If you’ve ever wondered what Shawn Mendes’ dulcet tones would sound like coming out of a CGI crocodile, boy are you in for a treat. The singer voices the titular character in the new Sony Pictures live-action movie Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and it looks as though it’s going to be a fun time for everyone. Here’s everything you need to know.
The new movie is based on the books we all remember.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile the movie is based on the beloved children’s book series from the ‘80s by Bernard Waber of the same name. The book series told the story of a crocodile named Lyle who lives on East 88th Street in New York along with Mrs. Primm and her family and naturally gets into some unusual adventures, on account of him being a crocodile living in New York City. Everyone loves good-natured Lyle other than his neighbor Mr. Grumps and his cat Loretta, both of whom would prefer to see Lyle in a zoo.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile has a solid singing voice.
The movie version of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile sees the sweet, lovable crocodile still living in New York City, but this time around he has a pretty special talent. Well, two special talents if you count his scarf-tying abilities. The other is that Lyle is a crocodile with some pipes. Courtesy of Shawn Mendes.
Lyle’s origin story is revealed.
The trailer for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile sees Constance Wu as Mrs. Primm discovering a crocodile sounding suspiciously like Shawn Mendes singing in her bathtub in the house she just moved into in New York City. She screams, as one does, and she and Mr. Primm (Scoot McNairy) attempt to run from the house. They are met at the door by a colorfully dressed man (Javier Bardem) asking if they had met his crocodile. Who races down the stairs to hug him. Winslow Fergley stars as Lyle’s new friend Josh Primm, while Brett Gelman is the aptly named Mr. Grump.
Get ready for a crocodile-themed musical.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is being billed as a musical comedy because Lyle doesn’t speak. He only sings. And Mendes told People that playing a singing crocodile felt “natural” to him. "What was really amazing was that Lyle as a character only sings, so I felt really comfortable playing his character,” Mendes told the outlet. “I was able to do what I do best, plus I relate to his story and his character so much it felt natural. When I was approached to help make the music for the adaptation of such a classic book, it was a no brainer and just such a fun departure from what I am used to."
When will it be released?
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile will be released in theaters on Oct. 7, 2022. So basically in a while, crocodile.
What is it rated?
The live action movie is not yet rated. But it seems like it will absolutely be a good time for the whole family.