The “Captain Underpants” novels, also have their strong fan base. Turns out they’re hugely popular among children. Also, the film, besides its obvious cute message to kids has “railed against the system” touch. Something that creator Pilkey knows since his books have been banned by several school districts.
What in the world is Captain Underpants?
The movie arrived in theaters on June 2 and is directed by David Soren. Nicholas Stroller, from “Storks” and “Muppets Most Wanted,” wrote the script adapting the cartoony novels for the cinematic world. Mark Swift and Mireille Soria are producing, along with DreamWorks Animation. Counting with the amazing voices of Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele, and Kristen Schaal.
“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” centers a pair of fourth graders. George Beard (Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch).The best friends, draw comics that they sell on the playground, they are also prankster kings at their elementary school. Their favorite creation, is Captain Underpants, a perfect and satirical take on superheroes who always seem to be wearing their underpants around.
The pair is the typical rascals who rebel against teachers, do mischievous things and are constantly sent to the principal’s office. In this occasion, their nemesis and Principal: Principal Krupp (Ed Helms) a grumpy and lonely man, has had enough of the boy’s shenanigans.
Krupp finally plots the perfect plan to end their prank regime. Putting Goerge and Harold in different classrooms at opposite sides of the school, horrifying the boys. Along with Krupp, the boys have to also deal with Melvin Sneedly (Jordan Peele), the resident fourth-grade suck-up, mole and teacher’s pet and Professor P, for Poopypants, (Nick Kroll). The mysterious new science teacher who looks like an electrocuted Einstein, with a thick German accent who also laughs like Dr. Evil hooked to a nitrous tank. Who turns out to be probably the evilest one of the three.
How is Captain Underpants born?
A controversial cartoon