Fully Animated ‘Smurfs’ Reboot Coming in 2017

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Mark your calendars, because Sony Pictures Animation has set a 2017 date for its next trip to Smurf Village.

That might not sound like something to look forward to after the grating awfulness of the last couple of Smurfs movies, but this one’s different. Instead of a CG / live-action hybrid, it’s an entirely animated reboot that sticks more closely to the source material. More on the Smurfs release date after the jump.  Read More »

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