The Smurfs - 2011 3D movie, produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures, was a gigantic collaborative success, and the first movie in the Smurf Trilogy to use Sony's CGI live action hybrid animation method of using real actors on screen, with the darling blue cartoon characters, rating it the second largest draw at the box office that year, even after the release was postponed three times!
All you have to do is mention The Smurfs, and people from 3 to 63, will go bonkers when they hear of the tiny blue family, including, but definitely not limited to, Papa Smurf, Smurfette and the villagers, along with their villain, Gargamel with his cat, Azrael, that have been loved for decades by generations, from the 60's clear up to today, and can be related to, worldwide.
The story line entails the Smurf villager's preparing for their Blue Moon Festival, when Papa Smurf peers into his cauldron, observing Clumsy Smurf, accidentally allowing Gargamel and Azrael entry into town, putting the entire village in danger! In an effort to escape their peril, they all try to flee the village, and Clumsy runs to the Forbidden Falls, as Papa, Smurfette, Gutsy, Brainy and Grouchy, all follow and they get sucked into a vortex, landing them in New York City. Unfortunately, their arch nemesis, and his cat, follows and as fate would have it, they find refuge in the apartment of an expecting couple, Patrick and Grace Winslow, played by Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays, who by helping save them, save their own marriage. You will love how they manage to defeat Gargamel, played by Hank Anzaria, and save the relationship of the Winslow's, before their baby is born!
The all star Smurf cast includes, Papa, voiced by Jonathan Winters, Smurfette, by new pop idol, Katie Perry, Grouchy, the incomparable George Lopez, Brainy, Fred Armisen, Clumsy, Anton Yelchin, not to mention, Handy by Jeff Foxworthy and Chef by the world renowned Wolfgang Puck, along with many others, you'll just have to see and hear, to experience and enjoy!
Rumor has it the singer with the bad track record is entirely taken with his new lady, and marriage might be in their future.
Few probably anticipated that "The Smurfs" would be as warmly received as it was. It even surpassed $500 million within two months of its release. With the entire original cast returning, production has now begun on a new adventure that has the blue crew hopping the pond, along with an alumnus of another hit TV-to-film adaptation...