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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

October 7, 2022
1hr 46min
Status: released

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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Movie Details:

Based onLyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
Country United States
Language English
GenreAdventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Release dateOctober 7, 2022
Running time1hr 46min
Age ratingPG
StarringJavier Bardem
Constance Wu
Winslow Fegley
Scoot McNairy
Brett Gelman
Ego Nwodim
Shawn Mendes (voice)
Directed by Will Speck
Josh Gordon
Screenplay byWilliam Davies
Produced byHutch Parker
Will Speck
Josh Gordon
Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe
Edited by Richard Pearson
Music byMatthew Margeson (score)
Benj Pasek
Justin Paul (songs)
Production CompanyColumbia Pictures
Eagle Pictures
TSG Entertainment II
Distributor Sony Pictures Releasing

Lyle Lyle Crocodile Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Shawn Mendes as the voice of Lyle, an anthropomorphic saltwater crocodile who cannot talk but can sing.
  • Ben Palacios as Lyle’s motion capture.
  • Javier Bardem as Hector P. Valenti, Lyle’s charismatic owner.
  • Winslow Fegley as Josh Primm, Joseph and Katie’s son and Lyle’s best friend.
  • Constance Wu as Katie Primm, Josh’s stepmother and Joseph’s wife who is a cookbook author.
  • Scoot McNairy as Joseph Primm, Josh’s father and Katie’s husband who is a math teacher.
  • Brett Gelman as Alistair Grumps, the Primms’ cold-hearted and rude downstairs neighbor who has a grudge against Lyle.
  • Ego Nwodim as Carol, an employee of the school where Mr. Primm works.
  • Lyric Hurd as Trudy, a teenage girl who become one of Josh’s friends and possible love interest from school who owns a beatboxing rattlesnake named Malfoy.
  • Jason Kravitz as Cy


When the Primm family 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 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 Primms 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.

Lyle Lyle Crocodile Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$50 million
Opening Day$3.5 million
Domestic Collection (USA+Canada)$46.9 million
International Collection$64.1 million
Worldwide Collection$111 million

About Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Movie:

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is an American live-action/computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon from a screenplay by William Davies. Produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Eagle Pictures and TSG Entertainment II, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.

It is an adaptation of the children’s story of the same name and its predecessor The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber.

Before the production, Peter Gabriel, Bryan Adams, and Paul Williams auditioned to voice Lyle when Shawn Mendes was chosen.

Filming took place in New York City in September 2021. Notable filming locations include 85th Street, 86th Street, Astor Place and Bowery station, and Broadway, between 45th Street and 46th Street.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile was released in the United States on October 7, 2022, by Columbia Pictures.

The film received generally positive reviews from critics with praise for Javier Bardem’s performance, the visuals, and Mendes’ singing performance as Lyle, but were critical of the storyline.

The film was released on the year of the 60th anniversary of “The House on East 88th Street”, the first book in the series.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile grossed $46.9 million in the United States and Canada, and $64.1 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $111 million against against a $50 million production budget.

The film was released on VOD on November 22, 2022, and on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K UHD on December 13, 2022.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile was released on Netflix in the United States on February 4, 2023, where it will stream for 18 months due to a “pay 1 window” deal with Netflix and Sony and a “pay 2 window” deal with Sony and Disney+ or Hulu shortly after.