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From Book to Film: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

Opens on July 21

Director: David Soren Run Time: 89 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2017

Starring: Ed Helms, Jordan Peele, Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch

Country: United States
Language: English

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About the film:

Based on the best-selling children’s books by Dav Pilkey, DreamWorks Animation presents Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017). In the film, overly imaginative pranksters George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a superhero named Captain Underpants – a character they created in their own homemade comics! Set in Piqua, Ohio, the adventures of the duo will inspire laughter, spark the imagination, and prove that good will triumph over evil.

According to the American Library Association, the book series were reported as some of the most banned and challenged books in the United States, making the top 10 list six times, most recently in 2018.

About the filmmaker:

David Soren is a Canadian director, writer, voice actor, and storyboard artist at DreamWorks Animation. His most notable work are TV specials based on the Madagascar film franchise: Merry Madagascar (2009) and Madly Madagascar (2013). He directed the animated feature film Turbo (2013), which is based on his own original concept, as well as the animated film Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) based on Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants book series. He also worked on art and story for Chicken Run (2001), Shrek (2001), Over the Hedge (2006), Shark Tale (2004), and as the voice of baby Jimbo in The Boss Baby (2017) and its sequel.

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