‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Trailer: Shawn Mendes Voices A Singing Croc In New Comedy From ‘Blades Of Glory’ Directors

Hey look, if we’re willing to accept families that take in a talking bear from Peru and a big red dog, we kinda have to accept anything, right? So don’t you dare scoff at the premise of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, which is about a New York City who adopts a singing crocodile.

Ridiculous as that may sound, the cast is actually quite good. Constance Wu,  Winslow Fegley, and Scoot McNairy lead the human cast, with Shawn Mendes voicing Lyle the singing crocodile. Also in the cast are Stranger Things actor Brett Gelman and Javier Bardem.

The film is based on the popular children’s book by Bernard Waber, and directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon. They’re known best for Blades of Glory, Office Christmas Party, The Switch, and other raunchy comedies.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile opens on October 7th.

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.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.