Common Footage on Monday afternoon unveiled Canine Man, an animated characteristic adaptation of the beloved e-book collection by Dav Pilkey — the author-illustrator finest identified for his enduringly widespread youngsters’ graphic novel collection Captain Underpants. Canine Man has been slated by the studio to open large on Friday, January 31, 2025.
Beforehand on the discharge schedule as Untitled DreamWorks Animation Movie, the film has no opponents but on the discharge calendar because it seems to its first weekend in theaters.
Directed by Emmy winner Peter Hastings (The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants), Canine Man‘s plot is thrust into movement when a canine and a police officer are injured collectively on the job. A life-saving surgical procedure thereafter modifications the course of historical past when Canine Man is born. Half canine, half man, Canine Man is sworn to guard and serve — so long as he isn’t distracted by squirrels — as he doggedly pursues his arch-nemesis: the feline supervillain Petey the Cat. However the rivalry between Canine Man and Petey is upended by the arrival of an lovable kitten clone of Petey, Lil Petey, who modifications the sport for each of them.
The Canine Man Scholastic collection, launched in 2016, presently consists of 11 books, with twelfth entry Canine Man: The Scarlet Shedder scheduled to hit cabinets in March. The collection has been translated into 45 languages, promoting greater than 60 million copies in print, additionally spawning spinoff Cat Child Comedian Membership, which topped international bestseller lists when it debuted in 2020.
Serving as producer for the Canine Man characteristic is Karen Foster (Spirit Untamed). Hastings is repped by Gotham Group.