The musical is back, baby! Thanks to Netflix's aspirations to house nearly every possible film they can muster on their platform, what appeared to be a nothing acquisition has become one of the company's most streamed films of the week. Also included are some truly accomplished musicians.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, a popular children's book character, made a huge splash on the big screen in 2022 with Sony, and now a year later, it has streaming audiences singing from the same hymn sheet on its debut. Upon its first week on Netflix, it has surpassed the likes of Jennifer Lopez's Enoughand Pamela, a love story.
This latest entry to the great cinema canon of "CGI talking animal in New York" is bringing the number of streams up to 11 with nine actors, all of whom you would probably never know about a singing crocodile.
Javier Bardem, who won an Academy Award for his performance in No Country for Old Men, is the protagonist in this film, while several-time Grammy nominee Shawn Mendes plays the crocodilian chanteur. Alongside her are Constance Wu and Emmy nominee Scoot McNairy.
Lyle, Lyle, and Crocodile both scored a solid 72 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was a bit of a box office smash, grossing $104 million on a budget of $50 million and with little marketing to boot.
Netflix has Lyle, Lyle, and Crocodile as its services.