You may not smurf this, but there was a time when The Smurfs were smurfy and kids coveted their little Smurf figurines and proudly smurfed them off without a hint of smurf-barrassment; much like Darryn does his John Cena doll collection today. Sorry, action figures. I should probably also stop smurfing before Kerv-amel tries to eat me.
Well Sony want to bring those innocent times back with a new fully-animated Smurfs movie, fittingly titled Get Smurfy, with the official plot synopsis (via Slashfilm) below:
Get Smurfy finds Smurfette and her brothers trekking through the uncharted Enchanted Forest to try and discover a fabled Smurfs village before their nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel, does. Along the way, some of the mysteries of the little blue creatures’ origins are brought to light: do Smurfs come in any other colors? are their mushroom houses organic? And… why are there 99 boys and only one girl?
As part of the announcement they’ve also revealed the first three members of the voice cast with some pretty smurf-tastic artwork showing the direction they’re taking with the animation.
Veteran actor Mandy Patinkin will voice Papa Smurf and it’ll be a missed opportunity if he doesn’t get to say, “Hello, my name is Papa Smurf. You smurfed my father. Prepare to smurf.”
Secondly Rainn Wilson, best known for playing Dwight Schrute on the US version of The Office, will take over from The Simpsons legend Hank Azaria as the voice of Gargamel.
Finally Demi Lovata, who ‘Let It Go’ in Frozen, will voice the one and only female Smurf, Smurfette. And everyone wonders why they’re blue.
Producer Jordan Kerner said at the announcement:
We felt it was important to take a very different approach with this origin story. It returns to the roots of Peyo’s creation in this CG animated adventure. I hope it will delight not only fans but audiences worldwide. We couldn’t be more excited with the talented new cast we’re starting to assemble for our Smurfy reboot.
Technically it should be called a smurf-boot, or maybe a re-smurf. Anyway, they also released a short video showcasing the voice actors announcing their roles:
Get Smurfy, directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet), is due for release in the far smurf-uture on 31 March 2017, and I hope it’s smurf-some. How about you, do you want to get smurfy with it?
Last Updated: June 17, 2015