You can now listen to Weird Al Yankovic’s official theme song for the upcoming DreamWorks animated film, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. Captain Underpants is based on the best-selling children’s books series of the same name created by Dav Pilkey in 1997 and directed by David Soren, an animation veteran who made the jump to feature-length directing with Turbo in 2013. Pilkey’s source novels were adapted and written for the big screen by Nicholas Stoller, a writer/director who is no stranger to zany kid-friendly fare, having co-written such movies past as The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted and last year’s Storks (which Stoller also directed).
For many Millennials who grew up reading the illustrated Captain Underpants books published by Scholastic throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s – with the final four novels arriving later on in the 2010s – the promise of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is a novelty of some inherent potential. Featuring voice work from such well-known comedic actors as Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, and Thomas Middleditch, potential viewers may want to take note of the film’s upcoming summer release date. Fans of the series will also be excited to hear the official Captain Underpants movie theme song, as written and performed by Yankovic.
In the video featured above, potential viewers of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie can get another look at all of the zany action soon to come in the movie proper, as backed by Yankovic’s theme song. Displaying all of the wit and sophomoric skewering of yet another pop cultural phenomenon upon which Weird Al is known for, the theme song for the new movie is an entirely fitting piece for the Captain Underpants property.
Following the release of the Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie trailer, the unveiling of Weird Al’s theme song for the movie paints a portrait of the wackiness to come in the film. Offering glimpses at several characters and faces from the Captain Underpants books, this theme song video is another welcome piece of content to add to the larger catalog of work already associated with the property.
Only time will tell whether or not DreamWorks Animation has another hit on its hands with Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, but with the help of such all-star comedy talents like Hart, Helms, Kroll, and Middleditch lending their voices to the new movie, Soren and Stoller may yet manage to draw a sizable crowd to their summer movie season event.
Source: 20th Century Fox
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