having Captain Underpants comes at a steep price. Meanwhile, Professor Poopypants tries to eliminate laughter with the school snitch Melvin, and George and Harold discover that there may be more to Mr. Krupp than they had originally thought. Written by Ken

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild rude humor throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film went on to be nominated for the Annie Award for Best Voice Acting with Nick Kroll, the voice of Professor Poopypants, making this the first DreamWorks Animation film to have its antagonist nominated since Rise of the Guardians (2012) with Jude Law as Pitch Black. See more »

Goofs

When Harold and George are taking Principal Krupp home, they use his license to find his address. His ID shows the zip code for Piqua, OH as being 45355. Piqua's zip code is 45356. 45355 is actually Essen, Germany's zip code. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
George Beard: DreamWorks Animation presents. In association with Treehouse Comics!
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Crazy Credits

Despite showing a semi title, "Captain Underpants," before transitioning to George and Harold drawing a comic, there are absolutely no opening credits; the full title, "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie," didn't even appear until the end of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The FX print begins with the 2013 Universal Pictures logo plastered over the 2010 20th Century Fox logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Dang it, Katie! (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Captain Underpants Theme Song
Written by 'Weird Al' Yankovic (as Al Yankovic), Adam Anders, Peer Astrom and Theodore Shapiro
Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
Produced by Adam Anders and Peer Astrom
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Great For Fans of the Books, Not So Much Anyone Else
6 June 2017 | by themovieparadiseSee all my reviews

Let me get this first thing out of the way: this is a really, really stupid movie. If you're looking for a concrete story, well-developed characters, and thought-provoking messages, then you shouldn't be going to see a movie called "Captain Underpants". Is the movie fun and entertaining? Yes, it is. But is it actually a good movie? No, it's not. It does have some good qualities.One of the movie's strongest aspects was how well it captured the spirit of the books. I had waves of nostalgia throughout the entire film, and I thought it was an excellent representation of how silly and fun those books were. I enjoyed all the little homages and Easter Eggs from the books, and I think it definitely enhanced my viewing experience. I don't know if someone who hadn't read any of the books would have liked this movie. They might just see a dumb movie that relies solely on bathroom humor. But as a person who read the books growing up, it was incredibly faithful, and that was satisfying in of itself...


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,851,539, 4 June 2017

Gross USA:

$73,921,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,427,681
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1.85 : 1
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