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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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You've seen Britain, you've seen France...But you've never seen anyone like this guy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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USA | Canada | France | UK | India

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kristen Schaal's 2nd DreamWorks Animation film, after Shrek Forever After (2010). See more »

Goofs

George and Harold's sunglasses appear to disappear and reappear multiple times. See more »

Quotes

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

George and Harold sing along with the DreamWorks logo music. See more »


Soundtracks

Saturday Song (Cast Version)
Lyrics by Nicholas Stoller
Music by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch
Arranged by Theodore Shapiro and Nick Baxter
Performed by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch
Produced by Theodore Shapiro
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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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