[17] The film also features music from Adam Lambert, Cold War Kids member Nathan Willett, and Lil Yachty. All it takes is a snap of the fingers to let this caped crusader loose upon a world of talking toilets, lunchroom zombies, and other outrageous villains. But it's likely that if people have issues with the books they may have issues with the movie too, and we didn't feel like we needed to waste a lot of time trying to rope them in. However, the toxic waste from the Turbo Toilet 2000 transforms all the toilets at a scrap yard into an army of Talking Toilets, which attack the restaurant where Mr. Krupp and Edith are dining. It was directed by David Soren from a screenplay by Nicholas Stoller, and stars the voices of Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch and Nick Kroll. Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot John Hughes had this great knack for making comedies like this. YOU SAVE $2.5 (25.03%) Save to Wishlist Saved to Wishlist. [10] In October 2013, Rob Letterman was announced as director and Nicholas Stoller as scriptwriter. Captain Underpants: George and Harold's Epic Comix Collection. In January 2014, the cast was announced. When fourth graders George and Harold accidentally hypnotize their principal, they turn him into Captain Underpants. [5], In North America, the film was released alongside Wonder Woman, and was projected to gross around $20 million from 3,434 theaters in its opening weekend. [27], In Norway, the movie went to number-one at its box office for a week and made $1.8 million in total, from its run. This was the last DreamWorks Animation film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox, as the rights to the entire DreamWorks Animation library, including this film, are now owned by Universal Pictures, following NBCUniversal's purchase of the company in 2016. To prevent this, George hypnotizes Mr. Krupp with a 3D Hypno Ring he received out of a cereal box; the boys see that Mr. Krupp bears a resemblance to Captain Underpants without his toupee and command him to be so. Meanwhile, Poopypants recruits Melvin into his plan, as he has no sense of humor and doesn’t find his name funny. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is a 2017 American CGI-animated superhero comedy film based on Dav Pilkey's children's novel series of the same name, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. With Captain Underpants as principal, the school is a more lively place with a funfair being set up in the yard. [13] It was instead animated at Mikros Image in Montreal, Canada, and at Technicolor Animation Productions in France, and therefore looks identical to Pilkey's original drawing style, as well as differently than most of DWA's films. Captain Underpants is a popular series of children's books by Dav Pilkey.The books take place in Piqua, Ohio. In a mid-credits scene, George and Harold realize that Mr. Krupp's secretary Miss Anthrope, whom they put on the phone via a false competition for $1 billion, has been on the phone for the entire film, prompting them to shut off the call, which gets her angry and make a new comic book based on her reaction. Realizing that Mr. Krupp will continue trying to separate them, they decide to settle with Captain Underpants yet insist that he be dressed up as Mr. Krupp under the pretense of a "secret identity", to which Captain Underpants agrees. Soon, Poopypants tries to take over the town with a giant version of Melvin's Turbo Toilet 2000, fueled by the school cafeteria's toxic leftovers left out by Edith, and uses Melvin's brain as the power source to a zombie-ray to turn the children into glum, humorless zombies. So there's timelessness to his work that we were attempting to go for with this.[16]. By Meredith Rusu. [30] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale. Captain Underpants (real name Mr. Benjamin "Benny" Krupp) is the titular character of the movie Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The Talking Bean Plush Harold Hutchins features your favorite artistic prankster from DreamWorks Animation's latest film, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie! Tra-La-Laaa! [12] Following DreamWorks Animation's reorganization in early 2015, the studio announced that the film would be produced outside of the studio's pipeline at a significantly lower cost. [28], On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 87% based on 128 reviews and an average rating of 6.89/10. The series revolves around two fourth-graders, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, living in Piqua, Ohio, and Captain Underpants, an aptly named superhero from one of the boys' homemade comic books, who accidentally ("kinda on purpose") becomes real when George and Harold hypnotize their ill-tempered principal, Mr. Krupp. George Beard - the 9 3/4-year-old boy with a flat head. ‎George Beard and Harold Hutchins are back with original new comic adventures starring the world-famous Waistband Warrior, Captain Underpants! With Nat Faxon, Jay Gragnani, Ramone Hamilton, Johnathan Sturgess. Captain Underpants is back in an all-new epic adventure that's the zaniest, funniest, outrageousest, and time-travelingiest yet! [20][21] Other territories such as Europe and Asia received the film between July and October 2017 and the movie came on DVD and Blu-ray on September 12, 2017 and it premiered on May 21, 2017 at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles. [17] A soundtrack for the score of the film was released on June 9. This gives Mr. Krupp a chance to put the boys in separate classes, thinking that he can destroy their friendship with it. Knowing that they can't control Captain Underpants forever, George and Harold destroy the Hypno Ring in order to permanently change him back into Mr. Krupp. [25], Matt Zoller Seitz of RogerEbert.com gave the film three-and-a-half out of four stars. $7.49. George and Harold are captured and turned into zombies, but are able to escape when their laughter from the joke that made them friends in kindergarten overloads the zombie-ray, which damages the Turbo Toilet 2000's computer and returns the kids to normal. Gender It allowed us to make the purest version of the movie. 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