Step Aside Steve Rogers, Captain Underpants Is Here
DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox released the first look at their upcoming animated superhero flick, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The Captain Underpants trailer promises a wacky and irreverent film starring Ed Helms (who plays Principal Krupp) and Kevin Hart (who plays Harold).
This is really taking my 25-year old self back since Captain Underpants is a children’s novel series I read as a kid. The Captain Underpants novels were written and illustrator by Dav Pilkey.
Along with a crazy Captain Underpants trailer, we also have an official synopsis:
Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
If you are a fan of comedy, you know that Helms and Hart will really up the fun factor in this colorful animated film. Additionally, Captain Underpants will feature Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele and Kristen Schaal.
After seeing the trailer, I’m really loving the animation. It reminds me of what we received with The Peanuts Movie. Its extremely colorful and looks like three-dimensional versions of the original artwork. Captain Underpants represents a historic moment for Dreamworks Animation. It will be the first Dreamworks project that had its animation outsourced to a non-Dreamworks studio, Mikros Image.
Something else that sticks out is the film’s subtitle. “The First Epic Movie” is a pretty obvious hint that Dreamworks plans to adapt the rest of the Captain Underpants novels depending on the first film’s success.
Get fitted into your tightest underpants on June 2.