From the makers of Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar, Dreamworks animation, comes an all new animated movie adaptation of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie with Ed Helms and Kevin Hart heading up the voice cast. From its first trailer, nothing but trouble is heading their way.

Captain Underpants is based on the book series of the same name, and centres on a pair of school pranksters who aggravate their principal to the point that he moves to separate them into separate classes, vowing, “I’m going to annihilate your friendship.” The book series will be remembered by those who grew up in the late 1990s and early 2000s for its silliness and total dedication to all things excrement, toilets, wedgies, underpants and snot, so expect a ton of toilet humour.

Captain Underpants Movie Poster

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Trailer

The trailer unfolds the story in just under three minutes, more than likely with all the highlights of the animation – running us through the basis of the story. The boys introduce the audience to the mean-spirited and grouchy principal who has a vendetta against them for their constant pranks. Hypnotising the principal with their ring – no that isn’t a euphemism – to obey their every command, making him Captain Underpants, who becomes uncontrollably stupid as the boys try to keep him killing himself. Appealing to a very young audience, It’s silly, it’s obnoxious and it will sure drive parents insane.

David Soren is directing from a script by Nicholas Stoller (Bad Neighbours, Storks). Other voice actors include Nick Kroll (Loving) as Professor Poopypants and Jordan Peele – the man behind this year’s socially conscious horror/ thriller, Get Out, as the tattletale Melvin Sneedly.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie hits cinemas July 28th.


Captain Underpants Movie Trailer

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Official Synopsis

From DreamWorks Animation comes an epic feature film about a hero and his underpants. It’s about two boys who create a homemade comic book character that becomes real when they hypnotise their fun-crushing school principal and convince him that he…is tra-la-la…CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS.