DWA Planning “Captain Underpants” Film

DreamWorks Animation has acquired feature film rights to Dav Pilkey’s popular book series “Captain Underpants” reports Deadline.

The series began in 1997 and revolves around a couple of precocious fourth graders named George Beard and Harold Hutchins.

Looking to get back at nasty, student-hating principal Mr. Benny Krupp, the boys hypnotize the principal and cause him to become Captain Underpants – a superhero who is nice and helpful to children and manages to get into all kinds of misadventures with the fourth graders shadowing him to make sure he doesn’t get hurt.

The principal has no recollection of his heroics when he returns to normal.