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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.

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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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, 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 ends DreamWorks Animation's 17-year streak of releasing at least one film every year, which began with The Road to El Dorado (2000). Three movies scheduled for 2018 were scrapped or pushed to a later date (Larrikins was scrapped, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) was pushed, and The Croods 2 (2020) was scrapped before continuing production with a later release date). 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 »


Soundtracks

1812 Ofarture
Arranged by Theodore Shapiro
Additional Farts by Sebastian Zuleta
Performed by the Students of Jerome Horwitz Elementary School
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie should tickle your funny bone!
9 June 2017 | by tavmSee all my reviews

When I decided to watch this with my movie theatre-working friend, I didn't really know much of what it was about other than it was based on some books I never read and that it had a satirical bent concerning superheros and kids' imagination in creating them. George and Harold are a couple of pre-teen boys who love comics to the point of creating the title character mentioned above. But the principal at their school has had enough of their pranks and resolves to separate them by having them in different classes. I'll stop there and just say this was quite funny and maybe a bit touching in how some things get resolved. But the fact the fourth wall is often broken seems a sure sign that nothing is meant to be taken seriously. My friend had seen this before and liked it enough to let me watch it with him. It really tickled my funny bone, that's for sure! So on that note, I-and he-highly recommend Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.


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