|Featuring:||Ed Helms … Mr. Krupp / Captain Underpants (voice)
Kevin Hart … George Beard (voice)
Thomas Middleditch … Harold Hutchins (voice)
Nick Kroll … Professor Poopypants (voice)
Jordan Peele … Melvin (voice)
Kristen Schaal … Edith (voice)
Lesley Nicol … Nobel Prize Moderator (voice)
|Director:||David Soren—“Turbo” (2013)|
|Distributor:||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation|
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Based on the popular Scholastic Books 8-volume series by Dav Pilkey, launched September of 1997. There are over 50 million Pilkey books in print in the U.S. alone. Eight Captain Underpants books have been published in 19 countries and several have debuted at #1 on various bestseller lists.
Meet George Beard and Harold Hutchins, a couple of wise guys. The only thing they enjoy more than playing practical jokes is creating their own comic books. And together they have created the greatest comic-book superhero in the history of their elementary school—CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS!
But George and Harold’s principal, doesn’t like their pranks or their comic books. And he's cooked up a plan to catch George and Harold and stop their shenanigans—once and for all!
This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of these two overly imaginative 4th grade pranksters who hypnotize their mean, power-mad principal, old Mr. Krupp, into thinking he’s the ridiculously enthusiastic, kind-hearted, elastic-banded, and incredibly dimwitted Captain Underpants.
Whenever the principal hears the sound of fingers snapping, he turns into Captain Underpants and takes on the wretched super-villain Professor Poopypants. ”
Violence: Moderate / Profanity: Minor—gosh, heck / Sex/Nudity: Mild
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…The film is propelled by its hyperactive energy and quirky style—directed breathlessly… delivers wisdom within its bathroom…humor…
—Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
…a funny family movie with positive themes extolling the redemptive powers of friendship, creativity and love, but there is some mild scatological humor… 
—Ted Baehr, Movieguide
…Silly comedy will delight young audiences… The movie isn’t faultless. It veers into ‘Important Message’ territory at times, and eventually works itself into a frantic storytelling lather. …
—Liz Braun, Postmedia Network
…The moment where George solemnly tells Poopypants that his problem is that he can't laugh at himself, and Poopypants whines, “Oh, is that really what my problem is, Oprah?” made me laugh so hard I thought my son was going to ask me to leave. …[3½/4]
—Matt Zoller Seitz
…spews potty humor… there’s a lot of potty humor. I awkwardly had to explain to my 6-year-old son one of the major running gags in the film. …it was delightful to hear a theater filled with the raucous laughter and squeals from children of all ages. …
—Maricar Estrella, Star-Telegram Fort Worth
…aimed at your inner 5-year-old. But it's real 5-year-olds who will dig it. …a high-spirited, low-comedy… it’s a trifle of a movie… it is a potty-minded kiddie burlesque, one that finds the supreme innocence in naughtiness.
—Owen Gleiberman, Variety
…a frenetic animated film… noisy… The plot verges on indecipherable…
—Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
…lively… potty humor and offbeat zaniness… the manic, rapid-fire delivery, while yielding some well-deserved laughs, proves more exhausting than inspired. …
—Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter
…Book-based adventure is fun… But you really need to be OK with the potty humor, because it’s constant. …[3/5]
—Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media
…The fact that the main bad guy in this pic is named P.P. Diarrheastein Poopypants Esquire, should give you a sense of the main… For a very slim segment of the populace—say, grade schoolers who consider a wet palm under a flapping arm to be high art—this pic will likely be a winner. For the rest of us… well, there's always a sleep mask and a good travel pillow. …[3/5]
—Bob Hoose, Plugged In