Another year and yet another all-new take on an animation, this time in the form of those adorable blue creatures. The Smurfs are taking us on another adventure, leaving their ‘magic mushroom’ houses behind to venture into the ‘wilderness’, riding on bunnies with a whole host of risqué jokes that are thrown in for the poor parents who will be made to take their offspring.
On board for the Sony Pictures Animation adventure caper is singer Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson voicing Gargamel (The American, The Office), Joe Manganiello voicing Hefty (Magic Mike, Spiderman), Jack McBrayer voicing Clumsy (Wreck-It Ralph), Danny Pudi voicing Brainy (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) with Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) voicing Papa Smurf.
If you know nothing of the Smurfs, have you been living under a rock? Those who grew up in the 80’s would spend their Saturday mornings gawping at the TV over animations such as He-Man, Thundercats and these cute cheeky little blue creatures, OK so maybe the Smurf enthusiasts may have been a little bit younger than your He-Man fans but still… The Smurfs are a property created by Peyo, way back in 1958 with the creation of comic books which were later brought to both the big and small screen. Over the years, they have inspired records and CDs that have sold millions of copies, entire collections of figurines and toys, and many more products. In all, more than 3,000 derived products have been produced.
Smurfs: The Lost Village hits cinemas March 31st.
Smurfs: The Lost Village Official Synopsis
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!