Dreamworks has released the first trailer for their next animated feature Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The film is based on the works of author and illustrator Dav Pilkey consisting of 12 books which have sold millions of copies worldwide. The story revolves around two pranksters George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch) who, for better or worse, hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a superhero – Captain Underpants (Ed Helms).
The trailer is simply delightful full of colourful, upbeat animation, a trademark of Dreamworks. The film also seems slightly satirical with respect to superhero films in nature which again, is something in the studio’s ballpark. The animation studio did it first with Shrek, mocking the Disney fairy tales and Kung Fu Panda, taking on films with a predestined saviour theme (think The Matrix).
Watch the trailer here:
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The film is directed by David Soren who has previously worked on Turbo (2013) with a screenplay by Nicholas Stoller.
Also starring are Jordan Peele, Nick Kroll, and Kristen Schaal.
Captain Underpants opens in theaters on June 2nd, 2017.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film: