When development for either a live-action film or TV series began when the first book come out in 1997, Dav Pilkey wanted Chris Farley to play Captain Underpants. However, Farley tragically passed away, and the project was shelved.

The last DreamWorks Animation film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Released on the year of the book series' 20th anniversary.

This will be Dreamworks 31st film adaption, its first being the Shrek series.

This is the 6th Dreamworks movie to be adapted from a children's book the first being Shrek, the second being How to train your dragon, the third being Rise of the guardians, the fourth being Home and the fifth being The Boss Baby.

This will be DreamWorks first superhero movie since Megamind (2010).

The animation of this movie will similar to that of The Peanuts Movie (2015).

This will be Nick Kroll's third animated movie since Sausage Party (2016) and Sing (2016).

This film will be the last DreamWorks Animation film distributed by 20th Century Fox. Post-Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie films will be distributed by Universal Pictures, as DreamWorks has been acquired by Universal, which will start in 2019 with How to Train Your Dragon 3.

Kevin Hart and Ed Helms previously starred together in Meet Dave (2008).

This will be the second time Kevin Hart is a voice in an animated movie. His first time was in The Secret Life of Pets (2016).

The animation for this film is similar to The Peanuts Movie (2015) , another film distributed by 20th Century Fox.

It is the first time that Kevin Hart will lend his voice for Dreamworks Animation feature.

David Soren, the director of Turbo, will be directing the movie.

First trailer for the film released the day after the DVD release of Nick Kroll's previous animated film, Sing.

The second collaboration of Ed Helms and Nick Kroll, the first being _Vacation (2015)_.

This movie will be based on several of the Captain Underpants books by Dav Pilkey.

The school around which the film's actions are centered is named "Jerome Horwitz Elementary." Jerome Horwitz is the birth name of Curly Howard.

First film adaptation of a Dav Pilkey book.

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