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DreamWorks Acquires Rights to "Captain Underpants" Novels

Deadline New York is reporting that DreamWorks Animation has won an auction to the rights to the Captain Underpants series of childrens’ books. The 8-volume series chronicles the misadventures of two fourth graders who hypnotize their principal into becoming the titular superhero. According to DreamWorks Animation Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke, the company had been pursuing the rights to the series since 1997, but author Dav Pilkey had not wanted to sell them until now.

(via TZ member trance2009)

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