TRA-LA-LAAAA! Captain Underpants is coming to Netflix! DreamWorks Animation is bringing The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants to Netflix in a new original series July 13. To celebrate, DreamWorks sent us this fun DIY Sock Puppet kit.
My youngest LOVES Captain Underpants. The movie (streaming now on Netflix) makes her giggle so hard. Something about fart jokes and a mean principle running around in his underwear is just fantastic.
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?
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!”
One of the things that I loved about the movie was the way that the animation would change to live action sock puppets or the boys' drawings from the comics they created. The show does the same thing.
We were excited to make sock puppets that looked like Harold and George. Here are the supplies we used.
- Beige and Brown Sock
- Yellow Soft Yarn
- Black Soft Yarn
- Black buttons
- Fabric glue
- Green and Black baby legs
- White Baby Legs
- Red and black felt
ReCheck out our video of the Sock Puppets!