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
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 seasons(3 series)
No. of episodes39 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerPeter Hastings
ProducersTodd Grimes (supervising)
Peter McCown (line producer)
Running time21 minutes
Production companiesDreamWorks Animation Television
Scholastic Entertainment
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Netflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture formatHDTV 1080p
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseJuly 13, 2018 (2018-07-13) –
July 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)

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

Summary[edit]

Season 1[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 in a red cape and underpants. Captain Underpants turns back into Krupp after getting hit with water at the end of almost every episode/adventure.

Season 2[edit]

The second season involves Melvinborg, a cyborg 20 years from the future, who was disguised as Dr. Vil Endenemys, eventually 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.

Season 3[edit]

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 owned by the Federation of United National Camps (AKA the F.U.N.C.).


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)
In Space!6July 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 as George Beard
  • Jay Gragnani as 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 and new Smartsy Fartsy (who was eaten by Smarsty)
  • Nolan North as Lee Dingman, Jet Wingman, and Dr. Shifty Fitzgibbons
  • Secunda Wood as Moxie Swaggerman and Haily Comett
  • Gavin C Robinson as Mr. Hand

Production[edit]

On December 12, 2017, Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television announced that there would be an animated series to follow-up the film, entitled The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants.[3][4] It premiered on the streaming service on July 13, 2018,[5] and was executive-produced by Peter Hastings. A second season was announced and to be released on February 8, 2019. The third season was announced to be released on July 19, 2019. A new series, which contained six episodes, was announced to be released on July 10, 2020.

In October 2019, Netflix released a 46-minute Halloween special of the series titled The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: Hack-a-Ween.[6] In February 2020, an interactive special titled Captain Underpants: Epic Choice O' Rama was released. In December 2020, a 46-minute Christmas special titled Captain Underpants: Mega Blissmas was released. A fifth season will be released on July 7, 2023.[7]

Release[edit]

The series was first released on Netflix on July 13, 2018. The second season was released on February 8, 2019,[8] and the third season was released on July 19, 2019. The series also aired in the UK on CITV.[9]

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. ^ Maglio, Tony (December 12, 2017). "'She-Ra' Scores Netflix Reboot Through DreamWorks Animation". TheWrap.
  4. ^ "Netflix to Debut DreamWorks 'The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants' on July 13".
  5. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (June 20, 2018). "DreamWorks 'Epic Tales of Captain Underpants' Opener Undressed". Animation Magazine.
  6. ^ "Captain Underpants Halloween Special Clip Features Balloon Monsters". Collider. October 7, 2019.
  7. ^ "Have Yourself an Animated Xmas with New Netflix Specials!". October 7, 2020.
  8. ^ "The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Season 2 Coming to Netflix in February 2019". What's on Netflix. January 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "Have Yourself an Animated Xmas with New Netflix Specials!". October 7, 2020.

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