|The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants|
|Based on||Captain Underpants|
by Dav Pilkey
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
by David Soren
|Developed by||Peter Hastings|
|Narrated by||Sean Astin|
|Theme music composer||Peter Hastings|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||45 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Peter Hastings|
|Producers||Todd Grimes (supervising) |
Peter McCown (line producer)
|Running time||21 minutes|
|Production companies||DreamWorks Animation Television|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080p|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||July 13, 2018 –|
December 4, 2020
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.
The show's first season was released on Netflix on July 13, 2018. Its second season was released on February 8, 2019, and the third season released on July 19, 2019. The fourth season , titled The Epic Adventures of Captain Underpants in Space!, was released on July 10, 2020, though it was classified by Netflix as its own show rather than being part of the series. Three specials were made as well, with the first being released in 2019, and the other two debuting on the service the following year.
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.
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.
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.).
George and Harold are recruited for a mysterious mission in space, but by the second episode, Melvin, George and Harold's enemy, gets captured by Biglyans.
Main article: List of The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants episodes
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. It premiered on the streaming service on July 13, 2018, 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. 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.
The series was first released on Netflix on July 13, 2018. The second season was released on February 8, 2019, and the third season was released on July 19, 2019. The series also aired in the UK on CITV.