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Cast of Captain Underpants Talk About First Epic Movie

This Friday Captain Underpants comes to the big screen for the 1st epic movie. We were able to talk with the stars of the film Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Director David Soren and the creator of the popular children’s books Dav Pilkey.

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE
(L-R) Harold (voiced by Thomas Middleditch), Mr. Krupp (voiced by Ed Helms) and George (voiced by Kevin Hart) in DreamWorks Animation’s CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE.

Based on the sensational and bestselling children’s book series, starring an A-list cast of comedy superstars along with Hart, Helms and Middleditch were the voice talent of Kristen Schaal, Jordan Peel, Nick Kroll and more. DreamWorks Animation are bringing the long awaited film to the screens for families and lovers of great animation.

This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Pilkey had said about the experience of turning his books into a movie, “I actually feel like i still must be dreaming right now.” Pilkey added, “It is kind of tough when you have characters that you have kind of based on yourself and a story that is based on my childhood. So as the books turned into a series it was a little difficult to let it go.” He added that after he met David Soren that it was easier to let it go and trust his work in Soren’s hands.”

When we talked to Kevin Hart (George) and Ed Helms (Mr. Krupp/Captain Underpants) about how was it working in the film. As in many animated films the actors are usually never in the same recording session at the same time. Ed Helms mentioned, “We spoke into microphones that recorded our voices and matched to a picture, but we were really lucky to get in the studio together that almost never happens.” Helms added, “David thankfully wanted these guys in the room improving, it was a special treat.”

Hart said, “That we had great material to work with of course and when you’re looking at a book  that has this type of following You just to make sure you do your job in bringing justice to an already successful franchise.”

During the time we were talking to the people behind the film you can feel the fun they had making the animated movie. When asked if there will be sequel Hart said, “The movie potential could be endless.”

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is in theaters with early screenings on June 1 and opening wide on June 2. Purchase tickets for a screening via Atom Tickets or a movie theater near you.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.
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