Get ready to see your favorite Dav Pilkey movie come to life with these Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie trivia facts you need to know! If you haven’t heard, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is an upcoming computer animated, superhero comedy movie that is set to hit movie theaters on June 2, 2017. It is based on the book series, Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey. Here is some cool trivia about Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Trivia Facts
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The director of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is David Soren, who also directed the 2013 movie Turbo. In addition, Soren was the story artist on the 2001 movie Shrek and the 2006 movie Over the Hedge.
The idea for a Captain Underpants movie came about back in 1997, after the release of the 1st movie in the series- The Adventures of Captain Underpants. At the time, the author of the book series- Dav Pilkey- wanted actor Chris Farley to play the role of Captain Underpants. However, the project was later scrapped after Chris Farley’s tragic death. Farley died at the age of 33 on December 18, 1997 of a drug overdose.
This is the 6th movie from DreamWorks Animation that has been adapted from a children’s book. The 1st was Shrek in 2001, based on the 1990 book of the same name by William Steig; the 2nd was How to Train Your Dragon in 2010, based on the British book series by Cressida Cowell; the 3rd was Rise of the Guardians in 2012, based on the book series, The Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce; the 4th was Home in 2015, based on the 2007 book, The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex and the 5th was The Boss Baby in 2017, based on the 2010 picture book by Marla Frazee.
Kevin Hart, who voices the role of George Beard and Ed Helms, who voices the role of Mr. Benny Krupp/Captain Underpants, previously starred in another movie together. In the 2008 movie, Meet Dave, Hart played the role of Number 17 and Helms played the role of Number 2.
Ed Helms also worked with Nick Kroll, who voices the role of Professor Poopypants, on a previous movie. In the 2015 movie, Vacation, Helms played the role of Rusty Griswold and Kroll played the role of Colorado Cop.
This is the 2nd superhero from DreamWorks Animation. The 1st was the 2010 computer animated, superhero, comedy movie- Megamind.
18 thoughts on “7 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Trivia You Didn’t Know”
Oh my goodness I am so behind on coming movies I am going to have to keep an eye out for it sounds like a great movie with an awesome voice cast.
I had no idea there was a Captain Underpants movie coming. My kids will be super excited to hear this.
Totally failure on my part, but I don’t watch this show. Betting my grandkids could take this is score a perfect.
We saw a preview for this before Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend. I don’t think we’ll see it. My son is out of the “target” demo.
I’ve heard about this movie. My son used to read the books. I don’t think it’s one I could personally sit through, but I can see kids loving it!
I knew that Captain Underpants was a book because I used to see it in the library, but I didn’t know that it was being made into a movie. That should be cute!
I remember when my oldest son was young, he used to love the Captain Underpants stories. I thought they were silly but appreciate anything that gets kids reading. I’m sure everyone that read them will want to see the movie.
I love these movies, and will most likely see Captain Underpants and laugh like a little girl through the whole movie. So much fun!
We’ve never seen the Captain Underpants movie. It looks like something my son would like to watch.
This is awesome movie trivia about Captain Underpants. Captain Underpants is something I will have to watch with the kids. It really does sound funny. I think Chris Farley would have made a great Captain Underpants by the way. Thanks for sharing the trivia.
Your post just made me watched its trailer! I love the story plot. I’ll definitely be watching this with the kids.
I used to read the comics of Captain Underpants when I was a kid, so I was surprised to see that they had made a movie out of it. I think that Dreamworks did a great job on Megamind. We’ll see if this is a hit as well.
I love Captain Underpants. It’s probably been 15 years since we enjoyed them in our house but I still want to see the movie.
This movie should be shared to this generation of kids. I am sure they would love it the way we enjoyed and loved it as well.
My kids and I need to watch this movie. They grew up reading the Captain Underparents series. I know they would get a kick out of this.
My kids and I need to watch the boss movie. Watched the trailer, looks fun!!
Our God daughter would totally love this movie, the trailer looks fun. certainly a good kids movie!
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