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'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile' Teaser Offers First Listen at New Shawn Mendes Song

Watch a teaser trailer for 'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile,' featuring the voice of Shawn Mendes, ahead of its October release.

Danielle Turchiano
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'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile'

Sony

Shawn Mendes' latest gig as a musician is singing as an animated crocodile.

You read that right. The Grammy nominee voices the titular singing crocodile in Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, due in theaters on Oct. 7. Get a glimpse (and hear a snippet of a new song) in a teaser below.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is based on the book series of the same title by Bernard Waber, but this time around, the story is being told through a hybrid of live action and CGI, in the musical comedy genre.

The Primm family (played by Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, and Winslow Fegley) moves to New York City, where son Josh struggles to get used to his new school and make new friends. Enter Lyle, who is living in the Primms' attic. The two become fast friends, only for Lyle to be threatened by the Primms' new neighbor Mr. Grumps (Brett Gelman).

This inspires the whole family to band together with Lyle's owner Hector P. Valentie (Javier Bardem) to show that crocodiles can have a softer side and be a part of the family too.

The movie features original songs performed by Mendes but written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Other original songs for the film come from Ari Afsar, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Mark Sonnenblick, and Joriah Kwamé. 

The movie is directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon from a screenplay by Will Davies. Speck and Gordon also produce alongside Hutch Parker. Kevin K. Vafi, Dan Wilson, Robert J. Dohrmann, Pasek, Paul, Tarak Ben Ammar, and Andy Mitchell serve as executive producers. It hails from Sony Pictures Entertainment.