The second installment of the Smurfs movies (The Smurfs 2) is out today in theaters near you! The movie is available to view on the big screen in 3D & Real D 3D.
In this sequel to Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live/action animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris.
Returning cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry as Smurfette and Hank Azaria as Gargamel. Brendan Gleeson joins the cast as Victor. Joining the voice cast are Christina Ricci and JB Smoove as Vexy and Hackus.
They’re blue, they’re cute, they’re cuddly and they are coming to the big screen! Friday, July 29th our little blue cartoon friends we all love from the 80’s make the jump from 2D television cartoon land to the ever-so-popular 3D live-action/CGI. This family film is based on The Smurfs comic book series created by Peyo and the 1980s animated TV series it spawned.
The Smurfs (movie) was directed by Raja Gosnell and stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Winters, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays, and Sofía Vergara. This is the the first CGI/live-action hybrid film in The Smurfs trilogy.
In the Middle Ages, the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) discovers the Smurfs’ village and chases them into a wooded area. The Smurfs get scattered and Clumsy Smurf (voiced by Anton Yelchin) wanders into a “forbidden” grotto and some of the other Smurfs follow. Since it’s also a blue moon, a magical portal within the grotto transports them into present-day Central Park in New York. They take shelter with married couple Patrick and Grace Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays) and try to find a way back to their village before Gargamel finds them.