Friday, June 2, 2017
George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two mischievous fourth graders, find things quickly spiral out of control when their favorite superhero, Captain Underpants, magically springs to life from the pages of a comic book. The boys' power-mad principal Mr. Krupp, who turns into Captain Underpants when hears the sound of fingers snapping, takes on wretched super-villain Professor Poopypants.
• Based on the popular 8-volume book series by Dav Pilkey.
• DreamWorks Animation said Captain Underpants will be produced outside of the studio's pipeline "at a significantly lower cost" with a 2017 release (Variety, 1/20/15). It's unknown if the film will be release theatrically - may be released via Netflix and/or alternative release method.
Directed by David Soren
Screenplay by Nicholas Stoller
Based on Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey