‘The Smurfs 2’ Trailer: Smurfs Gone Wild

Unless you’re still in grade school, odds are you weren’t dying for another installment of The Smurfs. But the first film was a runaway hit worldwide, grossing an impressive $563 million worldwide, so now we have The Smurfs 2 to contend with next summer.

Directed once again by Raja Gosnell, the CG sequel sees Gargamel (Hank Azaria) hatching a new plan to get that Smurf juice he so desperately needs. It involves the invention of the Naughties, a pair of small creatures (voiced by Christina Ricci and JB Smoove) that appear to be like the Smurfs in every way besides having gray skin and more ‘tude. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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Sony Pictures Animation has released the first image of new characters that will be introduced in The Smurfs 2. In the sequel to the 2011 live-action/animation hybrid, Christina Ricci voices Vexy (left) and comedian JB Smoove voices Hackus (right), two new little monsters nicknamed “The Naughties” created by the evil Gargamel (played again by Hank Azaria). See the image after the jump.

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Oh, look, a new Smurfs trailer. The good news is that this trailer is not as painfully horrible as the first one. The bad news is that it is still a trailer for The Smurfs. But if you want to see mushroom houses, Gargamel (Hank Azaria) on the hunt and a moment where Neil Patrick Harris breaks down over the little blue creatures’ overuse of the word ‘smurf,’ then hit the jump. Watch out for the product placement, though. Read More »

‘The Smurfs’ Trailer

There is now a full-length trailer for The Smurfs, Sony’s live-action/animated hybrid which brings updated CGI versions of the Smurfs to New York City, where they run riot through the lives of Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays as they try to escape the clutches of the wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria). If that doesn’t sound like a horror film, that’s because you haven’t yet watched the trailer. Do so after the break, if you dare. Read More »

Neil Patrick Harris Cast in Smurfs: The Movie

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Neil Patrick Harris has been racking up a hell of a lot of cred. He’s done well on How I Met Your Mother and has parlayed the geek crowd’s young memories of his Doogie Howser, M.D. role into a mature fanbase thanks to appearances in Starship Troopers, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the Harold and Kumar movies and even a star turn hosting the Emmys.

And now he’s going to spend that cred on Smurfs: The Movie? Read More »

Smurfs Movie Has A Director, Feel Free To Shrug

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There are a lot of things to be excited about today. The Michael Jackson media circus is winding down. A party at Comic Con will feature hilarious/awesome metal bands Gwar and 3 Inches of Blood. I’m eating some delicious homemade salsa. Oh, and the Smurfs movie has a director. Yeah, the last item doesn’t really fit. According to THR, the lucky chap is Raja Gosnell, who previously helmed all of your favorites: Scooby Doo and its sequel, and more recently Beverly Hills Chihuahua. I guess there’s more after the jump, if you care. Read More »

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