After two trips to the live-action world, the Smurfs are back and animated next month. Smurfs: The Last Village shows the adorable little blue humanoids adventure to – you guessed it – The Lost Village. Their latest journey continues to look more appealing the recent live-action films, which were successful overseas but they weren’t the most enjoyable family-friendly movies.
Below, watch the new Smurfs: The Lost Village trailer.
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The last two Surfs movies aren’t the most memorable kid films out there, but their success – they did great business overseas – proved there’s still plenty of love out there for these characters. The little blue humanoids are again starring in a movie, but this time, it’s a fully animated feature from director Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2), not another blend of live-action and animation. Smurfette (Demi Lovato), Gargamel (Rainn Wilson), and Papa Smurf (Mandy Patinkin) are back Smurfs: The Lost Village and a new promo has arrived to tease their return.
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After two movies that blended live-action and animation, Sony Pictures Animation is taking The Smurfs in an entirely different direction with a new fully computer animated adventure, featuring a completely different voice cast, and a mystery for the blue guys (and one girl) to solve.
Smurfs: The Lost Village follows Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty as they defy Papa Smurf’s rules, head into the Forbidden Forest, and try to find a rumored lost village full of…well, we don’t know, but they have eyes just like the Smurfs, so I guess that’s a good sign?
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Sony Pictures previously revived The Smurfs in two live-action/computer animated hybrid adventures. But now the studio is having its Sony Pictures Animation division take a crack at the little blue creatures in a fully computer animated feature film that will harken back to creator Peyo Culliford’s original animation style.
Since today is supposedly Global Smurfs Day, there’s no better time for Sony to unveil a first look at the film, which is called Get Smurfy. In addition, the studio has also unveiled three of the principal cast members: Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin. But to find out who they’re playing, you’ll have to check out the Get Smurfy first look after the jump. Read More »
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The other day there was news that Disney’s Demi Lovato (Camp Rock) was “up for a role” in The Avengers. Not “cast in a role,” mind you, but in contention for one. Well, Marvel Studios and the reps for the actress have all said, nope, not happening. (There’s a little issue with rehab for the girl right now, if nothing else.) But in a THR report that debunks the casting rumor, the trade does say that it has heard Marvel is looking for another actress to add to the lineup which currently features an overload of male roles. Read More »
Rumors never sleep. Doesn’t matter that we’ve just come through the Christmas holiday, that most of LA is still asleep to gather strength for New Year’s Eve, and that the Eastern seaboard is under a couple feet of snow. There are possible news tidbits floating around about The Avengers and X-Men: First Class. The X-Men stuff is possibly spoilerish, so it’s after the break.
The most non-spoilerish bit is the not quite reliable news that Disney star Demi Lovato (Camp Rock) is up for a role in The Avengers. Make of that what you will, but since we know most of the major roles, if anything happens it would likely be for a relatively small part. Also: feel free to grumble about Disney / Marvel co-pollination conspiracy theories in the comments. [RadarOnline]
A recurring rumor from The Avengers and possibly spoilerish news about X-Men: First Class follow after the break. Read More »