Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television have teamed up to bring us The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants, an innovative animated series inspired by the Captain Underpants movie and Dav Pilkey’s books.
The series, which will blend different animated styles into a uniquely fun cocktail, has been teased through this two-minute clip:
Here’s the synopsis for the series:
“Get ready for a world of pranks, super villains, and your favorite underwear-wielding superhero in the Netflix original series DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants premiering July 13. George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two best buds who share a love of comic books and practical jokes – and a strong dislike for their cranky, fun-hating school principal, Mr. Krupp. When their over-the-top pranks get out of hand, the boys unleash their creative superpowers by transforming Krupp into the bumbling, briefs-baring superhero, Captain Underpants! The future of Jerome Horwitz Elementary is always in jeopardy, and it’s up to two prank-loving fourth graders and one goofy caped crusader to save it. What could possibly go wrong?”
And here’s a description of the clay-based episode teased in the clip:
“Melvin tries to help defeat a clay monster, but somehow turns everything and everyone into clay! This is going to cost a fortune. Find out if the world will stay clay in DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, coming to Netflix July 13!”
Pilkey has executive produced the series alongside Peter Hastings, Chris Prynoski and Shannon Barrett Prynoski. The show has an impressive voice cast, which features Sean Astin, Nat Faxon, Jay Gragnani and Ramone Hamilton. Astin is voicing the narrator, just as he did in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants will arrive on Netflix, in America and the UK, on July 13th.