Here’s the first trailer for Dreamworks Animation’s upcoming film, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, to be released in the U.S. by 20th Century Fox on June 2, 2017.
The trailer pretty much tells you everything you need to know about the film’s set-up: two schoolkids hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a superhero named Captain Underpants. It needs little set-up because the movie is an adaptation of the smash children’s book series created by Dav Pilkey, whose 12 volumes have sold 70 million copies worldwide.
The Dreawmorks version is directed by David Soren (Turbo) from a script by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, Storks). The two leads, George and Harold, are voiced respectively by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch. Other voices include Nick Kroll as Professor Poopypants, Jordan Peele as Melvin Sneedly, and Ed Helms as Captain Underpants.