The Smurfs are making a comeback.
The little blue animated creatures evidently can’t stay out of the limelight for long. A new report says that children’s television network Nickelodeon has licensed the global rights to The Smurfs franchise, and is “planning an original CG-animated Smurfs Nickelodeon series for 2021.”
And that’s not all: the world is about to be inundated with Smurf merch. ViacomCBS, Nickelodeon’s parent company, has a consumer products division that will be releasing “a new product line for the animated series featuring toys, stationery, apparel and accessories, home, consumer packaged goods and more” in countries like the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Malaysia starting in 2022. Get the details about the upcoming Smurfs TV series below. Read More »
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?
Watch the new Smurfs The Lost Village trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2 were box office hits, if not exactly critical darlings, but the tiny blue creatures are headed in a different direction for their next big screen outing. Smurfs: The Lost Village is ditching the live-action component of the last two films, and instead will be a fully animated CG adventure about Smurfette (voiced by Demi Lovato) setting out to find her purpose in life.
Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, and Danny Pudi voice three of the boy Smurfs who join Smurfette on her adventure, Rainn Wilson voices the evil Gargamel, and Mandy Patinkin is Papa Smurf. Watch the Smurfs: The Lost Village teaser trailer, plus an international teaser trailer, below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
This edition of Theme Park Bits travels the globe. China, the Middle East and even the Frozen land of Arendelle. Below, read about the following:
- Sony Pictures has licensed several of their major properties, including Ghostbusters, for a Dubai Theme Park.
- The Frozen city of Arendelle is now part of the Disneyland ride Storybook Land Canal Boats.
- Disneyland will launch a new night time parade for its 60th anniversary during 2015.
- The company that owns AMC Theaters is opening a massive movie-themed amusement park in China.
- Knotts Berry Farm announces Voyage to the Iron Reef ride.
- Two men rode every right at Walt Disney World in one day.
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Treble comes for the Barden Bellas again as Adam DeVine joins the Pitch Perfect sequel. Also after the jump:
- Will Mothra make an appearance in Godzilla 2?
- David Spade would like to bring you Joe Dirt 2
- Now You See Me 2 will shoot later this year, probably
- The Smurfs reboot gets pushed back a year
- Hear Jon Snow in a How to Train Your Dragon 2 clip
- Check out the trailer for the Rurouni Kenshin sequels
- Transformers: Age of Extinction gets a Chevy commercial
- See pics from the making of the Transformers soundtrack
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Audiences love the summer because it’s the home of the blockbuster but, in terms of memorable films, the summer of 2010 was a major disappointment. Outside of Toy Story 3 and Inception, the rest of the top 10 films at the box office were a mixed bag of mediocre sequels and remakes. Thankfully, next summer will more than make up for it, at least in terms of blockbuster potential.
The summer of 2011 is absolutely loaded with massive, big budget films including huge sequels Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and The Hangover 2, new superhero films like Green Lantern, Thor and Captain America: The Last Avenger, kids fare such as Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom and Smurfs 3D and don’t forget Super 8, Rise of the Apes, X-Men: First Class and more.
Jon Favreau, director of one of the summer’s wildcards, Cowboys and Aliens, is potentially nervous about the box office back up and feels like many films are going to suffer surprising casualties. Hit the jump for more. Read More »
Ript Apparel’s t-shirt design of the day is a Clockwork Orange/Smurfs mash-up titled A Clockwork Smurf, created by artist Captain_RibMan. As with all of RIPT’s t-shirts, the design will be for sale today only. So act fast before midnight or it will not be available. The good news is the t-shirt is available for only $10 plus shipping.
Teefury’s t-shirt design of the day is a Star Wars/Dr. Who mash-up titled “Robots in Disguise” featuring R2-D2 disguised as a Delek. As with all of Teefury’s designs, this t-shirt will only be available today, and today only. The good news is that you can buy the tee for only $9 plus shipping.
Take a better look at both designs after the jump.
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Personally, I never really thought the Smurfs comparison/knock of Avatar was all that clever or funny (even when done by the South Park guys). But Louise Mundo’s new Threadless tee “Little Warrior” is kind of funny, and a cool illustration. The t-shirt premiered today, and is selling out rather quick. Only $18 plus shipping, so act quick. See the full design after the jump.
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Modern Family star Sofia Vergara has been cast in the big screen adaptation of the Smurfs. Vergara will play a live-action character named Odile, a powerful executive at a high-end French cosmetics company who is married to the main live-action character played by Neil Patrick Harris. Jayma Mays (Glee) had previously been cast in the role, but the trades story claims that she is still part of the supporting live-action cast.
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