Sony Pictures Animation/Columbia Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming big screen CGI/live action hybrid 3D adaptation of The Smurfs. It is exactly what you might expect. Watch it now after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
- The previously announced voice cast: Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf, Katy Perry as Smurfette, Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf, Fred Armisen (SNL) will voice Brainy Smurf, Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Terminator Salvation) will play Clumsy Smurf, Paul Reubens will voice Jokey Smurf, John Oliver plays Vanity Smurf; Saturday Night Live‘s Kenan Thompson as Greedy Smurf, The Office’s B.J. Novak as Baker Smurf; and comedian Jeff Foxworthy as Handy Smurf.
- Previously announced live-action cast: Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays (Glee) star as “an expectant couple whose lives are turned upside down when the Smurfs cross over from their magical village to New York City,” Hank Azaria will play the Smurfs’ nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel, and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) plays Odile, Harris’s boss, a cosmetics executive.
- USA Today reveals how the film begins: The opening starts off in the Middle Ages, Gargamel discovers the Smurfs’ magical village and scatters them into the woods. Clumsy goes the wrong way into a forbidden grotto where a few other Smurfs follow, and because it’s a blue moon, there’s a magical portal that transports them to Central Park. Yeah, doesn’t make much sense… And instead of trying to eat the Smurfs, the movie Gargamel “simply wants to capture the Smurfs to serve as charms, whose mystical essence will make his inept magic more powerful — and dangerous.”
- The film is helmed by Raja Gosnell (Scooby Doo and Beverly Hills Chihuahua) is scheduled to hit theaters on August 3rd 2011.