Writer & Director Now In Captain Underpants

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Captain UnderpantsDream­Works Ani­ma­tion has attached a direc­tor and a writer to their in-development project Cap­tain Under­pants. Rob Let­ter­man, who also directed Dream­Works’ Shark Tale and Mon­sters vs. Aliens will direct the film, with Nicholas Stoller who penned The Mup­pets writ­ing this film.

Based on a long run­ning series of books writ­ten and illus­trated by Dav Pilkey, the fea­ture film has not yet found a hard release date (though we do not antic­i­pate it hit­ting the­aters before 2015). The series of books deal with two fourth graders– Harold and George. They use their hyp­notic pow­ers to do what every all-American boy wants to do– trans­form their prin­ci­pal into Cap­tain Underpants!

Sur­pris­ingly, the children’s book series topped the list of the most banned books in Amer­ica in 2012, beat­ing out the much more con­tro­ver­sial title “Fifty Shades of Grey.” While such a dis­tinc­tion may not appeal to the Dis­ney crowd, that is instant appeal to DreamWorks.

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