New Smurfs Halloween Movie

Did you hear about the new Smurf Halloween movie? It’s called “The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow.” Obviously it is a takeoff on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a perennial Halloween Favorite that has also been done by Disney and many other companies.

One of the interesting things about the movie is that it is not all the old cartoon style but rather part new CGI and part animation. It also has the voices from the new movies.

The movie is short at only 22 minutes, but that is typical for this type of holiday special. At only $5 for the DVD on Amazon, that isn’t too bad.

Here’s the official description and the video trailer follows:

“When Brainy Smurf is favored to win the annual Smurfberry Hunt for the ninth year in a row, Gutsy Smurf sets out to discover how Brainy wins every year. Gutsy’s investigation takes him into spooky Smurfy Hollow-and right into Gargamel’s trap! Can Brainy and Gutsy, with the help of Smurfette, put aside their rivalry before Gargamel captures them-or worse, they come face-to-face with the legendary ghost, the Headless Horseman? Featuring the voice talents of Hank Azaria (Gargamel), Alan Cumming (Gutsy), Fred Armisen (Brainy) and Anton Yelchin (Clumsy), who all reprise their roles from the film, The Smurfs.”

Have you seen The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow yet?

Buy the Smurfs DVD

The Smurfs DVD will be available by Christmas! This is great news for all of the Smurfs fans out there who were hoping to give (or get) the DVD as a gift this season.

Smurf DVD

Smurf DVD

There are a few different options depending on how much you want to spend. Amazon is taking pre-orders for all of them right now. The most basic is the Smurf DVD for $16.99. The Smurfs Blu-ray 3D/DVD Two-Disc Combo is $27.99.

Most interesting is a 3 Disc set that includes both the Blu-ray, the DVD, and another DVD of The Smurfs: Christmas Carol. It sells for $24.99. Some of the extras that are included are Meet the Cast, a music montage, a couple of games, and deleted and extended scenes.

All 3 versions will be released on December 2, 2011, and you can pre-order any of them through Amazon with their pre-order price guarantee as well as free super saver shipping when you spend over $25.

New Smurf DVD: A Magical Smurf Adventure

Smurfs Magical Adventure

Smurfs Magical Adventure

Warner Home Video has announced a new Smurf DVD that will be released this summer in anticipation of the new Smurf live action movie. A Magical Smurf Adventure, a  2 disc set, will include 10 Smurf cartoon episodes including the following:

Smurf Van Winkle
Lazy is tricked by the other Smurfs into believing he has slept his life away.

Revenge Of The Smurfs
A bunch of disgruntled Smurfs try to get even with a human army that has rampaged the village.
Magic Fountain
Johan, Peewit, and the Smurfs search for the magic fountain to energize an enslaved people.
Smurf Me No Flowers
Lazy is led to believe that he has only a few days left to live, encouraging him to do some physical feats he hasn’t thought of
doing before.
The Cursed Country
The Smurfs find a way to douse the flames of a fire-breathing dragon being used by an evil master to capture slaves for his diamond
mine.

The suggested retail price is $19.97, but you can preorder it on Amazon for $13.99 with free Super Saver Shipping.  A Magical Smurf Adventure will be released July 19.

New Smurf Comics

I know they are generally called “graphic novels” these days, but I still prefer “comics.” And I am happy to announce that Smurf comics are due to be released in August.

Smurfs #1 Smurfnapper is a “sampler comicbook from Papercutz with a full story in anticipation of the new series of graphic novels” that will be launching soon.

The two comics slated to come out in August are Smurfs GN Vol. 01: The Purple Smurf and Smurfs GN Vol. 02: The Magic Flute.

Smurfs GN Vol. 01: The Purple Smurf (Available August 25, 2010)

“This debut volume introduces us to the Smurf village, and features two Smurf-tastic stories. In ‘The Purple Smurf,’ when a strange fly bites one of the Smurfs, a full-on epidemic develops in the Smurf Village. After being bit, a Smurf turns purple, his vocabulary is reduced to one word (‘gnap!’), and he goes berserk! The purple Smurf runs amok, biting other Smurfs on the tail and turning them purple too! It’s up to Papa Smurf to find a cure. ‘The Flying Smurf’ features the inspiring tale of a Smurf with a dream – to fly!”

Smurfs GN Vol. 02: The Magic Flute (Available August 25, 2010)

“In Medieval times, a court jester named Peewit, who lives in a king’s castle, discovers a flute that makes those who listen to it dance until they collapse from exhaustion. When a thief steals the flute, Peewit must search out the makers of the flute, the Smurfs, to make an even more powerful flute to combat the thief in this wildly funny tale.”

You can pre-order both of the Smurf Graphic Novels from TFAW.com.