Films4Families | 2017 | 89 minutes | Rated PG
SIFF Says:Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart (The Secret Life of Pets) and Ed Helms (The Lorax), DreamWorks Animation brings audiences this long-awaited global movie event. In this raucously subversive comedy for the entire family, George Beard (Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley) are best friends who spend their days creating comic books and dreaming up pranks. One day they accidentally hypnotize their school principal, Mr. Krupp (Helms), into believing that he is Captain Underpants, a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero whose costume consists of underwear and a cape. As if this isn’t bad enough, their newest teacher is a disgraced evil scientist, Professor Poopypants (Nick Kroll, Sing), bent on exacting revenge at their school by whatever means necessary. George, Harold, and Captain Underpants must band together to thwart his evil agenda. Featuring voiceover work from comedy greats Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers) and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele) and directed by David Soren (Turbo) and Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens).