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
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 »
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 »
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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 »
The FX print begins with the 2013 Universal Pictures logo plastered over the 2010 20th Century Fox logo. See more »
Great For Fans of the Books, Not So Much Anyone Else
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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