Tra-La-Laaa! Captain Underpants Debuts on the Big Screen Today!

I love my job!  I have been an elementary school teacher for 20 years.  During that time I have come across several authors that have made their way into the hearts of my students and me. From J.K. Rowling to Lemony Snicket, the excitement of reading and escaping to another place has created a generation of readers.  I can’t even begin to tell you just how many times I have to tell students in my classroom to put the book away.  Seriously, if I had to tally up in a week all the different “behaviors I have to deal with, telling kids to put a book away during instruction would be rated high.  We have such an avid group of readers at my school!


Dav Pilkey, the author of Captain Underpants, is one of their favorites, and today one of their beloved characters hits the big screen in a big way!  My family and I got to catch a glimpse of this movie last week, and let’s just say elementary aged school kids are going to LOVE it! This animated film is of potty humor that almost any elementary aged school would love, and truth be told, adults are going to laugh too!

What makes this film great for kids?  Take it from my seven-year old nephew, who I taking to the theater this afternoon to see this movie.  When I told him I was blogging about the movie, he told me to rate it with an “L!”  When I asked him why, he said because kids are going to LAUGH! I agree!


First things first, if you think that the name “Professor Poppypants” is not funny, then you are not going to get this movie…but chances are your children will! George and Harold are best friends, and they are always up to no good.  Their Principal Mr. Krupps has had enough of their pranks and has decided that the best course of action is to separate these two boys.  No longer will they remain best friends because they just bring out the worst in one another, or rather they drive the principal crazy.  In the process of separating these two, the boys discover that a hypnotizing ring they got in a cereal box has actually hypnotized their principal.  Each time they snap their fingers, Principal Krupps becomes Captain Underpants in all his glory, including those tighty whities and a red cape. Of course, he is not your average superhero fighting crime in the usual way; he’s the kid hero that will have your kids rolling with laughter!

One thing that I truly love about this movie is that it does something that you may find helpful as a parent when school starts back up this coming year.  As a teacher, I have seen how kids react when they discover that their best friend from the previous year is not in their class.  It can be a bit much for the mind of a child to understand.  This movie allows you to have that conversation with your child.  The boys are best friends, and they are always together outside of school.  As the movie plays on, the kids are going to see and understand that Harold and George can remain best friends even if Principal Krupps separates them into different rooms.  If you find your child is distraught over this dilemma this year, remind them of what they saw and learned from this movie.  Friendship is not limited to who is in your classroom.

We give this film up “bums up” for kids!

About the Movie

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. 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.

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  1. kage2015 says
    Captain Underpants sounds like a fun book. I will have to ask my son if he has heard of this author and book. He turned the grandkids on to those cat books that all this kids loved.
  2. Vera Bortolotto says
    This looks adorable! I love watching animated movies with my kiddos. Spending quality time and watching a fun movie. Cant wait for it to come out.
  3. HeidiDee says
    How adorable! I'm sure my 3 year old will absolutely love this!
  4. Jacqui S says
    This looks like it's going to be fun! I'll have to show this to my nephew and his girlfriend for their daughter. Although, my teen son may find it funny too. lol
  5. colleen wool says
    I cant wait for this. My granddaughter will just love it!
  6. jasminekeclipse says
    I heard about this the other day and I'm actually so excited! I read these books when I was little, so I think I'm going to enjoy this a lot!
  7. Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
    This looks like such a cute movie. I have never heard of it, but I would totally love to check this out with my kids. I think my kids would love this!
  8. jennifervanhuss says
    My son loves this book!! HE is going to be thrilled to hear its going to be a movie!
  9. Jeanine says
    Oh my goodness. This is fantastic! I think my boys will be so excited. They really enjoy Captain Underpants!
  10. Amanda Love says
    I wasn't even awaere of this cartoon. I'm sure a lot of kids will be looking forward to this one. It sounds funny and entertaining.
  11. Too funny. My son will totally want to see that. You had him at underpants!
  12. Rose Ann Sales says
    I think this is a very entertaining movie for everybody specially to kids. Many children will love this kind of movie.
  13. Stephanie Jeannot says
    Awww. It sounds like such a cute little movie. Yes I do love finding movies and books for young people. Makes a difference when they end up loving it.
  14. Vrithi Pushkar says
    OMG, i just watched the tailor. I know i am going to love it! Sounds like so much fun.
  15. Rebecca Swenor says
    Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie sounds amazing for kids. I am going to have to share this trailer with my sister and nieces for their children. Thanks for sharing the review on this awesome movie and for sharing the gift of reading.
  16. Jaime Nicole says
    My kids are going to love this movie! I know they are sooo going to want to go see it!
  17. Mrs. Emma Spellman says
    Oh my. I remember reading this books to my baby nephew who is in his 20's now. We would laugh quite and bit and this brings back some memories. I will have to share this with him and see if he remembers.
  18. Jesica h says
    My son just started reading this series this year. This will be a fun end of year treat!
  19. Angela Ricardo Bethea says
    This is so cool! I'm sure kids will enjoy watching the movie too. It will be fun and entertaining.

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