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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

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

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David Soren

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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,921,000, 9 November 2017
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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

Continuing a running gag in the film, in a mid-credits scene, Miss Anthrope is revealed to still be on hold and George and Harold to finally answer her only for her to accidentally hang up. She screams in frustration which then becomes a new Captain Underpants comic titled "Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Stuck on Hold Woman" See more »

Connections

Spoofs Ant-Man (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Saturday Song
Written by Adam Anders, Peer Astrom, Nathan Willett, Nicholas Stoller, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Theodore Shapiro and Nick Baxter
Performed by Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids
Produced by Adam Anders and Peer Astrom
Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids performs courtesy of Capitol Records
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Hard to know at what age this is pitched
4 August 2017 | by fletcherjSee all my reviews

I went with my five year old daughter and she was obviously getting bored by about two thirds of the way through.

Some of the humour was a little beneath her but at the same time, there were sections I thought a tad scary.

The story was a bit loose and everything was rather too hectic. But I'm not a five year old I suppose.

In summary, I've sat through many children's films, most of which were better in terms of plot, nuance, implementation, etc.

Five year old's dad (aged 50).


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