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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Teaser Shows Shawn Mendes as a Singing Reptile

Sony Pictures has dropped the first teaser trailer for its forthcoming live-action/animated film adaptation of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, based on Bernard Waber’s children’s book of the same name. It is scheduled to arrive in theaters on Friday, October 7.

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The Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile trailer, which you can check out below, features our first look at the titular singing reptile, who is being voiced by Grammy nominee Shawn Mendes. It also highlights the hilarious reactions of people whenever they first meet Lyle.


Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is directed and produced by Will Speck and Josh Gordon from a screenplay written by Will Davis. It stars Shawn Mendes, Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley, Brett Gelman, and Javier Bardem.

“When the Primm family moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends,” reads the synopsis. “All of that changes when he discovers Lyle — a singing crocodile 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, the Primm’s must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti, 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.”

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Executive producers are Kevin K. Vafi, Dan Wilson, Robert J. Dohrmann, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Tarak Ben Ammar, and Andy Mitchell, with Hutch Parker set as a producer.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile will feature original songs performed by Shawn Mendes and written by the songwriting team behind The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Joining Pasek and Paul in writing original songs for the film are Ari Afsar, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Mark Sonnenblick, and Joriah Kwamé.

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