Lyle Lyle Crocodile Gets a Charming First Trailer

Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Lyle Lyle Crocodile, the upcoming musical based on the popular books about a singing crocodile.

If the Smile trailer was a bit too dark for your liking this morning, then feast your eyes on the delightful first trailer for Lyle Lyle Crocodile:

I honestly haven’t heard of these books until now, but I’m definitely digging the overall vibe of this trailer. Lyle’s design strikes a solid balance between cartoonish cuteness and realism that manages to blend fairly well into the scenes, while Javier Bardem’s eccentric owner is just fun to watch. It might not be a movie high on my must-watch list, but it seems like something families can enjoy together.

When the Primm family (Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley) moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle – a singing crocodile (Shawn Mendes) who loves baths, caviar and great music-living in the attic of his new home. The two become fast friends, but when Lyle’s existence is threatened by evil neighbor Mr. Grumps (Brett Gelman), the Primm’s must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti (Javier Bardem), to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places and there’s nothing wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality.

Lyle Lyle Crocodile hits theaters on October 7, 2022.

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