‘Captain Underpants’ Comes to Netflix and We Made Sock Puppets!


How can kids not love a superhero called Captain Underpants?

Thanks to Netflix and DreamWorks, there’s even more of your kiddo’s favorite underwear-wielding superhero when the Netflix original series DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants premieres TOMORROW, July 13!

Honestly, I’ve never related more to a 4th grader than I relate to Harold. 

Get ready for a world of pranks, super villains, and other beloved characters from the Captain Underpants series of books.

George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two best buds who share a love of comic books and practical jokes – and a strong dislike for their cranky, fun-hating school principal, Mr. Krupp. When their over-the-top pranks get out of hand, the boys unleash their creative superpowers by transforming Krupp into the bumbling, briefs-baring superhero, Captain Underpants! The future of Jerome Horwitz Elementary is always in jeopardy, and it’s up to two prank-loving fourth graders and one goofy caped crusader to save it. What could possibly go wrong?

To celebrate the premiere of DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants on Netflix, our friends at Captain Underpants HQ in Stankfeet, Minnesota (that’s totally made up) sent us an awesome, and very official, fan kit!

My daughter dove right into the Captain Underpants summer fun pack from Netflix

In the kit, we found a drawstring sling bag with Captain Underpants HIMSELF on it,  a book called “The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants” that is inspired by the TV series, and supplies so that Ella could make her own George and Harold Sock Puppets!

Captain Underpants sock puppets

They were so fun to make and really quite easy. We now have our very own George Beard and Harold Hutchins!

You could make your very own Captain Underpants sock puppet kit!

We are celebrating the new Captain Underpants show on Netflix

While summer is still here, try making your favorite Captain Underpants sock puppets with your kids!

Captain Underpants sock puppets with your kids

From Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings, the series is based on the epic novels by Dav Pilkey that have sold more than 70 million copies worldwide. Pilkey himself has praised the show saying “I binge-watched all of the episodes in one afternoon…I couldn’t help myself. Peter Hastings has totally captured the craziness and heart of the Captain Underpants multiverse and I hope everybody will love the show as much as I do.  Kids have been asking for more Captain Underpants books for years, and to me it feels like we are getting brand-new books— except they’re animated!

DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants stars both established and emerging voice talent including Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, “Stranger Things“, The Goonies) as the series’ narrator, Nat Faxon (“Ben and Kate”, “Married”) as Captain Underpants/Mr. Krupp, as well as young actors Jay Gragnani and Ramone Hamilton who voice best pals, George Beard and Harold Hutchins. The lively cast comes together to bring Pilkey’s classic, fun-filled creation to life. Below is a link to both opening credits and artwork for the release.

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