Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Movie

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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile movie production status is currently Post-Production

April 23, 2022 • Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added

Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action/CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience.

Who's Involved:

Will Speck, Justin Paul, Benj Pasek, Javier Bardem, Josh Gordon, Will Davies, Shawn Mendes, Winslow Fegley, Tarak Ben Ammar, Constance Wu, Robert J. Dohrmann, Andy Mitchell, Dan Wilson, Kevin K. Vafi, Hutch Parker, Lyric Hurd

Release Date:

Friday, October 7, 2022 (Nationwide)

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile: Cast List

The Little Mermaid, Being the Ricardos  

Come Play, 8-Bit Christmas  

Mr. Malcolm's List, China Rich Girlfriend  


... Lyle (voice)

Summer of Love  

Who's making Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile: Crew List

A look at the Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Will Speck last directed Office Christmas Party and The Switch. The film's writer Will Davies last wrote Alien Autopsy and Nightwork.


Will Davies


Josh Gordon
Hutch Parker
Will Speck

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Production: What we know about Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile?

Key Facts

  1. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriting team behind the music of La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen movie, will write original songs for the film (8/15/2021).
  2. This will be a live-action / CG hybrid film (6/5/2021).
  3. Based on the 1965 children's book by Bernard Waber.

Filming Timeline

  1. April 2022: The film was in Post-Production status.
  2. June 2021: The film was in Pre-Production status.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Release Date: When is the film coming out?

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is coming out in 2022 on Friday, October 7, 2022 (Nationwide release). There are 3 other movies coming out on the same date, including Catherine, Called Birdy, Till and TÁR.

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