DreamWorks Animation is bringing Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants book series to the silver screen in a new feature film.
The Captain Underpants books tell the story of two mischievous kids, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, who hypnotize their school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, Captain Underpants.
The author says the success of DremWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon and the Kung Fu Panda movies influenced his decision to hand over the book rights to the studio.
Scholastic first launched the Captain Underpants series in September of 1997. Eight books have since been published in 19 countries.