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March 9, 2009

Captain Underpants the movie

Posted by at 6:52 am in Dav Pilkey, Movies & TV | Permalink

Captunderpants_130Last week in my Captain Underpants soundtrack posting, I mentioned that I would absolutely love to see Captain Underpants hit the silver screen. However, at the time I was suffering a complete brain fart and couldn’t think of the perfect actors to star in this film. Fortunately, a few days after coming up with the soundtrack, the most ideal and yet obvious actor to star as Captain Underpants came to me — just like all of a sudden finding that piece of clothing that’s been sitting right atop a pile of clothes in your room! After realizing who could play Captain Underpants, the rest of the cast trickled into view.

So if Captain Underpants were made into a movie, it would star . . .

Will Ferrell as Captain Underpants/Principal Krupp
After laughing hysterically at his films (such as Blades of Glory, Elf, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and many more), one realizes that Will Farrell is one of the funniest actors of our time and could easily pull off an underpants-wearing, cape-toting, bully-fighting super hero.

2nd choice:
Seth Rogen as Captain Underpants/Principal Krupp

Due to Will Farrell’s extremely busy schedule, the film would have to call for the perfect backup — otherwise known as Seth Rogen. This comedic actor played the voice of Mantis in the funny animated film Kung Fu Panda.

Jake T. Austin as George Beard
This actor is on the rise. Not only is he one of the main stars on the hit Disney show Wizards of Waverly Place, but he also recently starred the movie Hotel for Dogs. Though I haven’t seen his latest movie, I do find him extremely funny alongside his co-stars Selena Gomez and David Henrie. While some actors have to actively strive to be funny and humorous, I think that comedy comes naturally to Austin.

Bobb’e J. Thompson as Harold Hutchins
You may have seen him as the annoying Stanley on Disney channel’s That’s So Raven or in the more recent movie Fred Claus, starring Vince Vaughn. However, if neither one of those ring a bell, you’ll be hearing of and seeing Thompson in his comedic roles in the future films Imagine That and Snowmen.

And what if the movie industry wants to go with a couple actors a few years older than the respective characters in the books? Not to worry! Hollywood and I have got that covered! So who else could play the parts of George and Harold? Well, I’ll give you a couple a hints. They already star as friends in a hit Disney channel show. Each has proven himself as an excellent comedic actor. And they have both been acting since they were young. Which two actors am I referring to? Kyle Massey and Jason Dolly of Corey in the House!

So, what do you think of my character picks? Have someone else mind for the potential Captain Underpants Movie? Leave me a comment! And if this hypothetical movie never actually becomes a reality, you can always go play the Captain Underpants games.

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer

February 27, 2009

Captain Underpants Soundtrack

Posted by at 7:21 am in Dav Pilkey, Music | Permalink

Captunderpants_130 Okay, so who thinks Captain Underpants should be made into a movie? I do! How hysterically funny, completely great, and insanely awesome would that be? I’m still racking my brain and digging through my arsenal of actors who could play the characters in the movie (George, Harold, Mr. Krupp, and Captain Underpants himself), but I am certain of the perfect soundtrack!

Here it is:

“What’s My Age Again?” – Blink 182
(The PERFECT theme song)

“Pocket Full of Sunshine” – Natasha Beddingfield

“Mmmbop” – Hanson
(MMMbop tick a ta ba do ba dubi da ba do ba)

“Beat It”- Michael Jackson
(A new catch phrase for Captain Underpants, perhaps? “Showin’ How Funky Strong Is Your Fight”)

“Kryptonite” – 3 Doors Down
(Captain Underpants’ kryptonite is water)

“Time To Dance” – Panic At The Disco

What Are You Waiting For? Gwen Stefani
(“Tick-tock, tick-tock . . . “)

“Hero”  Chad Kroeger

“When I Come Around”  Green Day
(“No time to search the world around, ’cause you know where I’ll be found . . .”)

“The Middle” – Jimmy Eat World
(Song for dancing around in your underwear)

“Hey Ya”  Outkast
(“Shake it like a polaroid picture”)

What about you? Which songs would YOU choose for a Captain Underpants soundtrack?

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer

January 21, 2009

Ultimate Male Superheroes

Posted by at 6:58 am in Dav Pilkey, Reads | Permalink

Last week I gave you my top five female superheroes, so now for all you boys out there who like to read about the “man” saving the day, here are my top five favorite male superheroes.

5. Captain Planet: Captain Planet and the Planeteers created by Ted Turner
He is strong, smart, and is the ultimate “green” superhero of all time. Captain Planet first arrived on the scene in the early 1990s on the television show Captain Planet and the Planeteers, way before the creation of hybrid cars or celebrity environment initiatives. It was up to Captain Planet to save Earth from those villains and companies trying to destroy the rainforests, contaminate the water, pollute the air, and harm the planet with hazardous contaminates and dangerous poisons.

Captain Underpants_7076687 4. Captain Underpants: Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
This superhero makes the #4 spot not only because his alias is the school principle, but also because he is the only hero on this list with the most basic but yet the best outfit. In addition, Captain Underpants has defeated some of the world’s most disgusting and vile villains: Dr. Diaper, The Turbo Toilet 2000, Professor Pippy Pee-Pee Poopypants, Wedgie Woman, and the Bionic Booger Boy, just to name a few.

3. Cypher: Marvel Comics
Imagine having the ability to go anywhere in the world and still to be able to communicate. Or envision having the capability to decipher any computer program out there. This is why Cypher makes it onto the list in the #3 spot. This mutant character from Marvel comics also goes by the name of Doug Ramsey, his human alias. As a member of the X-Men team, Cypher can translate, understand, decipher, and speak all languages ranging from human to alien to digital. Cool, huh?

2. Multiple Man: Marvel Comics
Ever feel like you need to be in two or even three places at once? Well, if you were James Arthur Madrox of Marvel’s X-Men, then you’d be in luck. Not only can he create up to 40 duplicates of himself, but since all the dupes are telepathically and emphatically linked to the “real” Madrox, any information or actions that they absorb, he will as well. You know what that means? You could finish your math, science, history, and writing homework all in just a couple of hours!

1. Superman: DC Comics
This American icon has been around since the late 1930s. Superman — also referred to as “the Man of Steel,” “the Man of Tomorrow,” and “the Last Son of Krypton” in the comic book world — has set the standard for all superheroes we see today. From his patriotic outfit and symbolic emblem to his unbeatable powers (he’s “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound”), Superman — though known as Clark Kent to regular everyday people — has been pronounced as a cultural icon in America as well as throughout the world.

These are just five of the hundreds of superheroes created by comic books, television shows, movies, books, and other media sources. So who would you have added to the list and why?

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer