New Movie Announcement for Smurfs: The Lost Village

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The Smurfs are coming back! Sony Pictures has announced new cast members for the upcoming Smurfs: The Lost Village. Cast members include:

  • Demi Lovato (Smurfette)
  • Rainn Wilson (Gargamel)
  • Mandy Patinkin (Papa Smurf)
  • Jack McBrayer (Clumsy)
  • Danny Pudi (Brainy)
  • Joe Manganiello (Hefty).

Unlike the last 2 Smurf movies, this one will be completely animated. From the press release:

“It seems to Smurfette that everyone else in the Village has a purpose – Papa Smurf (leading), Baker Smurf (baking), even Grouchy Smurf (grouching) – except for her.  So what’s the only girl in the village to do?  Go in search of hers, of course!  When she accidentally crosses paths with a mysterious creature that takes off into the Enchanted Forest, she follows, and sets off into the uncharted and strictly forbidden woods.  Joined by her brothers Brainy, Hefty and Clumsy – and with the evil wizard Gargamel shadowing their every step – Team Smurf undertakes a wild journey full of action, danger and discovery, setting them on a course that leads to the biggest mystery in Smurf history!”

The movie is set for release April 7, 2017.

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.

Why Does Gargamel Hate Smurfette?

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Smurfette

In the new Smurf movie, Smurfette and Gargamel vaguely mention that Smurfette betrayed Gargamel and that Gargamel especially wants to capture Smurfette out of all of the Smurfs. You might think that it is just because Smurfette is the only girl (which she isn’t really).

In actuality, it is because Gargamel created Smurfette and then she turned against him. The Smurfette that Gargamel created wasn’t the sweet, blonde Smurfette that we all know today.

Want to know more? Check out our post Why is Smurfette the Only Girl for the whole story plus the original Smurf cartoon that explained it.

New Smurf Movie Trailer

A new Smurf movie trailer is out and it shows just how far the Smurfs are willing to go to poke a little fun at themselves. At one point they are singing the Smurf theme song and Neil Patrick Harris says “Stop! None of you find that song just the tiniest bit annoying?” The trailer shows us a little bit more of the plotline. From what we can tell, Gargamel is after the Smurfs in New York City, where they have escaped to.

A few different trailers just came out, but this is one of our favorites. By the way, if you are wondering how old Papa Smurf is, he mentions that he is 546.

New Smurf DVD: A Magical Smurf Adventure

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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 Movie Trailer

Although the Smurf Movie is not set to be released until August 3, 2011, Sony has released a new trailer that shows much better how the animated Smurfs are going to be integrated into the live action film.

From the trailer we can see that the Smurfs arrive in New York from Belgium and end up with Neil Patrick Harris somehow. The Smurfs themselves look pretty much the exact same as they did in the cartoons except with celebrity voices. It should be noted that the movie will be in 3-D.

Check out the new trailer below. What do you think? A great way to introduce a new generation to a beloved set of characters or a rip-off repeat that should have been left alone?

Who Is In the New Smurf Movie?

The new Smurf movie is promising to have a great lineup of celebrities. Here are just some of them that are already signed on. The movie is still in production, so we could see some changes.

Neil Patrick Harris (Johan)
Sofía Vergara (Odile)
Katy Perry (Smurfette) (voice)
Hank Azaria (Gargamel)
Paul Reubens (Jokey Smurf) (voice)
Alan Cumming (Gutsy Smurf) (voice)
B.J. Novak (Baker Smurf) (voice)
George Lopez (Grouchy Smurf) (voice)
Fred Armisen (Brainy Smurf) (voice)
Kenan Thompson (Greedy Smurf) (voice)
Jonathan Winters (Papa Smurf) (voice)
Jeff Foxworthy (Handy Smurf) (voice)
John Oliver (Vanity Smurf) (voice)
Wolfgang Puck (Chef Smurf) (voice)

Quite a list! I haven’t seen Jonathan Winters in anything new in years. This will definitely be one of those movies where I am listening for voices throughout.

Smurf Movie Trailer

It isn’t very long, but we have finally seen the first Smurf Movie trailer. We don’t get to hear any of the voices or even really see what it is going to be about, but we can at least see a little bit of how the Smurfs are going to be portrayed in a live-action film.