‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Trailer: Shawn Mendes Voices The Singing Croc In New Film With Javier Bardem & Constance Wu

Sure, we’ve entered the fall season and this is the time when serious dramas tend to take over. But just for a couple of hours, take a break from all of the aspiring awards contenders and spend some time with a singing crocodile who sounds like Shawn Mendes.

In the new trailer for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, singer Shawn Mendes voices the titular croc in a live-action adaptation of the beloved book by Bernard Weber.  Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Brett Gelman, and Winslow Fegley star in the film about a New York City family whose son befriends a singing crocodile named Lyle. When Lyle is threatened by a grumpy ol’ neighbor, the family must band together with Lyle’s owner to save him.

Young Lyle sorta looks like the Geico gekko. If he offers us 15% off our car insurance I’ll assume it’s not a coincidence.

The film is adapted and directed by Office Christmas Party duo Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Also featured are brand new songs by La La Land and The Greatest Showman team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile opens in theaters on October 7th.

When the Primm family (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 (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 Primms must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti (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.