Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film based on the children’s novel series of the same name by Dav Pilkey. The film is being produced by DreamWorks Animation and Scholastic Entertainment with animation production provided by Mikros Image. It is directed by David Soren, written by Nicholas Stoller, and stars the voices of Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch and Nick Kroll, with Jordan Peele and Kristen Schaal in supporting roles.
The plot follows two imaginative elementary school prankster students, George Beard and Harold Hutchins (Hart, Middleditch) who hypnotize their mean-spirited principal, Mr. Krupp (Helms), into thinking he is Captain Underpants, a hero in comic books George and Harold write together. The film premiered on May 21, 2017, in Los Angeles and will be released on June 2, 2017, in 3D and 2D in the United States. It is the last DreamWorks Animation film distributed by 20th Century Fox before the distribution rights of DreamWorks’ animated films get transferred to Universal Pictures in 2018.