Meet ‘Captain Underpants’ – Your Newest Superhero

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:

Video Courtesy: DreamWorksTV via YouTube

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:

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.

Captain Underpants (2017) - Poster 1

Kenneth Sequeira

A self confessed Nolanite, Batfan and a young cinephile.