George Beard (voice)
Mr. Krupp / Captain Underpants (voice)
Harold Hutchins (voice)
Professor Poopypants (voice)
Ms. Ribble (voice)
Mr. Rected (voice)
Miss Anthrope (voice)
Mr. Meaner (voice)
Two mischievous kids hypnotize their mean elementary school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, the kind-hearted and elastic-banded Captain Underpants.
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the mischievous boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is a 2017 American computer-animated superhero comedy film based on the children’s novel series of the same name by Dav Pilkey. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation, and Mikros Image Montreal provided animation. It was directed by David Soren from a screenplay by Nicholas Stoller, and stars the voices of Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, and Kristen Schaal. The plot follows two imaginative elementary school pranksters named George Beard and Harold Hutchins (voiced by Hart and Middleditch) who hypnotize their mean-spirited principal, Mr. Krupp (voiced by Helms), into thinking he is Captain Underpants, a superhero who fights crime while wearing only underwear and a cape, and the main protagonist of George and Harold’s comic books.
The film premiered on May 21, 2017, at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles, and was released in the United States on June 2, 2017, in 3D and 2D. The film received very positive reviews from critics and has grossed $125 million worldwide against a budget of $38 million, making it the lowest-budgeted computer-animated feature of DreamWorks Animation’s history. This was the last DreamWorks Animation film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox, before Universal Pictures will take over distribution in 2019 with How to Train Your Dragon 3.
Original titleCaptain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
IMDb Rating6.6 3,988 votes
TMDb Rating6.9 votes