An exciting world of pranks, supervillains and the world’s greatest pants-less superhero is about to unfold in the Netflix original series, DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, premiering July 13. Get to know the new multi-technique animation in the opening sequence released Wednesday, down below.
Inspired by the popular children’s novels by Dav Pilkey (more than 70 million copies sold worldwide!) and the DreamWorks Animation feature, the show follows best buds George Beard and Harold Hutchins, whose over-the-top pranks end up unleashing their comic-book creating powers and transforming the cranky principal Mr. Krupp into bumbling hero Captain Underpants! What could go wrong?
Author Pilkey is pleased with what Peabody and Emmy Award-winning exec producer Peter Hastings (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness) and his team have done with his story world.
“I binge-watched all of the episodes in one afternoon… I couldn’t help myself. Peter Hastings has totally captured the craziness and heart of the Captain Underpants multiverse and I hope everybody will love the show as much as I do. Kids have been asking for more Captain Underpants books for years, and to me it feels like we are getting brand-new books — except they’re animated!”
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants voice cast features both established stars and lively newcomers: Sean Astin (Stranger Things) as The Narrator, Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) as Captain Underpants/Mr. Krupp, Jay Gragnani (Bubble Guppies) as George Beard, Ramone Hamilton (Will & Grace) as Harold Hutchins, David Koechner (Anchorman) as Mr. Meaner, Tress MacNeille (The Simpsons) as Ms. Hurd, Laraine Newman (DreamWorks Trollhunters) as Ms. Tara Ribble, Stephen Root (King of the Hill) as Mr. Morty Fyde, Jorge Diaz (Elena of Avalor) as Melvin Sneedly, Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers) as Melvin’s mom, Erica Luttrell (Steven Universe) as Erica Wang, Dayci Brookshire (Home Adventures with Tip & Oh) as Jessica Gordon. Evan Kishiyama (Mickey and the Roadster Racers) as Steve “Gooch” Yamaguchi.