Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Poster

Release Date: June 2nd, 2017

DVD Release Date: September 12th, 2017

PG|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal, Dee Dee Rescher, Brian Posehn

Director: David Soren

Genres: Family, Adventure, Comedy, Animated

Production Co: DreamWorks Animation, Mikros Image, Scholastic Entertainment Inc.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Amusing, Growing up, Hilarious, Cheeky, Transformation, 2010s, Creative

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  • Thanks to a top-notch screenplay by Nicholas Stoller, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie manages to be both a faithful adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s source material and a fun-filled animated adventure suitable for all ages. show more

  • In the absence of a sturdier storyline and more dimensional characters, the manic, rapid-fire delivery, while yielding some well-deserved laughs, proves more exhausting than inspired. show more

  • Captain Underpants’ plethora of animation styles (including a wonderful sock puppet sequence) separates the film into imaginative sublayers, keeping it from feeling like the one-joke wonder that it often edges towards. show more

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