Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
(DreamWorks Animation | 20th Century Fox) Director: David Soren Release Date: June 2, 2017 Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87% Synopsis: Two grade school class clowns hypnotize their grouchy principal into thinking he’s an imaginary superhero named Captain Underpants, but the two soon lose control over their creation. Box Office to Date: $107.8 million worldwide The Word: “While the movie is solidly and unapologetically pitched towards kids, it has a subversive streak that is as genuine and sharp as anything whipped up by Roald Dahl.” – Oliver Jones, New York Observer. Awards Chances: Oscar’s love of crowd-pleasers and fealty to both of animation’s D-Monsters may offer an edge here. The DreamWorks team delivered a charming, loving adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s bestselling, anti-authoritarian books.