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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 »
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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 ... 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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50% Hero. 100% Cotton See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,851,539, 2 June 2017

Gross USA:

$73,921,000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This will be DreamWorks Animation's 31st film adaptation. 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 »

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Featured in I Hate Everything: Superhero Movies (2017) (2018) See more »

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Written by Aretha Franklin and Ted White
Performed by Adam Lambert
Produced by Adam Anders and Peer Astrom
Adam Lambert appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie: Like an extended Saturday morning cartoon
1 September 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Being that I adore 3D animation I'm naturally drawn to these types of films even if they clearly aren't aimed at me. Despite the demographic I usually find entertainment value but here I genuinely struggled.

Captain Underpants seems behind it's time, what I mean by that is the humour couldn't be any lower brow and reminded me a lot of Round the Bend (1988) Wall to wall childish toilet humour that I thought was no longer popular as kids had matured or at least evolved to other types of laughs.

To it's credit Captain Underpants is at least quite well made, I enjoyed how it did several cutaways each using a different style of animation. Ontop of that it does have a certain charm, though considerably less than most of it's ilk.

Captain Underpants is decent enough for the kids but most adults will get absolutely no enjoyment at all as it doesn't cater for the older audience in the way that the likes of Pixar do. But even then if you think your child deserves something a bit more intellectually stimulating than a movie where you can find Poopypants spoken a good 50 times then look elsewhere.

The Good:

Fantastic mixture of different animation styles

The Bad:

Puerile

Behind it's time

Things I learnt from this movie:

Not all modern animations cater to the parents


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