The show loving lizard “Crocodile Movie” Drops First Teaser for Lyle, Lyle

Sony Drops First Teaser for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Movie

Another children’s classic is coming to the big screen, and he’s ready to sing! before this week, Sony Pictures released the first caravan for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. The caravan can be viewed below.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is grounded on the 1960’s children’s book series Lyle the Crocodile. The first book, The House on 88th Street, follows the Primm family as they move into a puritanical brownstone, only to discover there’s formerly a veritably special occupant inside their bathtub! The alternate book( which shares the name of the film) follows Lyle as he’s indicted by an unhappy neighbor and reunites with an old performing mate. Judging from the clips in the caravan, as well as the synopsis below fromAnimationmagazine.net, the film will be an adaption of both the first and alternate books in the series.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon( 2007’s Blades of Glory and Cavemen). William Davies( 1988’s halves, 2010’s How to Train Your Dragon, and 2011’s Puss in thrills) is credited with writing the script. The film will also be a musical, with original songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Pal( The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen).
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This won’t be the first time that Lyle has stepped off of the runner and onto the screen. In the ’80s, the book was acclimated into an animated special for HBO. The special was both directed and amped by Michael Sporn.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile stars Constance Wu( Crazy Rich Asians), Scoot McNairy( 12 Times a Slave), and Winslow Fegley( Nightbooks) as the Primm family; Brett Gelman( Stranger effects) asMr. Grumps; Javier Bardem( No Country for Old Men) as HectorP. Valenti; and Shawn Mendes as Lyle himself! The film will be administrative produced by Dan Wilson, KevinK. Vafi, and Pasek & Paul. Speck and Gordon will also be producing the film as well as directing. Framstore, Day for Nite, and OPSIS will be handling the special goods in the film.

While this was an unanticipated reveal from Sony, the caravan nails the charm that’s demanded to hook cult. And considering Sony’s former success with cold-blooded animated and live action pictures like The Smurfs, Lyle could be another megahit for them. It presumably helps that the caravan itself is leaning into the musical side of the film rather than possible comedy angles, like the first Paddington teaser which gave a poor and deceiving first look at the bear we’d each come to know and love. Then’s hoping Lyle’s main show gives an inversely sincere story as the caravan pledges. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile makes his grand debut in theaters October 7th.