The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants

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The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants.png
Season 1 promotional poster
GenreAction
Adventure
Comedy
Created byDav Pilkey
Based onCaptain Underpants
by Dav Pilkey
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
by David Soren
Developed byPeter Hastings
Mark Banker
Voices of
Narrated bySean Astin
Theme music composerPeter Hastings
ComposersJared Faber
Fred Kron
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes45 (+ 3 specials) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerPeter Hastings
ProducerTodd Grimes
Running time24 minutes
Production companiesTitmouse, Inc. (animation service)
Scholastic Entertainment
DreamWorks Animation Television
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Netflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture formatHDTV 1080p
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseJuly 13, 2018 (2018-07-13) –
present
External links
Website

The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants is an American animated television series produced by DreamWorks Animation Television that is based on the film Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, which in turn is based on the Captain Underpants series of books by Dav Pilkey.[1][2] The series was first released via streaming on Netflix on July 13, 2018.

Summary[edit]

The series revolves around the adventures of pranksters and comic book artists George Beard and Harold Hutchins, and their strict principal Mr. Krupp, who was hypnotized by George & Harold to become their creation: Captain Underpants, a brief-wearing superhero.

The second season involves Melvinborg, a cyborg from the future, taking over the school and replacing Mr. Krupp, so he can get Melvin, a child genius and George and Harold's enemy, into Eliteanati Academy.

The third season involves George and Harold heading to a summer camp, with them having to deal with Mr Krupp being the camp instructor and the eventful hijinx of the camp.

The fourth season/mini-series (also known as "The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space") involves George and Harold winning a school contest in order to go to space. But after finding out that there are evil monsters called the Biglyans, they have to set off and get all the help they need. Eventually, once they defeat the Biglyans, they come back to earth, finding out Melvin Sneedly took over earth, so they decide to use the "Time Toad 2000" to go stop Melvin from ever becoming king of the world. In conclusion, the season ends on a cliffhanger when, after the boys save the present, Captain Underpants comes from the future wearing George and Harold on his arms and screaming.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
113July 13, 2018 (2018-07-13)
213February 8, 2019 (2019-02-08)
313July 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)
46July 10, 2020 (2020-07-10)
Specials3October 8, 2019 (2019-10-08)December 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)

Cast[edit]

  • Nat Faxon as Mr. Krupp and Captain Underpants
  • Ramone Hamilton and Jay Gragnani as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
  • David Koechner as Mr. Meaner
  • Laraine Newman as Ms. Ribble
  • Patty Mattson as Ms. Anthrope
  • Sean Astin as Narrator
  • Peter Hastings as Comic Narrator
  • Jorge Diaz as Melvin Sneedly, Mr. Rected, Melvinborg, and Stanley Peet
  • Erica Luttrell as Erica Wang
  • Dayci Brookshire as Jessica Gordon and Dressy Killman
  • Evan Kishiyama as Steve "Gooch" Yamaguchi
  • Brennan Murray as Bo Hweemuth
  • Trevor Devall as Smartsy Fartsy
  • Nolan North as Lee Dingman

Production[edit]

Release[edit]

The series was first released via streaming on Netflix on July 13, 2018. The second season was released on February 8, 2019,[3] and the third season was released on July 19, 2019.[4] A Halloween special titled The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: Hack-a-Ween was released on October 8, 2019.[5] An interactive special, called Captain Underpants: Epic Choice O' Rama, was released on Netflix on February 11, 2020. A 6-episode miniseries The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space! was released on July 10, 2020. A Christmas special titled Captain Underpants: Mega Blissmas was released on December 4, 2020.[6]

Reception[edit]

The first season has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kofi Outlaw. "Netflix and DreamWorks Announce She-Ra, Trolls, Captain Underpants and More". ComicBook.com. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "Netflix, DreamWorks Partner for Six Animated Shows in 2018, Including 'Trolls,' 'Boss Baby' Series". Variety. December 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Season 2 Coming to Netflix in February 2019". What's on Netflix. January 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Mallenbaum, Carly. "Netflix list for July 2019: Everything new and expiring". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  5. ^ Trumbore, Dave (2019-10-07). "Exclusive 'Captain Underpants' Halloween Special Clip Sees Balloon Monsters Running Amok". Collider. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  6. ^ https://www.animationmagazine.net/streaming/have-yourself-an-animated-xmas-with-net-netflix-specials/
  7. ^ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_epic_tales_of_captain_underpants/s01

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