It’s the one you’ve all been waiting for and USA Today have just released the first official image from The 3d Smurf Movie which is due to be with us Summer 2011.They also tell us that the first trailer for the movie is going to be released this coming Thursday which has got me all excited!

In the image, we get to see three of The Smurfs, Grouchy, Papa and Clumsy looking rather confused and walking through Times Square in New York.

If you’ve got no idea what a Smurf is, don’t worry as Wikipedia comes to the rescue as usual! All I remember from The Smurfs was never being able to watch the cartoon as it was always on when my mum shouted to tell me Sunday lunch was ready!

The movie is directed by Raja Gosnell has a voice cast which includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Hank Azaria,  Alan Cumming, George Lopez, Jeff Foxworthy and Paul Reubens.

The Smurfs (French: Les Schtroumpfs) is a comic and television franchise centered on a fictional group of small blue creatures called Smurfs, created by and first introduced as a series of illustrated comic strips by the Belgian cartoonist Peyo (pen name of Pierre Culliford) on October 23, 1958. Culliford’s initial comic first appeared in the Belgian magazine Spirou, and several decades later was adapted into an English language children’s television series by Hanna-Barbera Productions, titled The Smurfs.

What do you think of this new image? Is The Smurf movie something you’ll be looking out for or do you think the whole idea is crazy?