IT’S WEDGIE POWER TIME!
SOUNDTRACK FOR DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE
IS OUT TODAY
Official Video For Theme Song, Performed By “Weird Al” Yankovic,
Has More Than Four Million Views
Soundtrack Also Features New Original Songs By Andy Grammer And
Cold War Kids’ Nathan Willett Plus Tracks By Adam Lambert, Lil Yachty, Cast Members Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch And More
“The 11-track album pumps up the fun” – Billboard
Based On Best-Selling Books By Dav Pilkey, Film Opens Today
Today, Virgin/Deep Well Records released the original motion picture soundtrack for the DreamWorks Animation global media event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, which is in theatres today. The soundtrack is available HERE. Based on Dav Pilkey’s bestselling series – which has sold upwards of 70 million books – the raucously subversive comedy boasts an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart, Ed Helms and Thomas Middleditch. It tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George (Hart) and Harold (Middleditch), who hypnotize their school’s principal (Helms) into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants (Helms).
Director David Soren, Producer Mark Swift and Executive Song Producer/Soundtrack Producer Adam Anders seen at ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’ Flag raising ceremony at the Capitol Records Tower on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Hollywood, CA. Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie was directed by David Soren and stars Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele and Kristen Schaal. Earlier this week, Soren hoisted a Captain Underpants flag atop the roof of the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. He was joined by Producer Mark Swift, and Executive Song Producer Adam Anders. Anders and his frequent collaborator, Peer Astrom, produced the soundtrack. The pair’s previous television and film credits include “Glee,” “The Passion” and “Rock of Ages.”
The soundtrack kicks off with “Captain Underpants Theme Song,” performed by “Weird Al” Yankovic, who co-wrote the track with Anders and Astrom. Nerdist.com called it “a ton of fun” and noted, “The perfectly goofy Weird Al penned a perfectly goofy song for a perfectly goofy character, and it’s just perfect.” The official lyric video has more than four million views and can be seen HERE. Anders and Astrom also co-wrote “A Friend Like You” with Andy Grammer ,another song that was written and recorded especially for the soundtrack.
Other highlights include two versions of the infectious “Saturday” – one by Cold War Kids’ Nathan Willett, who wrote the track, and a second by cast members Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch – plus Adam Lambert’s take on Aretha Franklin’s “Think” and Lil Yachty’s version of Yello’s iconic “Oh Yeah,” a song that audiences will remember from the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The soundtrack also includes several selections from Theodore Shapiro’s score.
Track Listing – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Original Movie – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Captain Underpants Theme Song – “Weird Al” Yankovic 2. A Friend Like You – Andy Grammer
- Saturday (Cast Version) – Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch
- Think – Adam Lambert
5. 1812 Ofarture – The Students of Jerome Horwitz Elementary School
6. Hallelujah – Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch and Ed Helms
7. Oh Yeah – Lil Yachty
8. Saturday – Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids
9. Comic Book Opening – Theodore Shapiro (Score from “Captain Underpants”)
10. Saving The Day – Theodore Shapiro (Score from “Captain Underpants”)
11. The Prank For Good – Theodore Shapiro (Score from “Captain Underpants”)