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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is an animated film that was produced by DreamWorks Animation, based off the first four books in the Captain Underpants saga.
It will be released in the United States on June 2, 2017.
- Ed Helms as Mr. Krupp and Captain Underpants
- Kevin Hart as George Beard
- Thomas Middleditch as Harold Hutchins
- Nick Kroll as Professor Poopypants
- Jordan Peele as Melvin Sneedly
- Kristen Schaal as Edith Anthrope
DreamWorks Animation announced on October 19, 2011 that they had acquired the rights to make a film based on the series. DreamWorks had been attempting to secure the rights since the series was first published in 1997, but Pilkey was not interested. However, after seeing "the subtle way that morality and personal responsibility were handled" in How to Train Your Dragon and the Kung Fu Panda movies, he realized a film could "properly convey what [he] was trying to do with the books".
On October 2013, it was announced that Rob Letterman will direct the movie. On January 21, 2014, the cast was announced, with Ed Helms joining as Mr. Krupp and Captain Underpants; Kevin Hart as George Beard, Thomas Middleditch as Harold Hutchins, Nick Kroll as Professor Poopypants, and Jordan Peele as Melvin. The film was scheduled for release on January 13, 2017. In January 2015, it was announced that the film will be instead "produced outside of the studio’s pipeline at a significantly lower cost" and will be released sometime in 2017.
- ↑ Captain Underapnts IMDB
- ↑ DreamWorks Animation Wins Auction For ‘Captain Underpants’ Feature Film Rights. Deadline Hollywood. October 19, 2011.
- ↑ DreamWorks Animation Plans Captain Underpants. ComingSoon.net, October 19, 2011.
- ↑ "Captain Underpants Saves The Day By Recruiting Top Comedy Talent To Voice New DreamWorks Animation Film" PR Newswire. January 21, 2014
- ↑ "DreamWorks Animation Release Dates Include Madagascar 4" Collider.com. November 11, 2013
- ↑ Lieberman, David (January 22, 2015). DreamWorks Animation Restructuring To Cut 500 Jobs With $290M Charge. Deadline Hollywood
- ↑ Fleming Jr., Mike (February 26, 2015). Rob Letterman Doffs ‘Captain Underpants'; ‘Turbo’s David Soren Being Fitted For DWA Pic. Deadline Hollywood