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

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Trivia

The shot of the school children marching sadly into school in the rain is an homage to the shot in Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) of workers marching slowly in the rain into a factory. That scene in turn references a scene in Metropolis (1927), in which workers march like automatons into the factory. See more »

Goofs

In his very first lesson Prof. Poopypants spins the globe on the teacher's desk. When the globe stops spinning, the students see the part of Europe. In the next moment it's Asia, although nobody touched the globe. 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

Spoofs Superman (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah
Lyrics by David Soren
Performed by Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch and Ed Helms
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"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" - A Faithful and Really Fun Adaptation of The Widely Popular Book Series
4 June 2017 | by moviemandan-30091See all my reviews

"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" is a breath of fresh air that I wasn't expecting. I wasn't impressed with the trailers and I was honestly expecting the worse with this one but it's surprisingly a faithful and fun adaptation of the source material at hand and it works. They nailed the voice casting here and the animation style is actually faithful to that of the graphic novels for which it is based. Likewise, with a mere 89-minute run-time, the film never drags or overstays it's welcome. It's short and sweet but that's perfectly fine as it's fitting for the material. The movie provides a solid 89 minutes of entertainment and I'm sure that most kids who see it will have a great time with it. As an adult, I'm definitely out of the demographic for this one but I still had a pretty good time with it's goofiness none-the-less. If you have kids who are interested in checking this one out – I would say – go ahead.


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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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