Tra-la-la! The first trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s summer CG comedy Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie has arrived, and it’ll really put the snap back in your elastic waistband. The spot introduces young pranksters-slash-BFFs George and Harold, their buzzkill school principal, and the overconfident, under-clothed “superhero” he becomes under hypnosis. The animation looks like a slick, squeezable homage to the book illustrations which leaves plenty of room for both physical comedy and cool effects (hello, hypno-ring) — plus, there’s a pretty hilarious tiger cameo.
The film hits theaters through 20th Century Fox on June 2, 2017.
Based on the Epic Novels by Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants is directed by David Soren (Turbo), written by Nicholas Stoller (Storks) and produced by Mark Swift and Mireille Soria. The “raucously subversive comedy” features a top-notch voice cast lead by Kevin Hart as George and Ed Helms as Principal Krupp, a.k.a. Captain Underpants; with Thomas Middleditch (Harold), Nick Kroll (Professor Poopypants), Jordan Peele (Melvin) and Kristen Schaal (lunch lady Edith).