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Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 05-28-2006 10:35 AM:
 
Hello little Smurfs!

Check out this page about the new Smurf movie! It features Vic George's smurfy "coming soon" poster and lots of information regarding the movie.

You can post any additional info or your thoughts and ideas about the upcoming movie here in this message. Any new info or ideas will be added to the new section as soon as it comes in!

I can't wait to hear your thoughts!

[Smile]
 
Posted by Vic George 2K6 (Member # 300) on 05-29-2006 01:37 PM:
 
Personally, I wouldn't call Lucille Bliss the "definitive voice of Smurfette", but that's just my opinion.
 
Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 05-30-2006 09:45 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Vic George 2K6:
I wouldn't call Lucille Bliss the "definitive voice of Smurfette"

Come on, man! Even when she says "yoo hoo!" or even "boo hoo hoo"?

I just love her voice...

[Smile]
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 05-31-2006 03:16 PM:
 
I really hope that Vanity, my most favorite Smurf, is in the film.

I really like your poster a lot, Vic George 2K6!
It's cool! [Vanity Smurf]
 
Posted by Vega (Member # 1321) on 05-31-2006 03:58 PM:
 
Nice poster Vic George 2K6.
I wish to see the Dreamy in that film.
 
Posted by The BIGGEST Smurf fan. (Member # 1327) on 06-01-2006 05:49 AM:
 
So Papa Smurf. When will "The Smurfs" Season 1 be out on DVD in the U.S. ? Us Smurfs fans want it vary soon. We can't wait much longer.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-01-2006 06:35 AM:
 
I really hope that Brainy and Clumsy will be in the movie because I like watching the interaction between them.

Does anyone think the movie will include the smurflings? Or do you think it will be just the original cast of smurfs (like from the first couple of seasons) with Gargamel and Azrael?

[Confused]

PS - great "coming soon" poster!
 
Posted by Santa Smurf (Member # 1435) on 07-30-2006 12:27 PM:
 
Personally, I didn't really care for the Smurflings.

I wonder what the movie will be like... I hope it's not "computer"-animated. Yucky!
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 08-05-2006 10:58 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Santa Smurf:
Personally, I didn't really care for the Smurflings.

I wonder what the movie will be like... I hope it's not "computer"-animated. Yucky!

Funny. I've always felt the same way about the Smurflings and still do. Even though I accepted them they always still felt out of place for me in the cartoon. I remember watching their debut back in September of 1985 and not feeling too crazy about that new addition. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I think the Smurfs were at their very best in their first few seasons in 1981-1984, and nothing will ever change how I feel about that. Maybe I'm just overly sentimental, which is often the case, but that's the way it is. [Smile]

As for the subject here, I really REALLY cannot wait to check out this movie. I just hope they have most, if not all, of the original characters in this film and preserve the original feel that this cartoon had to offer. Either way, I still have to see this. [Cool]
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 08-06-2006 05:43 PM:
 
I want to see it, too.
It's going to be awesome! [Vanity Smurf]
 
Posted by Vega (Member # 1321) on 08-07-2006 03:48 AM:
 
The only thing i`m now curious about that movie is music. I wonder if they will use origonal pieces from the cartoon or they will just smurf some new ones ?
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 12-05-2006 11:26 PM:
 
This is from moviehole.net

Producer Jordan Kerner (Charlotte’s Web & George of the Jungle 2) describes the new movie adaptation of "The Smurfs".

"It’s a 3-D/CG Smurfs", said Kerner. "You just can’t make those guys live – it’d be a little weird, but a 3D Shrek world of them - that’s fantastic."

Kerner states that he has been researching the popular 80s cartoon extensively. "Having seen all 234 episodes of the show, numerous times, Herb Ratner and I have been working really hard at looking where all the holes were in the episodes - ya know, like all of a sudden another woman appears, it’s not just Smurfette – and what we’ve done is we’ve plugged all those holes in a trilogy of three movies, and we reveal things as we go along".

"They’re [Peyo] all so very protective of [The Smurfs], so it took me five years of negotiation to get the rights. And then, they were very uncertain about what story we wanted to tell – we weren’t going to tell them until we had the rights, either. Then we got the rights on everyone’s faith that they also had an ability to veto, and presented them with the treatment. They just loved it. To be told that they loved it – not just liked it – and to be told that [creator] Peyo would’ve loved it, is a huge blessing and a great thing to have happen".

The Smurfs trilogy will be "the animated Lord of the Rings – through the world of these idiots. Because they’re sweet characters but they’re goofs. It’s a comic version, but still very heartfelt, version of Lord of the Rings – though not literally Lord of the Rings, but an epic story like that."

Moviehole.net suggested that the voice of Gargamel is perfectly suited to be voiced by actor John Lithgow. "Very interesting", smiles Kerner. "I love John Lithgow".

Gargamel’s back-story (history) is going to be fully examined in the film trilogy. Viewers will learn "[more] about Gargamel and Smurf Soup and how all that began and what really goes on in that castle. What his backstory really was. There’s an all-powerful wizard... there’s all sorts of things that get revealed as we go along".
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 12-07-2006 01:29 PM:
 
Sounds cool to me! [Cool]

Thanks, Smurfy1For2.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 12-07-2006 08:55 PM:
 
That does sound great...I'm looking forward to seeing some sample shots of the movie [Wink]
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 12-19-2006 01:00 AM:
 
Unfortunately The Smurfs movie will be 3D CGI rendered. I'm not crazy about the idea but this seems to the dominant trend in animation these days. Personally it's oversaturated the market with everything looking like a Pixar clone.

I do hope though that the studio producing the films (it's a Lord Of The Rings Trilogy thing) treat the characters gingerly.

Hollywood folk have a tendency to overexaggerate their self importance using the Special Effect eye candy.

What I do hope though is that the comic albums will be reissued again including other titles that haven't been seen yet.

Smurfing my fingers cross for it.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 12-21-2006 10:22 AM:
 
I hope that they re-release the comics, too.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K6 (Member # 300) on 12-23-2006 10:03 AM:
 
"Unfortunately"? Heck, I've been hoping for a Smurfs movie to be done in 3D CGI. In fact, the Empath story was intended to be done in 3D CGI.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 12-27-2006 01:38 AM:
 
I want them to re-release the comics too, Cool Smurf!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-25-2007 11:23 AM:
 
I assume the movie will take place in the forest with The Smurf Village and Gargamel's Castle. I hope that they don't try to place the Smurfs in a "modern" environment. Could you image our little friends in a big city like New York? LOL! ... although the Muppets were able to "take" on Manhattan!

[Eek!]
 
Posted by Vic George 2K6 (Member # 300) on 03-25-2007 12:00 PM:
 
One idea I had for an EMPATH short story episode was to have the Smurfs during their time-traveling adventures appear in a modern-day big city, dealing with a business mogul named Garfield A. Melthorne (modern-day counterpart of Gargamel) who has them captured and imprisoned in a high-tech laboratory for scientific study. Somehow Empath ends up bumped into the same time period around the same time the other Smurfs get captured, and with the help of a young teenager who was the descendant of King Gerard, he covertly helps the other Smurfs escape and re-enter the timestream again, but he doesn't reunite with them because he ends up being bumped back into his own present time.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-27-2007 12:20 PM:
 
That sounds totally smurfy!!! I can just picture the high-tech lab - it would be super creepy and scary for the smurfs! Not only a great story idea but it would lend itself to some amazing pictures.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 03-29-2007 08:36 AM:
 
That sounds like an awesome story Vic George!
 
Posted by melissa (Member # 1286) on 05-16-2007 01:55 PM:
 
At the 2007 Toy fair they said that Paramount just signed with IMPS and that there was no possible way the movie would be out in time for the 50th anniversary of the smurfs. They (Schleich) said that the movie had to be pushed off until 2009 the earliest, and possible later than that. It makes sense because if the movie was coming out in 2008 then the 2007 toy fair and 2007 licensing fair would be the last oppurtunity anyone would have to promote the movie to the professionals before it came out, and there was nothing, no sign of it coming any time soon...
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-17-2007 02:01 PM:
 
Hi melissa,

What unsmurfy news...
[Frown]

...but I'll be ready for the movie whenever it finally does come out!!! I'll have a big bag of popcorn and a tall glass of smurfberry juice to celebrate!

Thanks for sharing the news!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-23-2007 04:54 AM:
 
A 3d movie can be made in about 6 months a year tops if they want it to look the 'best'. Why would they miss their own anniversary? That makes no sense.
 
Posted by shell (Member # 1701) on 05-30-2007 08:45 AM:
 
I didn't even know there was a Smurf Movie coming out... I just signed up here...LOL
 
Posted by groovyelisa (Member # 1732) on 06-13-2007 10:17 AM:
 
does anybody know anything about smurf figurins 2008?? are there any matching with the movie?

remember my smurf collection
http://puffi.splinder.com
 
Posted by Vic George 2K6 (Member # 300) on 06-15-2007 09:10 PM:
 
There is a Smurf movie coming out, but the projected release date has been pushed back a year. So no Year of Jubilee celebration for the Smurfs on the big screen.
 
Posted by CatsDontDance (Member # 1737) on 06-16-2007 06:27 PM:
 
I like them and they are very cute but 3d animation almost ALWAYS gives me nightmares!(example:"shrek" VERY SCARY AND UNSMURFY!) if it were cartoon i would luv it! sorry yall!
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 06-16-2007 07:15 PM:
 
Hello CatsDontDance. Welcome to Blue Buddies.

Yes, I agree with you about 3D animation, the characters just do not look as cute as cartoon animation. I'll take whatever I can get, though. It's been almost 20 years since the Smurfs ended and we haven't had anything new with the Smurfs in the media since, at least here in America.
 
Posted by lordsmurf (Member # 1725) on 07-01-2007 12:34 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfy1For2:
A 3d movie can be made in about 6 months a year tops if they want it to look the 'best'. Why would they miss their own anniversary? That makes no sense.

That is not true. Most CG movies take a minimum of two years to create, sometimes as long as five years. CG is far more involved than even a live-action flick, and those generally take a minimum of 1-2 years. Even a television show takes 6-12 months to complete, from script to final edit.

From what we can see, Smurfs is not even into pre-production yet, meaning they've not even decided on a script.

Like the Johnny Bravo movie, this one might be over before it starts, especially since it's dragged on for years with nothing new to be said.

Plus the movie would be CG? And they have people like John Lithgow rumored to do voices? Yuck! Maybe we'd be better off without a movie?
 
Posted by Mleinsmurf (Member # 1757) on 07-03-2007 05:03 PM:
 
I understand the fuzz about the 3D instead of 2D smurfs, but as I have understood, they’ve fought about the rights for this movie for five years! Do you really think they would have gotten the rights if the 3D smurfs would be too much different from the 2D smurfs?
I think our smurfs will be just our same old smurfs, only in a somewhat more dimensional village…

I only hope the story is any good… And they don’t think up to many new angles or anything… Like said before in this forum: I don’t like the smurflings either… Hope they don’t invent new things like that!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 07-17-2007 10:21 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mleinsmurf:
Do you really think they would have gotten the rights if the 3D smurfs would be too much different from the 2D smurfs?

Well, UNICEF did blow up the Smurfs real good recently so I'm not 100% sure they're committed to the same vision of the Smurfs we all have...

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by DefLeppardSmurfling (Member # 1798) on 08-03-2007 11:34 AM:
 
Yeah! a Smurf movie!!!!!!! I'm so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I hope Sassette and clumbsy are in it!

Smurf on! Smurf on!
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 01-15-2008 08:30 PM:
 
Oh Bother and Smurfs! [Mad] On Wikipedia, Now I found out that Paramount Pics. delayed the movie release to 2010! This is so fustrating! And it's not fair! [Frown]
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 01-15-2008 08:50 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Amtrak Smurf:
Oh Bother and Smurfs! [Mad] On Wikipedia, Now I found out that Paramount Pics. delayed the movie release to 2010! This is so fustrating! And it's not fair! [Frown]

I'm sorry, but where on Wikipedia did you see that? The entry for the Smurfs film doesn't mention it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smurfs
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 01-15-2008 09:34 PM:
 
Great...what's next for the project? Development hell? There's a surefire way to turn off a great deal of potential future Smurf fans, while we continue to get things like Robot Chicken craptoons.

Personally, I'm also itching to see a full-blown 3D Smurfs game for the modern game systems -- one somewhere along the lines of Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Dak & Jaxter.
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 01-16-2008 12:45 AM:
 
Ah, don't despair guys. I'm sure it will all work out and be somewhat decent if it comes out. I'm thinking they are overestimating here and the movie will be released earlier than 2010 if they do indeed push it back. Just hang in there. [Smile]
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 01-16-2008 12:48 PM:
 
I seriously doubt it, Shane.
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 01-16-2008 07:20 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Amtrak Smurf:
I seriously doubt it, Shane.

Come on. Optimism.
 
Posted by maroon (Member # 2099) on 01-22-2008 07:54 AM:
 
I heard about a Smurf movie coming out this year. Will it be released in America? If so, when? [Confused]
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 01-22-2008 08:03 AM:
 
This is old news actually, but yeah, it will be released in America. It's being produced by American companies, Paramount and Nickelodeon pictures I think.
 
Posted by Marianamersmurf (Member # 1985) on 01-22-2008 05:54 PM:
 
I have been hearing about this Smurfs movie for quite sometime now. To respond to what you said, Amtrak Smurf, yeah I did happen to read on the Smurf entry on wikipedia that the film will be delayed until 2010, but like Shane just said it could come out earlier than that. (And of course on the wikipedia page about the movie, they still say it's coming out in November 2008 and on imdb as well.) Just remember one thing, you can't always believe everything you hear on wikipedia. Some of the info could be wrong.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 01-22-2008 07:49 PM:
 
"All together now, my little Smurfs: goodness will make the badness smurf away,..."
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 01-23-2008 09:37 AM:
 
That's right, never put full trust in Wikipedia. Since it's user based it's very possible the person who wrote 2010 was either misinformed or just mistaken.
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 01-23-2008 11:19 PM:
 
Man, I'm a victim to this site.
 
Posted by maroon (Member # 2099) on 01-24-2008 03:14 PM:
 
Heard its 3D. I'd rather 2D but those animations don't get into theaters these days. It's a bummer, because one of the things I enjoy most about the smurfs is that it's so classic, and they take some of that away with the extra dimension. It's less "Saturday morning"-ish [Frown] I also hope they don't make it too much like Nickelodeon, and fill it with dumb humor.
 
Posted by 1DirXtion (Member # 728) on 01-25-2008 03:58 AM:
 
Aww man, I was so waiting on this movie. I was just coming by now to see if there was any updates and now I see its being pushed back to 2009. how sad [Frown]
 
Posted by Marianamersmurf (Member # 1985) on 01-30-2008 01:43 PM:
 
2009? Where did you hear that, 1DirXtion?
Anyway, to respond to what maroon said, I did hear that Nickelodeon is also responsible for the making of the Smurfs movie and I also heard it was going to be done in CGI animation as well before I began visiting this site. Based on what everyone's been saying, I see it's true. Personally I don't mind it in CGI as long as the story line is well written and the humor is clean in contrast to the Dreamworks film Shrek, but knowing Nickelodeon, they always produce the lamest cartoons in the world like in their 2D works, Sponge Bob, Rugrats and Invader Zim. [Razz]
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 01-30-2008 03:38 PM:
 
I don't mind 3D animation, as long as it's done right, which can make or break any 2D cartoon being converted into a 3D character.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 02-03-2008 01:15 AM:
 
The thing with CGI animation is everybody wants to be as successful as Pixar is. It's oversaturated the market.
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 02-03-2008 06:53 AM:
 
I agree. I'd much prefer if all these movies used 2D, but oh well.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 02-03-2008 10:52 AM:
 
There's also the technique of cel-shading, which was used in the Gamecube videogame The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, which makes 3D animation look like 2D. But 3D Smurfs is what I'm hoping to see someday -- and HAVE BEEN hoping to see since my EMPATH: The Luckiest Smurf fanfiction novel got started back in the 1980s -- and I hope not to be disappointed.
 
Posted by Vega (Member # 1321) on 02-04-2008 01:42 PM:
 
What exactly is CGI? Is this some kind of raytraycing technique?
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 02-04-2008 03:46 PM:
 
It's computer animation or effects.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 02-04-2008 08:17 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Vega:
What exactly is CGI? Is this some kind of raytraycing technique?

CGI is 3D animation. I'm taking computer animation (aka, CGI). Just before xmas I was in a group project in my class and this is what we produced: http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=5n5cQG-5HiI

Also there is more works I did in class on my blog page: http://theravenchild.blogspot.com/

I've been posting some of this stuff on my website too in a 'portfolio' section.

Take care.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 02-05-2008 06:57 AM:
 
I just saw Toy Story 2 the other day and it looked great, the best kind of CGI 3d animation. Looked like a cartoon that just happed to be in 3D, you really didn't get hit over the head with it, even though there was lots of 3d stuff. It's hard to explain, but it had a balance. I hope the Smurf movie is like that!
 
Posted by Vega (Member # 1321) on 02-05-2008 11:50 AM:
 
Thanks for explanation Shane and Raven Child. By the way, very nice graphic [Smile]
 
Posted by threeapplestall (Member # 2131) on 02-05-2008 06:13 PM:
 
Are you serious? It takes on average 4 years for Pixar to make a film, (Google it) which is a little more than six months...
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 02-05-2008 11:36 PM:
 
As a matter of fact. There is a link that was posted on another board that has a test rendering of a smurf in it at the very end.

The link is below.
http://tinyurl.com/2g56ug
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 02-06-2008 06:08 AM:
 
Hey, not bad. That was a pretty cool looking little test render. I guess with the family watching over the project so closely they should have an incentive to keep things as much the same as possible. I hope. Cool looking little animation they showed, though.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 02-06-2008 06:58 AM:
 
Cool!! Thanks threeapplestall! I had trouble with the video but I went and got it from the France channel 3, I uploaded the video here in case anyone else has trouble, it should work on ipod too!

France 3 Schtroumpfs with 3D models

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 02-06-2008 03:33 PM:
 
I can't go to these sites. It won't let me. Darn! [Frown]
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 02-06-2008 06:21 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Shane Jensen:
Hey, not bad. That was a pretty cool looking little test render. I guess with the family watching over the project so closely they should have an incentive to keep things as much the same as possible. I hope. Cool looking little animation they showed, though.

The only thing we have to worry about is how the story/Trilogy will play out and if the voice actors are up to the task.

I hope they try to get some of the original cast involved.
 
Posted by PrinterSmurf (Member # 2139) on 02-08-2008 02:28 PM:
 
My understading was that the Smurfs would CGI while the human characters would be live actors. Was I mistaken?

Speaking of human characters, do you think Johan and Pitwit will be in it?
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 02-08-2008 03:03 PM:
 
I honestly don't know if it's going to be all CGI or a mix of CGI and live-action. I would like it to be the latter, but only if the CGI Smurfs weren't made to be so plasticky -- but then making them look too "realistic" isn't what I would want, either.
 
Posted by Marianamersmurf (Member # 1985) on 02-08-2008 05:24 PM:
 
One website I visited stated that it will be live action/CGI, but based on most sources, it will probably be just CGI.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 02-18-2008 06:48 PM:
 
 -

I got this from Slashfilm, and it looks kind of ok!! At least they all have full eyes!

Excited??? [Confused] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 02-18-2008 07:16 PM:
 
But I wonder about the hair, since there are at least a few Smurf characters that exhibit it -- whether it would be very textured to the point where you can see every strand of Smurfette's flowing blond tresses or Papa Smurf's bushy beard and moustache, or it would be more along the lines of something like Jimmy Neutron and his entourage of related characters. Or perhaps maybe a mix of the two.
 
Posted by Shane Jensen (Member # 1345) on 02-18-2008 08:40 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfy1For2:
 -

I got this from Slashfilm, and it looks kind of ok!! At least they all have full eyes!

Excited??? [Confused] [Big Grin]

So far it looks okay to me. I just hope it doesn't come out looking too plastic. Other than that, I can't wait.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 02-18-2008 09:54 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Vic George 2K8:
But I wonder about the hair, since there are at least a few Smurf characters that exhibit it -- whether it would be very textured to the point where you can see every strand of Smurfette's flowing blond tresses or Papa Smurf's bushy beard and moustache, or it would be more along the lines of something like Jimmy Neutron and his entourage of related characters. Or perhaps maybe a mix of the two.

There are three options in creating hair in 3D. there is a term called "helmet" hair. that is extruded out from the head. Second is poly hair. Many poly's that give it an interesting look. (think of those Anime video games styles). third way of doing the hair would be the syle of hair like in "Incredibles". that syle is done right in the program that the studios are using.

I'm still wondering what program they are using for this movie. The programs I've learned in this course are Maya, XSI, and 3D Max. I'm more familiar with Maya and XSI though.

Back to Smurfette's hair. My guess that they would most likely use the first choice in order to get her full body of hair. the animators can use a system called 'blendshapes' to give motion when she moves her head.

All-in-all, great start in appearance to the upcoming movie [Big Grin]
 
Posted by WendySmurf (Member # 2318) on 06-01-2008 11:40 PM:
 
With the movies coming out, We should all band together and get our Smurfberry crunch cereal back on store shelves. There has to be a way to get a petition or something to POST. Maybe if they see a list of thousands of people asking for it they will make it again. Papa Smurf, how would we do it?
 
Posted by Marianamersmurf (Member # 1985) on 06-02-2008 06:45 PM:
 
I just heard rumor that the film is going to be postponed until next year, of coarse I don't know that for sure. I've read some online articles saying that.

As for the CGI shot of the Smurfs so far for the movie, I think it looks pretty well done so far. However, I'd have to see the final project in order for me to have a complete opinion.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 06-11-2008 05:20 AM:
 
The Smurfs don't look too bad in CGI, but are they going to do that with Azrael, too?

I hope that they have Gargamel in the film, but will he be in CGI or as a real person?
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-12-2008 07:19 AM:
 
Variety reports that the Smurf movie will be released by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation - and it's LIVE ACTION!! Like The Chipmunks movie..

The writers will be David Stem and David Weiss, the guys who wrote Shrek 2 and 3. Jordan Kerner's Kerner Entertainment is still producing. Ben Haber and Paul Neesan will executive produce the film. Haber will also oversee script development for Kerner Ent.

Kerner said the live-action Chipmunks type idea began over the Christmas holidays with Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman - CEO Michael Lynton, who grew up loving 'Les Schtroumpfs' in the Netherlands. Lynton loved the idea of a CGI/live action mix. Kerner also said that Columbia Pictures Chairman Amy Pascal believes for sure that there are a series of Smurf films to come!

Kerner has been working closely on the project with Lafig Belgium (who sold him the rights to the movie which Sony picked up) CEO Hendrik Coysman and Veronique Culliford, the daughter of Peyo.

SO the Smurfs will be Chipmunks style!!!

[Eek!]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-14-2008 10:12 AM:
 
If it's like the Chipmunks movie, then I guess Gargamel will be a real person! Which actor should play him? Any ideas?

And what about his clothes... if it's a real actor - is he going to wear Gargamel's traditional black robe type thing?

[Confused]
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 06-14-2008 10:50 AM:
 
And Gargamel's got to have teeth missing, too, since he's mostly seen with a single tooth dangling in his mouth.
 
Posted by Marianamersmurf (Member # 1985) on 06-17-2008 07:24 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sassette:
If it's like the Chipmunks movie, then I guess Gargamel will be a real person! Which actor should play him? Any ideas?

And what about his clothes... if it's a real actor - is he going to wear Gargamel's traditional black robe type thing?

[Confused]

Hmmm. That's a great question. I reckon Tom Hanks would make out pretty good as Gargamel if the movie is gonna be live action. As for the costume, I imagine it'll probably look more or less like in the cartoon. Maybe something more in the style of the robes used in Harry Potter.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-18-2008 04:54 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Marianamersmurf:
I reckon Tom Hanks would make out pretty good as Gargamel if the movie is gonna be live action.

Tom Hanks does remind me a bit of Gargamel these days..

and..CG Cat or live cat? I'm guessing they'll go for a CG Azrael.

[Confused]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-18-2008 05:00 AM:
 
So where is the Paramount Smurf movie teaser??

 -
 
Posted by Papa Smurf (Member # 1) on 06-19-2008 12:46 PM:
 
Hi Smurfs,

I have updated the Smurf movie page with new information. I have also included a copy of the Paramount / Nickelodeon website in case it is taken down.

http://bluebuddies.com/smurf_movie.htm


quote:
Originally posted by Smurfy1For2:
So where is the Paramount Smurf movie teaser??

Now that Sony animation is involved, the Paramount teaser dates may no longer be valid.

[Smile]
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 07-01-2008 03:23 PM:
 
Oh dear. Bringing classic 2D cartoons into the third dimension on the big screen. This was the reason I stayed away from the Alvin & The Chipmunks movie. Somethings were just not meant to be seen in live action mixed with CGI, in my humble opinion.

I might see this if they can cast as many of the original VAs as possible.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 07-01-2008 04:48 PM:
 
I'd be surprised if they somehow come up with technology that would, in a manner of speaking, digitally "resurrect" vocal talent that has passed on, like that of Don Messick (who voiced Papa Smurf in the cartoon show) or Hamilton Camp (who voiced Greedy and Harmony). Of course, it could end up turning the whole movie into a "sacrifical lamb" for that kind of technology, since being the first to have it won't necessarily make it the best the first time out.

But problems with bringing other 2D cartoon properties into CG 3D aside, I'd still say: bring it on!
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 08-18-2008 11:40 PM:
 
Any updates about the movie yet?! I losing my funnel and smurf hat! And Papa Smurf, mark this topic with the hot exclamation mark!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-19-2008 11:56 AM:
 
My, I liked to know that Lucille Bliss is ready to voice sweet Smurfette again! And that Sally "The Flying Nun" Field also will take part! I wonder if Brainy, Clumsy, Grouchy and Jokey shall have the same voices from HB cartoon show too? June Foray's Jokey was super!   I also like Frank Welker's work, he's very good. Shall he voice Hefty and Poet again?   I'm really curious to watch the final result. Is is true that "real people" will interact with the Smurfs?   I  don't worry very much what they shall be like in 3-D effect (providing they become as alike the originals as the artists can), but I only hope the people in charge will keep the comics and cartoon spirit. I'm a bit afraid they'll put on something which has nothing to do with it...   [Confused]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-29-2008 11:43 AM:
 
I remembered now... How about Debbie Reynolds
voicing Nanny Smurfette and Ricardo Montalbán voicing Grandpa (or Papa) Smurf? He had been making voice for some cartoons (Kim Possible episodes and Ant Bully, for example). Well, pals,
that's just an idea that occurred... [Wink]
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 08-29-2008 02:04 PM:
 
Ricardo Montalban as Grandpa Smurf? That's a rather weird fit. I'd rather have Wilford Brimley if he's still on this side of living.

As for Nanny Smurf, I'd vote for K Callan, the actress who did Ma Kent from the "Lois And Clark" TV show.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-29-2008 02:59 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Vic George 2K8:
Ricardo Montalban as Grandpa Smurf? That's a rather weird fit. I'd rather have Wilford Brimley if he's still on this side of living.

As for Nanny Smurf, I'd vote for K Callan, the actress who did Ma Kent from the "Lois And Clark" TV show.

On the other hand, I can't imagine him voicing Gargamel... I know who's the actress that played Martha Kent, you remembered well, her voice would fit well for Nanny, but...Sorry,
Vic, but who's Wilford Brimley? [Confused]
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 08-29-2008 04:41 PM:
 
He starred in the late 1980s TV series Our House as the character Gus Witherspoon, around the same time Grandpa Smurf made his cartoon show debut. He also starred in both Cocoon movies.

Internet Movie Database information about Wilford Brimley
 
Posted by DivineSheep (Member # 1953) on 10-06-2008 09:29 PM:
 
I'm probably in a minority on this one, but I think the smurfs movie is going to be smurftastic in 3D. it also gives a fun contrast to the live actors.
What really worries me is Nickelodeon's mind-numbing humor mixing with the pure, innocent world of the smurfs.

Not a very important detail, but I really hope Azreal's gonna be a real cat rather then a CGI one. something about CGI cats and dogs doesn't appeal to me for some reason...I didn't like Garfield's 3d look either.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think creating a CGI version of Azreal is harder and more expensive then training a real cat to do Azi's part anyway.

And it's a long shot, but for some reason I hope Prince Theo's in this or one of the 2 others (if it really is going to be a trilogy).
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 10-07-2008 09:06 AM:
 
I'm also worried over them putting some kind of different humor in Smurfs movie, Divine Sheep. I hope this won't happen! Do you know whether Gargamel shall be played by a real actor? If so, then a real cat would fit for Azrael. [Azrael]
(Only another question: what's CGI?) [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 10-07-2008 02:54 PM:
 
CGI is a computer graphic term short for "Computer Generated Imagery." Almost every cartoon is animated with CGI nowadays. It's enough for the nostalgia fan in me to long for the traditional hand-drawn cel animation that we grew up with.

I also fear a possible change of humor in this movie. Knowing Nickelodeon, they will probably shove a bunch of bathroom humor down our throats trying to appeal to today's generation of kids. And I don't want to see that happen to the Smurfs.

As for Gargamel, I'm kind of hoping he's going to be live action. If he's CGI, whoever they cast for his voice better be able to do a really good job at recreating Winchell's Gargamel.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 10-07-2008 03:01 PM:
 
From what I heard at present from the message boards, the movie is now off, so it's now entering "development hell".
 
Posted by DivineSheep (Member # 1953) on 10-07-2008 04:40 PM:
 
Better late then never I always say.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 10-07-2008 07:37 PM:
 
Thanks, Kojinka! That's a pity we haven't heard of any guarantee that Smurfs' original spirit shall be the same in this movie. (SIGH) It seems that all of us must wait and see... [Frown]
 
Posted by Marianamersmurf (Member # 1985) on 10-07-2008 09:18 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kojinka_Sketchette:
CGI is a computer graphic term short for "Computer Generated Imagery." Almost every cartoon is animated with CGI nowadays. It's enough for the nostalgia fan in me to long for the traditional hand-drawn cel animation that we grew up with.

I also fear a possible change of humor in this movie. Knowing Nickelodeon, they will probably shove a bunch of bathroom humor down our throats trying to appeal to today's generation of kids. And I don't want to see that happen to the Smurfs.

As for Gargamel, I'm kind of hoping he's going to be live action. If he's CGI, whoever they cast for his voice better be able to do a really good job at recreating Winchell's Gargamel.

I don't mind CGI animation although I think animators should also stick with the traditional 2D as well from time to time. But just the very thought of the use of toilet humor is just gonna ruin the Smurfs and would only make the movie an unpleasant experience. I fail to comprehend why the people of Nickelodeon even feel the need to entertain people by writing in such tasteless jokes. I believe they just do it because they think they'll attract more attention by doing that. We'll just have to wait and see what they will do. Not everything Nickelodeon comes out with is bad in my book, but most of what they create is disgusting.
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 10-08-2008 08:02 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Squeaky Smurf:
If so, then a real cat would fit for Azrael. [Azrael]

Nowadays, Hollywood is too lazy to train real animals. They'd rather take advantage of modern computer technology, and animate animals, even if it's more expensive. It probably depends on the animal's role. A real cat would be neat, but it would also be interesting to see a 3D rendered version of Azrael's official design following a live-action Gargamel.
 
Posted by Marianamersmurf (Member # 1985) on 10-27-2008 03:04 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kojinka_Sketchette:

As for Gargamel, I'm kind of hoping he's going to be live action. If he's CGI, whoever they cast for his voice better be able to do a really good job at recreating Winchell's Gargamel.

Kojinka, it's interesting that you brought that up. However, if the movie turns out to be all animation, I highly doubt that they would cast somebody who can actually mimic Paul Winchell's Gargamel voice considering that 99% of the cartoon movies we see today consist of famous actors as the voices. I don't fully mind it, but not all the time! It's very rare that you can see any animated movie that needs no celebrity voices, which can get very boring after a while considering that because of the lack of experience in voice overs movie stars have, they just use their own natural voices that it becomes so easy to see the "voice actors" and difficult to see the characters and their voice overs sound so bland it doesn't even sound like they're working in a cartoon. I strongly hope that they will hire professional voice actors for the film, but I've got the feeling that there's a 1% chance they'll do so.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 10-27-2008 04:30 PM:
 
Then again, if somebody could do a Gargamel voice that's just as comically sinister as Paul Winchell's version without it trying to be an exact duplicate, then more power to that voice actor who can pull it off!
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 10-27-2008 06:16 PM:
 
I say Jim Cummings can probably do it fairly close. He took over for Paul Winchell doing Tigger. So why not?
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 10-27-2008 10:14 PM:
 
And he also voices Dick Dastardly in some of the Wacky Races video games.
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 10-28-2008 03:50 PM:
 
Ah, so there you go. Dick Dasterdly sounded VERY much like Gargamel. If Jim Cummings can do DD, I'm sure he could pull off Gargamel.

Now, as for Papa Smurf, I'm convinced actor John O'Hurley can do it. I doubt he's considered at all, but listening to his voice I can't help but think of Papa Smurf. I think he could do it.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 11-12-2008 05:57 PM:
 
I think some kind of difficulty or hindrance relative to Smurfs new movie must have appeared, for I've not heard of it for a long time. Have my fellow Smurf fans got any news about it? [Confused]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 11-12-2008 08:35 PM:
 
Well, hopefully they will start coming out with a trailer after the New Year. It is possible that the publishers are attempting to keep the info tight (only letting out a few snit-bits of previews out like what we saw last year) until the movie debuts next year.
 
Posted by DivineSheep (Member # 1953) on 11-13-2008 04:28 AM:
 
I must say it is rather exciting, not having alot of information about the movie. it'd be all the more fun to watch when it comes out.
They did the same thing with the Simpsons movie from what I remember.

I'm just really freaked out about the whole Nickelodeon deal. I recently downloaded and watched the new 3D Chipmunks movie, and cute as it was, the characters' personality was completely changed (well maybe not Theo's) and they shoved in some uncalled for potty humor, and I just KNOW the same thing is going to happen with the Smurfs.

I don't know if you guys saw the Chipmunks movie, but they turned Simon into a second Alvin, and it really boils me up.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 11-13-2008 09:27 AM:
 
You two are right, perhaps "they" are keeping things in suspense, I suppose 3-D animation might take even more time to be finished and I don't believe it shall be released this year yet. Shall Paramount and Columbia still do it together?
Divine Sheep, I didn't watch Alvin & the Chipmunks movie (though I know the ancient series, it was named "Alvin Show" and was broadcast in B&W TV, possibly I can find it on YouTube), I think I was afraid of finding something that doesn't anything to do with its original humor. Now I feel the same towards the Smurfs movie! From the other world they are now, Monsieur Peyo, Mr. Hanna and Mr. Barbera must have been as apprehensive as all of us are...
 
Posted by DivineSheep (Member # 1953) on 11-13-2008 03:47 PM:
 
If dear old Peyo was still alive, and aware of Nickelodeon's line of work, he would have blown a serious gasket.

But as I always say in grave situations: optimism is of the essence! let us all hope for the best. worst case scenario- we don't like the movie, we won't watch it again.
after all, we each have our collection of loved episodes on discs or our computers, and no hand-me-down copyright or 3D animator is going to take it away from us.

One thing's for sure- when the movie comes out, I'll be taking my Brainy action figure with me for luck. [Cool]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 11-13-2008 07:23 PM:
 
That's a quite good idea, Divine Sheep. Perhaps it shall be good if all of us do the same and take our favorite Smurf(s) to the cinema to give luck... SMURF FANS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, UNITE! [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 11-13-2008 10:52 PM:
 
Lets hope they leave out potty humor in the upcoming Smurfs movie. Potty humor and smurfs don't mix.

If only I had the money and power to own my own studio. I would have bought the rights to make the Smurfs movie and there would be NO potty humor.

Sadly, I don't own any smurf action figures. Someone in a different smurf forum asked if they could make my smurfettes into action figures, I said sure...as long as I get to have one, lol [Big Grin] Not sure if he/she has done them yet...I haven't visited the forum in a long while now.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 11-14-2008 05:54 AM:
 
But Raven, I think it's not only Smurf action figures, you can do it with a Schleich (or another trade) Smurf figurine you own.
I also think your Smurfettes would get LOVELY if they were made into figures.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 11-14-2008 09:29 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Raven Child:
[QB] Lets hope they leave out potty humor in the upcoming Smurfs movie. Potty humor and smurfs don't mix.

If only I had the money and power to own my own studio. I would have bought the rights to make the Smurfs movie and there would be NO potty humor.

/QB]

Agreed on the potty humor, Raven Child. Not that I don't mind it when it's in the right context.

And figurines of your Smurfettes would be smurftastic.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 11-14-2008 09:33 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Raven Child:
Lets hope they leave out potty humor in the upcoming Smurfs movie. Potty humor and smurfs don't mix.

If only I had the money and power to own my own studio. I would have bought the rights to make the Smurfs movie and there would be NO potty humor.


Agreed on the potty humor, Raven Child. Not that I don't mind it when it's in the right context.

And figurines of your Smurfettes would be smurftastic.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 11-14-2008 10:56 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Squeaky Smurf:
But Raven, I think it's not only Smurf action figures, you can do it with a Schleich (or another trade) Smurf figurine you own.
I also think your Smurfettes would get LOVELY if they were made into figures.

No Squeaky, I don't own ANY type of smurf figurines, as far as I know, I never had. I might change that if I see one I like whenever I go shopping [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 11-14-2008 11:13 AM:
 
OH and thanks Squeaky and Swarlock. Wonder if there are plans in making a new tv series of the Smurfs?
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 11-14-2008 02:32 PM:
 
Well fellow smurf fans I have some good news on the Smurfs live-action/CGI film it will be Released on December 17th, 2010 and it's going to be released by Sony Pictures NOT by Paramount Pictures or Nickelodeon Movies here in the states.

http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=10471
 
Posted by DivineSheep (Member # 1953) on 11-14-2008 03:57 PM:
 
Whoah! that's fantastic news! [Big Grin]

and btw, does anyone here remember Space Goofs? you know, that Ren and Stimpy-ish cartoon about 5 aliens stuck in this old gothic house on earth? well there's a CGI movie of that too, in the making. I just saw the trailer, and if you're a fan of the show like me, you'll be happy to hear the plot, characters and voice actors are unchanged. yayness I say!!
 
Posted by DivineSheep (Member # 1953) on 11-14-2008 04:25 PM:
 
OH DARN IT. it was just some stupid kid who put the old GCI video game's trailer up on youtube and said a movie's coming out. [Frown]
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 11-14-2008 10:34 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SmurfyD1983:
Well fellow smurf fans I have some good news on the Smurfs live-action/CGI film it will be Released on December 17th, 2010 and it's going to be released by Sony Pictures NOT by Paramount Pictures or Nickelodeon Movies here in the states.

http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=10471

December 17th, 2010?! I don't believe that! I'll be 26 when that comes! Ohhh, the unsmurfy agony! [Frown] [Mad]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 11-14-2008 10:52 PM:
 
what's wrong with that Amtrak? Most of us here are probably from mid 20's to mid 40's. I think there is the odd teen here.
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 11-15-2008 02:19 PM:
 
So I'll be 27 years old hey just be happy it's got a release date now!
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 11-15-2008 02:54 PM:
 
I just hope they somehow keep to the intended date, and also keep the movie free of any "trash appeal" elements (potty humor being one of them).
 
Posted by DivineSheep (Member # 1953) on 11-15-2008 03:08 PM:
 
That's a long shot Vic, but there's a tiny chance it'll stay pure now that Nick are outta the way.

...and about the former discussion- I think I'm the "odd teen" Raven mentioned...I'm only 18. this is just like my animation classes, I'm the youngest and the only one who got in at 16...everyone else is 20 and up XD
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 11-17-2008 03:20 PM:
 
I registered here shortly before I turned 20.

I too have higher hopes for this movie since Nick no longer has anything to do with it. But I still have to wonder why Time Warner is not playing a role in the making of the film.

Please be patient, Amtrak. We are all going to be two years older when it comes out.
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 11-18-2008 02:24 PM:
 
Grouchy: "I HATE waiting for two years for the movie to be released!"

Vanity: "So do I! And it will smurf my complexion!"

James: "You two are such pouty puffers! Now if you two excuse me, I'm off to rehearse for Season 12, 13, and 14, and another full-length movie of Thomas & Friends. Cheerio, and don't "smurf" your hats off! [PEEP! PEEP!]"
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 11-28-2008 10:30 AM:
 
Well, it is("or was"), the release date of the movie. But still the rumors are true, it's delayed for two years(but when December comes through till the new year, it'll be one year to go). And it will be released on Christmas 2010.

Oh, What can I(and we) do till then? We can't just let a year go by to waste(and let time fly so fast). [Sigh] [Frown]
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 11-28-2008 02:22 PM:
 
I'll be 29 years old when the movie comes out. [Vanity Smurf]
 
Posted by Eep² (Member # 1249) on 01-05-2009 11:43 AM:
 
Well, if Sony and Columbia are producing and distributing (respectively) the film over Nickelodian and Paramount then there was probably a legality issue that prevented the film from being finished/released in 2008. Ah well; at least the film is being released!

Now if I can just get Sony/Columbia to agree to host a Second Life sim where I can build Smurf Village! [Wink]
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 01-10-2009 11:40 PM:
 
I like Lucille Bliss too.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 01-10-2009 11:54 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Amtrak Smurf:
Oh Bother and Smurfs! [Mad] On Wikipedia, Now I found out that Paramount Pics. delayed the movie release to 2010! This is so fustrating! And it's not fair! [Frown]

Nothing's ever fair. I agree. I wanted a smurfy Christmas last year and almost did. At least the movie is a go - for the moment.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 01-11-2009 12:15 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Shane J:
I say Jim Cummings can probably do it fairly close. He took over for Paul Winchell doing Tigger. So why not?

He does a good Tigger too.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 01-11-2009 10:47 AM:
 
Eep², I'm loving the 3D Smurf Village! That mushroom house is sooo cool.
[Techno Smurf]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 01-11-2009 11:41 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Eep²:

Now if I can just get Sony/Columbia to agree to host a Second Life sim where I can build Smurf Village! [Wink]

Wow, nice job in the 3D work on the Smurf Village [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 01-12-2009 07:53 AM:
 
Now I'm envious.
 
Posted by Space Harrier Brainy (Member # 2350) on 01-17-2009 05:29 PM:
 
Why does the people say the movie will be released in 2010 again?
I can't stand it, I just can't . . . (cries on the inside)
[Frown]
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 01-19-2009 01:53 AM:
 
I'll be 32 when the movie comes out. Big deal, it will be here before we know it. The last two years just flew by for me, and so will the next. We waited this long for new Smurf material, what is another two years? Not much for me at least. Just hang in there my little Smurfs. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Binky (Member # 2693) on 01-28-2009 11:49 PM:
 
Eep²,

Your Smurf Village is very impressive. I can imagine myself wandering through the village, stopping to play with Puppy, chatting with Handy, and even dangling my feet into the ocean water for a bit of relaxation. What a peaceful place.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful vision.
 
Posted by Eep² (Member # 1249) on 01-29-2009 09:38 AM:
 
Heh. Well, if any (or all) of you want to come to Second Life (accounts are free) just sign up here (put my name, Eep Xue, as the referral) and then IM me in SL and I'll rez Smurf village around you (as much as I have rebuilt so far anyway, which is mostly everything except for a lot of the vegetation and the other smurf characters except for most of Handy and Smurfette). Smurf ya there! [Smile]
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 01-29-2009 06:51 PM:
 
What? Second Life is full of morbidly obese furries.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 01-29-2009 08:51 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kojinka_Sketchette:
What? Second Life is full of morbidly obese furries.

LOL LOL LOL [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Eep² (Member # 1249) on 01-29-2009 09:43 PM:
 
Oops, I forgot the link to sign up on. And, no, there aren't just morbidly obese furries in SL; there are all kinds of people/beings--and not nearly enough smurfs! [Frown]
 
Posted by Natural Smurf (Member # 2702) on 02-13-2009 06:38 AM:
 
If Sony/Tristar were producing Smurf movies, you could build a sculpture of a flying horse,Eep2! [Big Grin] [Clown Smurf] [Techno Smurf]
 
Posted by antolicous (Member # 2755) on 03-20-2009 11:53 PM:
 
i am but i am not looking forward to the movie. I am because it will be great, but as a collector it is going to be a nightmare! prices will go through the roof! (making it hard to buy) And there will be soo many crappy merchandise items coming out!!!
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 03-23-2009 04:44 PM:
 
I really want to go see the movie, but I hope it stays true to either the cartoons or the comics, or both.
 
Posted by Smurfysmarts (Member # 2756) on 03-23-2009 07:21 PM:
 
I want to see it. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by dianitapitufita (Member # 2761) on 03-25-2009 03:04 PM:
 
I want to see it!!!

I can`t wait more!!!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-02-2009 10:45 PM:
 
Yesterday I found this image at Google :
 -
A scene of the first (!!) Smurf animated cartoon, a 1959 Belgian production! Much time before HB cartoons and the sooo expected new Smurf movie...
I also found a part of it on YouTube. For the Smurfs who didn't watch it yet, here's the link:
http://bluebuddies.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/2077.html#000016 [Wink]
 
Posted by Brainy smurf snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-22-2009 08:21 AM:
 
I think this CG/3D smurfs should look for the
previously first and then back to the movie's
main story.i know they really trying to reintroduce the smurfs again.but they need to
impress the old fans too! and i'll say for upcoming movie:Same smurfy smurfs but new biggest
adventures!

see you smurfs in theater.
as i always say something that's so smurfy
you should let it drives you smurfy!
 
Posted by Brainy smurf snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-22-2009 08:35 AM:
 
I really hope that danny goldman.reprise his
role as brainy smurf!in this upcoming highly
anticipated by fans smurf movie!if danny
gone it's like my lovely brainy gone too!
Me neither Oingo Boingo Smurf! i just can't
wait to see it too!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-22-2009 09:21 AM:
 
Cool pic Squeaky!! and Brainy smurf snaeha danny Goldman is the man yes??

Can't wait..

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfysmarts (Member # 2756) on 05-22-2009 04:53 PM:
 
Yeah! He should voice Brainy and lots of movies have been delayed or are in 2010, 2011, 2012,too! Mostly CGI movies......
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 05-23-2009 12:10 AM:
 
Just saw the Youtube video.

Wow!

I had heard about this.
 
Posted by Oingo-Devoloid Smurf (Member # 2350) on 05-27-2009 03:32 PM:
 
I could hardly wait for that darn movie to come out! All of the cool commercialy released smurf stuff are delayed, delayed and delayed!!!
[Mad]
Almost 2 years left until the film comes out? I hope they change it to July 2009 & cut off the December 2010... how stupid!
Paramount is so devoid of releasing it at an appropriate time!
 
Posted by Smurfysmarts (Member # 2756) on 05-27-2009 04:15 PM:
 
Yeah! That'd be nice. A CGI movie, cool, but with live actors, maybe... but not smurf style....
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 07-01-2009 05:52 AM:
 
Release news!!

The Smurfs 3D movie will be released December 17, 2010!!

Colin Brady directs the movie. David Stem and David Weiss wrote it!!

I CANT WAIT!!!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 07-01-2009 08:02 AM:
 
Still a long wait...i just can't wait!
December 17 2010 ,this is the official date right?
For me the smurf movie will not gonna release here in thailand.
Your guys from there are so lucky!
I should order my cousin to buy the dvd of this smurf movie.
You know,at that time comes...
If you know other way to watch this movie or shocking news.
Like the smurf movie release date for thailand or S.E. Asia!
Anyway,thanks for a smurf movie news update.
Keep it smurfy,Smurfy1For2!
 
Posted by De-Evolution Smurf (Member # 2350) on 07-01-2009 09:24 AM:
 
Actually, it is a really long wait because we were happy when last year, they promised to show it in 2008 but, they delayed it by 2 years!!
[Frown]
It's unfair! (cries) Now I'm crying because of Warner Bros. delaying this good looking movie by a really long time.
(sobbing) ......
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 07-01-2009 09:50 AM:
 
I see...you know its not fair to make us dissappointed for two times in a row.
(sobbing)
And i didn't know why they have so much problems for reintroduce
the smurfs and also smurf movie!
The only thing we can do right now is wait for the update news
for this movie and hope it'll be a good one...
I know it's hard to do for both of us.
And all i hope is it'll all be end smurfy...i hope...
Don't give up hope De-Evolution Smurf!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 07-01-2009 07:58 PM:
 
Hmmm, December 2010... There must have been much accuracy in Smurf movie making-off, so what else could explain so much delay?? [Frown]
 
Posted by De-Evolution Smurf (Member # 2350) on 07-01-2009 10:41 PM:
 
................................... [Frown]
(cries so hardcore) ............................... (sobs for 3 minutes) ......
I just can't take the delays any............. more................................. (slaps self because of not being in a good mood)

................ Uhhhhh............................. oh boy.......... this is sooooo bad.................... [Frown] [Frown] (cries even more because of having a so hard time dealing with delays)............................... (goes uncomprehensible) .... (hardcore breath) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHGHGHGHGHGH!!!!!!! I JUST CAN'T STAND THIS DELAYING & SALES DECLINE!!! NUMBER ONE, NO MORE SEASON SETS & SECOND OF ALL................... SMURF MOVIE DELAYED FOR A VERY LONG TIME IT JUST............................. WEARS ME OUT............................... I JUST WANT TO........... UH............ GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!! ALL PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING THE MOVIE, PLEASE JUST MAKE IT 2009, RIGHT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!! (slaps self so hard it's not funny) ................... (kicks the wall) ............................ (screams so hard for 5 seconds) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!! (wails heavily) I can't take this smurfing agony any more....!
[Frown]
...................we are very sad because it's about a 1 and a half years wait!!!
(let's out his crying even more)
................it's very hard for me to calm down over.....................
 
Posted by De-Evolution Smurf (Member # 2350) on 07-02-2009 05:38 PM:
 
But, don't worry, I am not giving up my hope.....
[Mad] ........ we will at least try to make them change the movie delay from 2010 to sometime in 2009!!!
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 07-02-2009 11:39 PM:
 
Get a hold of yourself De-E. S.! You don't see me going wacky about the delay! And I know, I feel the same way too. [Frown] [Roll Eyes]

So you just have to accept the confirmed release date of December 17, 2010. And I'm gonna manage it, and you should too. [Cool]
 
Posted by De-Evolution Smurf (Member # 2350) on 07-02-2009 11:49 PM:
 
Well, I'll try my best on not being wacky over that long-shot delay for the Smurfs movie!
Since, I am not sure how in the smurf we should look forward to that movie...
[Confused]
Well, I could smurf some time by working on some crossover topics for days & days because I like art! Working on art when I am not in a good mood usually calms me down... (breathes softly)
So, I am going to be taking a break for several days from this site! Best of luck to all who are looking forward to the movie!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 07-03-2009 04:52 AM:
 
I'm glad that you're finally calm it down!
I just read your last 2 posts and i decided
to keep quiet and see how can you manage your
anger.
And i read your newest post and you're doing good!
So don't take it serious now.
Just concentrate on your crossovers.
it's the best thing for you now!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 07-18-2009 04:51 PM:
 
Fellows, I don't know if you've ever heard of this before but I read that the director of the two Scooby-Doo movies - Raja Gosnell - was called last 9th to direct the (anxiously expected...) Smurf movie. The news also added it will be released on 17 December 2010 in 3D and 2D. Well, let's see if it's really gonna happen... [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 08-15-2009 08:14 PM:
 
Okay great news The Smurfs Movie is in Preproduction and will begin filming this autumn and into the winter I've read they will film some in the great state of New York,

Want to star in the film or want your kids too? Sony Pictures is casting and rumor has it that John Lithgow will being playing the role of Gargamel and I have heard that the script will show Gargamels orgins and show why he hates smurfs so much I wonder will Azrael be a CGI kitty or a real one..anyway here is the link to casting notices..

http://casting.backstage.com/jobseekerx/SearchJobs.asp?SearchStartingPoint=MainSearchForm&txtaction=CREATE&ProfileID=&SubmitToSearch=Search&lctr=1&rvsd=-1&o1=2&p1=1&ipp=10&city=&fr omsearchpage=true&kwrd=%27THE%20SMURFS%27&kwdt=1&lcta=1&btnSearch=Run+Search+Now

http://www.exploretalent.com/display_casting4.php?casting_id=521695&s=74546cab06ee2d932202d7ae209e44cf

So I got this insiders tip that Matthew Broderick, James Caan, and Dakota Fanning have been confirmed for The Smurfs Movie.

I'm Guessing

Matthew Broderick-Hefty Smurf
James Caan-Papa Smurf
Dakota Fanning-Smurfette

Take it with a grain of salt until it's proven true my insider is right 95% of the time!
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 08-16-2009 08:57 PM:
 
Hi, SmurfyD1983! [Cool]

Thanks for the information! It sounds pretty cool to me! [Smile]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 08-17-2009 05:36 AM:
 
Yes!
I like your new information about the smurf movie!
Especially the audition for leading role for
the movie!
I finally have a change to be an actor now
first time in the smurfs movie! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
That role for Sam,i very well suited to that role!
I'll try to submit it! [Cool] [Wink]
Thanks a lot!
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 08-17-2009 10:30 AM:
 
Your Welcome I'll post more news as soon I get it.
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 08-31-2009 12:30 PM:
 
So, I hear The Smurfs Movie may be pushed back to Easter or Summer 2011 due to ''The Green Hornet'' given That sony now has placed hornet in The Smurfs Release date spot...I hope ''hornet'' gets moved to Summer 2011..

Stupid Green Hornet...it's not all bad here is a teaser poster/flyer with a ''shocked'' cgi smurf!
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thanks to pvc blue.
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 08-31-2009 03:25 PM:
 
Uh oh...now they're using a line from "Scarface"!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-31-2009 04:51 PM:
 
Thanks a lot for the informations, SmurfyD1983. Very great hearing from latest news on new Smurfs movie! [Happy Smurf]
Now I'm curious about who shall voice Brainy, Grouchy and Clumsy... Not forgetting Jokey, Vanity and Greedy, teehee. [Big Grin]
(The teaser is pretty nice, but... Don't you all think our little friend is a bit slim? And what do you think about blue eyes?) [Confused]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 09-01-2009 03:21 AM:
 
Nice teaser! I think that smurf looked skinny
than he could be,not a problem to me anyway.
Their cgi quality are awesome! [Smile] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
Looks like Sony really put their efforts into
this smurf movie! [Big Grin]
I hope the smurfs movie wouldn't get any delay
because of The Green Hornet and this green hornet
should be pushes back instead!
Because the smurfs movie was more anticipated
movie than green hornet!
Just how long the smurfs can be reintroduce
to the world again.
Thanks for this shocking smurf SmurfyD1983! [Smile] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 09-14-2009 08:44 PM:
 
Bad News My Fellow Smurfs..

The Smurfs Movie has been delayed due to''The Green Hornet'' taking the smurfs release spot now The Smurfs Film will hit here in the USA on July 29,2011 and overseas won't see it until August or September 2011 depending on where you live...

But look on the bright side now they have more time to make it right script wise and more time to render the cgi smurfs ..and it is now a Summer Movie in the states so it should do really well.

However, The Movie is said to start filming in October 2009 in the State of New York.

The Cast should be annouced soon.
[Cool]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 09-14-2009 09:36 PM:
 
Thanks for the news, even if they're not so good, SmurfyD1983! Oh my... August or September 2011... Then I suppose it might be released in Brazil in this time! And about the script I hope they really shall do the right thing. You know, all of us here in Bluebuddies are quite apprehensive about coming upon 'toilet humor' in Smurfs movie, since this has nothing to do with their original context. I really wouldn't like to watch Jokey using one of those "noise cushions" as a trick to catch another Smurf unawares, for example. [Frown]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 09-14-2009 10:04 PM:
 
SmurfyD1983,thanks for this bad news.
Here it goes again another delay for the smurfs
movie.
If De-Evolution Smurf know this hes gonna be
really mad.
Sorry for missing characters this computer's keyboard was half-broken
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 09-15-2009 06:57 PM:
 
Thanks for the news SmurfyD1983!! We have to wait but thats ok if the movie is good in the end. Squeaky you're right I hope hope hope the movie doesn't go all low brow on us. Gargamel is plenty scary to sustain a movie and make it good, we don't need gross stuff.

Brainy Smurf Snaeha the way I look at it, good things are worth waiting for!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 09-16-2009 07:27 PM:
 
OH BOTHER AND SMURFS!! DELAYS ARE SUCH A PAIN IN THE SMURF!! [Frown] [Mad]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 09-17-2009 05:50 PM:
 
Good News My Little Smurfs!

Production has started on the Smurfs Movie!Production as begun in Bethpage,New York!

''For several weeks recently, a production crew used the 500,000-square-foot plant to film scenes for "Smurfs," an animated Columbia Pictures film based on the legendary blue characters created by the comics artist Peyo.''

http://www.newsday.com/columnists/james-bernstein/canon-exec-to-propose-melville-as-world-headquarters-1.1452985

So .. Production as started which means they now have a much longer post production ..which means they have time to get the movie right.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 09-17-2009 09:15 PM:
 
Hey SmurfyD1983 thanks for the great news!

Here is the article SmurfyD1983 links to (written September 17, 2009):

Old Plant 5 going Hollywood?

The former Plant 5 at Northrop Grumman Corp. in Bethpage - where the lunar lander was built in the 1960s for the Apollo moon program - may be again used to film a second Hollywood movie.

For several weeks recently, a production crew used the 500,000-square-foot plant to film scenes for "Smurfs," an animated Columbia Pictures film based on the legendary blue characters created by the comics artist Peyo.

The first filming at the plant took place this spring, when Columbia filmed part of the spy movie "Salt," which stars Angelina Jolie. Plant 5 is now owned by East Setauket developer Parvis Farahzad and is called Lunar Module Park LLC.

Farahad wants the facility to be a regular stop on the Hollywood film circuit.

Last week Farahad said some filming for "Smurfs" took place at the plant but was halted for a rewriting of the script, and the production is now on hiatus.

"They worked for about two or three weeks," Farahad said, adding he is awaiting word from Columbia on when filming might resume.

In a news release Columbia and Sony Pictures Animation say they plan to release the movie in December 2010.

Farahad said he is committed to keeping the plant available to Hollywood studios. "We have the right facility," he said.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 09-18-2009 04:17 AM:
 
Ok,thanks for the production news SmurfyD1983
and Smurfy1For2!
That plant must be very big at 500,000 square foot. [Eek!]
Still lot smaller than 500,000 square metre
central world department store in thailand
Something big,very big gonna happen soon...
I can feel it! [Cool] [Eek!] [Smile]
Looking at how big they put in this smurfs movie!
(The big studio at bethpage,new york thats for sure) [Cool]
I don't know about the budget that they used.
If you can find it be sure to tell me!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 11-29-2009 03:21 PM:
 
Hi, fellows! Until I've just entered this blog I had no idea about what the movie story would be about, so take a look and go to 'Plot Summary'! (Personally I got surprised...) There's also a countdown to the Smurfs Movie... This made me a bit disappointed again (SIGH). [Frown] [Roll Eyes] You'll understand why!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 11-29-2009 07:35 PM:
 
Thanks Squeaky! Here's the article:

The Best Smurfing Movie News Ever!

Tentatively to be released in 2011, the Smurf Movie (also know as Smurfs 3D) will feature 3D animation and live actors. The movie is currently in pre-production phase and is set to be the first of three.

Rumored to be in the film are John Lithgow as Papa Smurf, Wallace Shawn as Gargamel, and Julia Sweeny. Directing credit currently lists Raja Gosnell. The screenplay is by David Stem and David Weiss with Audrey Wells "polishing." Jordan Kerner is the film's producer. Ben Haber executive producer along with Paul Neesan.

Update: Wallace Shawn is popping up all over the place as Gargamel. I'm tracking the rumor source right now.

Update: Looks like the project is back on schedule. Raja Gosnell will direct.

Update: The release date has been moved from December 17, 2010, to July 29, 2011.

Plot Summary

There's not a lot of information about the Smurf movie plot. Producer Jordan Kerner did say the story of Gargamel will be explored: "What his backstory really was. There's an all-powerful wizard... there's all sorts of things that get revealed as we go along."

Kerner also mentioned some sort of strange connection to Lord of the Rings, "the animated Lord of the Rings - through the world of these idiots. Because they're sweet characters but they're goofs. It's a comic version, but still very heartfelt, version of Lord of the Rings - though not literally Lord of the Rings, but an epic story like that."

The story is rumored to be unique. It is neither a sequel or prequel to earlier works.

Through casting information, we get a peek at the film. Two characters will be "Sophie," a 9 year-old-ish girl who is given a doll by her father that turns out to be Clumsy smurf. Her brother, "Sam," is 14-ish and withdrawn. He helps Sophie in a quest to return Clumsy (and maybe other Smurfs) home.

Casting details hint that Sophie tries to make Clumsy a member of her family. How is the "Lord of the Rings" related?

Pre-production Pics

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Teaser Poster

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Articles and Posts

'The Smurfs' Movie Now Casting

Sony Pictures Animation Inc. and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., are casting kids for "The Smurfs" feature film, which reportedly will be a hybrid of live-action and animation. The motion picture will be produced by Jordan Kerner ("Charlotte's Web") and directed by Raja Gosnell ("Scooby-Doo" and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"). "The Smurfs" movie is currently in preproduction; shooting will between 2009-10, with an expected 2D and 3D release date of Dec. 17, 2010.

Seeking—Sophie: ages 8-10, a girl of great imagination and originality, though always appealing, she is often socially awkward and doesn't fit in with the other kids, she's smart and open, though she can be physically clumsy, when she discovers that the "doll" her father brought home from Belgium is actually a living, breathing Smurf, she takes "Clumsy" in as a member of the family and tries to get the household to embrace him and the rest of the Smurfs; Sam: 13-16 (to play 14-15), Sophie's brother, a good kid, but he's going through that phase where he can be difficult and withdrawn and retreat to his room to play video games, through his involvement in the Smurfs' quest to get home, he reconnects with his parents and sister.

Online audition videos are currently being accepted for these roles.

Raja Gosnell to direct 'Smurfs'

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Raja Gosnell has been tapped to direct Sony's live-action/animated "Smurfs."

The film will be released in 3-D and 2-D formats on Dec. 17, 2010.

"Smurfs" will be produced by Jordan Kerner ("Charlotte's Web"). J. David Stem and David N. Weiss (“Shrek 2,” "Jimmy Neutron") penned the script and Audrey Wells (“George of the Jungle”) is polishing; the logline’s being kept under wraps.

Gosnell started his career as an editor on "Home Alone," "Pretty Woman" and "Mrs. Doubtfire" and broke into directing on "Home Alone 3." He most recently helmed "Beverly Hills Chihuahua."

Sony announced in June 2008 that it had launched the "Smurfs" movie project after obtaining film rights to the blue-colored characters from Lafig Belgium via Kerner and signing Stem and Weiss to write the screenplay. Kerner secured film rights to the Smurfs property in 2002.

Best known in the U.S. for the long-running Hanna-Barbera cartoon, the Smurfs were created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford, known throughout the world as Peyo. The Smurfs, known as "Les Schtroumpfs" in French, were created for a Belgian series of comicbooks, first as minor characters.

The dwarflike villagers spawned a line of statuettes, games, toys, theme parks and a hit TV series, which ran as part of NBC's Saturday-morning lineup 1981-90.

"Smurfs" marks Sony Pictures Animation's first hybrid film and was the first project to go into development since Hannah Minghella was named prexy of production for the division in April 2008.

What I Don't Want to See in This Film

Hollywood seems to think it's funny when childhood characters act out inappropriately, either out of character or simply lewdly. Here's a list of things I hope won't make it in the film:

1) Sexual Smurfs: I don't want to see Lazy dry humping someone's leg like a dog or Smurfette dressed up like a slut.

2) Drugs and Alcohol: Grumpy hitting a bottle of Evans or Papa Smurf lighting up a doob. Just wrong.

3) Ninja Smurfs: Smurfs are peaceful and rely on their speed and evasion abilities to avoid trouble, plus a little bit of magic. Please, Hollywood, don't make them Ninjas or Jedis or G.I. Joe heroes.

4) Overly Explaining Smurfs: There are a few mysteries about Smurfs that should stay mysterious. I don't want everything ruined because someone has the need to tell us why there are a disproportionate number of male to female Smurfs.

5) Modernized New Smurfs: Cyber Smurf. iPod Smurf. X-treme Sports Smurf. Social Justice Smurf. Nope, just give me some good, old-fashioned Smurfs.
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 11-29-2009 07:50 PM:
 
I like the teaser poster, but I think the tag-line could be a little more creative. I can tell they are punning on the line from Scarface "Say hello to my little friend". Hope it'll all be worth the wait. Thanks 4 posting this article, Smurfy1for2.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 11-29-2009 08:12 PM:
 
Thanks to you, Smurfy. Great job! [Happy Smurf]
In another link of the blog, I found 'Great Smurf Websites I Found', in which the author mentions... Guess what?? [Big Grin] [Wink]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 11-29-2009 09:05 PM:
 
your welcome and Thanks for the original link Squeaky!

quote:
Originally posted by Squeaky Smurf:
In another link of the blog, I found 'Great Smurf Websites I Found', in which the author mentions... Guess what??

Yay they're talking about us!!
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 11-30-2009 04:49 PM:
 
Hi, My fellow Smurf lovers

I come with news gaming news! I found out that a Smurfs Movie Game is in the works it will be released in July,2011. I hear it will be released by Activision on all current systems such as the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3,PSP and the Nintendo DS. Read what sony has in store the smurfs !

The movie is gonna be HUGE ! LOTS and TONS of Smurf Merch !

[Wink]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 11-30-2009 08:52 PM:
 
Thanks SmurfyD1983! I can't wait to see the new games!!

Here is the article:

Sony Licensing is Smurftastic

by Jennifer Sinclair

Sony is bringing The Smurfs to a new generation and giving them a 21st Century treatment, all in anticipation of the Holiday 2010 feature film release. Not surprisingly, the classic characters are shaping up as a hit at retail.

Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) prides itself on standing out in the crowd when it comes to licensing. "We don't have a stable of classic characters," says Juli Boylan SVP (Senior Vice President) of Sony Pictures Consumer Products Worldwide. "Every property we work on is very different which allows us to be more entrepreneurial and opportunistic. We don't have a set formula where we insert a property and have it go through the same system. Each of our properties are unique, so that's how we approach our strategy and determine how the licensing program will best support a theatrical release or the success of a TV series."

The variety that Boylan talks about here is evident when you take a look at the properties SPCP currently has on its slate, and more evident when you see the strategic approach and direction the company is taking. Take, for example, the well-known franchise Ghostbusters, which was first released as a film in 1984. In support of the 25th anniversary, SPCP developed a limited global licensing program targeting the core fan with apparel, accessories, gift and novelty, publishing, and toys and collectibles. The official launch was in June, with the release of the Ghostbusters Video Game from Atari in conjunction with Sony pictures Home Entertainment's release of the original film for the first time on Blu-ray DVD. SPCP has also partnered with Mattel as the master toy license. Rumor has it that all of this paranormal activity could lead to a third installment of the Ghostbusters film franchise.

Additionally, SPCP handles all the retail and promotional activity for the Spider-Man film franchise, including the upcoming relapse of Spider-Man 4 in 2011.

Another classic franchise SPCP is reinvigorating is The Smurfs, created in 1958 by a Belgian cartoonist, Pierre Culliford, better known as Peyo. In the US, the property is most recognized through the animated series that ran for nine consecutive years on NBC beginning in 1981, supported by a multi-million dollar licensing program with more than 140 licensees across all product categories. What makes this story even more smurfy is that Sony Pictures Animation has announced The Smurfs Movie, slated to release in December 2010. SPCP represents the licensing for both the classic and the film property in the US and Canada. SPCP's strategy has been to target the original fan and seed the market with trendy, fashion-forward products such as T-shirts by Junk Food, a Smurfette cosmetics line by Too Faced, accessories by Loungefly, and toys from Jakks Pacific.

SPCP has been strategic in reinvigorating the brand through marketing, publicity, and retail-driven events leading up to the film release, which have included the debut of the first-ever Smurf balloon and float in the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, to continue through 2010. Papa Smurf, Smurfette, and Smurf also made a visit to The White House for the 2009 Easter Egg Roll. "While the Smurfs are endearing and beloved characters around the world, the movie will be the catalyst to introducing them to a whole new generation of fans especially in the US," says Boylan.

SPCP is currently developing a licensing program in anticipation of the upcoming 3-D live action / CGI-animated hybrid feature film. The Smurfs will be found on products ranging across all key categories including toys, apparel, accessories, back to school, domestics / housewares, gift and novelty, health and beauty, sporting goods, publishing, and interactive. There is no doubt that holiday 2010 will be smurftastic.

As you can see, SPCP has a special knack for developing strategic programs to revitalize classic properties in fresh and unique ways. "It's what keeps our job interesting," says Boylan, "we get the privilege to work on something new and exciting every day."
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 01-20-2010 11:58 PM:
 
The poster is rather meh!

And the catchphrase "Say Hello To My Little Friend" is overused.

Me? I'm begging for the books that never got released in The US.
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 01-21-2010 05:52 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SmurfyD1983:
Hi, My fellow Smurf lovers

I come with news gaming news! I found out that a Smurfs Movie Game is in the works it will be released in July,2011. I hear it will be released by Activision on all current systems such as the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3,PSP and the Nintendo DS.

http://www.forum.bluecavern.com/viewtopic.php?t=12409&sid=4e26794bc43ea7e21fa7ded4b1e6b2c4

Click on forum and then look for the topic ''Movie and Licensing News for the Smurf'' and you can read what sony has in store the smurfs ! [Wink]

The movie is gonna be HUGE ! LOTS and TONS of Smurf Merch !

Awsome! I thought about that just today, that a Smurfs game should be in progress for the new movie. Thanks for the post, SmurfyD1983.
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 02-03-2010 06:27 PM:
 
Check out this leaked image of a smurf from the upcoming live-action/CGI film The Smurfs Movie!

Click for a bigger Leaked Smurf Image
http://www.ugo.com/movies/exclusive-first-look-the-smurfs-character-design

How Cute! He looks REAL! I'm amazed! I LOVE IT what about you? The Smurfs Movie is in pre-production and will be filming the smurfvillage scenes in Central Park in New York City,New York USA!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 02-03-2010 06:51 PM:
 
Cool news SmurfyD1983!! Smurf Village in Central Park - so cool.

I'm so excited about this!

Here is what the article had to say:

The Smurfs Movie Character Design: Exclusive First Look

by Jordan Hoffman

Talk of a Smurfs movie has been buzzing for years, but finally, now, it is upon us. Raja Gosnell, of Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Scooby-Doo fame, is currently in pre-production on a live action mixed with CG feature in New York City. (Yes, the Smurfs village is in Central Park. Awesome.)

One of our spies was able to grab a shot of this adorable CG rendered Smurf. You'll notice it looks a lot different than the Smurf that was featured on a leaked poster some months back. It says "Smurfy" next to him - but we’re guessing that’s more of an exclamation than the little dude’s name.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 02-03-2010 07:40 PM:
 
Well, he's really very sweet and adorable but not so 'smurfy', if you all can understand me... I really feared this would be done to the blue guys the same was done to Garfield, Alvin & the Chipmunks and Scooby-Doo. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 02-03-2010 08:13 PM:
 
I like it. I already know it's not going to be anything like the cartoon, so I'm already prepared for that. But hey, anything Smurfs is better than no Smurfs at all. Right? It's been almost twenty years since the show went off the air and I've been waiting for something new with the Smurfs to come out ever since then. So I'll take anything new with the Smurfs. I think it's great to see what the Smurfs would look like if they were more real. I'm doing my best to keep an open mind. [Smile]
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 02-04-2010 06:34 AM:
 
"Anything Smurfs is better than no Smurfs at all." Not if the movie is total garbage and a waste of our money to see. If that Godfather spoof of the Smurfs says anything, it sounds like we'd rather take anything that's Smurfs-related no matter how bad or inappropriate it is, even if it's a Smurfs version of Deep Throat.
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 02-04-2010 06:53 AM:
 
I doubt it will be that bad. Remember the article where the producer had to be approved by Peyo's family FIVE times to keep things accurate in line with the canon of the Smurfs? I'm remaining optimistic. It's been twenty years since we've had anything new with the Smurfs, I'll take anything.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 02-04-2010 08:48 AM:
 
I think Shane is right we've waited so long and I think the Scarface spoof was funny.. But are Smurf pupils supposed to be so big? They're supposed to be small aren't they with lots of white?
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 02-04-2010 01:23 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfy1For2:
I think Shane is right we've waited so long and I think the Scarface spoof was funny.. But are Smurf pupils supposed to be so big? They're supposed to be small aren't they with lots of white?

The reason the eyes are being done the way they are is because these Smurfs are supposed to look a little more realistic. In the cartoon, the eyes were done in typical cartoon fashion and wouldn't work in a more realistic style. Hope that makes sense.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 02-04-2010 04:00 PM:
 
the 3D image of them looks great. I'm wondering how the trailers would look [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 02-05-2010 04:23 PM:
 
Oh, and by the way, many thanks for the latest fresh news, SmurfyD1983. [Cool]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 02-06-2010 08:14 AM:
 
Oh i love this one it's looks so real to me
It's just so suddenly looked so much like the
one that i saw in my dream!
The one thing is they gonna use central park
as smurf village?!
Smurfaroo!
Thanks for the smurfy news SmurfyD1983!
Maybe my sister can still see what they're
doing in central park,She have a babysitter
job in long island!(2year out of thailand)
So look out for her shane.
Maybe she living nearby!
Just talk with her a little.
She'll be there in this march.
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 02-10-2010 06:00 PM:
 
More Smurfy News! Papa Smurf has been cast! comedian/actor Jonathan Winters will be playing the oldest, wisest, and grayest of The Smurfs -- Papa Smurf!!! [Smile]

http://movies.ign.com/articles/106/1068349p1.html

Also more casting info and some plot points have been released!

http://screenrant.com/smurf-movie-script-details-benk-44741/

* Also, I have been informed that at the start of the film Gargamel gets angry that he keeps failing at catching himself some smurfs so he (knowing one day he will die)casts an eternal spell on himself and his beloved feline azrael so, that one fateful day he will get a smurf! Then the film sets it's self up for a modern tale..clumsy smurf gets lost(mistaken for a smurf plush!) and it's up to papa and the rest of the smurfs to save clusmy and his new friends and defeat gargamel and azrael!

Wallace Shawn is said to have the part of Gargamel.And as for azrael I've been told she will be cgi and her voice will be provided by Frank Welker. [Big Grin]

Have a Smurfy day!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 02-10-2010 07:53 PM:
 
What smurfy news! Jonathan Winters is Papa Smurf in The Smurfs Movie!

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Jonathan Winters will be Papa Smurf!

[Smile]

Thanks for the update, SmurfyD1983!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 02-10-2010 07:56 PM:
 
Once more, thanks for the super news, SmurfyD!
By the way, it won't be the first time Jonathan Winters shall take part in a Smurf adventure; in HB cartoons he had played some additional voices.
I wonder if , besides Azrael (originally played by late Don Messick) Frank shall voice Hefty Smurf (Poet, Wild) as he did in the cartoon show, too? [Confused]
I don't remember Wallace Shawn's voice very well, but I saw some pictures of himself in IMDb; since he'll be Gargy, shall he incorporate the wizard or simply voice him?? [Gargamel]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 02-10-2010 08:19 PM:
 
What a good question, Squeaky! Will Wallace Shawn act the part of Gargamel or will he simply voice the part of Gargamel? I think they could dress him up to look like Gargamel... surely they'll give him pants though!

 -
Wallace Shawn as Gargamel

[Gargamel]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 02-11-2010 06:41 AM:
 
Here is a summary.

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First Smurf Movie Details Escape The Forest

by Ben Kendrick

Here is an exclusive casting call for two lead roles in the upcoming Smurfs live action film:

[GRACE] 26 – 35 years old… a first-time expectant mother, she’s faced with juggling both an overworked husband and, ultimately, a household full of Smurfs. Should be lovely, maternal and have good comedic energy.sptv050769..MAJOR SUPPORTING ROLE.

[ODILE] Late 20’s to mid-40’s… Foreign: European (French, Spanish, Italian), British, Latin American, French Canadian, etc. A beautiful, charming (when she wants to be), high-powered executive. She runs a high-end French cosmetics company. Strong comedic ability essential. MAJOR SUPPORTING ROLE.

The roles definitely point to the notion that movie-going audiences won’t be spending much time inside forest mushroom huts, and will likely be spending a greater percentage of the film watching as the Smurfs cause mischief in our modern world.

I don't understand why screenwriters tend to position eighties cartoon adaptations in "the real world." The whole point of children's cartoons is to escape into magical fantasy lands, outside the confines of a child’s daily routine, encouraging them to use imagination – something sorely lacking in most of these cartoon-to-film adaptations.

The casting of an "executive" type character, is especially troubling. It seems likely The Smurfs film is on the same slapstick nonsense ride that produced two terrible Alvin and the Chipmunks films (not to mention compromised our normally enthusiastic feelings about David Cross). What's next? The Gummi Bears are ripped from Gummi Glen and forced by a dastardly executive to play in the NBA?

On the other hand, Raja Gosnell is still attached to the project, which gives us a bit of hope that The Smurfs will follow closer to the approach Gosnell took in the first Scooby Doo film (which at least captured some of the Scooby Doo essentials). Of course, that's like saying we hope for a mild car-crash instead of a full train-wreck.

Don't expect Smurf Village to be ready for the holidays. Sony Pictures has pushed the film back to July 29, 2011, sparing the film from a David vs. Goliath (or Smurf vs. Gargamel) sized showdown against Yogi Bear, Tron Legacy, and Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet which are scheduled for December 2010.

What do you think about the Smurfs leaving Smurf Village in favor of invading your neighborhood?


Papa Smurf Lives! Which 84-year-old actor is going blue?


by Scott Collura

February 10, 2010 - Yes, a Smurfs movie is happening. And yes, it's in CGI. And yes, "big" names are going to be cast in it… or, if today's news is any indication, big names circa 1968 are being cast in it.

According to UGO, ancient comedian/actor Jonathan Winters will be playing that oldest, wisest, and grayest of Smurfs -- Papa Smurf.

Don't know who Winters is? Well, you should, as he's a comic legend. He was a Tonight Show regular back when that meant something, has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows including It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and even could play dramatic roles at times (check out that Twilight Zone episode "A Game of Pool" where he starred opposite Jack Klugman). He also was present and accounted for when Mork & Mindy jumped the shark in its final season and he became a regular cast member, playing the pair's grown man-child son. Mearth!

Raja Gosnell (Scooby-Doo) is directing the Smurfs film, which is scheduled for both 3D and 2D releases at the end of this year.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 02-11-2010 10:06 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sassette:
What a good question, Squeaky! Will Wallace Shawn act the part of Gargamel or will he simply voice the part of Gargamel? I think they could dress him up to look like Gargamel... surely they'll give him pants though!

 -
Wallace Shawn as Gargamel

[Gargamel]

That's just my doubt, Sassette... I really wish I knew whether Gargy shall be rendered the same way as our dear blue buddies or Mr. Shawn will be dressed in that old black robe and red shoes, since there will be 'real' actors in the movie. Though this might sound a bit strange (my opinion), if Azrael is really depicted in cgi. [Gargamel] [Azrael]
Thanks for the great job, Smurfy1For2!! Once more, you made our day!! [Big Grin]
Like me, the author seems a bit worried about the Smurfs' new appearance. The one from the teaser is very adorable (as I mentioned before), but I imagined they would be made up in 3-D effect according to their original shape. I only hope the original humor shall be preserved at least (sorry if I'm being very repetitive, fellows)... [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 02-11-2010 12:17 PM:
 
They're going to be in our modern time? That really sucks. They are supposed to live deep in the forest somewhere in Europe (probably Belgium) in the middle ages. They can't have them in our time like this. That's just wrong. If the family of Peyo really had to approve this project like the first article we read about two years ago, it makes me wonder why they would approve of THIS. I want the mushroom houses deep in the European forest from the middle ages.
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 02-11-2010 02:22 PM:
 
No Worries! At the start of the film the timeline is set in the middle times as Gargamel and Azreal are hunting smurfs! Yes Shawn will BE gargamel not providing Gargamel's voice! However Azrael will be CGI.

* Take it as a rumor sony is still casting if or when I hear more news I will post here!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 02-11-2010 02:59 PM:
 
Thanks for taking my doubts out, SmurfyD. [Cool]
 
Posted by Vic George 2K8 (Member # 300) on 02-11-2010 04:20 PM:
 
Got some weird choices there. Jonathan Winters as the voice of Papa Smurf, whereas he was formerly Grandpa Smurf in the cartoon show, and Wallace Shawn (Grand Nagus Zek in Star Trek: Deep Space 9) as Gargamel.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 02-13-2010 06:23 PM:
 
Just to see how Empath would have looked like as a rendered Smurf:
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Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 02-13-2010 06:40 PM:
 
So I think this Smurf looks very smart even in a 'realistic' style!! Great job, Vic!! [Scuba Smurf] [Happy Smurf] [Wild Smurf]
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 02-13-2010 10:44 PM:
 
Great Smurfs! That's awesome, Vic.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 02-14-2010 10:52 AM:
 
Empath looks smurftastic! Maybe he could have a cameo in the new movie!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 02-15-2010 04:38 AM:
 
That's a very smurfy news you got to told us
SmurfyD1983!
The brief story which is quite a good one but
i see that the today's hollywood movie
just try to take a too high goal that makes
them their so many movies "flop"
In this case The smurfs movie are also in that
category But fortunately our smurf have the
very strong basic story which can't make the
story goes more worse or far good than this in the one point
that they goes smurfing through our big real
world It's a good idea but mounts itself a lot
of risks and i hope that they didn't leave the
cartoon's classic story for too much... [Frown] [Roll Eyes] [Wink]
But i very smurtisfy about which are going to be
papa smurf which is the Jonathan winters! [Smile]
I never know him before i just kinda have
"dejavu" sort of thing. If he really gonna be
papa smurf that would be great! [Smile]
While most of these info are subject to change so
i'll stay tuned for more smurfy news from you
SmurfyD1983! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 03-03-2010 05:15 PM:
 
Good News! The Smurfs Movie Starts Filming Next Month!!! Now, for the Bad? Good? News... Neil Patrick Harris got the Human Lead! No word on who he will be playing .. I was told he may be Johan .The Script has been re-written and I haven't been able to see it but I hear the plot is somewhat different!

Neil Patrick Harris will star in Sony's big screen adaptation of The Smurfs, says Deadline Hollywood. He won't be voicing one of the Smurfs though as the project is a mix of live-action and animation. Harris will play the lead live-action character.

The site says that filming begins in April, when Harris will be on hiatus from CBS' "How I Met Your Mother." The Raja Gosnell-directed film is scheduled for a July 29, 2011 release.

"The Smurfs" were created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford, known throughout the world as Peyo. "The Smurfs," originally called "Les Schtroumpfs" in French, were created for a Belgian series of comic books, first as minor characters. The villagers, known for their blue skin and small statures, spawned a line of statuettes, games, toys, theme parks and a hit TV series, which ran as part of NBC's Saturday-morning lineup from 1981-90.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=63881

No Word on Gargamel casting ... YET!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-03-2010 06:54 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SmurfyD1983:
Good News! The Smurfs Movie Starts Filming Next Month!!! Now, for the Bad? Good? News... Neil Patrick Harris got the Human Lead! No word on who he will be playing .. I was told he may be Johan .The Script has been re-written and I haven't been able to see it but I hear the plot is somewhat different!

Thanks for the recent fresh news, SmurfyD! Then, according to the report, do you mean that Johan & Peewit might feature in the Smurf movie, too? [Confused]
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 03-04-2010 05:52 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sassette:
What smurfy news! Jonathan Winters is Papa Smurf in The Smurfs Movie!

 -
Jonathan Winters will be Papa Smurf!

[Smile]

Thanks for the update, SmurfyD1983!
[Big Grin]

That is wonderful. And the best part of all...He was Grandpa Smurf in the series. [Smile]
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 03-04-2010 06:02 AM:
 
Just finished reading the premise for the storyline.

I'm not very thrilled that they've chosen to fit into our mixed up modern world.

Hollywood can do good when they feel like it. But they get very carried away with The Eye Candy.

We'll see.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 03-04-2010 05:40 PM:
 
The movie is really coming along now!! NPH may be okay but Jonathan Winters is awesome. Thanks for the news SmurfyD1983!
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 03-05-2010 12:55 AM:
 
Oh boy, this movie could certainly go either way. Let's hope it's a good script to pull this off. Although, great casting on the voice for Papa Smurf [Big Grin]
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 03-05-2010 08:41 AM:
 
George Lopez has been cast to play Gutsy Smurf and Kate Perry will be Smurfette according to an article I found via Facebook.

Here goes another Franchise going into oblivion. [Frown]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 03-05-2010 09:39 AM:
 
Yup. You have heard the news but George Lopez in lending his voice for Grouchy Smurf.

George Lopez- Grouchy Smurf
Katy Perry- Smurfette
Alan Cumming-Hefty Smurf/Gutsy Smurf
Jonathan Winters-Pappa Smurf

There is still more to come!...They still have to release who will be giving Brainy Smurf his voice,And the movies main smurf ... Clumsy!

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=63918
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 03-05-2010 09:20 PM:
 
Who the heck is Gutsy Smurf??? [Frown]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-06-2010 05:58 PM:
 
I also don't know who this Smurf is. Would he be an 'invention' of the producers?? [Confused] If so, this won't make any sense! [Frown] And shan't be Frank Welker Hefty Smurf? [Confused] [Confused] [Confused]
I only hope Danny Goldman shall be invited to voice Brainy... [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 03-06-2010 06:22 PM:
 
EXACTLY what I'm talkin about Raven Child. I'm with you and Squeaky. [Confused] What's this Gutsy Smurf stuff???
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 03-06-2010 10:49 PM:
 
So far, my feelings about this movie are pretty mixed. I don't know whether to get excited about it or to frown about it. Best thing to do is wait and see. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 03-07-2010 06:52 PM:
 
i just need to say something, if george lopez is playing grouchy and katy perry is playing smurfette,
what happened to Michael Bell? The original voices of Handy,Lazy, and grouchy? Or Lucille bliss the original voice of smurfette?
also what is gusty smurf?
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-08-2010 11:16 AM:
 
After hearing of that certain Gutsy Smurf... I wonder if Peyo's family had approved this, too?? [Frown]
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 03-08-2010 02:37 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GreenDay Smurfs:
i just need to say something, if george lopez is playing grouchy and katy perry is playing smurfette,
what happened to Michael Bell? The original voices of Handy,Lazy, and grouchy? Or Lucille bliss the original voice of smurfette?
also what is gusty smurf?

That's what I still don't get. Michael Bell (71) still does a fantastic job with his voice-over work and he and Lucille Bliss (93) are very active despite their ages. I think they could still pull it off instead of a fancy celebrity-voice cast. I find Katy Perry playing Smurfette too unfitting and although I like George Lopez, loaning his voice as Grouchy just seems out of place as well. I just hope this selection of "voice actors" has nothing to do with age or fame, but knowing Hollywood, they'll do anything they think will sell.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-08-2010 05:43 PM:
 
How about Charles Martinet, the guy who does Mario's voice in videogames? "It's a-me, Papa Smurf-io!"
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 03-08-2010 05:58 PM:
 
Thank you Mariana Mersmurf i agree with you.
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 03-19-2010 01:18 PM:
 
Here we go again! Sony Pics. had pushed the release date from 7/29/11 to 8/3/11! WTH is wrong with S. P.?! [Frown]
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 03-19-2010 10:24 PM:
 
Sometimes that happens, Amtrak.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-24-2010 07:05 AM:
 
Hi guys i have some news is that quentin tarantino
gonna play as brainy smurf and kevin james as
hefty smurf.
I saw it from the wikipedia.
I think quentin will be just fine he's quite
funny guy and sometimes nasty so he good for
the role of brainy smurf but not perfectly.
If they let me play that role they'll face
almost the perfect actor for brainy!
But i can't audition i'm thai so it's my bad luck. [Wink] [Frown] [Embarrassed]
Kevin james is ok for hefty smurf he's a comedian so mo problems for him,both of these
actors are nothing special...
And i'm still have sniffles but it's much better
now tomorrow it'll fine.
So what do you think about smurfs of smurfs village?
I'm now practicing drawing a smurf along the way.
Not a good start but i'd find it that i'm start
to get really good after first try! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-24-2010 01:26 PM:
 
Yesterday I was exactly like you, Brainy S. Today it got worse and my temperature came up, if I'm smurfing yet it's just because I don't want to give up! [Frown]
I believe Mr. Tarantino is a very talented actor/director, though I really can't imagine him voicing a Smurf... Well, let's hope and see... [Roll Eyes]
How great knowing you've been drawing Smurfs! That's just that, you must try and go on!! [Wink]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-24-2010 04:03 PM:
 
Quentin Tarantino on a Smurf movie...definite N-O!!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-24-2010 08:14 PM:
 
The latest update of the cast for new Smurfs movie... the voice of Gargamel will be Hank Azaria.
[Gargamel]

List of actors in The Smurfs Movie:

Jonathan Winters ....... Papa Smurf
Katy Perry ............. Smurfette
Hank Azaria ............ Gargamel
Quentin Tarantino ...... Brainy Smurf
Kevin James ............ Hefty Smurf
Alan Cumming ........... Gutsy Smurf
George Lopez ........... Grouchy Smurf
Neil Patrick Harris .... Johan

[Happy Smurf]

PS - thanks for all the updates, everysmurf!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-25-2010 09:17 AM:
 
Thank you squeaky!
I finished drawing brainy smurf!
It still not look good enough but my skills
improve a lot after the first try!
i can throw some smile to my smurfs lot more
than ever!
[Big Grin]
I hope you'll get better soon squeaky.
Now i'm smurf like a brainy now only very minor
sore throat that's ok i'll take some strepsils
and i'm smurf! [Wink]
you know talk about weather in rio it's
comparable to bangkok but still cooler than
bangkok that's easily reaches 96degrees fahrenheit daily and someday a little above 100
degrees i'm just keep sweaty all day!
It's summer in thailand.
I'll just leave bangkok in time for the hottest
days in the country to go cooldown at monterey,california one of our place in the trip
i'll spend a day there.
For the cast of the movie i'm ok with that
and with jonathan winters it should be a smurfy
one!
Stay smurfy,squeaky! [Wink] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-25-2010 07:58 PM:
 
Hank Azaria?! What happened to Wallace Shawn? I don't think he has the necessary 'physique du rôle' to incorporate Gargamel, unless the releasers have changed their mind and he'll simply voice him. And since Johan is in the character list, shall Peewit appear too? [Confused]
Thanks, Brainy S., I'm feeling much better and well disposed now despite my red nose and throat irritation. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-26-2010 11:49 AM:
 
Neil Patrick Harris said on Twitter that Gargamel will be live action and not animated...

"Hank Azaria will be PLAYING Gargamel for the Smurfs film, not just providing a voice. He'll be live action. Perfect casting, can't wait!"

NEW UPDATE:
(Entertainment Weekly)

Jayma Mays (from the TV show "Glee") will play the pregnant wife to Neil Patrick Harris' character, Johan. The movie centers on the happy couple's lives being turned upside-down upon meeting The Smurfs. The film will take place in New York City's Central Park. Production is set to begin next month.

ps - Hope you feel better, Squeaky!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-27-2010 09:14 AM:
 
Next month?!
Oh my smurfness just in time when i'm in US! [Big Grin]
But from west coast,new york is in east coast
so maybe i'll take a look if have a change! [Wink]
And that live action technology sures makes
the animation looks lot more realistic than
done by computer alone!
Thanks again sassette! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-27-2010 06:16 PM:
 
Thanks for your kind wishes, Sassette! I got better now! [Big Grin]
Now I understand, 'Johan' is other character, nothing to do with the Smurfs' friends.
Though among you all and me, I think Hollywood has been 'unsmurfing' the story too much...
[Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-28-2010 10:32 AM:
 
Is that so squeaky?
Well,i'm quite surprised that hollywood tries
something that's very risky for the movie.
By smurfs things up or mess it up if they didn't
do it good enough. [Wink] [Frown]
Johan are no longer involve with smurfs' friends.
It sures smurfs fans but maybe it's time for
someone better than johan? [Confused]
In this today's world it seems to be that way...
Well,at least i'm glad that you feel better!
Squeaky!
Today is like in an oven!
Today's temperature had reached 102degrees
fahrenheit!
My dad told me jokes that "No need to put chicken
in the oven just leaves at the road and it's
done!"
[Smile] I'm just lucky playing golf in course was only
93degrees.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 03-29-2010 03:59 PM:
 
Thanks for the update!! Hank Azaria playing Gargamel will be good he plays the Robot Devil on Futurama!!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-31-2010 10:29 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha:
Is that so squeaky?
Well,i'm quite surprised that hollywood tries
something that's very risky for the movie.
By smurfs things up or mess it up if they didn't
do it good enough. [Wink] [Frown]
Johan are no longer involve with smurfs' friends.
It sures smurfs fans but maybe it's time for
someone better than johan? [Confused]
In this today's world it seems to be that way...
Well,at least i'm glad that you feel better!
Squeaky!
Today is like in an oven!
Today's temperature had reached 102degrees
fahrenheit!
My dad told me jokes that "No need to put chicken
in the oven just leaves at the road and it's
done!"
[Smile] I'm just lucky playing golf in course was only
93degrees.

Brainy S., I only hope the final result won't get messed up!! [Eek!]
(Sorry for my pessimism, Smurfs...) [Frown]
Fall came to Brazil last 28th, my friend, and all I have to say is the weather got crazy!! Burning mornings, rainy afternoons and fresh nights! Oh my... [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 04-01-2010 09:13 AM:
 
I wonder if 'Gutsy' smurf is supposed to be Toughy Smurf from the animated series? hmmm....

I like the idea of Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf...excellent choice. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 04-01-2010 09:39 AM:
 
I hope so squeaky.
I hope they won't waste a 20years wait of fans
for nothing... [Frown]
Okay,it's crazy weather there at rio but today
i got unlucky!
I'm playing golf and the sunlight was so intense
the humidity is very high and the wind is blowing
a very warm breeze!
My body is soaked with my sweat it very hot
and sticky!
I doesn't reach 100degrees but the humidity
sures pays off the temp let alone extreme
UV index!
I can't shoot lower score and get even worse
because i'm heat up lot faster than anybody
so i'm like a grilled chicken! [Mad]
It's so hot here even now it's 10:35PM
the temp is still at 91 degrees!
So uh,thanks for your reply! [Wink] [Roll Eyes]
This is officially the last day that i'm in
thailand,i'll leave to LA at 8PM.
Goodbye my fellow smurfs,squeaky,smurfy1for2
and my occasional artist mentor ravenchild!
Say hello you later in US! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-01-2010 04:19 PM:
 
Have a nice trip, Brainy S., and take good care!! [Smile] [Smurfette] [Big Grin] [Techno Smurf] [Wild Smurf] [Swoof] [Wink]
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 04-01-2010 09:05 PM:
 
Enjoy your trip, Brainy Snaeha [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 04-01-2010 11:19 PM:
 
Have a safe trip Brainy Snaeha [Wink]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-02-2010 04:29 AM:
 
Looks like you got your wish Vic George, Quentin Tarantino is out as Brainy Smurf!!

On March 31, 2010 Sony Pictures Animation president Hannah Minghella said "There were conversations about it, but it didn't work out."

So who will be Brainy??
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-02-2010 01:30 PM:
 
Good to know about that, Smurfy!! As I said before, Mr. Tarantino has not much to do with the Smurfs (unless Lord Balthazar would appear in the movie too...). I'm still cheering up for Danny Goldman, but if he isn't convoked, could it be John Turturro? [Confused]
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 04-02-2010 01:57 PM:
 
I think in 2006 or something, Danny Goldman ws on Robot Chicken, he did Brainy Smurf which is his smurf. Even on bluebuddies, it says he was on Robot Chicken. So why not go into the smurf movie [Confused]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-02-2010 02:30 PM:
 
As long as Danny Goldman does NOT reprise "mother-smurfer" in any form in the movie, I'd be okay with it.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-02-2010 05:17 PM:
 
Of course he did it just for Robot Chicken, this was just a parody for adults only... [Big Grin] [Cool] [Razz] [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 04-02-2010 06:57 PM:
 
Ok, but why wouldn't he just do Brainy's voice for the movie? Why doesn't everyone who is still alive from the smurfs show still get together to make it maybe their last and greatest performance of the smurfs?
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-02-2010 09:50 PM:
 
Many of us wish it was just like this, GreenDay. The problem is the releasers seem to want only celebrities voicing the Smurfs. Besides Danny Goldman, I'd like Lucille Biss, June Foray and Frank Welker to do Smurfette, Jokey and Hefty again. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 04-04-2010 07:49 PM:
 
We feel your pain, Green Day. [Frown]
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 04-05-2010 10:57 PM:
 
That is Hollywood for ya. It's no longer about talent, but rather names dollar signs. Sigh. [Frown]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-06-2010 07:03 AM:
 
Principal photography started on March 26, 2010 in New York and as of April 6, 2010 production of the film has begun.

Also!! Looks like Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-06-2010 01:39 PM:
 
Oh, I don't know this actor very well, Smurfy, but after seeing him I think he looks more suitable to voice Brainy Smurf than Quentin Tarantino!! And it's not just because of glasses, tee hee... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 04-06-2010 03:53 PM:
 
That's very true Squeaky, it reminds me of Rick Moranis.

why can't i send messages to anyone
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-06-2010 08:47 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GreenDay Smurfs:
Ok, but why wouldn't he just do Brainy's voice for the movie? Why doesn't everyone who is still alive from the smurfs show still get together to make it maybe their last and greatest performance of the smurfs?

Simply because not everybody had the greatest voice for a particular character, and besides some of the actors may not be able to pull off the same voices as they did 20-something years ago. Personally, I'd rather NOT have Lucille Bliss reprise Smurfette's voice, whether or not her character in the cartoon was given bad scripting to work with.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-07-2010 05:20 PM:
 
Here is an interview from MTV with Hank Azaria:

April 7, 2010

"The Smurfs" Star Hank Azaria Talks Gargamel Look And Voice

Shooting is underway in New York City right now for director Raja Gosnell's adaptation of the classic cartoon series, "The Smurfs". A pretty wacky cast has assembled for it, including Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, George Lopez… and legendary "The Simpsons" voice actor Hank Azaria, who will play Smurf arch-nemesis and evil wizard Gargamel. MTV's Josh Horowitz spoke to Azaria last night on the red carpet for "Date Night," which hits theaters this Friday, and, noting the actor's freshly shaved head, asked if we're looking at Gargamel.

"This is partially Gargamel," he said, indicating his newly hairless scalp. "This is for Gargamel; it saves me about an hour in the [makeup] chair." Okay then. Partial Gargamel. So what more do we add to the costume to complete the package? What does Azaria's evil sorcerer look like?

"It looks like the cartoon: he's got hair around the sides [of his head], crazy eyebrows, ridiculous teeth and a big nose. It's insane." Presumably the signature black robe is also somewhere in there. Sure sounds like it.

Really though, the most pressing question for a guy like Azaria is how he's going to play Gargamel's voice. The cartoon character has a very distinctive way of speaking. And Azaria… his voice acting chops need no introduction. Just a list of names: Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson, Cletus Spuckler, Professor Frink, Dr. Nick Riviera, Lou, Snake, Kirk Van Houten, the Sea Captain, Superintendent Chalmers, Disco Stu, Duffman… the list goes on. So where will Gargamel fall?

"Should I…" Azaria started, clearly considering. Wanting to share. "I don't know if I should reveal that." Pleeeeease! "No, I'm gonna save it. I've gotta save that. There was a lot of discussion of what the voice should be." Drat. Good to know there was a lot of discussion though.

We already know from the press release that the story follows the Smurfs as they evade Gargamel's pursuit by fleeing Smurf Village and somehow being transported to New York City's Central Park. Azaria confirmed that - "That is correct, yes. It is bi-location," he said. - but he stayed mum on other plot details, including what Smurfs taste like. Or even if he gets to eat one or two, as the cartoon character always wanted to.

"I can't reveal that." He did confirm what we'd previously heard about Gargamel's pet cat Azrael, that the same technology used to animated Odie in the "Garfield" movie would be used to bring the evil feline to life.

"That's also still up for–" he started. "I think a combination of everything you can do to make a cat come to life will be done with this cat."
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-07-2010 05:28 PM:
 
Who plays Clumsy Smurf in the new Smurfs movie?

Anton Yelchin voices Clumsy.

Anton played Chekov in the new Star Trek movie!!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-07-2010 06:51 PM:
 
On your toes as always, Smurfy!! Thanks a lot for the news!! [Big Grin]
I didn't know anything about this young actor, Anton Yelchin. I've just seen him on IMDB and read that both he and Walter Koenig, who was the first Chekov, are of Russian descent.
Now I'm curious about knowing who should voice Vanity... I only hope "they" won't give him a new (gay) personality !! [Vanity Smurf] [Frown]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-08-2010 02:38 PM:
 

Interview with Hank Azaria talking about Gargamel

 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-08-2010 06:59 PM:
 
Cool Video Sassette!!
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 04-08-2010 09:07 PM:
 
Rather intriguing interview [Wink]

Thanks for sharing that with us, Sassette.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-09-2010 11:18 AM:
 
Thanks, Sassette, you're the best!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 04-09-2010 07:46 PM:
 
Hello again squeaky!
Now i'm smurf in my mom friend's house
in Las Vegas,neveda!
I'm sorry i can't find any internet services
in my pasts hotels. it's for savings dollars.
and i'm got sick for last 4 days it's
terrible.
But it not enough compare to these days in
Vegas!
Weather in California is somewhat nasty and
it's actually out of the spring season weather!
Overall,temperature around 38-60 degrees in
california which is unusually cool in spring
and it's raining too!
Good news is i got the smurfs world of wonders
vol.3!
I love the "Squeaky" episode!
Very touching me! [Frown] [Roll Eyes]
And i'm reacquire the new 250GB PS3 slim!
You know,the fat one got stolen by nasty thieves.
I told you before in the "my house got robbed"
topic.
I can tell you it's a very good trip.
Just food doesn't smurf me out except 500 dollars plus restaurant.
I very busy for travelling around with my parents
(laugh) [Smile]
But that's true i really busy.
I love Las Vegas the electronics prices are
very cheap compare to thailand and the
weather is nice.
i'll back to LA in monday.
Sassette you sure put the smurfs movie news
up to date! [Wink]
I'm so missed you smurfs! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-09-2010 08:05 PM:
 
You're welcome everyone!

Brainy, it sounds like quite the american adventure you are having! Exciting news about your new Smurfs - World of Wonders DVD and the replacement PS3... I hope you feel better soon!
[Big Grin]

We miss you too!
[Enamored Smurf]

Keep having a wonderful trip and we'll smurf you again when you get the chance!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 04-22-2010 04:03 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GreenDay Smurfs:
Ok, but why wouldn't he just do Brainy's voice for the movie? Why doesn't everyone who is still alive from the smurfs show still get together to make it maybe their last and greatest performance of the smurfs?

Because Hollywood likes to reinvent/reimagine things the way they see it.

They don't know any better.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-22-2010 07:40 PM:
 
Hank Azaria certainly looks like he's a good fit for Gargamel. All they need is the nose and the crown of hair to complete the image.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-23-2010 04:56 PM:
 
Yep, and very probably a prosthesis with only a tooth. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-30-2010 10:45 AM:
 
Some new actors for the Smurf movie:

Paul Reubens as Jokey Smurf
John Oliver as Vanity Smurf
Kenan Thompson as Greedy Smurf
Fred Armisen as Brainy Smurf
B.J. Novak as Baker Smurf
Wolfgang Puck as Chef Smurf
Gary Basaraba as Hefty Smurf
Anton Yelchin as Clumsy Smurf
Jeff Foxworthy as Handy Smurf
George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf
Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf
Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf
Katy Perry as Smurfette
Sofía Vergara as Odile
Hank Azaria as Gargamel
Jayma Mays and Neil Patrick Harris as real life humans

Paul Reubens is best known for his 1980s TV series and movies based on his Pee Wee Herman character.

John Oliver is from Comedy Central's The Daily Show.

Kenan Thompson & Fred Armisen are from NBC's Saturday Night Live.

B.J. Novak plays Ryan Howard on NBC's The Office.

Wolfgang Puck is a celebrity chef from Austria.

Anton Yelchin plays Chekov in the Star Trek movies.

Jeff Foxworthy is a comedian and actor.

George Lopez is a comedian who hosts his own late night TV show on TBS, Lopez Tonight.

Sofía Vergara is from ABC's Modern Family.

Jayma Mays is from FOX's Glee and Neil Patrick Harris is, of course, from ABC's Doogie Howser MD.

The rumors of actors Michael Cera and Quentin Tarantino being in the Smurf movie are not true.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 04-30-2010 11:31 AM:
 
Paul Reubens is perfect for Jokey [Big Grin] I hear he's doing another Pee Wee Herman movie (just a rumor though)
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 04-30-2010 11:43 AM:
 
Thanks for big update smurfy!
I know kenan thompson before he's very funny
and he's fat too so no problem for him as
greedy!
I really interested in the way that they
chose fred armisen for the role of brainy!
Someone with glasses on,specified for this role!
He is wearing glasses but if they want someone
suits for personality that'll be me!
But i'm not wearing glasses. (laugh)
[Big Grin]
It's must be weird that this time they decided
to smurf baker off the greedy's
and make them a different character again
just like from comics!
Last day i just watched the smurfquest episodes
on youtube it's smurftastic! [Cool]
And i realised that the first and second episode
that i watch all the way back in 1999
is this smurfquest!
[Big Grin] I smurfing start watching smurfs from the smurfiest!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-30-2010 05:52 PM:
 
Great update on all of the actors associated with the Smurf Movie!

Here's a sneak peak of things to come....

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Hank Azaria Dressed as Gargamel

[Gargamel]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-30-2010 08:30 PM:
 
AWESOME PIC SASSETTE!!
 
Posted by Smurfastic (Member # 3203) on 04-30-2010 08:49 PM:
 
Holy Smurf thats an awesome Pic of Gargamel and has got me excited ten fold for this movie
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 04-30-2010 10:14 PM:
 
where do you find these pics, Sassette they are awesome [Big Grin]
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Member # 3178) on 05-01-2010 03:29 AM:
 
I found these three pics of Hank Azaria in character from comingsoon.net. I have to say, the resemblance to Gargamel in the cartoon is remarkable, it's practically spot on.


 
Posted by Smurfastic (Member # 3203) on 05-01-2010 07:31 AM:
 
^^ Awesome pics lets see some smurfs already. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-01-2010 10:30 AM:
 
It's so exciting seeing all of the Gargamel shots from the filming of the movie!

quote:
Originally posted by Smurfastic:
^^ Awesome pics lets see some smurfs already. [Big Grin]

 -
The Smurfs Movie Poster

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3D Smurf (Leaked Photo)

That's all the smurfs we've seen so far... can't wait for more!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-01-2010 10:59 AM:
 
Great!
Hank azaria dressing as gargamel is really
is top notch!
He's look so much like the real gargamel!
I want to see the smurfs in this movie
let see how good they can come up against
gargamel!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-01-2010 02:55 PM:
 
Some more Gargamel pictures...

 -

 -
Closeup of Hank Azaria as Gargamel

Notice the ring that he is wearing, do you think that it might be magical and used as part of the story? Or is it simply part of his costume? Just a thought...
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 05-01-2010 03:57 PM:
 
Apply dark lighting on him and he'd look pretty scary. But as he is, he looks pretty close to the genuine article.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-02-2010 09:24 PM:
 
Thanks a million for the great news, Smurfy!! [Happy Smurf]
And Sassette, thanks also for the awesome photos! Mr. Azaria became a pretty good Gargamel, now he could put a prosthesis on to disguise his teeth, since old mean Gargy has in fact only one... Hehehe! [Big Grin]
Still, there's something I don't understand yet... I wonder if the movie producers 'separed' Greedy and Cook (Baker?) again? Yes, because in Peyo's original comics they were two Smurfs, the first used to steal food (mainly desserts) from the kitchen, being pursued by the second with a rolling-pin in his hand. It was Hanna-Barbera who 'united' both in only a Smurf, bringing about Greedy Smurf with both characteristics. So, let's say there were two Smurfs originally, OK? Then why a Chef Smurf, since Cook (or Baker) is already the cook in Smurf village?? [Confused]
And I wish I could ask these same producers a question...
"FOR THE SMURFNESS' SAKE, WHO'S GUTSY SMURF??"
(Sorry for the outburst, smurfellows...) [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 05-02-2010 09:37 PM:
 
I did ask that Gutsy Smurf question before...but then I wondered about it and figured it could be Toughy Smurf.

lol, maybe they added more cooking smurfs because there are a 100 mouths to feed - too much for one smurf to handle, lol.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-03-2010 03:45 AM:
 
That's right squeaky.
We still don't know what's gutsy smurf is
and what he'll be like.
For this time i think the things that we want to
know is gutsy smurf by any smurf!
I'll be patience because camera still not rolling
so we can't smurfpoint everything right now.
Come on,you all look like nosy smurf now!
(Just kidding)
Don't get nosiness that's all...
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 05-03-2010 05:29 AM:
 
One of my Empath fanfiction stories brings back the original comic book version of Greedy in the form of Greedy's brother Nabby, who is also a kleptomaniac.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-03-2010 12:36 PM:
 
Hmmm, Raven, maybe. This really makes sense... But this may still sound a bit strange for all of us here and other people who know the Smurfs' stories. [Confused]
Brainy S., you're right about being patient. Really. But the matter is that I think many different things have been appearing. Anyway, let's wait and see, perhaps 'they' will change their minds, won't they? [Roll Eyes]
I know Nabby Smurf from your stories, Vic. I only didn't remember he was a kleptomaniac (LAUGH). [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-16-2010 09:40 AM:
 
The first pictures of Gargamel and his cat from The Smurf Movie.

 -
Smurf Movie... Gargamel and his cat Azreal come to life!


 -
Live Action Gargamel & Azrael


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Hank Azaria & Neil Patrick Harris
Filming in The Smurfs Movie


[Gargamel] [Azrael]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 05-16-2010 10:24 AM:
 
Wow, Neil looks so much older in that pic, lol

I wonder if the smurfs fall in a time line, because Gargamel seems out of place running around the city park dressed like he belongs in the 15th century, [Razz]

Thanks for the pics, Sassette [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-16-2010 07:56 PM:
 
Great pics Sassette!! And good point Raven Child Gargy certainly stands out in Central Park..

More news:

Hannah Minghella, president of Sony Pictures Animation, said on March 29, 2010:

"We liked the idea of juxtaposing the Smurf values with the modern world. Smurfs grow their own food and are very environmentally conscious. They don't have technology or electricity. They do everything together and are really supportive of each other. For us, that was the starting point. Let’s bring that magic into the real world, the grounded world."

So the Smurfs are green (like Cartoon Network said!!) But he means they're eco-friendly, not actually green.

"They (modern humans) don't know how to react, but the Smurfs become an agent of change and bring magic into their lives" Minghella said.

So there you have it!

ALSO:

Tim Gunn from Bravo's Project Runway will play an executive assistant at Odile's (Sofía Vergara) cosmetic company.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 05-17-2010 05:37 PM:
 
Cartoon Network said they were green as a joke. What part of that was not clear?
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-18-2010 11:23 AM:
 
Good point,Raven Child!
People at sony pictures are try to do something
interesting and somehow it makes sense!
Nice pic sassette!
I want to see inside sneak peek of this!
Hilarious pic when you think about live action
gargamel with his cat azrael sits on the trash
can!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-20-2010 11:25 AM:
 
Here are spy photos from behind the scenes of "The Smurfs" movie... Stand-In miniatures for The Smurfs!

 -
Papa Smurf & Brainy Smurf

 -
Smurf Movie Miniatures

 -
Miniature Smurf Stand-Ins... climbing his leg!

 -
Gutsy Smurf ?

 -
Clumsy Smurf Rides the Escalator

Papa and Brainy are clearly visible...and could that be Clumsy and Gutsy?

Although the movie is in fact CGI, real-life minatures are used as "stand-ins" for the CGI department.

The Smurf Movie continues to be filmed in New York City as we speak!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-20-2010 09:02 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sassette:
Here are spy photos from behind the scenes of "The Smurfs" movie... Stand-In miniatures for The Smurfs!


Papa Smurf & Brainy Smurf


Smurf Movie Miniatures


Miniature Smurf Stand-Ins... climbing his leg!


Gutsy Smurf ?


Clumsy Smurf Rides the Escalator

Papa and Brainy are clearly visible...and could that be Clumsy and Gutsy?

Although the movie is in fact CGI, real-life miniatures are used as "stand-ins" for the CGI department.

The Smurf Movie continues to be filmed in New York City as we speak!

THANKS for the AWESOME info Sassette!!!!
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 05-21-2010 12:13 AM:
 
What's with the smurf wearing a kilt? It almost has the feel of the time traveling season. hmmm...

Great pics, Sassette [Big Grin]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 05-21-2010 09:26 PM:
 
Hello my smurf loving friends! SmurfyD1983 here! I come with Smurfy News!

The plot of ''The Smurfs Movie'' has changed so what I reported before you can pitch it! The script was rewritten and will no longer star two kids!(Sophie & Sam) So, allow me to provide you with the new plot outline..

''The Smurfs fall through a portal and end up in Central Park,Gargamel [Hank Azaria] & Azrael, who's chasing them follows our little blue friends.Neil Patrick Harris's Character is running in Central Park. The Smurfs end up sneaking into his backpack to hide from Gargamel and Azrael''

Also, I heard this juicy rumor and want to share for all of you smurf fans here in the states ..

Burger King ''*MAY*'' be doing a Smurfs Movie Promo next Summer. I hear it will feature a BK Smurf Kids Meal and some other goodies.

A New Smurfs Mega Bloks Line is set for release this Summer so be on the look out for that! And for all of you here in the states this Halloween there will be New Smurf Costumes for Adults!

Oh- And yes that smurf with the kilt is indeed Gusty Smurf. He's a new smurf made for the movie.Alan Cumming provides his voice.Yes he does have a scottish accent! He throws a lot of scottish insults at Gargy and Azrael! Such as Numptie!

That's all for now!

http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/the_smurfs_take_manhattan_Kxi6hYGJgilkLE40d3X3DO#ixzz0oZqXOvLU

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/05/10/alan-cumming-good-wife-smurfs/
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-21-2010 10:19 PM:
 
Smurfadoodle-doo! What exciting news! Awesome updates as always, SmurfyD1983. It looks like RavenChild was correct about the time travel / portal plot line! The movie is sounding more fun by the minute!

Here are pictures of the Smurf Mega Bloks. They look quite cute to me. The Smurfs Carnival is very impressive.

Wow, I hadn't heard about Burger King! I really hope Burger King brings out some Smurf toys - that would be so much fun! Fingers crossed!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-21-2010 11:45 PM:
 
Smurftastic news SmurfyD1983!
I loved that they changed the story and make it
more like a time travel thing!
It's absolutely more fun and easily makes the
entire scale of the movie to the "Epic" level!
But our blue heroes still at the same size.
(laugh)
And all that BK's smurf promotion it's awesome!
I hope i could be in US at that time!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-22-2010 02:23 PM:
 
Thanks for the news SmurfyD1983!!! You always get the goods!!

Ok here is some more info:

On 05/20/2010 ~6:30 AM, the Smurf Movie production temporarily came to a standstill when a worker on set took a 30-foot fall from a lift while shooting at FAO Schwartz, the famous department store. The fall came after a 9 hour shoot of a Gargamel / Smurf chase scene through the store. The worker is now in stable condition at Bellevue hospital, and shooting will stay on schedule.

Where are they shooting next? Signs are posted in the East Village, where they'll film during the May 22-23 weekend. Other locations include Cortlandt Alley and the New York Public Library. Next Tuesday, the Smurfs are filming at 68th Street and Central Park West.

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Smurf Movie Shooting Permit

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Director Raja Gosnell

 -
Neil Patrick Harris

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Smurf Movie Director Chairs
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 05-22-2010 09:15 PM:
 
lol, in the last pic the guy in the blue shirt looks like the Dog Whisper, lol.

Great pics, Smurfy1for2. Thanks for sharing them. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-23-2010 07:58 AM:
 
Great pics Smurfy1for2!
The first pic about towing vehicles away for
shooting movie,looked at the time and date
looks like it's about the time that i posting!
Looking at the shooting times 6AM-10PM,they must
be really working hard lately!
And i love neil partrick harris in this pic
he's looks much better than the last one in park!
Nice suit thats makes him a little bigger!
And i liked the last pic with chairs and the smurfs movie logo on it!
Can't believe such a movie like this shooting
mostly on location!
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 05-23-2010 01:03 PM:
 
Wow..... just..... WOW. Judging by these pictures, it really looks like they are doing a great job on this film. They are really paying attention to detail with the Smurfs and especially Gargamel. That's AMAZING, Hank look JUST LIKE him. And the cat, same colors. Orange on top, white on the bottom. They are really sticking to the details.

I'm also very fascinated by the plot, having them get transported to New York City in our modern world. It's funny, I always thought to myself what it would be like if they got transported into our modern world, and New York City is not too far from where I live. I live out on Long Island. I'm really getting excited about this film more and more. I'm not getting my hopes up, but I'm still hoping that this film will be good.
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Member # 3178) on 05-23-2010 05:17 PM:
 
I'm starting to gain a little more faith in this film now. As big a Smurfs fan as I am, I was, and still am a little bit, unsure about this film, as Raja Gosnell has generally made very bad films up to now, and until I hear her voice, I'm still wondering what made them cast Katy Perry as Smurfette. But it's never too late for things to turn around, this could be the great movie that we have been waiting for from Raja Gosnell. It certainly looks very good, Hank Azaria as Gargamel looks near-perfect, and if the models being used are anything to go by, the Smurfs themselves should look good too.
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 05-23-2010 09:09 PM:
 
After seeing these photos, I'm starting to feel a little better about this new movie. The plot sounds kinda cool and I agree with Shane 100% that they are following details quiet well. I'm still kinda skeptical about the film, though.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-24-2010 02:38 AM:
 
ChrisDilke,For a director like raja gosnell
He knows he had been made bad movies in recent
years before so for him it's time to make it better at now it's for the smurfs!
I don't think he'll make the smurfs another bad
movie...i hope...
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 05-28-2010 11:13 AM:
 
On Wednesday I got to travel into New York City to see if I could get a glimpse of any of the movie production. Even if I couldn't see any actual movie filming, I'd be happy enough with seeing all the production vehicles and some of the crew and that is how it played out. They were filming in one of the buildings by Rockefeller Center, so the most I saw were all the trucks. That was really cool, though. I saw some of the crew members rolling some of the equipment into the building and toward the end of the time I was there I got to talk to a security guy a little bit who was sitting and keeping watch at the truck where they store the cameras. He let me take some pictures with him in there alone with the videos I was also taking. He also let me keep the no parking sign we saw in the pictures above.

The security guy was very nice and he filled me in on a few things. He said they were filming on the roof of the building, he told me, "They are chasing Smurfs up there." That quote totally made my day, you have no idea. lol

I took a bunch of pictures and videos. Check them out. Here are the pictures from my Facebook, they are publicly viewable: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=180409&id=563987656&l=99b1aaf129

Here is the YouTube video I recorded, it is 23 minutes long, because I did some other things in the city before coming back to Rockefeller Center toward the end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur2eVXUl8qk


 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-28-2010 07:52 PM:
 
SMURFAROO!!! "They are chasing Smurfs up there." LOL - smurftastic! That security guard was cool to let you film him and take pictures. His pass is really smurfy!!! I can't believe you got the parking signs too - what a lucky smurf!

Amazing video - thanks for sharing it with us!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-28-2010 08:04 PM:
 
That is the COOLEST VIDEO ever Shane!!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 05-28-2010 10:33 PM:
 
That is so much fun, Shane. Thanks for sharing this video [Big Grin]
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 05-29-2010 10:23 AM:
 
really awesome vid Shane! It's funny how u took the parking sign that said the next time the smurf movie was filming!
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 05-31-2010 06:50 PM:
 
Very cool! Here are pictures of what the CGI smurfs will look like!

Smurf Movie Models
Smurf Movie Models

Neil Patrick Harris and Little Smurf Friends
Neil Patrick Harris and Little Smurf Friends

Jayma Mays and Smurf Catch a Cab
Jayma Mays and Smurf Catch a Cab

Scary Gargamel
Scary Gargamel

Hank Azaria Transforms into Gargamel... complete with his cat Azrael
Hank Azaria Transforms into Gargamel... complete with his cat Azrael

Daily Mail Smurfs Movie

BTW - I love Azrael! Cannot wait to see this movie!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-31-2010 07:36 PM:
 
Thanks SmurfyD1983!!!

I just love the Smurf Models... but why are some of the Smurfs missing eyes! Poor Brainy has a zombie look going. LOL!

Great new pictures!!!!!!!!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Member # 3178) on 05-31-2010 08:27 PM:
 
Awesome new pictures, I also love the Smurf models. I was interested to see how Smurfette was going to look and she looks good, hopefully they will all still look good when they become CGI characters. I think you're right, Sassette, Brainy definitely looks like a zombie Smurf in that picture! LOL and who's the one to the right of Smurfette meant to be? He's the only one I don't recognise.
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 05-31-2010 08:35 PM:
 
That is Clumsy Smurf! They will look a lot better when they get fleshed out in CGI. Smurfette looks great! [Big Grin]

* Thanks to whoever helped me upload these pics!
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 05-31-2010 10:36 PM:
 
The more I see these pics the more I am having confidence that this movie might actually be surprisingly interesting to go see. [Big Grin]

(still can't wait to see any of the trailers, though)
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 06-01-2010 06:05 AM:
 
These pictures are GREAT. I hope this movie is good. It's a shame they didn't film this outdoor scene the day I was in the city on Wednesday. Oh well.
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 06-02-2010 12:46 PM:
 
I'm glad everyone enjoyed my pictures and video. It was a lot of fun.

I just came across these videos on YouTube today showing some of the filming. These are FANTASTIC.


Gargamel searches for Grouchy Smurf at FAO Schwarz



Gargamel bumps into Johan

 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Rocker Smurf) (Member # 3178) on 06-02-2010 02:08 PM:
 
Smurfy find, Shane, those videos are great! In the second video it's a bit hard to tell because of the wind but it sounds like Hank's got the Gargamel voice down very well.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-02-2010 04:00 PM:
 
lol, that is so awesome Shane...thanks for finding these behind the scenes footage of Hank running around as Gargamel. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-03-2010 06:28 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Shane J:
I'm glad everyone enjoyed my pictures and video. It was a lot of fun.

I just came across these videos on YouTube today showing some of the filming. These are FANTASTIC.


Gargamel searches for Grouchy Smurf at FAO Schwarz



Gargamel bumps into Johan

AWESOME SHANE!!

Tim Gunn is holding Azrael in the second video I guess they're animating Azrael for that part..
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-03-2010 08:05 PM:
 
Smurfadoodledoo! Live action video of Gargamel - WOW! Thanks for finding the videos, Shane!

It must be very hot to wear that Gargamel Costume in New York in the summer!
[Gargamel]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 06-06-2010 06:39 PM:
 
Those are awesome! Okay my smurf loving friends I have a report from a good friend *BUT* it is unconfirmed at this point in time ... I was told the first teaser trailer for The Smurfs Movie will be shown with...Toy Story 3! I have even heard that the first trailer will be shown sometime this holiday season.

Let's cross of fingers and hope this is true!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-06-2010 08:06 PM:
 
That is GREAT news SmurfyD!! I wanted to see Toy Story 3 anyways and a smurf teaser trailer makes it so much more awesome!! I hope it comes true!
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 06-06-2010 08:17 PM:
 
Well here is even more great news.. Here is a look at sony pictures upcoming film slate and yes the new Smurfs Movie logo is in here.. It's no longer called ''The Smurfs Movie'' it is just ''The Smurfs''.

The Smurfs Sony Logo
http://www.collider.com/2010/06/05/men-in-black-3-logo-miiib-3d-spider-man-in-3d-ghostbusters-logo/

 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 06-07-2010 05:36 PM:
 
SmurfyD Here..

I bring more GREAT news..

''Bring on the blue: Macy’s has tapped the Smurfs as its holiday ambassadors of 2010, which means that plush versions of vocabulary-crippling creatures will be available at Macy’s everywhere, and that a balloon version will sail in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The retailer says it will back the Smurfs with a “robust marketing campaign,” including a TV spot and magazine ads, collateral, jumbotron and special events.The smurf dolls will be wearing holiday duds, and talk when their little hands are squeezed.''

http://www.mediapost.com/blogs/raw/?p=2761

Are you ready to get ''Smurfed'' for the holidays?
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-07-2010 05:38 PM:
 
WOW that is so cool SmurfyD!! I can't wait!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-07-2010 08:24 PM:
 
SmurfyD, I AM ready to get smurfed this holiday!

What exciting news! Do you think they mean Holiday Smurfs - as in dressed up for Thanksgiving or for Christmas? I would love to see talking Christmas Smurfs... and everything else smurfy you mentioned!!!

 -
Plush Christmas Smurfs

These are some Plush Christmas Smurfs from Italy. I wonder if the smurfs dolls you mentioned will be anything like these?
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 06-08-2010 09:56 AM:
 
Macy's is doing this as an effort to push The Smurfs back into the Lime-light and to promote the upcoming movie. Also, The Smurfs will be all over this years up coming Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. As for the plush smurfs Macy's stores will be offering them they are decked out in Christmas duds.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-08-2010 06:37 PM:
 
Awesome pic Sassette! And thanks for the update SmurfyD!!!
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 06-08-2010 07:40 PM:
 
Neat picture, Sassette and thanks for sharing that about Macy's, SmurfyD1983 [Smile]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 06-09-2010 09:38 AM:
 
Are you ready? I asked you! Are you Ready? For June Foray's cameo in ''The Smurfs''Movie? Well, it hasn't happened yet but here is a Smurf Justice for June Foray that fans HOPE Sony sees and she gets a role/cameo in ''The Smurfs'' movie.
http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/33799/smurf-justice-for-june-foray-pushes-for-just-what-it-says

Also Joan Rivers, Olivia Palermo, Liz Smith, Tom Colicchio & Michael Musto all have cameos in ''The Smurfs'' movie.

I haven't a clue who most of those people are!

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/dailymusto/archives/2010/06/i_just_shot_a_c.php
 
Posted by pvcblue (Member # 2919) on 06-09-2010 08:51 PM:
 
Yes SmurfyD we are ready see my thread about the June Foray Cameo Facebook Page posted yesterday. - POSTED HERE

quote:
Originally posted by SmurfyD1983:
Are you ready? I asked you! Are you Ready? For June Foray's cameo in ''The Smurfs''Movie? Well, it hasn't happened yet but here is a Smurf Justice for June Foray that fans HOPE Sony sees and she gets a role/cameo in ''The Smurfs'' movie.
http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/33799/smurf-justice-for-june-foray-pushes-for-just-what-it-says

Also Joan Rivers, Olivia Palermo, Liz Smith, Tom Colicchio & Michael Musto all have cameos in ''The Smurfs'' movie.

I haven't a clue who most of those people are!

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/dailymusto/archives/2010/06/i_just_shot_a_c.php


 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-09-2010 09:10 PM:
 
SmurfyD I think they're all New Yorkers!! Liz Smith and Michael Musto are writers I think and Tom Colicchio is a chef..

pvcblue I'm just happy there's a chance for June Foray in the Smurfs movie!!! Fingers crossed!
 
Posted by pvcblue (Member # 2919) on 06-10-2010 07:34 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfy1For2:
SmurfyD I think they're all New Yorkers!! Liz Smith and Michael Musto are writers I think and Tom Colicchio is a chef..

pvcblue I'm just happy there's a chance for June Foray in the Smurfs movie!!! Fingers crossed!

Yes I hope she gets in as well, she is a really nice lady and has signed alot of my Jokey smurfs for me (she is a friend of mine's grandmother)- I just wish they would use her for the voice of Jokey Smurf instead of Pervert Herman.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-13-2010 11:01 PM:
 
It would be wonderful if June Foray had a cameo in the movie!!!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 06-15-2010 08:26 PM:
 
Smurfs in New York


What's up my smurf loving friends? Well GREAT news The Smurfs Movie FIRST trailer will be shown Thursday on Yahoo.com! And here is a sneak peek thanks to USATODAY.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2010-06-16-Smurfs16_ST_N.htm
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-15-2010 08:30 PM:
 
AWESOME NEWS SMURFYD!!!
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 06-15-2010 09:25 PM:
 
That is seriously awesome. The Smurfs in that picture look so good. Oh I can't WAIT to see this movie. I can't believe there will be a trailer as early as this Thursday. That's crazy. I'm looking forward to it.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-15-2010 10:20 PM:
 
Superb, I can't wait to see the trailer...the more I see news about this movie, the more I really want to go see it when it comes out [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-16-2010 02:43 AM:
 
Woo hoo! [Eek!]
Smurfadoddle!
Smurftastic! [Eek!]
Mind-blowing awesome [Cool]
smurfs on CG! [Big Grin]
I can't wait to see trailer this thursday!
Sorry for my low-profile in recent days
My house have some internet problems
And viruses on PC.
[Frown]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-16-2010 05:34 AM:
 
I like how textured they made Papa Smurf's moustache and beard while retaining his look. They could have been lazy and made him look like a Mario character from a Gamecube Mario game. Now all we need to see is a Smurfette model to see how her hair turns out.
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Rocker Smurf) (Member # 3178) on 06-16-2010 05:11 PM:
 
Remember that it's only a teaser, so there isn't much, but it's here! And it's looking pretty cool.


Smurf Movie Teaser with Exclusive Neil Patrick Harris Intro

 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-16-2010 05:58 PM:
 
I've been smurfed and I LOVE it! That was so much fun... I cannot wait for the movie to come out now!

[Big Grin]

Thanks for the news, SmurfyD!

Thanks for the teaser, Rocker Smurf!
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 06-16-2010 06:02 PM:
 
thats awesome i cant wait to see it! in 3d!!!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-16-2010 07:04 PM:
 
Definitely not bad! The last thing we need are CGI Smurfs that look like animated plastic PVCs.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-16-2010 08:57 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by ChrisDilke (Rocker Smurf):
Remember that it's only a teaser, so there isn't much, but it's here! And it's looking pretty cool.


Smurf Movie Teaser with Exclusive Neil Patrick Harris Intro


The Smurfs look AWESOME!!! And nice to see NPH! Thanks Chris!!
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-16-2010 09:27 PM:
 
Well, that is one way to get a cab in New York, LOL [Big Grin] Thanks for posting the teaser Rocker Smurf [Wink]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-17-2010 02:48 AM:
 
Incredible! [Eek!]
I loved this teaser,thanks Rocker Smurf! [Big Grin]
For more info just simply type "smurfhappens.com"
Website shown at the taxi's ad in the trailer.
I looked in the worldwide release date
And i saw that thailand is also in the list!
But it's been pushed back 2 months after US'
release date.
But it's better than it not in the list! [Wink]
Thailand, October 6 2011! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

10.6.11
That's will be my D-Day or S-day!
I think thai people still not ready for the smurfs...All of a sudden smurfs just simply
come out as movie... [Roll Eyes] [Frown]
It will be slops or smurfs lets wait for it!
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 06-18-2010 08:19 AM:
 
This isn't as bad as I thought it would be.

Hopefully the rest will be just as good.
 
Posted by Jordan Rivers (Member # 3118) on 06-18-2010 08:29 PM:
 
I'm starting to get excited about this.
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 06-18-2010 08:58 PM:
 
Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 06-18-2010 08:59 PM:
 
me and my friends went to the movies today to see Toy story 3 (very good!) and guess what movie preview we saw? THe smurfs!!!! it was the teaser one we saw on here!
 
Posted by ChrisDilke (Rocker Smurf) (Member # 3178) on 06-18-2010 09:29 PM:
 
That's awesome, Green Day Smurf! Did you see the trailer in 3D? If so how did it look?
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 06-19-2010 08:46 AM:
 
gost i cant remeber i think it was half and half. like half of it was normal and the other was 3d. but i reconized it right away and i was throwing popcorn at my friends and everything. we were so loud cheering and stuff! i cant wait till it comes out it would be so cool in 3d!!!
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 06-19-2010 02:36 PM:
 
So, My source was correct The Smurfs Teaser will be in front of Toy Story 3! Sony is pushing ''The Smurfs'' early so people are aware and it gets early Hype and pokes people interest.

It worked I cannot wait to see this and can't wait to see what other smurfy goodies are in store!..I hope a new video game is made!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-19-2010 03:02 PM:
 
SmurfyD you are the man!! or Smurf!!

Greenday it sounds so awesome to see it in 3d you are so lucky!!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-19-2010 07:28 PM:
 
Glad I could post the teaser here and get everyone excited to see the film! It's also nice to see positive enthusiasm for this film, elsewhere it's a different story. IMDb and similar sites are ripping this film to pieces.
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 06-20-2010 06:37 AM:
 
Rocker, I know what you mean. It seems like the people on all of these other website are completely ripping apart this movie. Just look up the trailer on YouTube and take a look at all the comments. People keep saying "oh they're ruining my childhood blah blah blah". I HATE when people say that. I think the plot for this movie is BRILLIANT. So far it seems like we here on the forum and another Smurf forum I frequent are the only ones excited about this film. I guess only hardcore Smurf fans are the only ones who are going to like this. I don't know. But I for one am excited.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-20-2010 07:50 AM:
 
I'm completely with you, Shane. I can't stand people like that, they know the film's not out for another year and automatically they're trashing it, mostly for the plot and for Raja Gosnell being the director. Admittedly the plot is very "seen-it-all-before", but it's still good and people are getting the wrong impression by thinking that the Smurfs have moved to NYC. They have been chased out their home and are trying to find their way back. It will be interesting to see how this plot turns out.

And as for the criticism surrounding the director, it's still never a certainty that the film will be bad. Having directed both Scooby Doo movies and Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Raja Gosnell may not have a particularly good reputation for family films, but for all we know he could turn that right around with the Smurfs. Adam Shankman is another who has made some poorly received family films (e.g. Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Pacifier), and when he was chosen to direct the remake of Hairspray, with Zac Efron and Amanda Bynes in the cast, he must have got some backlash by fans of the original film and musical. But that film received glowing reviews (it was great fun to watch too), thus proving that one director can redeem himself and his reputation can change at any time.

I'm not going to lie, I do have my doubts about this film, but I am going to stay positive and excited for it like more Smurfs fans should be doing right now.
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 06-20-2010 08:09 AM:
 
I wouldnt understand y people are saying "The movie is runing my Childhood" This actually a great oppertuniaty. If the smurfs go off air from tv then a movie will come out and you couldbuy it. intstead of watching the smurfs episodes again their trying to give the smurfs 1 last go.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-20-2010 08:16 AM:
 
Yeah Rocker Smurf, Shane and GreenDay!! The smurfs look cool and the story sounds good. Running around FAO Toys and thru New York is an awesome idea. Seeing the Smurfs on top of the taxi hanging on for dear life in the preview teaser was FUN. The whole thing looks FUN and I bet the movie turns out to be great!
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-20-2010 11:05 AM:
 
I was talking to a friend the other day and she is also excited about the Smurfs movie. She says that if the production team is starting the teasers now then they are confident that the movie will be a real hit.

Forget the negative talkers (most of them are probably closet smurf lovers themselves, lol). The answer our questions 'how good will the movie be?' will come for all of us when the movie does come out next summer. [Wink]
 
Posted by Binky (Member # 2693) on 06-20-2010 12:15 PM:
 
The excitement one feels is very real. Upon viewing the 'teaser' which Rocker Smurf provided, I was immediately overwhelmed with a sense of excitement. The Smurfs movie is nigh!

Raven Child's comments make the anticipation palpable - perhaps we have something magnificent waiting in the wings. I hope further teaser trailers are forthcoming!
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 06-20-2010 09:07 PM:
 
Are you ready to see The Smurfs in 3D Teaser Poster? It was released at the 2010 Licensing Expo and I was told that Sony is pushing this movie aggressively so you can expect tons of Smurfs Movie Merch next Summer also seems that lil rumor I posted about a Burger King Promo MAY be proven true! Just trying to get it 100% confirmed.

Anyway here is the Teaser Poster I told you all about enjoy! It's not much but..Hey it got me excited..It shows a Smurf standing on a building in Central Park looking at the HUGE buildings in the distance.

The Smurfs in 3D Teaser Poster
The Smurfs in 3D Teaser Poster

The Smurfs House
The Smurfs House

Smurfette at the Licensing Show
Smurfette at the Licensing Show


http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/11620

 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-20-2010 10:39 PM:
 
That's kind of a cool poster...who knows they might change it a little before the movie does come out.

Is that you with Smurfette, SmurfyD?
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 06-21-2010 09:58 AM:
 
No, That isn't me. It's just a Teaser Poster.. Poor little Guy he just wants to go home. I'm sure Sony will be releasing more Posters to promote the movie over the the last 6 months of this year and all of next year.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-21-2010 02:10 PM:
 
This just gets more and more exciting! And my fingers are still crossed about the Smurfs coming to Burger King.

Wouldn't you just love to have that Smurf House out in your back yard!
[Wink]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-21-2010 09:36 PM:
 
Awesome news and pics SmurfyD!!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Eek!] [Cool]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-22-2010 09:31 AM:
 
Here is the alternate version of the Smurfs trailer! Mount Rushmore was replaced by Easter Island Moai statues. This is from thesmurfs-movie.net.


Smurf Movie Teaser Alternate Version

 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-22-2010 09:40 AM:
 
I think I like the other trailer better, but it is still priceless [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-23-2010 02:52 AM:
 
I think this one is a little bit of underrated.
But i like that they use the simple "the smurfs"
logo than "Smurf'd".
I think it better but the part with easter island
is a bit off the movie so they put this as
alternate version.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-24-2010 03:31 PM:
 
Just out of interest, is anyone going to see it at midnight on its opening day? I've never done it with any movie before but I'm tempted to do it with this one!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-24-2010 08:25 PM:
 
Oh yeah Rocker Smurf I will definitely be there if they have a midnight showing. It kills me that I have to wait til 2011... I want to see it now!!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-25-2010 02:33 AM:
 
It's very tempting to do it!
But since thailand's release date are 2 months
after US so technically,i can't do that.
But faithfully,i'll do it if i can!
Well if the US opening day comes i'll be right
here waiting for you!
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 06-25-2010 07:43 AM:
 
I don't usually like doing midnight shows. I did it twice for Star Wars Episode 2 and 3. I'll certainly consider this, though.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-25-2010 10:25 AM:
 
If they have a midnight showing of this movie in Vancouver, I might just go to it - for fun [Big Grin]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-25-2010 02:14 PM:
 
I'd rather do a first showing, if possible.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-25-2010 06:54 PM:
 
I wish we all could go to the movie together that would be so cool!!
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 06-26-2010 08:43 AM:
 
That would be epic. Too bad we are all separated by distance. We could have a whole Smurf fest. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 06-26-2010 09:44 AM:
 
i kno that would be so awesome!!!! i would go with eversmurf here!
oh yeah, at canada's wonderland, when i went there yesturday i won a papa smurf! its the new nancos! i'll post a pic sometime!
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-26-2010 09:54 AM:
 
That would be interesting to see GreenDay Smurf.

Well, we'll certainly have to each give our personal reviews of the movie after see it [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 06-26-2010 01:22 PM:
 
I will most definitely do a video blog all about it after I see it. I'm still planning to do a video blog about what I think of the idea about it now.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-26-2010 08:43 PM:
 
That'd be interesting to see Shane. I still wonder if they are doing a time traveling movie?
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-27-2010 09:41 AM:
 
That's right shane,we're too far to each other.
Especially me who's lived at least 8000miles
from your house.
And i'm sure that i'll do my own review
but mine will always be the last one,raven child!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-27-2010 01:35 PM:
 
Yeah I agree with Shane too, it's an awesome idea but it would be very hard, if not impossible to do. Despite the craziness of it, you could try and give it a go! I know that because Brainy Smurf Snaeha lives in Thailand, and I live in England, that pretty much rules us out, but the rest of you could give it a try!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-27-2010 06:42 PM:
 
GreenDay Smurfs wow you are SO lucky to get that Nanco Smurf I'd love to see it!! I might be going to the fair next month so maybe they'll have one there..

Your movie video blog sounds awesome Shane!!

8000 miles is a long way Brainy Smurf Snaeha & Rocker Smurf. We may not be able to go to the movie together but we can all still talk about it together!!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 06-29-2010 12:32 PM:
 
I saw the trailer during Toy Story 3 and I can't wait to see it! And like I said before, I'm gonna be 26 when the movie comes out. [Smile]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 06-30-2010 10:09 AM:
 
I'd love to see The Smurfs Movie with all of you! But I'm in The Buckeye State,USA.

Here is an Interview with Jayma Mays she talks about her character and NPH's character in the smurfs movie...and Yes NPH is not playing nor he is named Johan in the movie!

It's Grace Winslow and Patrick Winslow!

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/06/30/jayma-mays-glee-john-stamos-smurfs-cookies/
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-30-2010 11:34 AM:
 
AWESOME FIND SmurfyD!! Cool!

Here is the interview:

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Jayma Mays Smurf Interview


"Glee" star Jayma Mays talks John Stamos, Smurfs, and her plan to defeat Peter Facinelli and Joan Cusack in an online cookie sale for charity

Ask Jayma Mays about John Stamos playing Emma's dentist/love interest in Glee‘s upcoming second season and she turns as giddy as we were when we first heard the news. We caught up with Mays yesterday to chat about Stamos, the Smurfs movie she just wrapped last week opposite Neil Patrick Harris, and Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a charity for which she's helping to raise awareness and funds. (So Emma, right?)

Let's talk about John Stamos, because that would excite me to no end.

JAYMA MAYS: [Sings "Ah" as though heaven's gates have just opened] Ohmygosh, I was so excited when I found out. I feel like I'm actually the last person to know these things. [Laughs] I found out via a text. Someone was like, "Uncle Jesse?" And I was like, "Sorry, I don't know what that means." I was actually working on Smurfs at the time, so I got really excited because I'm like, I am living my 10-year-old fantasy. I was kissing Doogie Howser one minute, and then I found out that I'm going to kiss Uncle Jesse the next. I just need Punky Brewster to be my best friend now, and my childhood fantasy will be complete. I'm really, really, really excited. I think he's amazing. What a wonderful addition to the cast.

Have you talked with him at all?

We've never met before.

How do you anticipate bonding with him?

I definitely won't bring up the whole Uncle Jesse thing. I probably shouldn't have even said that now.

He's got a great sense of humor about that.

Okay, good, good, good. We really have had no contact. I have no idea how this is gonna work. Are we gonna meet before and then have some rehearsals? I'm assuming I'll find out via text again. [Laughs] I'm assuming someone will let me know where to be and what time. But I am so excited, and a little nervous. Like, I'm getting all jittery thinking about it… I think we should have a lot of intimate scenes together. That's what I think. I need to talk to the writers. He's a dentist, so maybe Emma needs braces, or she's got lots of cavities. I feel like they need to prolong this idea for a while.

Do you know anything about the story line at this point? I'm assuming you go back into production next month?

I wish I could even tease you, but all I know is that he's my dentist and we're having some sort of affair. I don't foresee it going away within an episode. I see there'll be something there, but what that will be, I absolutely have no clue. I wish I knew.

Tell me about your character in the Smurfs movie.

I play Grace Winslow and Neil Patrick Harris is my husband, Patrick Winslow. We are pregnant, I guess that's how they say it now, "we are pregnant," with our first child. His character is a little bit apprehensive about that, and my character's motherly instincts are kicking in. So when the Smurfs come into our world, it's almost like practice in a way. [Laughs] They get sucked through this vortex and pushed out into New York City and cause mayhem and excitement and all the rest of it. It's loosely based on a true story, obviously. New York was a great place to shoot a movie like that. Lots of scenes in Central Park and FAO Schwarz, and you've got the Empire State Building in the background.

What was your reaction when you were first approached about the film? Did you have any reservations?

No. I heard the idea, Smurf movie, and I was like, "Yes. Totally. Let me read the script." And then I read the script, and I was like, "Actually, yes. Even more yes." So I didn't really have any apprehension about it. I mean, I grew up with the Smurfs. I was telling the people in production this: My mom actually used to make me watch The Smurfs because she liked the Smurfs. So just to spite her, I would say that Gargamel was my favorite. It was just such a big thing growing up, so I immediately thought I wanted to be a part of it. And I love movies like this. It's 3D. It's live-action. It was a challenge talking to the dots.

There are so many great people voicing the Smurfs, and you didn't get to work with any of them.

I know, it's kind of heartbreaking. But they had lovely actors reading the lines of the Smurfs while we were doing our scenes, and that at least gave them some life and some personality, which was really helpful. But it's strange, their voices are coming from behind you and you're looking at a dot in front of you. It's a very bizarre situation to be in.

Did you learn anything new about Neil Patrick Harris during shooting?

Apparently a lot of people know this about him, but I didn't know that he was into magic, which I just found fascinating. I noticed on set that he's pretty addicted to his iPhone. I actually think he's got a problem. It's actually very lovely to watch him playing games and things, but I think he needs to join a group. I'm pretty sure someone needs to intervene.

This summer, you've also been working with the charity Cookies for Kids' Cancer, which raises funds for pediatric cancer research. How did you become involved?

Glad actually approached me with the idea. I hadn't heard of Cookies For Kids' Cancer before that, but I started doing research and some of the statistics were just so shocking. For children in the USA under the age of 18, the leading cause of death by disease is cancer. I love cookies, and I love kids, and I hate cancer [Laughs] so it seems logical. I'm going to be having an online bake sale competing against Joan Cusack and Peter Facinelli to see who can raise the most funds in November, but we're also trying to raise awareness and get other people to have bake sales of their own. Glad is matching the money raised by bake sales from September through December, up to $200,000, which is great. There are other ways that people can get money to the organization right away by buying specially-marked products of Glad's that are on the shelves. This organization is just wonderful, because 100 percent of the profits are going to raise money for research for pediatric cancer. The science is there, it's just the funding is not.

And how will that online cookie sale work?

I don't think they exactly know how that's gonna work just yet. I don't think I'll actually be baking the cookies, but what they don't know is I've already started baking cookies just in case. The garage is full, the bathtubs are full. I'm gonna be smelly come November, but I'm gonna win. I feel like any excuse to bake cookies. That's all my husband needs to know, "Look, I'm helping a charity. That's why I'm baking a thousand chocolate chip cookies."

And you are going up against Peter Facinelli, who will have the Twihards behind him, and Joan Cusack, who's just beloved. Have you already thought about how you'll motivate the Gleeks?

I'm hoping the Gleeks will unite. I'm thinking maybe I should write a song about cookies, and if I could sing that and get people to sing along, they'll want to bake cookies and donate money. I've got to come up with something clever, you're right. Maybe you and I could come up with a ditty later…. Maybe I should write my cookie song as a duet with John Stamos.

He is the national spokesman for Project Cuddle, a non-profit organization for babies [it rescues abandoned babies and coordinates adoptions for troubled pregnant women]. So he might be sympathetic.

Oh, good. I like babies, too. We're gonna get along so well, he and I. [Laughs] I like babies, and kids… and cookies. He and I are gonna hit it off.
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 07-22-2010 07:07 AM:
 
Has there been any further developments on the Smurf movie since the last update here? Anyone have any new info? I heard that filming, the live action stuff, is all done now. So they are probably working on all the CGI animations, probably around the clock I would assume. Hopefully in a few short months we'll get to see an actual trailer showing scenes from the movie.
 
Posted by PrincessRuffette (Member # 2646) on 07-24-2010 06:09 AM:
 
Well shane, i found this video they look so cute in this trailer!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfMKkO5ZSFY&videos=imKCIltTPfU

hope this helps!!!
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 07-24-2010 09:44 AM:
 
thanks ruffette! I saw this in thetres already in 3-D! I think its one of the offical trailers!!!
 
Posted by Kermit LeRuffy (Member # 2646) on 07-24-2010 10:56 AM:
 
lol cool i haven't seen the trailer at any theatres yet but i'll look for it!!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 07-26-2010 04:10 PM:
 
Thank you Kermit LeRuffy. I saw this already, though. I agree, they are very cute. [Smile]
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 08-01-2010 08:44 AM:
 
Was over at Youtube. You should read the reactions to the trailer.

Admittably it could be better but there's such negativity for it.

Well, It can't be stopped for better or worse. At least the books will be on sale soon. [Smile]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 08-01-2010 10:34 AM:
 
swarlock,i also commented on one of their
trailer and i try to tell them and at least
i be able to make someone on youtube posted it
much positive.
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 08-01-2010 01:51 PM:
 
I'm not surprised there are so many negative comments about the trailer. I'll be honest that I don't like it all that much, but I can't say so I hate it.

However, I really like how they rendered the Smurfs in CGI. They did a great job on that. Better than what I was expecting.
 
Posted by grouchysmurf44 (Member # 3336) on 09-01-2010 12:41 PM:
 
will the smurflings, baby and grandpa smurf be in the new smurf movie?
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 09-21-2010 10:30 AM:
 
I doubt it ^

Hi All, Here is a new teaser poster for the upcoming Smurfs Movie. It's Clumsy Smurf waving at ya! The Second I posted on here once before.

The Smurfs in 3D Movie PosterThe Smurfs in 3D Movie
The Smurfs in 3D Movie Poster - August 3, 2011
http://www.collider.com/2010/09/20/smurfs-movie-poster-image-3d/#more-49909
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 09-24-2010 05:56 AM:
 
AWESOME POSTERs SmurfyD1983!! Cool!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 10-02-2010 02:12 PM:
 
The Smurf posters are great!

Here are some more shots from the set of The Smurfs Movie...

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Neil Patrick-Harris and Papa Smurf

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Gargamel is on the run!

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Sofia Vergara with Papa Smurf

[Cool]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 10-02-2010 05:20 PM:
 
Aww, I simply LOVED all of this!! The little guys (eg Clumsy on the escalator), the Xmas Smurf dolls, the trailer videos, movie set pics, teasers - on your toes as usual, Sassette, Shane, Smurfy and SmurfyD!! Thanks a million for sharing!! [Enamored Smurf] [Enamored Smurf] [Enamored Smurf] [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 10-03-2010 10:58 AM:
 
I loved them so much i wished i can be one of
them be a smurf!
I dreamt of them couple of times and those are
one of the best dreams that i ever have!
I remember be able to closely have fun with
them near my house and we have some smurfy time
and right before i woke up all of the 100 smurfs
(I don't see smurfette in my dream)
waving hands at me for a goodbye before i come
back in!
It bring tears to my eyes!
And to be able to see the smurfs finally
premiers in thailand is another dream come true!
Thanks for the pics sassette and smurfyD! [Big Grin] [Roll Eyes] [Enamored Smurf] [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 10-03-2010 01:01 PM:
 
Your pictures are amazing Sassette. It is the first picture I've seen of Sofia Vergara on the Smurf movie set.


Oh I love your dream Brainy!! It's fantastic I'm so glad you shared it with us. Maybe Smurfette was off picking flowers!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 10-03-2010 04:14 PM:
 
What a sweet dream, Brainy!
[Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 10-05-2010 02:42 PM:
 
Another sneak peak of smurfy things to come...

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CGI Smurf Poster

[Astro Smurf]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 10-05-2010 03:21 PM:
 
"No, Neil, you can't steal one of the Smurf props from the set!"
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 10-05-2010 03:38 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
"No, Neil, you can't steal one of the Smurf props from the set!"

LOL!!!!
[Razz]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 10-05-2010 04:31 PM:
 
Ha haaa, Vic is right. Mr. Patrick-Harris seems really to get Papa inside his coat to take him like a souvenir... [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 10-06-2010 07:17 PM:
 
It really does look like Neil is taking Papa home. It's very funny.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 10-06-2010 08:44 PM:
 
Oh, I forgot to say, the waving Smurf in the cave is adorable, Sassette - thanks!! [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-07-2010 12:08 PM:
 
According to IMDb, as of 23rd September the movie is now in post-production, which I'm guessing means that all the filming and voice acting has been completed and work is now being done on the effects, which presumably includes creating the CGI Smurfs themselves.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 10-07-2010 01:59 PM:
 
Thanks for the news, Rocker!

Here's the first photo that I've ever seen of Smurfette in CGI. So far we've only seen the Smurfette Movie Model...

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Smurfette Movie Model

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CGI Smurfette

[Smurfette]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 10-07-2010 05:38 PM:
 
Yes, thanks for the great news!!
Awww, Smurfette is so cute in CGI, and I simply LOVED Grouchy's new look too, so surly and so adorable! Thank you very much, Sassette! [Smile] [Smurfette] [Frown] [Enamored Smurf] [Sassette Smurfling]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-07-2010 05:47 PM:
 
Smurfette looks very sweet in CGI. At first I thought she looked a little bit creepy, but now it's definitely not so bad. And Grouchy's "grouchy" look in the picture is great, I love it.
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 10-08-2010 12:32 PM:
 
Smurfette is such a cutie. It is different seeing her without eyelashes but I think she's cute all the same.
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 10-09-2010 04:42 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by grouchysmurf44:
will the smurflings, baby and grandpa smurf be in the new smurf movie?

They'll probably be in the third movie. It's going to be a Trilogy.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 10-09-2010 12:56 PM:
 
They certainly gave Smurfette nice hair.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 10-11-2010 01:47 AM:
 
Nice. Smurfette still has that 'innocent' charm with a 3D perspective [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 10-12-2010 05:23 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sassette:


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CGI Smurf Poster


Here's the first photo that I've ever seen of Smurfette in CGI. So far we've only seen the Smurfette Movie Model...

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Smurfette Movie Model

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CGI Smurfette

[Smurfette]

Awesome Sassette!!!!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 10-17-2010 05:58 PM:
 
Grouchy in that picture looks like he's giving his fellow Smurfs that Gary Coleman "What'cha talkin' about, Willis?" look.
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 10-18-2010 07:09 PM:
 
smurfette looks terrible but pretty good for a computer and grouchy looks like a old man lol!! papa smurf looks the best in my opinion!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 11-04-2010 02:34 PM:
 
New promotional image, and the first look at CGI Brainy!

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Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 11-04-2010 06:03 PM:
 
Brainy looks rather cute [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 11-04-2010 07:55 PM:
 
Oh my!
Brainy is so adorable in this one!
He's no longer look mean anymore!
That's my type of brainy!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 11-05-2010 03:27 PM:
 
OMS (oh my smurf), Brainy is fantastic!!!
[Cool]

Thanks, Rocker Smurf!
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 11-07-2010 07:33 PM:
 
Paint the Town Blue at 'The Smurfs' Premiere!



I love how The Smurfs are turning out! They look so awesome!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 11-08-2010 04:19 AM:
 
Thanks,SmurfyD1983,But i don't think i can participate in this smurfy campaign...
Being a Thai Smurf is pretty much restricts me from the campaign...
But again such a great campaign from the movie!
Best of luck for all of you in the states...
I hope someday the smurfs will be popular in thailand so i can have this kind of fun in my country!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 11-11-2010 07:06 PM:
 
What a fantastic auction - VIP trip to The Smurfs Movie Premiere... walking the "blue carpet"... collection of smurf figures diorama... AND a digital Smurf / Smurfette picture of yourself!

That would be quite the experience!
[Big Grin]

Thanks for the news, SmurfyD!
 
Posted by MissCassidy (Member # 3409) on 11-23-2010 10:18 PM:
 
I like how they've kept the style, but updated it where necessary.
Kinda like Alvin and the Chipmunks....
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-26-2010 05:44 PM:
 
Hello. Can you upload the Macy's Holiday plush commercial for the Smurf plush? I just caught 1 glimpse of the in CGI.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-28-2010 07:36 AM:
 
Hello again. I just noticed in the Macy's plush commercial, there's that Smurf in a kilt. That must be our friend, Gutsy Smurf. I saw a figure of him you posted months ago. He is now wearing a red kilt, red haired sideburns and a red pom-pom on his hat. You were right that Gutsy talks in a Scottish accent. Find him in the commercial and post him if you can. I will be seeing you soon.
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 11-28-2010 06:37 PM:
 
Dear lord! Those CG-i models are just as scary as those of Yogi and Boo Boo! [Frown]

EDIT: Okay, ALMOST as scary. Smurfette and Brainy don't look too bad. Is it sad that I find Gargamel and Azrael the most decent looking so far?
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 11-29-2010 05:55 PM:
 
New Smurfs Movie Posters!


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Enjoy!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-30-2010 07:26 AM:
 
Blimey! That was fresh n' new! I never seen anything like it! Grouchy Smurf and Brainy Smurf; Clumsy Smurf and Smurfette. By George, I can't wait to see them in my hometown. Love it!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 11-30-2010 04:25 PM:
 
Thanks for the new posters, SmurfyD1983!

They look kinda squishy and the clothing looks pillowy... teehee!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 11-30-2010 04:56 PM:
 
Smurfette: "Don't you just love how my smurfy real hair looks?"
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-01-2010 07:40 AM:
 
Hi there! Just let you know, I have seen the Smurf teasers before and now I am seeing early posters with all 4 Smurfs: Grouchy Smurf, Brainy Smurf and Clumsy Smurf and Smurfette. They are looking good. And by the way, VicGeorge, I love Smurfette's quote: "Don't you just love how my smurfy real hair looks?" Don't forget Papa Smurf, Jokey Smurf, Handy Smurf, Greedy Smurf, Gutsy Smurf, etc. THANK YOU!
 
Posted by Smurfysmarts (Member # 2756) on 12-04-2010 12:34 AM:
 
I can't wait for the smurfs movie either! And it's been a while since I posted here. I have a movie theater near me so I can watch the movie when it comes out. It looks great.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-05-2010 12:47 PM:
 
Hi there! Have you noticed CGI movie Smurfs in the Macy's advertisement for the Smurfs Holiday plush? Be on the look-out! And post the commercial as well as screenshots if you can!
HAPPY HANUKKAH!!
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 12-06-2010 11:27 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kojinka_Sketchette:
Dear lord! Those CG-i models are just as scary as those of Yogi and Boo Boo! [Frown]

EDIT: Okay, ALMOST as scary. Smurfette and Brainy don't look too bad. Is it sad that I find Gargamel and Azrael the most decent looking so far?

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear you think that. I think they are great. Brainy is by far the best. So cute. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-06-2010 02:31 PM:
 
Yes, Shane J. I agree with you. These Smurfs are incredibly cute as little plushies.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 12-06-2010 04:26 PM:
 
Is anyone else predicting, or hoping, we'll see a new trailer before Xmas? There's two 3D family films out for the holidays, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Tron Legacy, so who knows? Maybe we'll see a new Smurfs trailer played before either or both of them. I'm definitely going to see both films when they come out, so I'll let you guys know if I see one.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-06-2010 08:34 PM:
 
Rocker, who knows, I'm sure I'll see The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader this holiday season. I am going to have you share it with everyone. Let everyone know. Keep a lookout for the Smurfs movie ad.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 12-07-2010 04:39 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SmurfyD1983:
New Smurfs Movie Posters!





Enjoy!

It used to feel the was a million years away from actually being made but I can actually imagine seeing it in the theater now. Yeah I can't wait for a full trailer too!! The movie is getting closer and I can't wait.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-07-2010 01:29 PM:
 
I agree. I can't wait for a 2 minute full trailer with all the Smurfs in it.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 12-15-2010 01:45 PM:
 
http://www.celebrity-mania.com/news/view/00017576.html

Alan Cumming (aka Gutsy Smurf) speaks about the film. He's got high hopes for it.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-15-2010 04:49 PM:
 
I just found his interview too! (Actually, it was for both the Smurfs and his other film, "The Tempest") And I learned that he is Scottish and he wears a kilt, red sideburns and a pom-pom on his hat. Be sure to listen for it!
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 12-16-2010 08:32 PM:
 
The posters look really cool, especially Smurfette! [Smurfette]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 12-17-2010 10:22 AM:
 
Brand Spanking New Smurfs Teaser Poster! It was released 46 mins ago! I love it!

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-17-2010 10:33 AM:
 
Wow! What a poster! It's beautiful! Just like I imagined it would. It really is an exciting film to put all the Smurfs in my favorite City (I always visited with my friends and family) like that!
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 12-17-2010 10:58 AM:
 
What a fantastic picture. This is so exciting. I can't wait to see this film. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 12-17-2010 12:52 PM:
 
And her hair waves ever so gently in the breeze, too. Perfect.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 12-17-2010 01:02 PM:
 
I think that is the best poster yet....Great shot of Smurfette's hair [Smile]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 12-17-2010 02:27 PM:
 
Love it! No doubt everyone else in the world is savagely criticizing this poster and film... again!... but at least we're all excited for it. Here's the link to a larger image of it. Smurfette's hair looks beautiful and if you look at it closely, her shoes are all sparkly.

Smurfs Movie Poster
http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/article/official-poster-for-the-smurfs
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-18-2010 06:05 AM:
 
It is brilliant BEYOND brilliant!
VicGEORGE quotes: "And her hair waves ever so gently in the breeze, too. Perfect." and Raven Child calls it: "I think that is the best poster yet....Great shot of Smurfette's hair". You will love the Smurfs in 3D!
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 12-18-2010 04:02 PM:
 
What a great poster! And I do love Smurfette's glittery shoes and her hair is amazing.
[Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by Vanity Supreme (Member # 3435) on 12-19-2010 12:04 AM:
 
I absolutely love it.

Smurfette's hair is so glorious in the wind, I agree. And nice new sparkle shoes!
What a pretty skyline! They look so vulnerable and cute on top of that skyscraper.
I'm so excited... it's getting closer and closer!


(But when I read some of the comments I could feel tears pulling at my eyes. I'm so sad about those sick jaded people. They don't appreciate true beauty. Why do they hate it so much? Are they afraid of bliss and joy? Don't they know that Peyo's family is watching the production like a hawk and it's been rewritten several times to be ABSOLUTELY THE BEST IT CAN BE? It just makes me so angry. I bet when they all see how great it is they'll hail it as one of the greatest movies of the new century. Who's with me?)
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 12-20-2010 05:59 PM:
 
Awesome poster! Love it! [Vanity Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-20-2010 06:17 PM:
 
I agree. This poster is awesome. I can't wait for new clips from the Smurfs. Happy Holidays.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 12-20-2010 09:14 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Vanity Supreme:
I absolutely love it.

Smurfette's hair is so glorious in the wind, I agree. And nice new sparkle shoes!
What a pretty skyline! They look so vulnerable and cute on top of that skyscraper.
I'm so excited... it's getting closer and closer!


I second you!! The artists really got an extraordinaire effect on rendering Smurfette's hair in the wind, and the point where they situated the Smurfs is awesome. [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 12-21-2010 07:55 AM:
 
All these posters are so so cute especially the
skyline one its so emotional!
I'm so excited for10 months from now!
Squeaky,for my video it currently planning and
preparing so i think if it come out late it would be
sunday.
I have to know which time that i'm really free so i can
recording it right away.
I have to buy new mini DVDs for this the one old
cannot copy to my PC.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-21-2010 10:56 AM:
 
Hello again!
quote: "All these posters are so so cute especially the
skyline one its so emotional!" - Brainy Smurf Snaeha
Prior to this, I am sending you my personal Christmas card by Thursday, and remind you that if Brainy said "Squeaky,for my video it currently planning and preparing so i think if it come out late it would be sunday.", I would like to see it. So, just a recap: This poster has a lot of emotion like he said, a video might mention "Smurfs Movie" and I'll be sending you my Smurfy Christmas card.
Happy Winter Solstice!
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 12-22-2010 06:59 PM:
 
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This was just sent my way and I had to share it! What do ya think of the Smurfs? I adore them all! I can't wait to see it!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 12-22-2010 08:01 PM:
 
SmurfyD, I second you heartily!! Oh my smurfness... They catched Clumsy's naive expression perfectly, Grouchy being Grouchy (and I love it) and Brainy... Awww, he looks so cute smiling and watching all! [Enamored Smurf] [Enamored Smurf] [Enamored Smurf] Thanks a million for sharing!!
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 12-22-2010 09:05 PM:
 
Very cute poster SmurfyD [Big Grin]

Well, guess we all know what Tuffy looks like. Brainy looks so much more innocent then he did in the cartoon, lol.

This might actually be a really fun movie to see [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 12-22-2010 11:06 PM:
 
Oh boy,that's lovely smurfily cute!
Brainy looks is just like my dream just come true! [Eek!] [Enamored Smurf]
Gutsy is so unique,clumsy is always clumsily cute! [Enamored Smurf]
All of them are top-smurf and i thought they can't improve it anymore but this one really
smurfed it! [Big Grin]
Now i'm wanted to be a smurf!
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 12-23-2010 01:46 AM:
 
Looks like they've improved the artwork a bit.

Gutsy looks rather Scottish looking.
 
Posted by SuperSchtroumpf (Member # 3115) on 12-23-2010 05:15 AM:
 
OMG !!! I just love The Smurfette and Brainy's faces !!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-23-2010 05:45 AM:
 
Great Bouncing Icebergs (as Santa said in "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"), That's one new photograph of the Smurfs. That's them in Central Park. (The scenery is real. Right?) Just like in that Macy's Holiday plush ad, Gutsy Smurf is Scottish, and wears a kilt and sideburns and a pom-pom on his hat. And golly! Papa Smurf, Smurfette and Brainy are the Bee's Knees, and how! Clumsy Smurf is one swell Smurf this is. Excited for Christmas Eve tomorrow? You bet! Just keep an eye out for the Holiday Smurf push from Macy's.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 12-23-2010 08:56 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SmurfyD1983:
The Smurfs Movie

This was just sent my way and I had to share it! What do ya think of the Smurfs? I adore them all! I can't wait to see it!

AWESOME SmurfyD1983!!!! Great shot of Gutsy Smurf's sideburns!!!!! And Smurfette looks amazing...So cool to see Brainy's glasses too!!! LOVE IT!!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 12-23-2010 09:18 AM:
 
I love the new Smurf Movie Posters! I think Brainy is so adorable and Smurfette's flowing hair is gorgeous!
 
Posted by Mariana MerSmurf (Member # 2633) on 12-23-2010 08:50 PM:
 
I just got a look at the new posters and I'll admit, I kinda like them. I think the character design could be better, though, but I absolutely love the New York setting. [Smile]
 
Posted by Snorty Smurf (Member # 3451) on 12-30-2010 04:32 PM:
 
I have never heard of Gutsy Smurf. I thought it was a new character picked for the movie. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 12-30-2010 05:28 PM:
 
I think he was created specially for the movie, Snorty Smurf (welcome!), for there wasn't any Smurf like him neither in Peyo's original comics (for the little I know) nor in HB's cartoons. [Confused]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-30-2010 05:51 PM:
 
As a matter of fact, he is one of the new Smurfs in the film. He will be voiced by Alan Cumming. Gutsy Smurf is described as 'brave to a fault' in the synopsis. Like Braveheart, Gutsy Smurf is Scottish AND Blue. He wears a blue kilt, red sideburns and a blue pom-pom on his Smurfy hat. You will see him in the new movie.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 01-01-2011 01:25 AM:
 
Gutsy is such a promising character!
I'm guessing he would be involving on some
key moments in the movie!
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 01-01-2011 12:12 PM:
 
They all look so cute in the new poster! Smurfette's shoes aren't as glittery in this poster but she still looks great.
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 01-15-2011 02:59 PM:
 
Lookie What I found.. They are already gearing up for The Smurfs Movie with merch. This is a 2012 Calendar. It's release date isn't until Nov with the release of The Smurfs Movie DVD/Blu-Ray. Some ToyRus stores are getting New Puzzles in featuring the smurfs as well.

Smurf 2012 Calendar

Smurfs 16-Month 2012 Wall Calendar
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 01-15-2011 05:33 PM:
 
Wow, SmurfyD, it's such a cool and fancy calendar!! Thanks a lot for the heads-up!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-15-2011 05:40 PM:
 
Holy Green Hornet! A 2012 Smurfs Movie Calendar! I want a calendar for the next year! And golly! I can't wait for the new movie!
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My Smurfs' movie documentary will be filming on February 2011! Please share B-roll clips for documentary footage!!
Good luck and keep your heads up!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 01-16-2011 12:44 PM:
 
Smurf looks like a Hollywood star with his sunglasses! Cute picture, BlueTiger10.
[Cool]

I love the 2012 calendar! I was lucky enough to have my Mom give me The Smurfs 2011 Calendar for Christmas. The pictures are really nice.

Thanks for sharing the news, SmurfyD1983!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 01-17-2011 06:03 AM:
 
Great pic SmurfyD1983!! Love the calendar!

And Holiday Smurf is looking awesome BlueTiger10!!!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 01-20-2011 11:31 AM:
 
The Smurfs Movie Game Announced!

UbiSoft is working on the game for the Nintendo Wii/Nintendo DS. It will be for new and old smurf fans.

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/42648/Ubisoft-working-on-Smurfs-game
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 01-20-2011 11:33 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SmurfyD1983:
The Smurfs Movie Game Announced!

UbiSoft is working on the game for the Nintendo Wii/Nintendo DS. It will be for new and old smurf fans.

Nice find! Would've liked to have seen it for PS3, but I have a Wii and a DS as well so I will still get it, depending on which format it looks more fun to play on.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-20-2011 02:38 PM:
 
Holy Super Mario Brothers! A new video game! Sorry I don't have Wii or Nintendo DS, but my friend, Justin has Wii. So I think I would give it a try around the movie release. I'll learn Wii Fit and this new movie game.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 01-20-2011 03:23 PM:
 
Smurfs Movie Game FTW!!!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 01-21-2011 01:24 AM:
 
Wow i knew this would happen they gonna release
Smurf Movie Game!
And now it's time for me to buy Wii or DS!
Only have PS3 and PSP though.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 01-22-2011 04:36 AM:
 
Ubisoft Working on Smurfs Game

Movie tie-in set for Wii and DS this August

January 20, 2011

Ubisoft is making the game based on the upcoming Smurfs movie.

The game is set for Nintendo Wii and DS and will launch alongside the live action / CG-animated movie, which is scheduled for release Wednesday, August 3rd 2011.

Commenting on the announcement, Mark Caplan, VP of consumer products at Sony Pictures Consumer Products said: "We look forward to continuing our work with Ubisoft in the video game space. The Smurfs video game will provide kids and families around the world with hours of enjoyment."

Ubisoft's VP of worldwide licensing Christian Salomon added: "We’re thrilled to be working with Lafig Belgium and Sony Pictures on the Smurfs license. Our ongoing partnership with Sony Pictures Consumer Products allows us to create fun and entertaining video games based on some of the most popular family films.

"Ubisoft’s creative team is working hard on crafting the perfect video game experience that will appeal to new and old fans of The Smurfs."

Thanks SmurfyD1983!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 01-22-2011 08:59 PM:
 
In addition to the new Smurf Comic Books by Papercutz, there will also be Smurf Books based on the movie!

* A Smurfin' Big Adventure!
* A Very Clumsy Tale
* Behold the Power of Gargamel!


A Smurfin' Big Adventure
A Smurfin' Big Adventure!


[Big Grin]

PS - Great news about the Smurfs Movie video game!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 01-22-2011 09:07 PM:
 
I am really looking forward to the new Clumsy Smurf book because he's one of my favorites!

A Very Clumsy Tale
A Very Clumsy Tale


[Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-23-2011 09:19 AM:
 
Hi guys! I am gonna tell my bookstore, Barnes & Noble to pre-order these new tie-in books before my birthday (That's in May; about 2 or 3 months before the movie is released). And by the way Sassette, this movie tie-in book about Clumsy Smurf will be perfect for my niece, Ava. She'll love it!

A Smurfin' Big Adventure!

A Very Clumsy Tale

Only 8 months to go!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-23-2011 09:24 AM:
 
REMINDER: PLEASE CONTACT SONY PICTURES ANIMATION FOR FURTHER IMAGES TO BE UPLOADED! My Smurfs' movie documentary will be filming on February 2011! Please share B-roll clips for documentary footage!!
Filming locations: Central Park, FAO Schwarz, Rockefeller Center, Avenue of the Americas, Tribeca, Waverly Place
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-24-2011 01:26 PM:
 
Good afternoon.
I have so many thoughts to share about the Smurfs' movie.
Here is my concept for a film promotion to allow 3D Blu-Ray owners to see the Smurfs' movie in 3D.

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When you buy any of these Sony 3D Blu-Rays like "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs", "Open Season" or "Monster House", you will receive a free movie ticket to the Smurfs' movie in 3D.

This is an interesting idea for the Smurfs Movie to be promoted on Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for the film release. You will look forward for the movie. Here's the address to share my promotion for the film.
Sony Pictures Entertainment: Columbia Pictures
550 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022-3211
(212) 833-8500

We should let you know when they prepare for the movie release.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 01-25-2011 06:40 AM:
 
Cool stuff and I love your ticket BlueTiger10!

quote:
Originally posted by Sassette:

* A Smurfin' Big Adventure!
* A Very Clumsy Tale
* Behold the Power of Gargamel!


A Smurfin' Big Adventure
A Smurfin' Big Adventure!


A Very Clumsy Tale
A Very Clumsy Tale




 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 01-27-2011 02:45 PM:
 
Clumsy looks adorable!
[Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-31-2011 06:29 PM:
 
FLASH: John Powell, this year's Oscar nominee for Best Original Music Score for Dreamworks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon" will compose the music score for "The Smurfs' Movie". This is a Smurfy-News Flash! John Powell will compose "The Smurfs"!!!
 
Posted by Nordlys (Member # 3505) on 02-01-2011 09:32 AM:
 
I like new smurfs images! i've never seen them before and i'm waiting for the movie!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 02-01-2011 10:44 AM:
 
There is a new book based on The Smurfs Movie. It's called, "The Smurfs Movie Novelization". It is a paperback novel with 144 pages. More details here.

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The Smurfs Movie Novelization... Where the smurf are we?

Book Summary: "The Smurfs movie follows the Smurfs from their animated medieval European forest village to the live-action present day, hustle and bustle of New York/New Jersey. Pursued by the ever evil wizard, Gargamel, the Smurfs have to navigate this unfamiliar world and try to find a way back home. Along the way they meet the Winslow family, and the friendship they form turns out not only to be valuable to The Smurfs but to The Winslow's as well. The Smurfs' tremendous sense of community, loyalty, and their simple approach toward life is a stark contrast to the everyday distractions and technology that fill The Winslow's lives. In the end, in typical Smurf fashion, the lovable blue creatures will prevail while helping to bring this fractured family closer together. This BIG adventure, will be the most action-packed, funniest, and Smurfiest adventure yet!"
[Cool]

John Powell will compose the music score for The Smurfs Movie... thanks for the news flash, BlueTiger10! (nice work on the movie ticket too) I bet he'll do a great job!!

I wonder if they will do a "modern" take on the classic Smurf Song?
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 02-08-2011 10:35 AM:
 
Happy Smurfday! Smurf Birthday Party Supplies! The Site lists them as coming soon and I have noticed that we will start seeing more merch appear starting in May here in the USA.

http://www.birthdaydirect.com/the-smurfs-party-supplies-c-1076_3363.html
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-08-2011 11:55 AM:
 
That sounds great! My birthday is in May, so I may have a "Smurfday" party!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 02-09-2011 12:30 PM:
 
The Smurfs Birthday Party Supplies!!!

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Happy Smurfday Party
[Clown Smurf]

Thanks for sharing the great news, SmurfyD1983!!!

My birthday is also in May, BlueTiger. What is your date? My birthday is on May 12th.
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 02-09-2011 12:41 PM:
 
With a party like that, it's sure to be a happy smurfday! [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-09-2011 01:03 PM:
 
Well, Sassette, my Birthday is May 10, 1989. And I'll ask my friends to throw a "Smurfday" party. So, I'll have my birthday of Smurfs with my friends or in Manhattan. Thank you very much! And my documentary filming begins Friday on Feb. 11, 2011 (the day, "Gnomeo & Juliet" are released) so be sure to see my documentary hosting footage! I'll ask my friends to have a "Smurfday" party with my friends. But I won't tell Mom or Dad until when Kung Fu Panda 2 comes out. Toodle-loo!
REMINDER: PLEASE CONTACT SONY PICTURES ANIMATION FOR FURTHER IMAGES TO BE UPLOADED! My Smurfs' movie documentary will be filming on February 2011! Please share B-roll clips for documentary footage!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-10-2011 01:18 PM:
 
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Happy Valentine's Day from BlueTiger10!
http://www.smurfhappens.com/ecards/valentine/

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REMINDER: PLEASE CONTACT SONY PICTURES ANIMATION FOR FURTHER IMAGES TO BE UPLOADED! My Smurfs' movie documentary will be filming on February 2011! Please share B-roll clips for documentary footage!!
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 02-10-2011 03:03 PM:
 
Smurfa-doodle-doo... these Smurf Valentines are adorable!!!! I can't decide which one it my favorite because I love them all!
[Enamored Smurf]

Thanks, BlueTiger!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 02-11-2011 06:54 PM:
 
THOSE VALENTINES ARE AWESOME!!!! Thanks BlueTiger10!
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 02-12-2011 02:38 PM:
 
My heart just smurfed a beat! [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-14-2011 03:32 PM:
 
New York Toy Fair 2011 reveals more Smurfs!

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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 02-14-2011 04:02 PM:
 
SMURFAROOOOOOO!!!!!!

Can't wait for the "No Smurf Left Behind" Game!
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Thanks, BlueTiger!
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 02-16-2011 07:56 PM:
 
Toy Fair 2011 Day 2 Smurfs

This is a photo of the Schleich booth at the Toy Fair and yes they were showing off products for The Smurfs Movie and if you look closely at that screen behind the Movie Smurfs set you'll see A still of The Smurfs Movie It's Brainy Smurf standing next to a cup of orange juice.

So, Far we have Smurf Movie Puzzles,Plush toys, More Smurf Mega Bloks thanks to the upcoming movie and loads more. More Soon.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-16-2011 09:12 PM:
 
That was brilliant! I love their display with the stage and a red carpet just like the Oscars, and the Smurf figures with their film equipment, as well as Gargamel and Azrael stalking down the red carpet. Can you make a better close-up of the figures? And I would also want a better look at Brainy Smurf in that little movie screen.
Thanks for the heads-up!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 02-18-2011 08:12 AM:
 
The Toy Fair looks awesome!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-19-2011 04:28 PM:
 
ATTENTION: Huberman Project is now making "The Smurfs' Documentary", in conjunction with "The New York Film Guide".
Filming status: February 15, 2011
Places filmed: Central Park, FAO Schwarz & Rockefeller Plaza
Scenes: Host Sequence 1 & 2- Central Park, Host Sequence 4- FAO Schwarz, Host Sequence 5- Rockefeller Plaza
PREMISE: A behind-the-scenes documentary about how the movie is made, plus a brief history of the Smurfs.

“THE MAKING OF THE SMURFS”
Hosted by Elisa Huberman
Executive Producers: Elisa Huberman & Harris Huberman
Producer: Elisa Huberman
Written by Elisa Huberman
Directed by Elisa Huberman

Contact Sony Pictures Animation today at:
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION
9050 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-840-8000 (phone)
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 02-20-2011 06:28 AM:
 
I can't wait for your documentary,bluetiger10!
Someone needs to do this and i thought no one
will until you came in!
Thanks alot! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-22-2011 02:50 PM:
 
Smurfs' Documentary Update:
Central Park B-Roll footage
FAO Schwarz B-Roll footage- complete
Future Filming:
Central Park: Glastow Bridge
Rockefeller Center
Times Square & Broadway
(to be filmed on March 29, 2011 or April 17, 2011)
Host Sequences 3 & 6 to be filmed...
Film clips needed...
Behind-the-scenes footage needed...
Music by John Powell to be used as background music for some scenes.
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 02-22-2011 04:37 PM:
 
As I promised here are more Toys for the Upcoming Smurfs Movie! And a first look at Chef Smurf! These are Jakks Smurfs just so you know!

Giochi Preziosi Brainy Smurf Movie Figure
2370 - Articulated Smurf Movie Figures (7cm)
by Giochi Preziosi
--- Grouchy
--- Smurfette
--- Clumsy
--- Papa
--- Gusty
--- Brainy


Giochi Preziosi Smurfette and Gutsy Figurines
2371 - Articulated Smurf Movie Figures (7cm)
by Giochi Preziosi
--- Gargamel & Azrael
--- Smurfette & Gutsy
--- Brainy & Chef


Giochi Preziosi Smurf Toys
2372 - Smurf Toys by Giochi Preziosi
--- Mushroom House Set
--- NYC Set


Giochi Preziosi New York Smurf Playset
2373 - Smurfs New York Playset
by Giochi Preziosi

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-22-2011 05:47 PM:
 
Cobblers! Great finds, SmurfyD1983! You know, I have got to buy them all! Show me where I can buy them!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 02-22-2011 09:44 PM:
 
And don't forget about the Plush Movie Smurfs too!

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2374 - Plush Movie Smurfs (20cm)
by Giochi Preziosi


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2375 - Plush Movie Smurfs (30cm)
by Giochi Preziosi


The toys look like fun - I really like the New York play set.

[Big Grin]

PS - Thanks, SmurfyD1983!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 02-22-2011 10:01 PM:
 
Smurfaroo! I knew there would be new figures, but as somebody who's more into collecting plushies than figurines, I was hoping there would be some new ones out and I'm glad to see there is. That Clumsy plush is ADORABLE! The second I see one in the shop I'm buying it. And I wasn't sure about the look of Smurfette at first but it's grown on me. Can't wait to see the others.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 02-23-2011 12:18 AM:
 
Here are some more pictures from the 2011 Toy Fair in New York. There are so many new toys coming out for the 3D Movie! This is all from Jakks Pacific...

* Movie Grab'ems Figures
* Basic Figures 2-Packs
* Adventure Theme Pack
* Escape to New York Playset
* Stampers
* Clay Set (like Play-Doh)
* Decorate-Your-Own-Smurf
* Mix n' Match
* Play Camera
* Smurf Mushroom Decoration Set
* Walkin' Talkin' Plush
* Bean Bag Plush
* Jumbo Plush

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Smurf Stamps

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Jakks 3D Smurf Movie Figures

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Smurf Movie Grab 'ems & Smurf Figures 2-Packs

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The Smurfs Movie Playset
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Gargamel & Azrael Figures

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The Smurfs Movie Plush

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[Happy Smurf]

I love the plush Clumsy Smurf too!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-23-2011 05:48 AM:
 
Great finds, Sassette!
You know what, I'm gonna tell FAO Schwarz to perhaps set up a Smurfs' movie promotion at the store where they filmed it. By the way, Gargamel and Azrael look so realistic in figurine form, and I like the plush toys. Even Gutsy Smurf looks very cuddly, Smurfette looks pretty, and Clumsy is so cute! Love 'em all! Gotta catch 'em all!
Thanks for the heads-up, Sassette!
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 02-23-2011 09:44 AM:
 
I love all of the cuddle toys and stamps! [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 02-25-2011 05:45 AM:
 
These pics are great this movie is going to be awesome!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-25-2011 07:39 AM:
 
List of Movie locations from "THE SMURFS MOVIE" in 3D

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FAO Schwarz

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Glastow Fountain in Central Park

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Rockefeller Center

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Times Square & 42nd Street, Broadway

More images for movie locations to come...
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-25-2011 07:48 AM:
 
Additional New York Movies:
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)- Central Park West, Macy's Herald Square
Ghostbusters (1984)- New York Public Library, Broadway, etc.
BIG- FAO Schwarz, Playland Park, etc.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York- Rockefeller Center, the Plaza Hotel, Central Park
Spiderman (2002)- Flatiron Building, Queensburo Bridge, New York Public Library, Broadway, etc.
Elf- Central Park, Empire State Building, Broadway, East Side, 34th Street
City Island (film)- City Island & NYC
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: the Lightning Thief- Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Sorcerer's Apprentice- Times Square, Wall Street, Broadway, Bowling Green, Bryant Park, Chinatown, etc.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 02-25-2011 05:05 PM:
 
Cool pictures!
[Cool]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-27-2011 08:08 AM:
 
Hey, LOOK! More toys!

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Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 03-02-2011 07:39 PM:
 
I am quite skeptical on whether the upcoming film will be accepted by long-time fans and critics, and it may have the same fate as most live-action film adaptations of classic cartoons (The Flintstones, Scooby Doo, etc.). I also could not say I really like the character designs of the Smurfs, as they look generic-looking.

I watched the Smurfs cartoon series as a child in the 1980s and had recently re-watched some of the episodes on Youtube as an adult, and preferred the classical character design.

I pray that my opinion would not offend anyone here who is looking forward to the film adaptation.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-02-2011 08:56 PM:
 
"I am quite skeptical on whether the upcoming film will be accepted by long-time fans and critics, and it may have the same fate as most live-action film adaptations of classic cartoons (The Flintstones, Scooby Doo, etc.). I also could not say I really like the character designs of the Smurfs, as they look generic-looking."
- Onesimos (Smurfling, Member # 3538)

Many kids movies can NEVER be Oscar winners.
"Toy Story 3", "Up", "WALL-E", "Harry Potter", "How to Train Your Dragon", "Fantastic Mr. Fox", and so on lose to Adult films like "The Social Network", "The King's Speech", "Inception", "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".
I made my own comment: "Movies based on current TV shows are dead." It means that every movie version of a current TV show like "The Wizards of Waverly Place", "iCarly" or "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" end up at TV's as TV movies. And others eventually end up as direct-to-video releases.
I still think the "The Smurfs" should tie with "Toy Story 3", "UP" and "How to Train Your Dragon." It can STILL be successful as "The Rugrats Movie" (1998), and "Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001).
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-02-2011 09:29 PM:
 
Everything above is delightful to see; thanks a million for sharing, everysmurf! [Big Grin]
You're not offending anyone, Onesimos (smurfy greetings); every kind and sincere opinion is welcome here, the movie Smurfs look cute but I also prefer the original style. [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-03-2011 08:09 AM:
 
I like both too, Squeaky Smurf. They're PERFECTO.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-03-2011 12:44 PM:
 
Hello everybody!
Today, my March 11, 2011 issue of Entertainment Weekly arrived, and on Page 14, look for this page: a new photo from "THE SMURFS MOVIE", Neil Patrick Harris playing Rock Band video game with Gutsy, Grouchy & Brainy Smurf! (Oh yeah, and there's a Basset Hound dog in the background too.) Upload this photo if you find it and show it to everybody! Good luck, Captain!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 03-03-2011 02:26 PM:
 
NPH and Smurfs playing Rock Band? Oh no, no, no, pop culture references! That's the one thing I didn't want them to do for this movie!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-03-2011 04:04 PM:
 
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TOO LATE, ROCKER SMURF!
Anyway, here's the scanned photo, everybody. Enjoy!
(Oh, and one more thing, find a better quality picture to upload.)
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-03-2011 04:44 PM:
 
Blue Tiger, when you announced that picture I could have sworn I was gonna see Grouchy declaring: "I HATE Rock Bands!!" (LAUGH) But Brainy's and Gutsy's hard rock postures and expressions (eg sticking tongues) are hilarious!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-03-2011 06:15 PM:
 
I personally don't mind the look of the CGI movie Smurfs, even though I'm not very crazy about Gutsy having sideburns, but that could be breaking the mold of "only 500-year-olds like Papa Smurf can have facial hair" somewhat, allowing some flexibility on how young adult Smurfs can be portrayed. Still, they could have come out looking like animated PVCs which would be more appropriate for a videogame or a CGI animated TV show.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-03-2011 06:44 PM:
 
Hmmmm... CGI TV show ain't bad.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-04-2011 08:51 AM:
 
I think those pop culture references on this photo are not the good thing,actually it's the
thing that's make so many CGI movie based on
classic cartoon failed for being true to its roots and original formula. but i like the face
expression of brainy and gutsy looks much better
than anything i seen from most CGI movie except
from pixar which is the innovator and the leader
of this genre.
expressions looks very lively to the classic cartoon!
6 months left! (for thailand)
 
Posted by Cheeky Smurf (Member # 3542) on 03-07-2011 03:09 PM:
 
I too have my doubts about the new movie. Why did they go for the modernday urban american city location setting route?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-USA, I'm moving there hopefully next year. But it seems like another hollywood attempt to americanise on a classic story by removing the original charmed enchanted forest setting it was always set in wrongly assuming it's what everyone would rather watch, but I believe even americans would rather see it set in it's original somewhere in some charmed medievil Europe location, not a bustling smokey modern urban city, maybe leave that idea for a cheap future TV movie, but not in their big screen debut.

Hanna Barbera were an american TV studio who had always kept with the classic story up until Season 9 which may have been the reason for it's death null. I maybe reminded that there were a few obvious USA accents with some of the characters, but this didn't matter, they sounded great especially Clumsy, but the important thing was that it was always kept with the original theme which was all part of the charm in the first place.

But more importantly, where's Hefty, and who's Gutsy?

No Lazy???

There's a Baker and Chef, but no Greedy?

And where's Vanity, Painter, Poet and Melody gone?

They've left out many of the important central characters and they'll be missed.

I thought the critics were too harsh on the Yogi movie, but I fear this is already a bigger disaster before it's even released [Frown]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 03-07-2011 03:51 PM:
 
Those are good questions Cheeky Smurf.

As far as I know there is Hefty in the movie... but the others you mentioned, not sure.

Also, there isn't a Melody Smurf, but there is a Melody Smurfette that I created for one of my fanfics entitled "The Smurfette Village" [Big Grin]

Stay Creative!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-07-2011 04:12 PM:
 
Godzilla (1998) was Americanized by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), and other Japanese movies i.e. 7 Samurai by Akira Kurosawa have been upstaged to an American crowd; i.e. The Magnificent Seven with Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner. I have a bad feeling about flops such as when Ray Harryhausen based "The Valley of Gwangi" (1969) from Willis O'Brien's screen story from 1940, the 1960's audience weren't interested in this film, as others prefer "Midnight Cowboy", or why "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" flopped because of "Inception" that surpassed Disney's chocolate bar of action & fantasy ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is Harry Potter meets Indiana Jones in the City)
Find out about these films at www.IMDB.com.
 
Posted by Cheeky Smurf (Member # 3542) on 03-07-2011 04:59 PM:
 
When they only limit themselves to only cater for an american audience, not only does it risk alienating the fans around the world setting it on a different continent in a different time, but they also risk it flopping in the states too because of the too many changes separating it from the classic charm of the original in this case especially. It didn't matter so much with Godzilla as that was really always just a monster movie.

I hope they don't give them the immediate knowledge of modern slang too, such as "Cool!" and maybe as a replacement for "Smurf/Smurfing". It just wouldn't smurf true at all [Frown]

Edit: Correction. Greedy is in it, my mistake.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 03-07-2011 09:05 PM:
 
It seems that my response attracted attention for a thread that needs more posts, but the film is still months away from release.

I had to wonder if the reception will be different if the entire film is CGI-animated instead of part CGI/live-action. Still I am still skeptical that the live-action film will be well-received and predict many people being dissappointed in it.

Other than the New York City plotline, I am concerned over the voices for the Smurfs and whether they can compare to the cartoon voices from the 1980s. They better be appropriate and I am watching closely on how pop singer Katey Perry portrayed Smurfette. This better not be another Tiffany performance.
 
Posted by Cheeky Smurf (Member # 3542) on 03-08-2011 06:58 AM:
 
Although I used the word americanised, I'd like them to get the voices accurate to the series, as Clumsy just sounds well, clumsy. Brainy was very annoying in a funny way. It just wouldn't feel right if they changed that too.

The Yogi Bear movie is imo a very good example of a decent movie, a movie which I felt was hugely and unfairly criticised. Yet they did keep it true to the original cartoon. The voices were spot-on. The gags were a bit more one-dimensionally simple in the original cartoon anyway, so I thought they did well with the script keeping it true to the original, and they kept it in Jellystone Park. Imagine if they took them out of their natural habitat and had set it all in New York too.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-08-2011 08:14 AM:
 
These new celebs voice cast for smurfs movie
better sounds good because if not it'll cost the
whole movie on string waiting to be fall when it's out of balance and i really don't want that
to happen smurfs will face a very hard time to
get to the village if this flops which is
about 60:50 for me.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-08-2011 08:21 AM:
 
While I am into "The Smurfs", I couldn't wait for them to sound close to their cartoon voices. I saw a Macy's Holiday plush ad for my Smurf plush, and I heard them (CGI Smurfs) talk, but I couldn't rewind it. Please, please, please find this commercial for the Macy's Holiday Smurf plush. I want a better look at this commercial, and to hear their (brief) voices. And when Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice awards come, maybe another Smurf commercial will come to represent upcoming movies on commercial breaks, just like the Super Bowl.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-08-2011 08:26 AM:
 
If you like "The Smurfs Movie" in 3D you may also like...
New York Movies
1. King Kong (1933)
2. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
3. Splash (1984)
4. Big (1988)
5. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
6. Stuart Little (1999)
7. Elf (2003)
8. King Kong (2005)
9. Enchanted (2007)
10. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
11. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
12. Arthur (2011)

Fantasy Movies
1. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
2. Jason & the Argonauts
3. Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
4. Shrek

3D Movies
1. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
2. Fly Me to the Moon (2008)
3. Coraline
4. Monsters vs. Aliens
5. Up
6. Ice Age 3
7. Tangled
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-08-2011 09:04 AM:
 
I found it!
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New! Smurfs movie poster (!Neuvo en Espanol!)
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 03-08-2011 05:27 PM:
 
Nest stop, Times Square! How adorable!!!
[Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by SmurfyD1983 (Member # 2578) on 03-08-2011 05:45 PM:
 
Smurfs on Subway
Smurfs 3D Times Square Station

And got word today that the full trailer will premier Thursday exclusively on Yahoo Movies.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-08-2011 07:53 PM:
 
!Fantastico! It will also premiere before "Mars Needs Moms!" along with "Cars 2", "Kung Fu Panda 2" & "Puss in Boots" 3D trailers! Thanks for the heads-up, SmurfyD1983!
If you like this movie, you may also like:
1. Hop
2. Up
3. Enchanted
4. MegaMind
5. Yogi Bear
6. Doogal
7. Superman: the Movie (1978)
8. Spiderman (2002)
9. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: the Lightning Thief
10. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
11. Shrek
12. Toy Story 3
13. How to Train Your Dragon
14. Cars 2
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 03-08-2011 08:41 PM:
 
I found a picture of Gargamel eating with Azriel.

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-08-2011 08:58 PM:
 
Good grief! What restaurant did Gargamel and Azrael eat at? And did any fans or autograph hounds interfere with their dinner?
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-08-2011 09:18 PM:
 
Hmmm, at last a decent meal for old mean Gargy and Azrael instead of mud soup. [Gargamel] [Azrael]
Does anyone know if Paul Reubens shall really voice Jokey Smurf? [Confused]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-08-2011 09:59 PM:
 
Great poster! i wonder what the thailand version
would like. [Roll Eyes]
And gargamel sures have nice taste on the meals!
And i can't wait to watch the full trailer
tomorrow! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-09-2011 03:14 PM:
 
What a cute new Movie Poster! And you're correct Squeaky - that's a great improvement from Gargamel's normal pot of slim soup!

Gargamel must have worked up quite the appetite from chasing the Smurfs!
[Gargamel] [yum!]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-09-2011 06:02 PM:
 
Why does Smurfette have no tail in that poster?
 
Posted by Happy-Smurfette (Member # 3546) on 03-09-2011 08:03 PM:
 
When and where does the new The Smurfs trailer??? [Confused] [Vanity Smurf]
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 03-09-2011 08:27 PM:
 
it's this Thursday in yahoo movies. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Happy-Smurfette (Member # 3546) on 03-09-2011 08:37 PM:
 
How do you smurf fans know about the new trailer! I thought I was the #1 Smurf Fan! I should know this stuff! Well, dont be mean to mean!(Dont say: You are not a smurf fan! Wanna be!) I thought ok. SO, Tell me how do you know about the new Smurf trailer? [Confused] [Big Grin] [Frown] [Vanity Smurf] [Angel Smurf] [King Smurf]
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 03-09-2011 09:10 PM:
 
it said on the smurf movie facebook page. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-09-2011 10:27 PM:
 
The resaon why smurfette doesn't have tail in this poster maybe because i would nasty looking
for a female smurf to have a tail,she will look
too much like an alien than a cute smurfette
It can be an offensive material for most viewers
but again we're all don't have a problem with that are we?
movie ratings tday are very restricted most must
be in PG rated or PG-13.
 
Posted by Cheeky Smurf (Member # 3542) on 03-09-2011 10:46 PM:
 
I wish Big Mouth was in the movie. He'd be a total menace for NY restauranteers lol.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-10-2011 06:33 AM:
 
It also runs the risk of making her an un-Smurf, as shown with Hogatha in the cartoon show (Gargamel in the comic books) turning herself into a Smurf with no tail in "The Fake Smurf".
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-10-2011 09:17 AM:
 
For me the trailer will be premiere on friday
instead of thursday due to the difference between
time zone.
You guys maybe in thursday but i'll be in friday
by the time they premieres it in US time.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 03-10-2011 05:55 PM:
 
It's up on Yahoo! I've just seen it, and while it's not a brilliant trailer by any means, it is still a good one. The new voices might take some getting used to for me, but the movie looks fun and cute. Gutsy sounds like an interesting new character, and by the looks of things, Hank Azaria will steal the show as Gargamel, he's brilliant.



The Smurfs Theatrical Trailer

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810033015/trailer
 
Posted by Happy-Smurfette (Member # 3546) on 03-10-2011 06:17 PM:
 
I just saw the new trailer! It was sooooo funny! My sister and I kept laughing! I wish August was tomorrow! [Big Grin]

How did you post it? I want to post it on youtube! [Confused] [Wink] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 03-10-2011 06:36 PM:
 
I didn't post it. Yahoo posted it on their own website, I just copied and pasted the link on here, and someone else must've embedded the video in my post.
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 03-10-2011 06:43 PM:
 
the trailer was awsome. [Smile]
 
Posted by swarlock (Member # 746) on 03-10-2011 06:59 PM:
 
I had to watch this twice before giving my consensus of it.

Neil Patrick Harris - Good!
Hank Azaria as Gargamel - Good!
Smurfs - I'll get back to you on that one!
Voices for The Smurfs - Didn't like Grouchy sounding like Comedian Jackie Mason.

Will still go and see it regardless.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-10-2011 07:11 PM:
 
This trailer will premiere right before Columbia's "BATTLE: LOS ANGELES" as well as Disney's "Mars Needs Moms" in 3D along with the new "Cars 2" trailer in 3D.
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 03-10-2011 08:48 PM:
 
they changed the website.

http://smurfhappens.com/
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-10-2011 09:29 PM:
 
I still got some schoolwork left to be done.
Trailer finally here and it was ok.
That's all i can say i'll back to work...
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 03-11-2011 10:37 AM:
 
I think the preview is cute. It is hard to get used to the new voices because I'm so familiar with the old cartoons (especially Grouchy for some reason) but I am still very much looking forward to the movie! The Gargamel actor is great too!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-11-2011 05:40 PM:
 
Woohoo... seeing the trailer was fun! I'm more excited than ever to see The Smurfs Movie. Yes, the Smurfs are "modern" but I wouldn't expect them to make the movie in the old-style cartoons. Only the die-hard fans would want to see that. This movie is made to appeal to a much bigger audience. Hank Azaria is fantastic as Gargamel!

For example, I loved the 1980's Alvin & the Chipmunks cartoon and was not expecting much when it came to the movie. But I must admit I actually enjoyed that movie! (I realize that not everyone did though). It feels like they are giving Smurfette a Brittany Chipette type personality. I don't expect the Smurf movie characters to be like the 80s cartoon that I know and love... but I'm going into this 3D Smurfs Movie with an open mind. And I am just soooo excited that we are actually getting a SMURF MOVIE after all these years!!!
[Big Grin]

I also thought that Gutsy Smurf had a great voice. Did anyone else like Gutsy's voice?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-11-2011 08:16 PM:
 
Well, Sassette, the first thing I should do is catch the trailer before "Mars Needs Moms" in 3D. That is... right after I plan Mom & Dad to see "Rango". But if this trailer debuts before "Mars Needs Moms", we're seeing it in 3D. I must keep my viewing of this trailer to minimum before I see the movie. Are the new voices not too high or not too low? (just right.) And I hope you download screenshots of the Smurfs themselves, so I can see how they'll look like. I only saw a quick glimpse of the CGI Smurfs in the Macy's Holiday plush commercial. Well, I guess this trailer can be the answer to how they're going to look & sound like. See you tomorrow!
- From BlueTiger10!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-11-2011 10:08 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sassette:
Woohoo... seeing the trailer was fun! I'm more excited than ever to see The Smurfs Movie. Yes, the Smurfs are "modern" but I wouldn't expect them to make the movie in the old-style cartoons. Only the die-hard fans would want to see that. This movie is made to appeal to a much bigger audience. Hank Azaria is fantastic as Gargamel!

For example, I loved the 1980's Alvin & the Chipmunks cartoon and was not expecting much when it came to the movie. But I must admit I actually enjoyed that movie! (I realize that not everyone did though). It feels like they are giving Smurfette a Brittany Chipette type personality. I don't expect the Smurf movie characters to be like the 80s cartoon that I know and love... but I'm going into this 3D Smurfs Movie with an open mind. And I am just soooo excited that we are actually getting a SMURF MOVIE after all these years!!!
[Big Grin]

I also thought that Gutsy Smurf had a great voice. Did anyone else like Gutsy's voice?

I did, Sassette! It really fits that tough guy like a glove. [Pirate Smurf] Yet Grouchy's, I agree with Swarlock, I didn't like it very much. It sounded to me too harsh, like an old man's.
I enjoyed this new trailer and I envied Jayma May's character rocking little Clumsy in her arms (SIGH) [Enamored Smurf] (though I have found the poor one falling into the toilet a little too much, OMG); both Gargy bumping against a car's rear window and Azrael's usual snarling laugh (very good effects) cracked me up!! [Big Grin] Positively Mr. Azaria is a perfect Gargamel! [Gargamel] [Azrael]
I'm nearly sure the Smurf who appears on 1:10 riding Feathers can only be Nat, though he looks not to be a Smurfling yet. [Wild Smurf]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-12-2011 08:36 AM:
 
This is a great trailer!
Katy perry smurfette' voice is better than of what in cartoon series.
Brainy is just as cute and friendly as ever
and performance of fred armisen has capture the
original and make it better!
Gutsy voice is top-notch by alan cumming!
There's only one that i don't like is grouchy'
voice performance by george lopez he's sounds
so unappealing and not comes close to grouchy'
role.
others smurfs are all great.
Hank azaria almost perfect as gargamel!
I have to say i watch this trailer so many times
it so fun to watch especially the last scene!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-12-2011 08:38 AM:
 
Here are some Smurf Movie screenshots!

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Brainy Smurf

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The Smurfs in 3D

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Grouchy Smurf

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Smurf Surprise!

Grouchy's voice needs to grow on me... it's just so different than what we're used to. It also seems that they made Grouchy's personality more a curmudgeon "smart-aleck" (ie. sarcastic remarks) than actually just grouchy and hating everything.

Squeaky, I thought that looked like Nat Smurf flying on the bird (Feathers) too!

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[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-12-2011 10:03 AM:
 
Hey, Sassette! Thanks for the screenshots! The way the Smurfs were inside the box, they freaked out as I thought in pictures. In "Hop", after E.B. got hit by a car, he says, "You know, we ought to let the insurance out of this." And James Marsden who was the first to see E.B. alive, screamed like this: "OOOOHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!"
Probably today, I'll find this trailer right before "Mars Needs Moms!", but Mom and Dad would rather see "Rango" though, because we thought it would be a fun movie with Johnny Depp in the title role, and it is an animated western. Either way, I'm sure I'll find this trailer in theaters today (or where else will I see it on since there is no trailer before "Rango"? Say like on YouTube... Maybe iTunes... Maybe something else...). Thanks for the screenshots!
And see "HOP" on April Fool's Day 2011!!!
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P.S.- My documentary will be underway ready by my birthday this year! So get your uploads ready!
P.P.S.- And if you like this movie, you will love the new "Harry Potter" exhibition at the Times Square Discovery Channel exhibition center.
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See-ya, Sassette!
from BlueTiger10!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-12-2011 11:40 AM:
 
More pictures from the Smurf Movie!

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Gargamel's Cat - Azrael

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Gargamel has an evil plan...

[Gargamel] [Azrael]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-12-2011 11:46 AM:
 
Clumsy Smurf is adorable in the movie!

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Jayma Cuddles Clumsy

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Clumsy Smurf

[Enamored Smurf]

Watch The Smurfs Trailer... Here!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 03-12-2011 03:24 PM:
 
I thought that smurf riding Feathers was Nat too, but if you look closely, I think it's actually Farmer, but dressed like this instead of how he looked in the show.

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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-12-2011 03:41 PM:
 
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Farmer Smurf

Well spotted, Rocker Smurf! I just assumed it was Nat the first time I saw it. You are correct - that's definitely Farmer Smurf with the straw hat and green coveralls. Smurfy thanks!!!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 03-12-2011 03:47 PM:
 
No problem, Sassette! It looks like they might be going with the earlier designs for the smurfs, possibly from the original comic books. If that's true then I would expect Handy to be wearing blue overalls in the movie rather than white as in the cartoon.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-12-2011 03:55 PM:
 
I wonder which other Smurfs will make an appearance in the movie?
[Confused]

In this screenshot from the new movie trailor, there are many little Smurfs flying around when Gargamel uses his powers for evil!

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Gargamel against The Smurfs
[Eek!]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-12-2011 05:06 PM:
 
Wow! More screenshots! Well, I'll be able to see the trailer before "Mars Needs Moms!". Although, Mom and Dad would most likely see "Rango". This scene where Gargamel is using his powers to attack the Smurfs was at Belvedere Castle. It looks like a similar wizard battle scene in Disney-Jerry Bruckheimer's film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" directed by Jon Turtletaub and starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel.

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It will be awesome! I can hardly wait! Thanks, Sassette!!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 03-13-2011 09:28 AM:
 
THIS MOVIE LOOKS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 03-13-2011 12:51 PM:
 
The movie preview is great. What cute screenshots! Clumsy Smurf is such a sweetie. [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 03-13-2011 11:29 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rocker Smurf:
No problem, Sassette! It looks like they might be going with the earlier designs for the smurfs, possibly from the original comic books. If that's true then I would expect Handy to be wearing blue overalls in the movie rather than white as in the cartoon.

It is interesting to note that the Smurfs have blue eyes as opposed to dark eyes as depicted in the original comic books, 1976 animated film, and cartoon series. Also, by looking at the voice cast that Greedy will not be a combination of two characters (Greedy and Cook) in the cartoon series, but the food thief of the comic book.

Even after watching the full trailer a few times, I am still skeptical and I am unsure whether I will like this film adaptation.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-14-2011 05:41 AM:
 
In my EMPATH: The Luckiest Smurf fanfiction stories, I created Nabby to be the analog of the original comic book Greedy Smurf, with the additional character trait of being a kleptomaniac who has the tendency of taking what doesn't belong to him from other Smurfs without them knowing about it.

Anyway, having seen the trailer, the humor does seem to come off as a bit more adult in flavor, even with Smurfette doing Marilyn Monroe's famous skirt blowing upward scene when standing on top of an air vent.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-14-2011 06:11 AM:
 
If you ever seen this trailer, probably see "Doogal". It's an American re-dub of "The Magic Roundabout" from The Weinstein Company in 2006. Originally released in the UK in 2005. Starring Jon Stewart as Zee-Bad; William H. Macy as Brian the Snail; Whoopi Goldberg as Ermintrude the Cow; Jimmy Fallon as Dylan the Rabbit; Chevy Chase as the Train; Bill Hader as Soldier Sam; Kevin Smith as the Moose; Kylie Minogue as Florence; and Daniel Tay as Doogal the dog.
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Find out more at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0763304/
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This is a picture of how Smurfette and Gusty get their skirts blown upward influenced / spoofed by Marilyn Monroe in "Seven Year Itch" (1955).
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048605/
In "Spirited Away", when Haku flies low fast past a group of Slug-Women called the Yuna, a breeze causes their skirts to go up, and covering it down. It reminds me of that.
Tomorrow morning, I will finish 2 remaining host scenes at a city Toy Store in downtown Manhattan, and in front of the Empire State Building. And then, I'll put these scenes together with B-roll footage. Only 5 months to go! My Documentary will be ready by my birthday! See you soon!
 
Posted by Cheeky Smurf (Member # 3542) on 03-14-2011 09:57 AM:
 
Smurfette sounds less of a dizzy Betty Boop and more of an annoying Britney Spears. Not sure about it.

The Grouchy voice I just can't identify with as Grouchy at all. I hope they haven't cut out his "I Hate" catchphrases too, and instead made him more Sarcastic than Grouchy.
I hate the new Grouchy [Frown]

Gargamel though seems about as good as they're able to portray him. A shame they couldn't digitally snip off a little piece of Azriel's ear though, like in the series. He looks too much of a regular docile kitty, Azriel obviously had his ear bitten off in a scrap which emphasised his character.

I especially fear by one of the photos that they did the unthinkable and included The Smurfs doing a hip/hop rap scene. There may not be any Tra la la's throughout, or if so, hip-hop style which I would have to shut my ears and eyes to [Frown]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-14-2011 11:18 AM:
 
I did not see this new trailer. Yet.
Tales of the voyage have already spread through the Smurf Village.
No one but a madman will ever steer away from this movie.
BlueTiger10's word is everyone's word.
Until my new documentary then....
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-14-2011 08:11 PM:
 
Character Bios by Elisa Huberman

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Name: Papa Smurf
Home: Mushroom Village
Age: 542
Profession: Village Chief & Potions Maker

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Name: Smurfette
Home: Mushroom Village
Origin: Created by Gargamel for evil, turned good by Papa Smurf
Profession: The ONLY Smurfette in the village

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Name: Brainy Smurf
Home: Mushroom Village
Intelligence Level: High
Profession: Smart but Too Bright

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Name: Grouchy Smurf
Home: Mushroom Village
Emotions: Anger, Cranky, Irritable, Sarcastic, Moody, Upset
Profession: He hates everything

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Name: Clumsy Smurf
Home: Mushroom Village
Friends: Brainy, Papa, Smurfette, etc.
Profession: Always gets in trouble, or gets hurt or makes a mess

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Name: Gutsy Smurf
Home: Mushroom Village
Personality: Brave & Scottish
Profession: A "Braveheart" type Smurf
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-15-2011 05:20 AM:
 
Thanks for posting the pictures. I now have images to add to the Smurf Wikia and Smurfology.
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 03-15-2011 12:44 PM:
 
Cute pictures!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-15-2011 06:01 PM:
 
Thanks, Pinkie!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-16-2011 12:22 PM:
 
They all look great. I especially love Brainy and Clumsy!!!

It's interesting that Papa is holding a blue berry. I wonder if it's supposed to be a smurfberry? I'm used to the smurfberries being red like in the cartoons! And they've updated Papa's bag too. In the cartoons he has a "carpet" bag but now he has a messenger-style bag... how modern!
[Wink]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-16-2011 01:35 PM:
 
Heh, heh. Well Sassette, I hope these new pictures will identify how the Smurfs will look like. Thanks for commenting about his new messenger bag, and I think that's a blueberry. (or is it?) I can hardly, hardly wait! Thanks for commenting.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-17-2011 02:42 PM:
 
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Enjoy my drawing!
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 03-17-2011 03:40 PM:
 
Cute drawing with cute expressions!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-17-2011 04:45 PM:
 
Nicely done, BlueTiger10! I agree that their expressions are delightful!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-18-2011 02:02 PM:
 
Check out my picture of my idea for Smurf-themed 3D glasses!

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Want to evaluate my picture to RealD? Then take this link.
http://www.reald.com/
And contact Sony Pictures at:
Address: 10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232-3195
Phone: 310-244-4000
Fax: 310-244-2626
http://www.sonypictures.com/
See you tomorrow!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-20-2011 07:27 AM:
 
Great smurfy blue 3D-glasses! The Smurfs look so cute looking at the glasses!!!
[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-20-2011 05:34 PM:
 
I love your comment, Sassette! Thanks for the convenience.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-21-2011 09:10 AM:
 
Here are some more pictures of the new Smurf Movie toys that will be coming out in May 2011. The toys are made by Jakks Pacific and will released in different waves (similar to the Jakks Smurfs action figures). Below are the Smurfs from the first wave or "Wave 1" series.

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The Smurfs Movie Plush Dolls

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The Smurfs Movie 2-in-1 Playset - Escape From New York

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The Smurfs Basic Figures (2-Packs)

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The Smurfs Movie Jumbo Plush
--- Clumsy & Smurfette ---


[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-21-2011 09:17 AM:
 
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The Smurfs Movie Grab'Ems Figures

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The Smurfs Movie Magic Moments (Figure Packs)

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The Smurfs Movie Beanies (Bean Bag Plush)
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-21-2011 09:28 AM:
 
Wow-wee-ka-zowie! I'm gonna tell FAO Schwarz to prepare for a Smurf-themed section at the Schleich section, and in the store foyer. This July and August. Thanks for the heads-up, Sassette! And this-coming Wednesday, I will go to Manahattan to complete my Smurfs documentary host sequences. As soon as I finish video-taping the host sequences, then I'll use movie-making software to mix some movie footage with B-roll footage of behind-the-scenes, interviews, news & television footage, and city locations.
REMINDER: Six Flags Great Adventure Parks has a Smurf-themed contest for you to win a trip to Manhattan where the Smurfs movie was made. Here is the link: www.sixflags.com/national/footernav/smurfs.aspx

Enter the contest (plus visit Hot Topic) and you'll be in the Big Apple tonight!
SMURF DOCUMENTARY to be completed on June 2011!!!!!
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 03-21-2011 07:14 PM:
 
Will there be more Smurfs represented as toys other than the six already shown?
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 03-22-2011 05:43 AM:
 
I like them all especially the beanies!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-22-2011 01:41 PM:
 
"Will there be more Smurfs represented as toys other than the six already shown?"
- Onesimos

Well there will be Jokey, Greedy, Hefty, Handy, Vanity, Chef, Baker, Panicky, Farmer, etc.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-22-2011 01:44 PM:
 
Hello friends! I have just made a storyboard of how the Macy's Holiday plush commercial looked like, with CGI Smurfs from the upcoming movie. Here it is.

http://bluebuddies.com/Smurf_Picture_and_Files/00003411/Smurfs_Macys_commercial_storyboard.jpg

Description: Papa Smurf and all the other Smurfs (Brainy, Grouchy, clumsy, Gutsy, Jokey, etc.) are outside of this box. Suddenly, Papa sees the door open, and says, "HIDE!" The Smurfs jump into the box, and close it up. One Smurf (I think it was Clumsy Smurf.) squeezes out of the box's hole-handle. Then we cut to the Smurf plush product this commercial is advertising, and then we see all the Smurfs on the kitchen counter going "Oooohhh..." in awe. So ends the advertisement.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 03-24-2011 05:19 AM:
 
Cute 3D Smurf glasses BlueTiger10 and I loved the storyboard!!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-24-2011 06:57 AM:
 
Love the beard hair texturing.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-24-2011 09:47 PM:
 
Thanks, Sassette and BlueTiger (cute drawings and classy 3D glasses) for the pictures!!
I simply loved Brainy's smile in close-up (by the way, his posture in the new trailer is quite alike to Macaulay Culkin's in "Home Alone". A borrowed idea, perhaps), Clumsy's photos and Grouchy's sullen expression [Enamored Smurf] - tough I still think the actor could well work his voice better; and I suppose "they" have realized to make him saying some sarcastic phrases all the time instead of his "I HATE (...)" usual attitude, in order to get him more "interesting". I HATE being a wet blanket but I don't think it was a rather good idea. [Frown]
Rocker, you guessed it, now I remember Farmer Smurf!! [Happy Smurf]
The plushes are very cute and the basic jointed figures look perfect, as well as the playset. Is that Clumsy riding a skateboard?
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 03-24-2011 11:55 PM:
 
I love the look of those plushies, I already have Brainy, Smurfette and Papa Smurf but Grouchy, Clumsy and Gutsy will look great on my shelf alongside them. I also wonder if they'll make a Chef/Greedy Smurf plush, they seem to be featuring him quite a bit in the movie's merchandising, with the figures and play sets.

Also, I thought I might mention that I watched the Yogi Bear movie the other night, and despite the thrashing that it got from critics and many audiences, I quite enjoyed it. Sure it was dumb and a bit childish, but it's still a fun and inoffensive way to spend 1 hour and 15 minutes that keeps fairly true to the cartoon. Despite it not being made by the same people, watching Yogi Bear and liking it has given me renewed faith that although everyone seems to be treating the Smurfs just as harshly, this will turn out to be an entertaining movie.
 
Posted by Cheeky Smurf (Member # 3542) on 03-25-2011 06:22 AM:
 
I find there is a big difference with the Yogi movie which I feel people judged too harshly.

It was set properly in Jellystone Park, the only time Yogi wandered outside was only for a few minutes.

Sure it is childish, but it is a children's cartoon, the original stories gags were really just a one trick pony, stealing pic-a-nic baskets. The voice-overs were excellent and true to the original.

People complained about the human characters, but Ranger Smith is a main character in the original show so needed to play an equal role.

Also people hated the bad guy for being ridiculously silly, but it's no more ridiculously silly than any other Hanna Barbera cartoon bad guys which is the point. They are meant to be hammed-up.

I recently watched an episode of the old Yogi cartoons, and although I did quite enjoy it as a child, it felt a bit of a yawnfest this time around. The movie however I think they done it as good as they could make it. I enjoyed it [Smile]

But with the new Smurfs movie, I feel there are going to be too many unnecessary changes made which made the original stories a worldwide hit. I hope they don't make the smurfs as light background comedy relief for the human characters that had nothing to do with the stories before. I would've much rather have seen Johan and Peewee in the movie, set in their original time.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-25-2011 08:08 AM:
 
It may be having anthropomorphic animal characters set in real-life settings, such as the Yogi Bear movie and the Garfield movies, that may have some people prefer them not to be CGI, or at least used in that particular context. At least the Smurfs can get away somewhat with their semi-realistic look because they are humanoids and not anthropomorphic animal characters.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-25-2011 08:20 AM:
 
Cheeky, I saw Yogi Bear with my friend, Thomas. But not everyone was impressed with this film, even if it's in 3D. If you don't believe me, just you wait till you see "Hop". 3D gigs in "Gulliver's Travels" (2010), "The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader", "Clash of the Titans" and "The Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga'Hoole" can't be ALWAYS successful. Not even "Mars Needs Moms!". I am very worried about this movie becoming a flop, like other 3D movies. I was more interested in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" as Lena, my sister prefers "Inception" as an Oscar-winning hit, I was more into "Up", "Toy Story 3", "Harry Potter" and "Enchanted". Parents and teens just rather see "The Social Network", "Black Swan", "127 Hours" and "True Grit" (2010). And everyone would've pleased to see these movies. That's why I watch the wrong movies instead of proper adult movies about *** or violence, because I prefer children's movies for just this purpose. I have doubts about your opinion in changing "The Smurfs" from Medieval Europe to 21st Century New York., as well as forecasting the movie as a flop.
Still, I will buy the "Yogi Bear" Blu-Ray / DVD combo pack for Easter this year, and we're gonna see "Hop". We're unable to see "Mars Needs Moms!" in 3D, because my Dad and I saw "Rango". But I'll try, flop or no flop. Even if the Oscars thinks it's ineligible for the Academy Awards.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-25-2011 10:50 AM:
 
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New photo of the Smurfs: In this picture, Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Grouchy and Gutsy are inside the newly opened package. It is 3 seconds of this before they freak out like when Elliot and E.T. freaked out from each other. See: "E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial" (Dir. Steven Spielberg, 1982)-- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/
I think in pictures on how when characters first meet each other, they would freak out. That's a movie or TV gag for some audiences.
Enjoy the photo!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-26-2011 05:37 AM:
 
I also heard today that the anticipated Smurfs movie will have to move from August 3, 2011 to July 29, 2011. Because according to Animated Views.com, when the remade version of "Conquest for the Planet of the Apes" called "Rise of the Apes" starring James Franco (127 Hours), Tom Felton (Harry Potter 7), Frieda Pinto, Brian Cox and Andy Serkis as "Caesar" moved from Thanksgiving 2011 to August 3, 2011, the Smurfs will be no match for the revolt of the apes. Instead, it will compete against another anticipated Summer 2011 Blockbuster: "Cowboys & Aliens".
http://animatedviews.com/2011/smurfs-arriving-sooner-than-expected/
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=75619
Here are some images from "Rise of the Apes".
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James Franco
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James Franco, Frieda Pinto and Andy Serkis (in a gray motion-capture suit)
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-26-2011 10:10 AM:
 
Oh that's great BlueTiger10!
Well,for the US that's will make the waiting
of you guys at US much shorter. [Wink]
But the official website still uses the old
release date of august 3 2011.
For me it still the same october 6 2011. [Smile]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 03-26-2011 11:05 AM:
 
Just seen the article about the date change on Digital Spy, so I sincerely hope this means the date change applies to the UK too. It's one thing that we were getting it on August 10th, a week after the states, but I'd hate to have to wait even longer if our date doesn't change. Why doesn't the US and UK get the same release dates for many films? It's not exactly helping to stop movie piracy, is it?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-26-2011 03:24 PM:
 
Well, not really, Rocker. Disney-Pixar's Up for example was released in America on May 29, 2009. The UK release date was October 9, 2009. Kung Fu Panda from Dreamworks was released in America on June 6, 2008, and in the UK in July 2008. Maybe it's the different movie dates for international audiences pending.
 
Posted by Happy-Smurfette (Member # 3546) on 03-27-2011 12:49 AM:
 
I don't get it. In wikipedia.org, it said Papa Smurf,Smurfette,Handy,Hefty,Vanity,Clumsy,Gusty,Chef,Greedy,Baker,Brainy,Grouchy,Jokey and Panicky was going to be in the movie but only Papa Smurf,Smurfette,Gusty,Brainy,Grouchy,and Clumsy came out in the trailer.Are the other Smurfs not going to be in the movie? [Confused] [Frown]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-27-2011 06:40 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sassette:
I wonder which other Smurfs will make an appearance in the movie?
[Confused]

In this screenshot from the new movie trailor, there are many little Smurfs flying around when Gargamel uses his powers for evil!

Gargamel against The Smurfs
Gargamel against The Smurfs
[Eek!]

I was wondering the same thing...
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-27-2011 07:40 AM:
 
Well, who knows, Sassette, by the next couple months, you will see how the rest of the Smurfs: Chef, Greedy, Jokey, Hefty, etc. when the time comes (or will you find my storyboard handy when you search the commercial for the 2010 Smurfs Holiday plush. Then download it for all to see.).
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-27-2011 05:02 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Happy-Smurfette:
I don't get it. In wikipedia.org, it said Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Handy, Hefty, Vanity, Clumsy, Gusty, Chef, Greedy, Baker, Brainy, Grouchy, Jokey and Panicky was going to be in the movie but only Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Gusty, Brainy, Grouchy, and Clumsy came out in the trailer.Are the other Smurfs not going to be in the movie? [Confused] [Frown]

Who's Panicky Smurf? I remember Scaredy from the episodes "The Smurf Who Couldn't Say No", "The Sky Is Smurfing" and "Bubble, Bubble, Smurfs in Trouble". [Confused]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-27-2011 06:12 PM:
 
Panicky Smurf is another one of these new Movie Smurf characters (along with Gutsy Smurf) who gets into a hysterical panic in the face of danger, such as when Gargamel and Azrael invade the Smurfs' village. He is voiced by Adam Wylie. You won't find him in the original comics or in the Hanna-Barbera cartoons whatsoever. But he is similar to Scaredy Smurf, so there's a major difference or change in the series of Smurf Stories.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-27-2011 10:26 PM:
 
Hmm, I see. Thanks, Blue Tiger. In fact I had imagined Gutsy was the only one created specially for the movie. Scaredy himself could have been used since the movie organizers needed a Smurf who used to be afraid of everything and everybody. [Eek!]
 
Posted by Happy-Smurfette (Member # 3546) on 03-27-2011 11:36 PM:
 
I aslo dont get this:
The film's North American theatrical release date was originally December 17, 2010 but it was pushed to July 29, 2011. It was pushed up again to August 3, 2011. On March 25, 2011, the release date was reverted back to July 29, 2011.
In yahoo movies it said August 3rd.
What's the real date? [Confused] [Confused]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-28-2011 02:30 PM:
 
It's officially July 29, 2011.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 03-28-2011 06:14 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
It's officially July 29, 2011.

Let us pray that the official date stays that way, as I feel that the changing dates may show that the live-action film will not be able to compete against other films.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-28-2011 07:19 PM:
 
Onesimos, I pray too that the Smurfs will either win the Box Office against the "Cowboys & Aliens" film. If this film is surpassed by "Cowboys & Aliens", then no other film will. Thank you for responding. My documentary will be ready during April 2011 on the release of "HOP". You will see how my documentary is made.
Good night, everyone. Smurfy dreams.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-29-2011 03:31 AM:
 
I'll be waiting for your documentary,BlueTiger10!
It's unusually cool here in thailand i got sick for
a couple of days now due to rapid temperature
drop.
It'll be a bit quiet for me this time so stay smurfy.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-29-2011 11:56 AM:
 
Here's the new Gargamel book based on the Smurf Movie. It's called, "Behold the Power of Gargamel. It'll be released July 12, 2011. It comes with a 3D poster & glasses!


Behold the Power of Gargamel


The book description... "Told through the perspective of the great and awesome Gargamel, this book recounts Gargamel's difficulties of being a sorcerer, and his evil plan to capture the Smurfs. But in order to capture the Smurfs he has to be able to see them! Readers will love the cool 3D glasses that allow them to see the Smurfs all while watching Gargamel stumble and fail to find them on each spread."

Buy the new Gargamel Book here.

[Gargamel]

What a fun idea for a book!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-29-2011 02:26 PM:
 
Yippee! Now I'll get all 4 Smurf movie books! Thanks, Sassette!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-29-2011 03:05 PM:
 
Only 3 months to go!
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Look at my photograph of the AMC poster display for "The Smurfs" in 3D!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 03-30-2011 11:11 AM:
 
COOL POSTER!!

The Gargamel book is funny. Gargamel can't see the Smurfs but we can with 3D glasses!! Cool!!!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-30-2011 06:41 PM:
 
That book must be really amusing!! [Gargamel]
Very good shot, Blue Tiger, great to see you are on your toes with the movie!! [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-30-2011 07:47 PM:
 
Some fun new water toys featuring The Smurfs from the new movie! This smurfy swim set includes: Arm Floats, Beach Ball, Surfer and Swim Ring.

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Smurf Swim Ring

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Smurfs Surfer
(Inflatable Surfboard... or should I say Smurfboard!)


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Smurf Beach Ball

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Clumsy Smurf Arm Floats

[Scuba Smurf]

Super smurfy photograph, BlueTiger! I LOVE IT!!!!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-30-2011 08:16 PM:
 
Surfing Penguins! This will also be a valuable addition to FAO Schwarz's Smurfs Movie display along with plush toys, action figures and books you posted. Perhaps on Friday, I'll upload my drawings of my display areas of Smurf toys in the foyer of FAO.
I can't wait to buy 'em! I'm also gonna finish my last scene for my documentary- my host sequence in front of the Empire State Building at Herald Square, Broadway, East 34th Street. So, remember that my documentary officially is in progress for April while I see "Hop", "Rio", "Born to Be Wild in IMAX 3D", and Disneynature's "African Cats". See you on Friday!
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 03-31-2011 12:05 AM:
 
Yikes! too much merchandising [Razz]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-31-2011 02:26 AM:
 
So much marketing and merchandising going into
this movie but for me a movie would be more than
enough.
For thailand it's 6 months away.
Finally it's stopped cool and now it's real summer
in thailand!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-01-2011 02:54 PM:
 
Beginning this weekend, my documentary will be in progress, and I'll do the editing, the narration and the music from the movie should be included. Please contact Sony for the composer of the film, and I'll use portions of his score for background music. Additional music include (but are not limited to...) "Enchanted", "Percy Jackson", "Ponyo", "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "Up", "Cars 2", "Doogal", "Spirited Away" and "Toy Story 3". And for this purpose, I'm going to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to mix my hosting footage with stills, video and stock footage, such as "MegaMind", "Rio", "Avatar", "Percy Jackson" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". Including "HOP", "Arthur" and "Yogi Bear". I'll be ready soon enough.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-09-2011 08:54 AM:
 
This is my comparison chart between Peyo's cartoon Smurfs and the 3D CGI Smurfs.
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Enjoy my photo and I'll try to finish my last host sequence today or tomorrow. And I'll do the editing, the narration and the music from the movie should be included. Please contact Sony for the composer of the film, and I'll use portions of his score for background music. Additional music include (but are not limited to...) "Enchanted", "Percy Jackson", "Ponyo", "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "Up", "Cars 2", "Doogal", "Spirited Away" and "Toy Story 3". And for this purpose, I'm going to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to mix my hosting footage with stills, video and stock footage, such as "MegaMind", "Rio", "Avatar", "Percy Jackson" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". Including "HOP", "Arthur" and "Yogi Bear". I'll be ready soon enough.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-10-2011 04:19 PM:
 
Nice comparison chart!
[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-10-2011 04:33 PM:
 
Thank you, Sassette. And after tomorrow, you'll just see when my documentary will be prepared for the light of day.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 04-11-2011 02:11 AM:
 
I will not see your documentary this week because
My parents will go to chiang mai for a songkran
festival and rounds of golf in northern thailand.
I'll see you all next week!
I'm now all for a water fight! (Wouldn't hurt a bit)
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-11-2011 07:34 AM:
 
Okay, because I have to finish my last scene (possibly) on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, and before Earth Day, I will use Adobe Photoshop Elements and edit it with some B-roll clips.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-11-2011 09:18 PM:
 
Great work BlueTiger10! I love the comparison. Seeing them side by side like that you can really see that they tried to capture the smurfiness of the original characters.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-12-2011 03:23 PM:
 
I'm flattered by your comment on my comparison chart, Smurfy1For2. Thank you.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-12-2011 08:27 PM:
 
Very cool chart, BlueTiger! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-12-2011 08:34 PM:
 
New! Smurf lollipops from My IdolPops!
Coming May 2011! Just in time for my birthday!
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Which of these lollipops do you like?

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Papa Smurf

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Brainy Smurf

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Clumsy Smurf

And for the Girls...

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Smurfette

My birthday is on May 10, 2011, and my theme will be for the Smurfs and for Harry Potter.
Now there's these Smurf-lollies that my friends will have as party favors. So visit: http://www.myidolpops.com/smurfs-lollipops/smurf-lollipops.html, and order your lollies, today!
SMURF!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-13-2011 06:43 AM:
 
Hi BlueTiger10 those would be perfect for a birthday treat. Finally, it's Smurfs we'd all like to eat... just like Gargamel!!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-13-2011 09:12 AM:
 
What a smurfy sweet treat! I especially like the Brainy & Clumsy lollipops. Gargamel did call the Smurfs "little blue bonbons" afterall!!! Just in time for both of our birthdays in May, BlueTiger! My birthday is on May 12th.

Reminds me of the Smurf Candy Molds from the 1980s...

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Smurfs Candy Mold

Chocolate lollipops!
[yum!]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-13-2011 12:34 PM:
 
Movie Papa Smurf is definitely the weirdest sculpted candy head in the set.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 04-13-2011 12:55 PM:
 
The Smurfette Lollypop looks like she is about to pick her nose. [Razz] I'm not sure if I would even be tempted to try these candies, lol. Although, Clumsy's looks the best [Wink]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-13-2011 01:52 PM:
 
Thanks for sharing these pics, Blue Tiger and Sassette! [Sassette Smurfling]
You're right, Vic. Papa looks more "human" than "smurfy". [Confused] Brainy's nose seems smaller to me, so I agree with Raven, Clumsy lollipop is the cutest of all. [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 04-13-2011 04:56 PM:
 
I also love the Clumsy lollipop the best! [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-13-2011 05:39 PM:
 
Thanks everybody! Sassette, I will be able to prepare for my birthday. Your comment of Smurfette "picking her nose", Raven Child, is too funny! (Ha! Ha! Ha!!) And I love your cute comments of Clumsy Smurf lollipop. And I am gonna order these Smurf-Lollies for my upcoming Birthday. And Sassette, I am gonna make you a nice e-birthday card for you. So I'll finish filming my documentary, and before you say "Smurf-a-roo", I will present my birthday card right before my birthday. So on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, I will finish my last host sequence, and then I will edit and put together my new video for everyone here at BlueBuddies.com and beyond.
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 04-13-2011 09:10 PM:
 
Happy pre-Birthday, Blue Tiger [Big Grin]

Mine is April 29 [Wink]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-13-2011 10:12 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Raven Child:
The Smurfette Lollypop looks like she is about to pick her nose.

LITTLE BLUE BOOGERS LOL!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 04-14-2011 12:37 AM:
 
I looked at Papa's lollipop and his expression seems out of place. He has a serious expression on his face.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-14-2011 06:35 AM:
 
Well, probably. But not exactly. But he's a kind old Smurf.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-14-2011 08:15 AM:
 
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Another new Smurfs poster.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-14-2011 09:59 AM:
 
Today, I just got my new week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, the entertainment magazine, and you gotta look at this!
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Read this article, and included is an inset on Jonathan Winters as the voice of Papa Smurf. And look at the new image with NPH alongside Clumsy, Brainy, Smurfette, Gusty & Papa Smurf.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 04-14-2011 04:35 PM:
 
I was unaware that Jonathan Winters is 85 years old. He must be the oldest of the surviving voice cast of the cartoon series.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-14-2011 05:43 PM:
 
Well, Mr. Winters is still the oldest comedian alive. He appeared in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!" He was seen in "The Flintstones" (1994) and "The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle" (2000). He also did voice work in cartoons (in addition to voicing Grandpa Smurf) and animated movies such as "Alakazam the Great" (1961), "Pogo for President" (1980), "The Thief & the Cobbler" (1995 Miramax version), and "Santa Vs. the Snowman" (1996). Hope you make the most of it of hearing Mr. Winters as Papa Smurf, about 25 years since Grandpa Smurf.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 04-14-2011 08:02 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Onesimos:
I was unaware that Jonathan Winters is 85 years old. He must be the oldest of the surviving voice cast of the cartoon series.

One of, but not the oldest. Lucille "Smurfette" Bliss is 95, while June "Jokey Smurf" Foray is 93.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-15-2011 09:03 AM:
 
Yes, they're are many voice over legends still alive today.
June Foray also voices many characters including Rocket J. Squirrel from "The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle" (2000) and Granny from "Looney Tunes".
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-15-2011 12:54 PM:
 
And she also voiced "Dudley Do-Right"'s Nell Fenwick, "Tom Slick"'s Marigold (both by Jay Ward) and Hazel the Witch (from "Looney Tunes" too). [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-16-2011 08:31 AM:
 
Well this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly is available now at newsstands everywhere. Prior to the Summer Movie season, there's also "Rise of the Apes", "Super 8", "Thor", "Pirates of the Caribbean 4", "Kung Fu Panda 2", "Cars 2", "Green Lantern", "Captain America" and "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2" are also featured. With this summer movie preview, we're able to see the new photos from each movie. So when you read this, keep your eyes smurfed for "The Smurfs Movie" in 3D.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-16-2011 08:43 AM:
 
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Entertaniment Weekly Issue- SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW
On newsstands now!!

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A similar photo of NPH & the Smurfs

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The new Smurfs movie poster
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-16-2011 10:31 AM:
 
Oh my smurf! Look at Papa in sunglasses!!! And just how cute are Clumsy and Brainy?!

Thanks, BlueTiger!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 04-16-2011 01:37 PM:
 
Love the new poster, the smurfs all look cute and the detail in the animation is excellent. I do have one little problem with it though - why does Brainy have a pencil behind his ear? I don't think Handy's going to be pleased, he might think Brainy's trying to steal his part in the movie!
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 04-16-2011 04:34 PM:
 
where can I get the poster?
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-16-2011 04:38 PM:
 
There are lots of Smurfs Movie Posters for sale on ebay. If this new poster is not there yet, I'm guessing it won't be long before it is! Isn't it just too smurfy!!!

[Happy Smurf]

Here are some Smurf Posters for sale...

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Buy The Smurfs Poster Movie

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Buy Clumsy Smurf Poster

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Buy Smurfs Times Square Movie Poster

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-16-2011 07:50 PM:
 
Wow-wee-wow-wow! I must have it! I'm gonna tell Mom and get it!
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 04-16-2011 08:17 PM:
 
I did not expect that for the live-action film that the Smurfs will have blue eyes. In the comic and in animation, the Smurfs have dark eyes.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-17-2011 07:27 AM:
 
Music Update: Heitor Pereira (the composer of "Despicable Me", "Curious George" and Beverly Hills Chihuahua") will compose the score for "The Smurfs Movie".
See: http://filmmusicreporter.com/2011/04/05/heitor-pereira-scoring-the-smurfs/
Mr. Pereira collaborated with director Raja Gosnell on "Beverly Hills Chihuahua".
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-17-2011 01:29 PM:
 
"It's time for your close-up...NOT THAT CLOSE!!!"
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-17-2011 02:27 PM:
 
"It's time for your close-up...NOT THAT CLOSE!!!" - VicGeorge2010

Wow! What's that supposed to mean?!?!?
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-17-2011 05:31 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
"It's time for your close-up...NOT THAT CLOSE!!!" - VicGeorge2010

Wow! What's that supposed to mean?!?!?

I think it's a funny joke based on the famous quote from the 1950s movie Sunset Blvd., "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up".
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-17-2011 08:53 PM:
 
Brainy and Smurfette look so cute in that sofa scene!! [Cool] [Smurfette]
quote:
Originally posted by Rocker Smurf:
Love the new poster, the smurfs all look cute and the detail in the animation is excellent. I do have one little problem with it though - why does Brainy have a pencil behind his ear? I don't think Handy's going to be pleased, he might think Brainy's trying to steal his part in the movie!

Yes, Chris, I also observed that and I didn't understand it very much. Unless he had been taking some notes in a scene... [Confused]
Oh, and Papa looks cool and classy with sunglasses, by the way. [Smile]
Yesterday I watched "Rio" with my sister and my nephew and, besides "Cars -2" and "Kung Fu Panda -2" trailers, there was... "The Smurfs Movie" trailer in Portuguese, it was the first time ever I heard it!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 04-18-2011 03:17 AM:
 
Brainy with a pencil behind his ear is the perfect match for him looks so
strangely brainy!
Despite handy wasn't pleased with it....
Squeaky you also watched the portuguese trailer!?
That's great i hope there'll be thai trailer but maybe a month before the movie
reaches here.
Not a big thing in thailand it's once a famous 20+ years ago
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-18-2011 05:57 AM:
 
Well pull my string and button my ears, I'm gonna see "RIO" in 3D!
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And not only that, Rio is another one of those "Blue Period" movies. (In addition to "Avatar", "MegaMind" and "The Smurfs" movie.) You should list it as "Blue Movies"!
One more thing, I'll try to finish my last host sequence today or tomorrow. And I'll do the editing, the narration and the music from the movie should be included. Please contact Sony for the composer of the film, and I'll use portions of his score for background music. Additional music include (but are not limited to...) "Enchanted", "Percy Jackson", "Ponyo", "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "Up", "Cars 2", "Doogal", "Spirited Away" and "Toy Story 3". And for this purpose, I'm going to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to mix my hosting footage with stills, video and stock footage, such as "MegaMind", "Rio", "Avatar", "Percy Jackson" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". Including "HOP", "Arthur" and "Yogi Bear". I'll be ready soon enough.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-18-2011 01:10 PM:
 
An extreme example of a close-up gone wrong is the Looney Tunes cartoon "Duck Amuck", where Daffy Duck swims out to a distant island in the background and asks the animator for a close-up, but instead of giving him a close-up, it just shrinks the picture border around Daffy. When Daffy demands for a real close-up, the camera zooms in really close until you basically see Daffy's eyeballs in the picture. That's what I meant by "NOT TOO CLOSE!!!"
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-18-2011 02:37 PM:
 
Oh, I see, like you're using this joke on the new poster, where all the Smurfs are too close to the poster body, and it gets too claustrophobic like the Toy Story 3 poster.
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It's the same publicity principle.
So thanks for the heads-up!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-18-2011 04:48 PM:
 
Yep, Brainy, Portuguese from Brazil!! [Wink]
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
Well pull my string and button my ears, I'm gonna see "RIO" in 3D!
And not only that, Rio is another one of those "Blue Period" movies. (In addition to "Avatar", "MegaMind" and "The Smurfs" movie.) You should list it as "Blue Movies"!
One more thing, I'll try to finish my last host sequence today or tomorrow. And I'll do the editing, the narration and the music from the movie should be included. Please contact Sony for the composer of the film, and I'll use portions of his score for background music. Additional music include (but are not limited to...) "Enchanted", "Percy Jackson", "Ponyo", "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "Up", "Cars 2", "Doogal", "Spirited Away" and "Toy Story 3". And for this purpose, I'm going to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to mix my hosting footage with stills, video and stock footage, such as "MegaMind", "Rio", "Avatar", "Percy Jackson" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". Including "HOP", "Arthur" and "Yogi Bear". I'll be ready soon enough.

I also watched it in 3-D, Blue Tiger, and all I have to say for now is that's fantastic!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 04-19-2011 04:02 AM:
 
Rio is very interesting I'll sure to watch it!
Squeaky you know,The Director of Rio he's brazilian born too.
He also did the premiere event in Rio de janeiro too!
The movie had just reached thailand yesterday so i'll go watch it this weekend
after i watch King Naresuan III (a thai epic historical movie)
You can search on internet about this movie.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-19-2011 08:27 AM:
 
I'll be looking forward for "RIO" in 3D. I'll tell my Dad and Mom and let them know today. Thanks, Brainy.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-29-2011 03:12 PM:
 
Tomorrow, Lena and I am going to the 2011 Tribeca Family Film Festival, and I'm going to visit a Smurf-themed area to promote your new movie. More details tomorrow.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-30-2011 09:32 PM:
 
Today, I went to the Tribeca Family Festival and here is what I found at the Smurfs' booth:

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The Smurfs Booth

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Posters

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Smurfs written in blue chalk on the sidewalk

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items on the booth table

And there's more, at the Smurfs' activity booth, guests were able to color some new coloring pages (to be uploaded later) and a lady who works there is wearing a Smurf hat. I tried to ask if there's one for me, but they're all fresh out. But I did get the poster, the tattoo set, and the bookmarks. And there's more:
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Introducing a special preview of the Smurfs' Dance Party video game on Wii courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival and the Smurfs movie. Kids were dancing to such catchy tunes as "I Like to Smurf It, Smurf It!" and "Who Let the Smurfs Out?!" Gargamel danced to "Who Let the Smurfs Out?!" and many Smurfs even danced to other songs including the music of Barbara Streisand and Katy Perry. Here's the info on the game: n "Smurfs Dance Party," you have to follow along with Papa Smurf, Smurfette and other Smurf'testants and they shake their powder blue rumps to songs by the Jackson 5, Selena Gomez and Katy Perry. Meanwhile, the eponymous NDS game boasts smurftastic minigames that have you doing such activities as decorating a cake and, uh, dressing up Smurfette. (Yes, it's for all ages.) Coming July 26, 3 days before the movie is released.
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And there's more: they were even giving out Dylan's Candy Bar coupons. I asked: "What does Dylan's Candy Bar have to do with the Smurfs?" And the woman answered "Because there is going to be Smurf-themed candy to promote the movie." Oh, wow! Oh, yeah! Perfect for my birthday, and to go with the new Smurf-lollipops. And enjoy my photo of Me and Smurfette at the Festival.
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GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY!
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 05-01-2011 01:36 AM:
 
Another Dance Dance Revolution clone, and this time based on the Smurfs? I think I have seen enough of them.
 
Posted by Binky (Member # 2693) on 05-01-2011 06:46 AM:
 
I am truly excited, BlueTiger, you have given us a peek at something really special. Thanks for sharing your adventure to Tribeca with us all!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 05-01-2011 06:52 AM:
 
The Smurfs should have had a whole stream of related games released by now, similar to what has been done with Nintendo's Mario character.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-01-2011 07:17 AM:
 
Oh,what a great family festival! Here i would be
lucky if we have at least a small smurfs movie
booth in front of theatre.
Dancing game for wii is looks great!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-01-2011 07:56 AM:
 
SMURFAROO! Super smurfy reporting at the Tribeca Family Festival by BlueTiger10!!!! Great info and I love all of your pictures... and just how cute are you with Smurfette!
[Smurfette]

I've got "I Like to Smurf It, Smurf It" going through my head now hehehee
[Techno Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-01-2011 05:20 PM:
 
Thank you, Sassette. I love your comment on my photo of me & Smurfette.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-02-2011 05:14 PM:
 
Here are some Smurf coloring pages I got from the festival.
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Who's Ready to Conquer the City?!

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It's a Smurfmobile!

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Let's Explore New York City!

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Bookmarks

Enjoy these pages, and also print them if you really want to color them, and even upload the colored ones.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-04-2011 04:57 AM:
 
so AWESOME BlueTiger10!!! TOTALLY AWESOME!!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-04-2011 09:14 AM:
 
I love it - you're the best, BlueTiger!!!
[Enamored Smurf] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-04-2011 10:04 AM:
 
Ooh,I want one of those,thanks BlueTiger!
Brainy looks so good on the last pic!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 05-04-2011 12:21 PM:
 
Now we have their appearances in coloring books. And they still look great.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-04-2011 02:43 PM:
 
Thanks everybody! And my birthday is coming. And I'll be getting some Smurf stuff for my birthday. See ya!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-05-2011 05:32 AM:
 
Fresh from www.IMPAwards.com: Los Pitufos poster en Espanol!
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"La Aventura no Puede ser Mas Grande."
'The Adventure cannot be But Large.'
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 05-06-2011 02:11 AM:
 
The Spanish poster is more representative of the individual Smurfs' personalities even though I find it strange to see Papa Smurf wearing sunglasses and the expression of Brainy.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-06-2011 04:15 AM:
 
I'll find the thai poster for all of you if we
ever got one.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-06-2011 08:14 AM:
 
Latest News: Smurfs, blueberries a fit for Gourmet Trading

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Gourmet Trading Co. has found a natural promotion partner for blueberries in “The Smurfs” movie.

“Smurfberries just happen to look exactly like blueberries,” she said, referring to a staple of the characters’ diet.

The Los Angeles-based company will feature a Smurfs tie-in on retail clamshells May 15 through Aug. 15. A peel-off label will direct consumers to a website where they can enter a code to win either a $5 movie ticket discount or a desktop background, which displays Smurfs characters and the Gourmet Trading logo.

The movie is scheduled for release July 29. The tie-in period coincides with the California and Oregon blueberry season. The clamshells come in 4.4, 6 and 11 ounces.

“We really feel this is going to help drive sales of blueberries to possibly a different consumer base,” Inestroza said. “They’re a cartoon that’s extremely popular among the early 30-somethings out there. If you mention the Smurfs (to that age group), 75% will say they have a fond memory. They and others who identify with the Smurfs craze will buy them and put them in kids’ lunches.”

It’s a national promotion, Inestroza said, though most of the action may be on the West Coast because of competing blueberry programs in New Jersey.

“There will be the supply to back up a national program,” she said. “If retailers want to do specific promotions, if some want to go big on this, we would love to entertain their ideas.”
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-06-2011 08:23 AM:
 
And another reminder: By my birthday (May 10), my documentary will be in progress.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-07-2011 09:17 AM:
 
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New Smurf Toys!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-07-2011 09:19 AM:
 
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Introducing Hefty Smurf, Farmer Smurf, Panicky Smurf, Painter Smurf, Handy Smurf & Baker Smurf.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-07-2011 06:35 PM:
 
Check it out! Smurfs at the Cannes Film Festival!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIhbAJn2gAA
See it at 1:40 minutes into the video.

However, this is a video on new ads for "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" by Steven Speilberg & Peter Jackson (coming Christmas 2011.). And I'll be making my documentary sooner than you think.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-08-2011 06:45 AM:
 
SO AWESOME I love those figures!! Thanks BlueTiger10!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-08-2011 07:37 AM:
 
You're welcome, Smurfy1For2! Here's my Mother's Day Greeting to you own Mom.

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Smurfy Mother's Day!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-08-2011 09:13 AM:
 
It's not on mother's day yet in thailand.
But it's great to see this greeting card also
for my mother she's not so happy these days...
Anyway,Thanks Blue Tiger10.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-08-2011 09:21 AM:
 
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM BLUETIGER10!!!!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-08-2011 09:23 AM:
 
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-08-2011 09:49 AM:
 
Super Duper Smurfy Stuff! I like the new poster and the mother's day cards are sweet.
[Happy Smurf]

PS - Love the new avatar, BlueTiger!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-08-2011 11:27 AM:
 
Thanks Sassette!
Tell your Mom a Happy Mother's Day!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-08-2011 07:34 PM:
 
Awwwww.... what cuties!! [Enamored Smurf] [Enamored Smurf] [Enamored Smurf]
Thanks for sharing, Blue Tiger - and Smurfy Mothers' Day to all in Bluebuddies!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-09-2011 04:58 PM:
 
More info on these new Smurf figures:

Smurfs Movie Grab 'Ems Figures Wave 2 Set
Smurfs Movie Grab 'Ems Figures Wave 2 Set

Coming in July 2011

They're little, they're blue, and they're Smurfing onto the big screen! Papa Smurf, Smurfette and all your smurfy favorites are on the run from the villainous Gargamel (Hank Azaria) in a magical land called...New York City? The Smurfs are taking the Big Apple, and now you can take them home!

This Wave 2 set of 6 individually packaged figures includes (subject to change):
1x Handy Smurf
1x Gargamel
1x Azrael
1x Farmer Smurf
1x Jokey Smurf
1x Chef Smurf

Collect them all!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-09-2011 05:52 PM:
 
Heitor Pereira scoring the Smurfs

April 5, 2011

Heitor Pereira has been hired to score the upcoming film adaptation of The Smurfs. The film marks Sony Pictures Animation's first live-action/animated hyrbid film and stars Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara in the primary live-action roles. The film's voice talent includes Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Alan Cummings and Katy Perry. The movie is directed by Raja Gosnell who has previously worked with Pereira on Disney's 2008 hit family movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The Smurfs were created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford (aka Peyo) and have spawned numerous print and smallscreen incarnations, the most popular one in the United States being the Hanna-Barbera cartoon version. The movie will be released in 2D and 2D on July 29, 2011.

Pereira is coming off scoring his biggest hit of his career with last year's Despicable Me. The composer also has the romantic comedy A Little Bit of Heaven starring Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal, Whoopi Goldberg and Kathy Bates coming up. The film already premiered in the UK earlier this way and is still awaiting a domestic release date.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-11-2011 06:07 PM:
 
Hey look at this! Smurfs Featurette!


Smurfs Featurette

 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 05-11-2011 07:38 PM:
 
Watching this has got me even more excited for this film now. Others on IMDb and YouTube can slate it all they want, I don't care. I'm looking forward to it and that's all that matters.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-11-2011 07:42 PM:
 
Great!
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 05-11-2011 08:10 PM:
 
Thank you for posting the featurette Blue Tiger. I now know what Papa Smurf sounds like [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-11-2011 08:27 PM:
 
Uh-huh. This featurette showed up on an episode of E.T.- Entertainment Tonight, as a first look.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 05-12-2011 01:10 AM:
 
The comment that Papa Smurf made to a question on whether the Smurfs drink coffee seems out of character and inappropriate.

Let us pray that even if the live-action film received mostly negative reviews that the Raspberry Foundation does not pick it as among the "worst" of 2011. I can imagine that it will bring up the issue of the voice acting of some of the Smurfs (esp. Smurfette) and the overall acting of the human characters (especially Gargamel).
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-12-2011 06:11 AM:
 
Papa Smurf voiced by Jonathan Winters he's the only
veteran voice actor in this movie.
Others like Fred armisen,katy perry,anton yelchin,
alan cumming are also decent but nowhere near
the legend like jonathan winters.
I hope i can doing some voice work for Brainy...
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-12-2011 09:19 AM:
 
Here is a Facebook post on the Smurfs, courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation: May 10, 2011-- Actor George Lopez, the voice of Grouchy Smurf in Sony Pictures Animation's THE SMURFS movie, will appear live on KTLA Morning News tomorrow! Tune in at 7:45am PST to see him talk about his role in the upcoming film in theaters July 29, 2011.
Can you find this interview??
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-12-2011 09:29 AM:
 
Also: Here is a First Look at the New Play-a-Sound Smurfs movie book: The Smurfs (Play-a-Sound Book) [Hardcover]
Editors of Publications International Ltd. (Author, Editor)
The Smurfs [Play-a-Sound Book]
The Smurfs Play-a-Sound Book


And there's more: Smurf movie coloring books!
The Smurfs Movie Giant Color Book - Smurf Happens!
Smurfs Giant Color Book - Smurf Happens!

SMURF HAPPENS!

The Smurfs Movie Giant Color Book - Back in Blue!
Smurfs Giant Color Book - Back in Blue!

BACK IN BLUE!

They're coming your way to a bookstore near you!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-12-2011 06:44 PM:
 
Announced: Smurfs movie soundtrack on Rhino Records
More info in the future....
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-16-2011 07:41 AM:
 
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Introducing the new Smurfs movie 16-sheet billboard poster direct from the Cannes Film Festival.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-16-2011 09:36 AM:
 
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-16-2011 10:41 AM:
 
That is sooooo smurfy! I particularly love the Cannes poster.... it's huge!!!! The little Smurfs have never been so big before!
[Wink] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-16-2011 12:14 PM:
 
Why, thank you, Sassette!
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 05-16-2011 05:25 PM:
 
i saw this billboard stand up in the movie theatre by my house too! im soo excited!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-16-2011 07:19 PM:
 
And where is your house where you live, GreenDay?
 
Posted by GreenDay Smurfs (Member # 2895) on 05-16-2011 07:34 PM:
 
im in ontario
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-16-2011 07:43 PM:
 
Golly! I am very excited too! I hope to see it in 3D!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 05-24-2011 02:50 PM:
 

New TV spot for Smurf Movie


New TV spot for the movie! I found this on the movie's official Facebook page, and it says this:

"Lauren and Scotty aren't the only ones heading to the finale. So are the Smurfs. Get a sneak peek of what you'll see tonight during tonight's American Idol finale!"

I'm guessing what this means is that you'll see them giving their own performances during the show (and I'm guessing during commercial breaks). So if you're in the US, my advice would be to watch American Idol tonight and keep a lookout for them!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-24-2011 04:16 PM:
 
What a smurfy video, Rocker, thanks a smurf! WOO HOO!! [Big Grin] [Techno Smurf] [Football Smurf] [Wild Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-24-2011 07:52 PM:
 
Sorry I missed it! I just went to see "Kung Fu Panda 2" in 3D for it's special preview in Times Square, and I just came home from the movie at 9:30 PM. I'll try to find this commercial in my DVR'd American Idol. Smurfy luck!
 
Posted by amritzy (Member # 3623) on 05-24-2011 08:15 PM:
 
Omg im soooo excited! Iv always thought a movie wud be awesome!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-25-2011 04:13 AM:
 
I also subscribe for smurfs movie on facbook but
I just don't use it much that's why i keep missing it.
What a smurformance!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 05-25-2011 12:43 PM:
 
New theatrical trailer! SO much better than the last one I think! Oh smurf I'm excited for this movie now!


Smurf Movie Trailer 3

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-25-2011 03:09 PM:
 
Well, what's more fun than a box of Smurfs????
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-25-2011 03:20 PM:
 
And can you download more screenshots from both the new trailer and the TV commercial? I bet it even includes the Smurf village, the Grotto, and the Smurfs' visit in NYC and FAO Schwarz!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-25-2011 05:12 PM:
 
I watched the DVR'd American Idol, and I found the commercial! It was Smurftastic! Yipeee!!!!!
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 05-25-2011 06:38 PM:
 
I noticed in the new trailer that in the Smurf Village (which looks nothing that I have seen before in the cartoons, the comics, and the 1976 film), there is a banner in the middle that seems to read: The Festival of the Blue Moon.

At least Azrael in the live-action film is depicted as a real cat instead of a CGI one.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-25-2011 08:46 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rocker Smurf:
New theatrical trailer! SO much better than the last one I think! Oh smurf I'm excited for this movie now!

AMS (Awwwwwwwwww my smurfness...) I simply LOVED it (and Brainy emerging from the bowl too)!! [Enamored Smurf] Thanks a million, Rocker!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-26-2011 05:49 AM:
 
Onesimos- "I noticed in the new trailer that in the Smurf Village (which looks nothing that I have seen before in the cartoons, the comics, and the 1976 film), there is a banner in the middle that seems to read: The Festival of the Blue Moon."
Yes, there is a Blue Moon Festival occurring in Smurf Village. And all the Smurfs are celebrating.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-26-2011 05:51 AM:
 
And if you're seeing "Kung Fu Panda 2" in 3D this weekend, look no further. This trailer for "Smurfs" will be showcased before this movie from Dreamworks along with "Cars 2", "Harry Potter", "Judy Moody", "Winnie the Pooh", and "Mr. Popper's Penguins".
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-26-2011 09:42 AM:
 
I don't think if i watch the kung fu panda 2 there
will be this trailer before the movie begins
Thailand still not have a single teaser so maybe
there's another teaser version?
Anyway,this is their best trailer because it's
the longest version.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-26-2011 04:17 PM:
 
Attention all Smurf fans! www.smurfhappens.com website has been updated!

http://www.smurfhappens.com
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-26-2011 04:55 PM:
 
I simply LOVED that!! Clumsy looks so adorable when he stops and looks us with that wondering expression as if he's asking "Oh, gosh, what am I gonna smurf now?" [Enamored Smurf]
You, Smurfy and Rocker are always on your toes, Blue Tiger! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-27-2011 04:41 AM:
 
Why, thank you, Squeaky.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-27-2011 07:02 AM:
 
An interactive movie promotion site with clumsy
navigate through it!
When i'm busy you were searching for smurfs well
i feel so irresponsible...
I just wanna help too you know.
just talk to me OK?
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 05-28-2011 11:21 AM:
 
I found the box designs for the smurfs videogame.

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Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 05-28-2011 12:57 PM:
 
Nice find, Candy! I've now pre-ordered the DS game, since it looks like a different game that's actually based on the film. I'm not a big fan of dancing games, but I might pick up the Wii game when it's cheap.
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 05-28-2011 03:40 PM:
 
thank you Rocker Smurf. I'm going to buy both games when they come out. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 05-28-2011 04:35 PM:
 
Some animated .gifs I created from the recent trailer and commerical:

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-29-2011 06:32 AM:
 
Wow!
I saw the video game covers, and I would like a Wii to go with that!
And can you download more screenshots from both the new trailer and the TV commercial? I bet it even includes the Smurf village, the Grotto, and the Smurfs' visit in NYC and FAO Schwarz!
Thanks for the animated gifs from the clips!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-29-2011 09:11 AM:
 
I just got the result of which smurf are you?
Smurfs Movie version on facebook and i got
Smurfette!?
I'm a smurf you all know that but smurfette really?!
Well i just have to keep doing it again smurfette
just doesn't right for me.
Just subscribe for the smurfs and you'll see there's
a link to fan tab.
Enjoy!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-01-2011 05:15 PM:
 
Be on the lookout for gumball machines or toy vending machines... because they will have Smurf Toys from the movie! There are 12 different Smurf Backpack Clips and 7 Smurf Character Figurines to collect.

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The Smurfs Figurines

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Smurf Figures for Vending Machines

The toys come in 2-inch capsules and will be 50 cents each.

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The Smurfs Backback Clips

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Smurf Clips for Vending Machines

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-01-2011 05:22 PM:
 
Great Googly-Moogly! Thanks for the heads-up! Now, I can find these Vending Machines, and collect 'em all!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-01-2011 05:43 PM:
 
And where can I find these vending machines where they all have them?
And I believe they're Papa Smurf, Brainy, Grouchy, Clumsy, Smurfette, Handy and Hefty.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-01-2011 06:46 PM:
 
Darn...the Wii is just getting a Just Dance-style rhythm game. Pitiful.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-01-2011 07:22 PM:
 
Awww, that's okay, Vic George.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-02-2011 02:36 AM:
 
I don't get anything smurf related recently so
i'll just buy a wii to play smurf dance party.
With another 2 japanese baseball games.
I don't care what nintendo will say at E3 about
project cafe.
I'll buy wii and 7th generation consoles is complete.

By the way,My result at which smurf are you on
facebook now back to brainy!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-02-2011 06:41 AM:
 
Me too, Brainy. I'll try to have a Wii in my house.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-02-2011 08:38 AM:
 
New international trailer for the Smurfs Movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xQZX4UIFTg
Plus: Global Smurfs Day
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Time
Saturday, June 25 at 12:00am - June 26 at 12:00am
Location
Worldwide! Learn more at http://GlobalSmurfsDay.com/
Created By
The Smurfs
More Info
Celebrate Global Smurfs Day - participate in your local Global Smurfs Day event and help break the Guinness world record for the most number of people dressed as Smurfs! OR show your support with a virtual GSD badge!
Learn more at http://GlobalSmurfsDay.com/
 
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Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-03-2011 01:34 AM:
 
Wow,that's some cool smurf movie posters!
Spanish or Portugese?
I hope thai poster got as much as style as this one!
And i really like the new site it's now a worldwide phenomenon that's everybody can participate and make the history!
Since face of the fan contest i feel like i'm
being left out dry.
But for this site this is dream come true!
This is my chance and I will not waste it!
I think squeaky would like these posters!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-03-2011 04:04 AM:
 
Smurf for All,All for Smurf! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
I'll will support or attending or support
Global Smurfs Day!
Shortly after this post you will see my post on the
site!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-03-2011 08:43 PM:
 
And please upload screenshots from the new Smurfs trailer.
Here are some shots:
1. Smurf Village
2. the Festival of the Blue Moon
3. Gargamel
4. Azrael
5. the Grotto
6. Smurfs on the Taxi
7. Smurfs in FAO Schwarz
etc. etc. etc.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-05-2011 07:40 PM:
 
Well it's taken me a while, but I've finally seen a 3D preview of The Smurfs movie. I went to see Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3D last week and they played the second trailer before it in 3D. I have to say that I'm not easily impressed by 3D, but it did look pretty smurfy from the trailer. The effect is growing on me too, after being very impressed with the way Kung Fu Panda 2 used its 3D (and on top of that it's an awesome film too), so I think I may well have to choose to see the 3D version of The Smurfs.
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 06-05-2011 08:26 PM:
 
here is the smurf village kinda.
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-05-2011 09:17 PM:
 
Fun Los Pitufos posters... Brainy has freckles!!!!

Thanks for the Smurf Village picture!

[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-06-2011 03:25 AM:
 
Thanks,Sassette he always look cool with that pencil on his ears.
And i have freckles just like brainy but without
blue freckles!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-06-2011 10:15 AM:
 
Smurf Village looks like a beauty all right, but it needs to look better in High Quality though. Thanks for the picture though, Rocker!
And I didn't know Brainy Smurf has freckles. Thanks for the comments!
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 06-06-2011 11:51 AM:
 
I'll Try to make it in high quality bluetiger10. [Wink]
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 06-06-2011 12:11 PM:
 
here is another one.
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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-06-2011 12:18 PM:
 
Wow! Now that's highly detailed! Thanks, Candy!
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 06-06-2011 03:26 PM:
 
your'e welcome.Im glad you liked it.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-06-2011 03:53 PM:
 
I'm thinking "miniature theme park" when I look at this version of the Smurf Village.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 06-06-2011 06:59 PM:
 
The Smurf Village depicted in the film is quite different than the one depicted in the cartoons and comics. I do not remember a bridge connecting between the Village in the cartoons and comics.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-08-2011 08:27 PM:
 
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Gargamel
By K.C. Bailey, Sony Pictures Animation
This summer’s movies promise to be among the most villainous in years. USA TODAY introduces you to some of the year’s best bad guys.

In The Smurfs (3D) this wizard Gargamel, played by Hank Azaria, has it out for the Smurfs and needs their Smurf-essence to achieve real power. The film opens July 29.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-09-2011 04:45 AM:
 
Gargamel and modern-day power tools...a dangerous combo.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-09-2011 05:48 AM:
 
Here is a news video from Local 12 News in Cincinnati, OH.


WKRC Local 12 News Smurf Dance Party


Bob Herzog breaking it down with the Smurfs on Dance Party Friday. Kinda long but really funny.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-09-2011 05:58 AM:
 
Plus here is a video from the Global Smurfs Day event.


Global Smurfs Day



The RedFM family was down at the ikano Power Center for the Smurf Event. A very smurfy event in conjunction with Global Smurfs Day that's happening on the 25th of June 2011.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-09-2011 11:27 AM:
 
Those Smurf cupcakes are cute! I can't believe that guy took a bite out of Smurfette's head - that's just wrong!!!! I laughed at the news reporter dancing with the smurfs - such a silly thing!

[Big Grin]

Thanks for the videos, BlueTiger!
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-09-2011 02:43 PM:
 
Awesome new videos BlueTiger10. Both funny and inspirational towards the upcoming movie [Big Grin]

Everyone is certainly coming down with Smurf Fever! [Wink]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-09-2011 03:18 PM:
 
Thanks, Sassette, Raven Child. I am going to post more videos by then.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-09-2011 03:25 PM:
 
From the Netherlands: [Coen en Sander Show] Global Smurfs Day


Coen en Sander Show Global Smurfs Day

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-09-2011 03:27 PM:
 
Exclusive Smurf photos

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Dancing Smurfs (L to R) Grouchy, Brainy & Gutsy

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Smurfette: "Whoa! Is there a draft in here?"
Gutsy Smurf: "Nothing like a cool breeze through my Enchanted Forest. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!"
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-09-2011 03:35 PM:
 
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Papa Smurf

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Brainy Smurf talks to Grouchy Smurf about the toaster

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Grouchy hugs Brainy; Clusmy watches.


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Papa Smurf, Gutsy Smurf and Brainy Smurf on a Skateboard chase through FAO Schwarz

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Neil Patrick Harris & the Smurfs

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Smurfette
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-10-2011 05:17 AM:
 
I LOVE all these pics and vids BlueTiger10!! I can really feel Smurf fever coming on....
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-10-2011 06:36 AM:
 
Thanks, Smurfy1For2!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-10-2011 07:50 AM:
 
Smurf City, here we come!

Smurf City
A general view of the village of Juzcar, near Malaga, southern Spain, June 9, 2011. The facades of the houses of Juzcar are being painted blue after Sony chose it for the world premiere of new movie "The Smurfs 3D" on June 16.

Blog Guy, can you please help settle a bet with my haberdasher's manicurist?

Again with the bets and the random occupations? What's this one about?

Smurf Town House
Painters paint the facade of a house in Juzcar

She says there's a whole town somewhere that has been turned into a Smurf village – you know, the little blue cartoon characters – and I say she's totally nuts.

Actually, she's absolutely right. Sony chose a little village in southern Spain for the world premiere of their new movie, "The Smurfs 3D", and they painted the whole shebang blue.

Painted the whole shebang, huh? Is that all they did?

That isn't quite clear. I've heard reports of Sony thugs going around and forcibly painting the villagers blue, as well,

It seems the locals also have to travel around on their knees so they will appear more Smurf-like, talk in squeaky voices and adopt humiliating names that play on their weaknesses.

You mean like Greedy Smurf and Lazy Smurf?

Yes, and Wino Smurf, Incontinent Smurf, Facial Warts Smurf, Floozy Smurf, and so on.

Real Smurfs

Wow! That's horrible! Anything else?

Well, you know how cartoon characters only have three fingers and a thumb? There are some very disturbing rumors about how that's being handled...

A Smurf
A Smurf


Pictures of Smurf City in Juzcar, near Malaga, southern Spain, June 9, 2011.


A general view of the village. The facades of the houses of Juzcar are being painted blue after Sony chose it for the world premiere of new movie "The Smurfs 3D" on June 16. The movie will be released in cinemas on August 5.

Painters stand on a street
Painters stand on a street.

A couple pose for a photo in front of their house
A couple pose for a photo in front of their house.

A painter paints the facade of a house
A painter paints the facade of a house.

Clothes are seen hanging on a rope on a street
Clothes are seen hanging on a rope on a street.

A woman holds up a shirt with a picture of a Smurf
A woman holds up a shirt with a picture of a Smurf.

Painters paint the facade of a house
Painters paint the facade of a house.

A man walks along a street
A man walks along a street.

Painters walk along a street
Painters walk along a street.

Daisies are seen growing in a drain of the facade of a house
Daisies are seen growing in a drain of the facade of a house.

A white house is seen in the mountain
A white house is seen in the mountain.

A woman paints the facade of a house as a man watches her
A woman paints the facade of a house as a man watches her.

Painters walk down from a roof of a house after painting it
Painters walk down from a roof of a house after painting it.

A man carrying a basket of oranges walks past painters as they take a break on a street
A man carrying a basket of oranges walks past painters as they take a break on a street.

A couple stand in front of their house
A couple stand in front of their house.

A painter carrying a metal ladder walks past the church
A painter carrying a metal ladder walks past the church.

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/06/10/smurf-city-here-we-come/
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-10-2011 11:23 AM:
 
Loving the new screenshots! I just read the paper this morning and it had an article on that smurfy blue Spanish village. What a sight to see!!!

[Sassette Smurfling]

Thanks, BlueTiger!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-10-2011 02:56 PM:
 
I'm glad you liked it, Sassette.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-10-2011 05:22 PM:
 
This just in: if you're living in New York city, note the Global Smurfs Day event there:
GLOBAL SMURFS DAY- NYC!
Time
Saturday, June 25 · 10:00am - 11:30pm
Location
New York
Created By
The Smurfs
More Info
NYC - We need YOU to turn BLUE!

DRESS AS A SMURF TO SMASH INTO THE WORLD RECORDS HISTORY AT THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT!

SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH starting at 10:00AM

To help us break a world record, we want YOU, your family and friends to come DRESSED AS SMURFS and take part in all the free fun and excitement at the Smurfiest day ever at The South Street Seaport!

FREE SMURF COSTUMES FOR EVERYONE! FREE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, GAMES, ACTIVITIES & MUCH MORE!

WIN THE TOP PRIZE OF A FAMILY TRIP TO THE FILMS NEW YORK PREMIERE!

THE SMURFS in 3D OPENS NATIONWIDE ON FRIDAY, JULY 29TH

NOT IN NYC? Celebrate virtually with a Global Smurfs Day BADGE over at http://GlobalSmurfsDay.com/!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-11-2011 04:09 AM:
 
I want to live in Smurf City. Thanks BlueTiger10!!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-11-2011 06:37 AM:
 
Grouchy and Brainy how cute!
Brainy really smurfs to his good part i think he's
look very cute and no longer mean.
For that global smurfs day event i think shane
should dress as a smurf if he really go for it.
It's all about smurfs this time around i wished
my country can have that kind of thing.

I'm now having a great time playing games that i
got for free from Playstation Network welcome back
program.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-11-2011 07:00 PM:
 
Super cool Smurf display at my movie theater today...

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Smurfs Display at the Movie Theater

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The Smurfs were actually dangling from a real rope! You can't really tell by the photos but it was a really big display. I thought it was super smurfy to see them at the entrance to the cinemas!
[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-11-2011 08:51 PM:
 
Hokey Smokes! Smurfs are coming to a theater near you! What's the name of the cinema you went to, and if so, what movie did you see?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-12-2011 08:20 AM:
 
Look what I Smurfed!

The Smurfs / Die Schlümpfe / Les schtroumpfs | Global Smurfs Day featurette US (2011)


The Smurfs / Global Smurfs Day featurette US (2011)


Genre: comedy / animation
Regie / directed by: Raja Gosnell ( Scooby-Doo , Beverly Hills Chihuahua )
Darsteller / cast: Hank Azaria , Neil Patrick Harris , Katy Perry , Jayma Mays , Sofia Vergara , Anton Yelchin , Alan Cumming

Kinostart Deutschland: 2011
Kinostart USA: August 3rd, 2011
offizielle Filmsite: http://www.smurfhappens.com/
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-12-2011 10:10 PM:
 
Awesome video BlueTiger10 [Big Grin] Thank you for sharing it [Wink]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-13-2011 07:21 AM:
 
You're welcome, Raven Child. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-14-2011 02:42 AM:
 
After i watched this special featurette with
veronique culliford great to see her! [Wink]
I think in case of the smurfs they really are
something different from other live action
CGI animated films.
Smurfs really got a strong foundation around
the story which is peyo style of storytelling
that's very efficient and simple.
[Smile]
As for the global smurfs day event sony pictures
thailand saw the oppurtunity and promoting it!
But i don't see any event for thailand yet.
Even japan is now on the list.
I have to keep my finger cross! [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-14-2011 06:26 PM:
 
Awesome pics Sassette and great featurette BlueTiger10!!! I liked seeing Veronique Culliford too Brainy Smurf Snaeha!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-15-2011 06:27 PM:
 
First Look at Smurf Village!

June 14th, 2011 - Steve Weintraub

Earlier today, I attended a Smurfs movie presentation at Sony Studios in Culver City. In the coming days, I'll have interviews with the filmmakers and some of the cast. While Smurfs is clearly aimed at kids, I grew up watching the little blue creatures and was curious how the movie came together. Even though we only got to see a few clips (with some looking great in 3D), based on the footage, I think kids are going to love the movie and it's going to be a big hit for Sony.

Anyway, in the room used for interviews, Sony put up a number of concept images from the movie and I snapped a few pictures. So if you'd like to see Papa Smurf's Mushroom, Smurf Village, The Smurfs History and a few close up pictures of the village, take a look.

Directed by Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), Smurfs stars Neil Patrick Harris, Glee's Jayma Mays, Hank Azaria, and voice acting from George Lopez, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Paul Reubens, Kenan Thompson, and Katy Perry.

You can watch the trailer here, and here's the movie synopsis:

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours - in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Smurf's Village Concept Artwork
Smurf's Village Concept Artwork


Papa Smurf's House Sketch
Papa Smurf's House Sketch


Smurf Movie Concept Art
Smurf Movie Concept Art


Peyo Smurf History
Peyo Smurf History


Smurf Movie Concept Art
Smurf Movie Village Concept Art


Smurf Movie Preliminary Art
Smurf Movie Preliminary Art


Smurf Village and Papa Smurf's Mushroom
Smurf Village and Papa Smurf's Mushroom


Papa Smurf's Mushroom House
Papa Smurf's Mushroom House


Smurf Village
Smurf Village

http://collider.com/smurfs-movie-images-concept-art/96428/

Enjoy these photos of concept art!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-15-2011 06:39 PM:
 
MORE VIDEOS!!!!!!

John voicing Clumsy Smurf


John Campea Voices Clumsy Smurf


I had a chance to go to Sony Studios and do the voice of Clumsy Smurf from a scene in the upcoming SMURFS movie.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-15-2011 06:41 PM:
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!!

The Smurfs - Book a Family Stay at Starwood Hotels


Book a Family Stay at Starwood Hotels


http://bit.ly/smurfsfamilypackage - To celebrate the launch of The Smurfs movie in 3D, Starwood Hotels & Resorts is offering a great hotel deal for families! Book a stay at a participating Starwood Hotel and enjoy 50% off the second room, plus kids under 12 eat free!

Visit http://bit.ly/smurfsfamilypackage for more information and to book now

Have a Smurfy Stay!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-16-2011 10:14 AM:
 
Wow! Smurfy stuff, BlueTiger. Clumsy is sooooo cute. His voice is so different from the original cartoons but he is still a cutie all the same! The Smurf Village is so detailed - it's a real treat to see!!!

[Sassette Smurfling]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-16-2011 12:41 PM:
 
I'm glad you liked it, Sassette.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 06-16-2011 03:46 PM:
 
In the scene where Clumsy accidentiallly falls into a toliet, I never knew that New York City (a modern city) does have one that is old fashioned (one with a pull chain).
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-17-2011 06:51 AM:
 
Spanish village gets SMURFED!


Spanish Village Gets SMURFED!


For the upcoming release of the first SMURFS MOVIE (3/8 in Belgian cinemas) Juzcar (Spain) turned blue!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-19-2011 04:24 AM:
 
Today i went to the theaters in Central Cheangwattana department store to watch the
green lantern movie but when i'm walking to the
cinemas i saw The Smurfs poster a big one!
And there also the same smurfs hanging and dangling
display at the little balcony near the cinemas!
(Same as the one Sassette was posted in page 33)
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
And once again the unexpected from the smurfs is
such a surprise! [Wink]
I didn't carry a camera when i go there so
Stay tuned for my comment and the pictures! [Cool]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-19-2011 03:02 PM:
 
What a smurfy surprise for you, Brainy! Don't you just love seeing the Smurfs in unexpected places?

[Big Grin]

PS - How was the Green Lantern movie?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-19-2011 07:11 PM:
 
Happy Smurfs Day from Malaysia!



Malaysia Happy Smurfs Day


Tuesday, 7th June, 2011, Petaling Jaya -- In celebration of the Global Smurfs Day (25th June, GMT +01:00), SONY PICTURES MALAYSIA took the opportunity to commemorate the special day in advance by hosting a Happy Smurfs Day which coincided with the 2011 Movie Carnival event at IPC (formerly known as Ikano Power Centre) as well as the school holidays.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-20-2011 03:23 AM:
 
It's a good movie sassette but i think they
tried to make it funny too much the epic feeling just no longer there.
And the action sequences are too short and too late by the time you think it keep getting better
the movie has reach its ending.
It got some great visual effects though.


Wow,this is so close in malaysia! [Eek!]
What thailand is actually doing now its only
4 days left! [Confused] [Mad]
It's going to be tough to take if thailand never
get the event. [Frown] [Embarrassed]
Stay tuned for the smurfs poster pictures! [Wink]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-20-2011 03:51 AM:
 
While you all waiting for my smurfs poster pictures I found the smurfs movie trailer straight from sony pictures thailand youtube
channel! [Smile]


Smurfs 3D Sony Pictures Thailand


the blocks that appears replaced words at the name of the video is in thai
so some of your PC may not carry thai words.
It's appears to be the same international trailer
but this is the indicator that thai have something like the rest of the world.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-20-2011 02:13 PM:
 
Smurfs movie Soundtrack to be announced
Title: The Smurfs
Composer: Heitor Pereira
Record Label: Rhino Records
Availability: around July / August 2011


eitor Pereira scoring the Smurfs

April 5, 2011

Heitor Pereira has been hired to score the upcoming film adaptation of The Smurfs. The film marks Sony Pictures Animation's first live-action/animated hyrbid film and stars Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara in the primary live-action roles. The film's voice talent includes Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Alan Cummings and Katy Perry. The movie is directed by Raja Gosnell who has previously worked with Pereira on Disney's 2008 hit family movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The Smurfs were created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford (aka Peyo) and have spawned numerous print and smallscreen incarnations, the most popular one in the United States being the Hanna-Barbera cartoon version. The movie will be released in 2D and 2D on July 29, 2011.

Pereira is coming off scoring his biggest hit of his career with last year's Despicable Me. The composer also has the romantic comedy A Little Bit of Heaven starring Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal, Whoopi Goldberg and Kathy Bates coming up. The film already premiered in the UK earlier this way and is still awaiting a domestic release date.

Please notify Rhino for Details!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-22-2011 05:14 AM:
 
What’s the Smurf-iest town in the world? The town of Juzcar, Spain has been painted blue in anticipation of The Smurfs movie.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/post/2011/06/photos-spanish-village-paints-itself-blue-for-smurfs-premiere/1

Enjoy the photos.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-23-2011 02:06 PM:
 
Heads-up! There should be more TV spots Smurfing soon! So Smurfs Up!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-24-2011 02:43 AM:
 
I found new "Meet the Smurfs" TV spot on facebook!
here's the video.


Meet the Smurfs

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-24-2011 07:07 AM:
 
Excellent find, Brainy!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-24-2011 07:09 AM:
 
Smurfs movie Soundtrack to be announced
Title: The Smurfs
Composer: Heitor Pereira
Record Label: Rhino Records
Availability: around July / August 2011


Heitor Pereira scoring the Smurfs

April 5, 2011

Heitor Pereira has been hired to score the upcoming film adaptation of The Smurfs. The film marks Sony Pictures Animation's first live-action/animated hyrbid film and stars Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara in the primary live-action roles. The film's voice talent includes Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Alan Cummings and Katy Perry. The movie is directed by Raja Gosnell who has previously worked with Pereira on Disney's 2008 hit family movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The Smurfs were created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford (aka Peyo) and have spawned numerous print and smallscreen incarnations, the most popular one in the United States being the Hanna-Barbera cartoon version. The movie will be released in 2D and 2D on July 29, 2011.

Pereira is coming off scoring his biggest hit of his career with last year's Despicable Me. The composer also has the romantic comedy A Little Bit of Heaven starring Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal, Whoopi Goldberg and Kathy Bates coming up. The film already premiered in the UK earlier this way and is still awaiting a domestic release date.

Please notify Rhino for Details!!!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-24-2011 10:34 AM:
 
Tonight is a big night the total excitement
really piling up as the countdown closer and closer
to the 12 o'clock when that happen it's the time
we start to make a history!

Well,that's for people in Europe Americas Middle
east and Few selected asia countries.

I know i may not be able to participate once again.
But the best i can do is enjoy the atmosphere of
the events around the world. (Even though i still
feel jealous)

It's only half an hour away from June 25.
It's great night it's 26 degrees celsius now
a little cool but in the house it's more like
34 degrees C sweating in the house.

Have a great time for the big day of ours tomorrow!

Be sure to post some pictures of yours at the event!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-25-2011 05:35 AM:
 
Five new TV spots for different characters have been released. Sorry I've had to break these up into five separate posts, they wouldn't work any other way for some reason.


 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-25-2011 05:38 AM:
 

 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-25-2011 05:46 AM:
 

 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-25-2011 05:47 AM:
 

 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-25-2011 05:48 AM:
 

 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-25-2011 06:34 AM:
 
Great videos Rocker!!!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-25-2011 01:53 PM:
 
Good Smurfy finds, Rocker!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-25-2011 07:52 PM:
 
Attention all Smurf Fans!
Build-a-Bear Workshop presents Build-a-Smurf!

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Smurfette

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Clumsy

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Brainy


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Papa

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Gutsy

Coming July 15 to a Build-a-Bear Workshop near you!
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 06-26-2011 05:34 AM:
 
The scene where Papa Smurf throws a spear-like object at Gargamel's chest piercing him is unlike something that will not be found in the cartoons are the comics. It was unexpected for him.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-26-2011 06:23 AM:
 
Possible wish fulfillment for Papa Smurf's character, perhaps?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-26-2011 06:30 AM:
 
Smurfs don't kill people though.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-26-2011 07:20 AM:
 
Unless it's enchanted or something like that, that spear would never kill Gargamel anyway. I do agree though that it's quite out of character for Papa.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-26-2011 07:28 AM:
 
Well,it's too small to kill gargamel.
It's not a smurf anymore if they violently killing
people.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 06-26-2011 08:36 AM:
 
Here's the Smurfs Movie Posters and display at
SFX cinema city,Central Cheangwattana that I've
been talking about!

Typical wall poster

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Located behind the escalator.

Here's the second poster display with pop up
smurfs legs!

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It's really is popped up legs but at this angle it's has no effect.
I can tell you this poster is really popular among
children they love to take a picture with smurfs! [Cool]
Last but not least The smurfs hanging display! [Wink]

 -

Sorry i tried to get a better shot but escalator
was right behind i can't get any better shot than
this.
The only balcony in the entire place there's only
one mezzanine there for cinema 7-10 at second floor.
It's Coming Soon since the release date is too
far away. (4 months away in thailand)
Little surprise,I also shot Cars 2 poster display!

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In thai language it says:
From the creators of Toy Story 3
"Race across the continent with a dangerous mission for the fate of the world"
A little too dramatic on the line but that's
thai always advertises we're the best.
Let me hear your thoughts about the pictures!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-26-2011 08:42 AM:
 
Enjoy these new photos of Build-a-Smurfs!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-26-2011 04:36 PM:
 
The Smurfs Die Schlümpfe Les schtroumpfs Smurfs Day music video US (2011) Neil Patrick Harris


Smurfs Day Official Music Video


OFFICIAL FULL TRAILER
Genre: comedy / animation
Regie / directed by: Raja Gosnell ( Scooby-Doo , Beverly Hills Chihuahua )
Darsteller / cast: Hank Azaria , Neil Patrick Harris , Katy Perry , Jayma Mays , Sofia Vergara , Anton Yelchin , Alan Cumming

Kinostart Deutschland: 2011
Kinostart USA: August 3rd, 2011
offizielle Filmsite: http://www.smurfhappens.com/
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-26-2011 04:48 PM:
 
murfs movie Soundtrack to be announced
Title: The Smurfs
Composer: Heitor Pereira
Record Label: Rhino Records
Availability: around July / August 2011


eitor Pereira scoring the Smurfs

April 5, 2011

Heitor Pereira has been hired to score the upcoming film adaptation of The Smurfs. The film marks Sony Pictures Animation's first live-action/animated hyrbid film and stars Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara in the primary live-action roles. The film's voice talent includes Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Alan Cummings and Katy Perry. The movie is directed by Raja Gosnell who has previously worked with Pereira on Disney's 2008 hit family movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The Smurfs were created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford (aka Peyo) and have spawned numerous print and smallscreen incarnations, the most popular one in the United States being the Hanna-Barbera cartoon version. The movie will be released in 2D and 2D on July 29, 2011.

Pereira is coming off scoring his biggest hit of his career with last year's Despicable Me. The composer also has the romantic comedy A Little Bit of Heaven starring Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal, Whoopi Goldberg and Kathy Bates coming up. The film already premiered in the UK earlier this way and is still awaiting a domestic release date.

Please notify Rhino for Details!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-26-2011 05:21 PM:
 
And I love your Thai poster for Cars 2, Brainy!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-27-2011 09:47 AM:
 
Those Build-A-Smurfs are really adorable!
[Enamored Smurf]

Great photos of the cinema!!! I bet the one with the Smurfs little legs popping out was very cute to see! Thanks for sharing!!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-27-2011 05:30 PM:
 
Awesome Brainy Smurf Snaeha and BlueTiger10!!! Seeing this stuff gets me all excited I can't wait!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-28-2011 04:18 PM:
 
Smurfette becomes Supermodel Smurfette

Smurfette Style: Accessories That Pop
Feeling blue? Make like Smurfette, star of the movie The Smurfs, and step out in the season’s best accessories. By Harper's Bazaar Staff

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Smurfette in Marc Jacobs

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Smurfette in Lanvin

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Smurfette in Dolce & Gabbana

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Smurfette in Louis Vuitton

Read more: Smurfs Wearing Designer Accessories – Fall Accessories on Smurfs - Harper's BAZAAR
http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-articles/smurfette-wearing-fall-accessories
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-28-2011 08:27 PM:
 
those are really smurfy pics of Smurfette BlueTiger. excellent find. Thank you for sharing them [Smile]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-29-2011 12:27 PM:
 
The first picture looks like Smurfette is wearing a chocolate chip cookie on her head.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-29-2011 03:02 PM:
 
Mmmm... Chocolate Chip cookies...
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-29-2011 06:14 PM:
 
Smurfette has never looked so stylish... even in her chocolate chip hat!

Interesting that they didn't change her white dress, just the accessories. They say the "little black dress" is a staple for every girl's wardrobe... now white is the new black!

[Smurfette]
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 06-30-2011 09:10 AM:
 
Smurfette should be on the cover of Vogue. She is adorable!!! [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-30-2011 12:17 PM:
 
A Bus Billboard sights Smurfs!

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WARNING! Smurfs on the Loose! Do not be Fooled by their Cuteness!
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 06-30-2011 04:08 PM:
 
"Don't be fooled by their cuteness" lol [Big Grin] that is awesome!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-30-2011 05:13 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
A Bus Billboard sights Smurfs!



WARNING! Smurfs on the Loose! Do not be Fooled by their Cuteness!

But they're friendly! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-01-2011 10:32 AM:
 
I found a 22 second clip from the Smurfs.

In this video, Smurfette tells 3 Smurfs about her new dress, when all of a sudden, she stands on the air vent, and her skirt is blown upward. Gutsy joins her and says, "Nothing like a cool breeze through my Enchanted Forest. Ha, ha, ha!"


Smurfette's New Dress

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-01-2011 07:24 PM:
 
Edit Bay Visit On 'The Smurfs' With Jordan Kerner And Raja Gosnell

Edit Bay Visit On 'The Smurfs' With Jordan Kerner And Raja GosnellYou know a day is off to quite a cute/interesting start when you hop in the car and think to yourself "I'm going to be surrounded by all things Smurfs for most of the day." That's how one morning started for me as I sped down a wretched Los Angeles freeway over to the friendly-looking Sony Pictures Animation headquarters. The minute you stepped on their lot you were practically surrounded by Smurfs in the forms of balloons, little cardboard cut outs and tiny figurines who were happily eyeing you as you swooped in to grab the magical elixir of the caffeine gods, better known as coffee.

Next thing you know, a large group of now-awake reporters were brought into a screening room. Producer Jordan Kerner went to the front of the room, explaining in detail about how they carefully put together "The Smurfs" movie in honor of its creator Peyo. Once his speech was done, he quickly scurried off the stage so we could all get a good look at the blue creatures in 3D.
  • First we're introduced to the completely computer animated Smurf Village where Clumsy Smurf (voiced by Anton Yelchin) stumbles into as he makes his way towards a festival song and dance rehearsal. The entire village is making sure all is prepared for their festival which celebrates the blue moon.
  • Meanwhile, the evil Gargamel (played by Hank Azaria), is doing a funny little puppet show with a puppet Papa Smurf and Smurfette. He inevitably gets frustrated and talks to his cat/assistant Azrael about how he'll find Smurf Village and get rid of the pesky blue creatures.
  • The day finally arrives when Gargamel stars causing all sorts of chaos through the once peaceful Smurf Village. While most of the Smurfs run in one direction, Clumsy Smurf bolts in another which clearly is the wrong way to go judging from the ominous signs. Grouchy Smurf (voiced by George Lopez), Papa Smurf (voiced by Jonathan Winters), Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry), Brainy Smurf (voiced by Fred Armisen) and Gutsy Smurf (voiced by Alan Cumming) all follow their foolish friend right to a waterfall. Just when they think Gargamel has them all cornered on a cliff, the blue moon rises and a vortex forms in the waterfall. Next thing you know all six of the Smurfs are sucked up, dodging Gargamel and landing in the middle of Central Park in New York City.
Once we were done checking out those clips in 3D, we threw our third dimensional specs to the side as we watched the remainder of the scenes in 2D.
  • Clumsy Smurf breaks away from the rest of his group and finds himself in the home of a young couple Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace Winslow (Jayma Mays). After having a little bit of an adventure figuring out that "Berry Boom" is actually just hand soap, Grace finds Clumsy in there and starts swatting him away. At the same time the remainder of the Smurfs try to hide from Patrick but end up being discovered, only to hog tie the man down to the floor. The scene ends when Grace appears in the main room, Clumsy in her hands, declaring that the blue creatures are rather friendly.
  • All the Smurfs are wandering around FAO Schwartz, looking for a good enough telescope so they can start figuring out when the next blue moon would be so they can get home. However, Gargamel and Azrael find them in the store and then chase begins.
  • A fun game of Guitar Hero starts as a couple of the Smurfs start singing all the lyrics to the Run DMC/Aerosmith version of "Walk This Way." The scene ends with the reveal of Smurfette in a cute new dress, which most of the Smurfs slobber over, only to have it end with Gutsy Smurf completely throwing everyone off with his cute antics.
After the presentation we were tossed from the auditorium over to a semi-large conference room where director Raja Gosnell came in accompanied by producer Jordan Kerner, ready to talk at great length about their favorite tiny blue people.

Interviewer: So if you were a Smurf which one would you be?

Jordan Kerner: Oh no, if I were a Smurf which one would I be. Well next to my credit they put Papa Smurf so I guess I get stuck with that role but I love Papa. It's hard to say. Clumsy is so sweet and kind. I have three daughters so I'd hope that would be part of me too.

Raja Gosnell: Grouchy, hands down.

The Smurfs


Interviewer: You were saying that it took a couple of drafts to finally lure Raja Gosnell in.

Jordan Kerner: It did.

Interviewer: What was the closer for you?

Raja Gosnell: The closer was nothing about the drafts because the drafts were all in great shape. It was really about -- I'd done a "Scooby Doo" movie so I didn't want to become the Hanna Barbera guy necessarily. But then the final draft came in and it actually had so much delicious Gargamel in it. It sort of brought in the idea of a young married couple and those sort of fatherhood themes came together. I met with Jordan (Kerner) one more time and realized that we were brothers from another mother and it was something we had to do. So I feel really lucky and blessed that these guys gave me the opportunity and the privilege to make a great Smurfs movie.

Interviewer: "The Smurfs" are loved all over the world, why do you think that is? Why do people love "The Smurfs"?

Jordan Kerner: I think that everyone sees a little bit of themselves in a lot of the different Smurf chracters. Everyone's Grouchy one day and everyone feels like Brainy one day and everyone wants to feel like the wise and benevolent Papa. So I think the fact that those characters are specifically mostly a personality trait allows you to sort of latch into a given Smurf on any given day.

Interviewer: And Smurfette in some cases?

Jordan Kerner: Yes. I think people feel that need in this world to have a village, to have a community of family around them whether it's exact family or whether its earned. It's just the color blue and these little creatures have such a unique look and are so inviting. I don't know why that is but I knew that we had to be absolutely true. One day Raja said "Come on, we're going to watch 'Avatar.'" They showed a bunch of clips and I always thought that the characters had to be exactly Smurf blue. Raja was like "In the real world, light is going to hit them a certain way. Give up that grasp a little bit." And he was absolutely right. I joked with him all the time as we go through now with all that.

You would look at the Na'vi, which I also said we spent a lot of time with the folks over at "Avatar" probably in September because it was released in December. They helped us a lot with understanding the color blue and, I don't know if you know, but on the "Avatar" set we always referred to them as the big Smurfs. So there was a real finity with bringing us over and treating us as a little brother or sister in that way, helping us out, because there's real challenges with blue. Blue doesn't hold very easily as a color on screen. We had a host of challenges but the fact that they're blue, the fact that Peyo drew these really unique, completely unusual little characters, I think they really stick with you. They did with me.

Smurfs Vs. Navi


Interviewer: What other things did you learn with working with the big Smurfs?

Raja Gosnell: Well we learned a bit about 3D. This is going to be a 3D movie so what we learned a lot about their 3D technique was mostly environmental. It took you into this world. It was subtle and it wasn't stuff flying in your face constantly. And so we looked at some other 3D movies and found that some of the 3D treatments we felt were distancing from the characters. Again, as we proceeded into 3D with this project, we were very, very careful to have the scenes play and to have the 3D have as little impact on the scenes as possible, particularly when there is emotional scenes. When there is action scenes and stuff then there is some tremendous 3D moments that we planned for the movie that fit perfectly and work great. As you guys saw with the opening scene, there's a beautiful 3D ride into the village and it makes it real. So I guess that's where we went, don't be gimmicky and keep it real.

Jordan Kerner: I'd add two things to that. One is that at that moment in time, we were struggling in that idea in the opening sequence whether it would be miniatures or whether we would go all 3D CG. Sony, which was in the midst of "Alice in Wonderland," showed us a bunch of the footage and really was encouraging us to go full 3D, but we wanted to do our own research in that. And we both had a lot of experience with animated characters in live action roles, but neither of us had experience before in 3D. So by going over and spending time with (James) Cameron and the group there, it was the whole notion of -- what we were looking at was less the Na'vi but more of the, as Raja said, beautiful greens on the ground and textures of the planet and how real it could be without calling attention to themselves. We made that decision, probably the day after that, to fully CG rather than going miniatures. We've engaged in a miniature company and we were starting to go down that line, had a lot of meetings and ultimately pulled back because we wanted to make them absolutely real in that.
Lastly, I think that with the 3D CG characters, the reason for us to go 3D -- again, both of us were not in favor in going 3D in the beginning -- we were the old school where it takes away comedy, it takes away emotion unless you're extremely careful. So we worked very, very hard to make sure that it enhanced emotion and that it enhanced the comedy in that way and in the way that Raja shot it and directed the performances. So it was a big concern of ours. We were both very cautious users going in. We weren't the types of individuals who went into a movie like this and said "Oh yeah, it's 3D and we're going to throw everything at the screen." No, we didn't have that point of view at all from the get-go. And I do credit "Avatar" and those guys for really making that point to us. We already had that in our hearts, but to hear it confirmed -- again, we hadn't seen the film yet, haven't had the enjoyment of it -- we were very happy that we decided to go in that direction. And to take these little Smurfs, to make them three-dimensional, makes them more real. As you saw, to light them from behind, when you see a little bit of them it goes slightly purple in their ears rather than blue because of the blood, the veins and all of that inside of them. They get more and more and more and more real as it goes along and that was our intention.

Interviewer: In the presentation, you mentioned that you obviously had a history with this, and you always wanted to do this CG/live-action blend, but you've also mentioned that you're such a purist. Could you elaborate a little bit on why you didn't want to do, what everyone is so familiar with, an animated version?

Jordan Kerner: For me, in the very beginning conceptually for it, whatever you've taken -- Raja and I both have worked in this world. For me it was "George of the Jungle" and "Inspector Gadget," both of which had their -- and "Charlotte's Web" for that matter, although I don't consider the cartoon the genesis, I really consider the book as that. All of those had genesis in some form, an actual 2D line-drawing cartoon. But to bring them into this world, this century, we wanted to put them in our world. So it was a very simple decision that I felt it would be yet another animated film, if it were an animated film, but to make it a combination film of live action and animation it becomes a unique film on its own. Yes, there are other hybrid live-action films, but I don't look at that like something that rolls off everyone's tongue. I think what you try to do is mask it. You try to make it as real as possible and they become unique in that manner so that you're not causing attention at the animation. What you're trying to do is cause attention to the reality, care, comedy and emotion of the characters.

Brainy Smurf


Interviewer: If you can elaborate on that, do you think that will maybe in any way, polarize the people who are so familiar with it being animated or opens it up to them? Obviously the real demographic in this is familiar with the "Chipmunks" and "Scooby Doo" kinds of movies.

Jordan Kerner: You know, you make a creative decision going in and you have a belief in what you do. Raja has made some wonderful films, as I've said before, and I've tried to produce a number of what I hope are very good films in that way with "Charlotte's Web" where they were very much a part of the texture. In fact, in February, film released in December, when I saw the Christian Science Monitor review of "Charlotte's Web" two and a half month's after its release, I've never seen that before. It was called "Worth the Wait" and it was about how E.B. White hated the cartoon and thought that it destroyed his vision of nature, reality and all that and that this film was finally worth the wait, and it was written by his granddaughter. So yes, they're going to be many opinions, and we're not immune to them.

We both read the blogs and we go to all the websites and read all those things. And we just had to ultimately, in the beginning, no apologies make a decision that we wanted "The Smurfs" to be living, breathing, caring, funny creatures as Peyo intended them. It was truly -- because he wanted them to be live-action. Ultimately she talked to her brother who writes the modern comics and draws them. We wanted to make sure that we had the input of those who knew, as well as anyone could know, what his intentions were. And she had mentioned that he had in his heart that someday they would be interpreted in a live action manner. When he passed away, I think it was 1992, that just wasn't possible yet. It was almost, and so sad, I wish he were here. I'll say one last thing, Raja and I carried him, because we loved the books, and we carried him in our hearts. I know that sounds maybe a little trickily but it's the truth. You know, when you're taking a life work of someone who really cares that much about what they did, you have to hold it in your heart every second when you're directing the film or producing the film.

Raja Gosnell: For me, I understood immediately it would be polarizing because everybody wants their Smurf adventures to be in Smurf Village in medieval times. But I think, for audiences coming into this fresh, the opportunity to see a living, breathing Smurf sitting on their kitchen countertop, riding on top of a cab through New York City, running through F.A.O. Schwartz and through areas that we know. The wish fulfillment of that I think raises up and if you're a kid and you see the movie with a Smurf in the kitchen then you want a Smurf in your kitchen. I think that there's the bar that we set in terms of living, breathing, reality creatures is set even higher when you take those beings and you put them in a place that everybody knows. Everybody knows what grass looks like, everyone knows what a kitchen table looks like or the top of a cab, a fire escape. So we knew we'd get some people to see the movie and appreciate it for what it is, like "Wow, there are Smurfs in our world."

Interviewer: The movie seems to be geared towards a younger demographic, but was there a concentrated effort during production to include a "for adults" section for the audience?

Raja Gosnell: Very much so. We put a lot of work into that. The clips that you saw are basically our big comedy set pieces, but they're a lot of other elements in the movie where, as I said in our preamble there, a lot of playfully self-referential moments of humor for all the Smurf fans. So there are moments of humor for all the Smurf fans. I think that when you see the full body of the movie and see some of the subversive stuff with Gargamel and some of the interaction between the Smurfs themselves and how we play off the sweet nature of the Smurfs, I think they'll come. So yes, first and foremost it's a movie for the whole family, but believe me the adults are not going to get bored with the humor specifically targeted to them and specifically targeted with the generation that grew up with "The Smurfs."

Jordan Kerner: I would just add that I think, like Raja is saying, Gargamel's humor is wicked. The studio chose today to show some of the comedy in the picture in all of that. But in addition to that, and you'll be seeing them in a little bit, and actually you'll see Jayma (Mays) not Neil (Patrick Harris) who just finished the Tonys, but Jayma and Neil have a very palpable, real-life story. He's concerned about being a dad doesn't have his parents around him, she doesn't have hers. He doesn't really know how to act yet and is a little uncomfortable with it. Loves her and doesn't really -- hasn't embraced that fully yet, and there's a lot of interaction between him and a surrogate father, and that's with Papa Smurf. And it's not trickily, it's pretty interesting what goes on between them.

Smurfette and Gutsy Smurf


Interviewer: Talking about the cast a little bit, many of the main Smurfs are comedians or comedic actors or actresses. What prompted the decision to cast Katy Perry as Smurfette?

Raja Gosnell: We actually listened to, without knowing who it was. The casting people put together twenty different voices of major actors, minor actors, people we didn't know. All that we had was a picture of Smurfette on the wall while we were listening to these voices.

Jordan Kerner: With numbers.

Raja Gosnell: You know, with numbers. And we just watched the Smurfette and listened to the voice and said -- you know, some of them obviously not and some of them "Oh who's that? Who's that?" And you could just tell there was something about Katy (Perry) that was sort of giggly and girlish but sophisticated at the same time which just appealed to us. We just knew she was Smurfette. Her pop music career had just started a couple of years ago so she wasn't nearly up the stratosphere that she's at now. But it was really just a straight-up casting decision based on making the movie better. Especially for us, she's a great Smurfette and a great representative for the movie.

Interviewer: What were the discussions that you had in terms of which Smurfs that you would feature? Because there's a hundred of them and you have only certain amount that make it to New York City. How did you decide in terms of how it would serve the story?

Raja Gosnell: Our initial script said like all forty, fifty hundred Smurfs go through, and that's the movie I wanted to make! (Laughs) I wanted Smurfs everywhere! And then the budgetary axe, you know, slowly fell and we realized we couldn't do that. By the second week of production I was thinking "Thank God I don't have another Smurf to stage." It was hard enough to stage our six guys around and keep track of that much less, give something for each one of those Smurfs to be doing. So that said, how did we decide to do it? Well, you know, it's like any sort of ensemble piece. You want the one voice or voices that can give you the best combination of an ensemble.

We knew we needed Papa, kind and wise and a father figure who could try to lead them back to the village. Then we needed Smurfette who's the most popular Smurf, the only girl. We wanted her perspective on New York City and their predicament. We knew we needed Brainy because he's funny and he's Brainy. Eventually he figures out how to get something right though he normally gets something wrong. We knew we needed Grouchy because he's funny and you always need that nay-sayer in any group. In any war movie there's always the guy in there who's saying "We're never going to get away." So we needed that voice and then Gutsy Smurf is a new Smurf. He's not one of the classics but we felt that we just needed a kick butt, action guy and he seemed like the perfect guy to do it. Then Clumsy Smurf is, he's just the heart and soul. I mean he's just a lovable character because he's got flaws and he's got a sweet soul and just wants to do right. And so that combination of personalities playing off each other just seemed like a dream for us. We were like "Hmm, we need Grouchy, bam! We need to feel bad at this moment, Clumsy you're up." So it was just actually a perfect ensemble of characters for any situation whether we needed heart and soul or whether we needed comedy.

The small blue creatures, better known as "The Smurfs," will arrive in theaters everywhere on July 29th. Make sure you keep your eyes out for our interviews with Hank Azaria and Jayma Mays along with my ADR session where I make Smurfette sound like a valley girl. Picture teaser below:

Smurfs Voice Session



http://www.latinoreview.com/news/edit-bay-visit-on-the-smurfs-with-jordan-kerner-and-raja-gosnell-14020
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-01-2011 07:26 PM:
 
Smurfing Around at Sony Pictures Animation


Rob Cesternino at Sony Pictures Animation


Reviewed by Rob Cesternino

In advance of the July 29 release of "The Smurfs," the real wizards (sorry, Gargamel) at Sony Pictures Animation opened up their facilities to the press for one fun-filled afternoon. We were treated to a sneak peak of the film, a roundtable interview with Hank Azaria and Jayma Mays, and the opportunity to both animate and voice our very own Smurfs. Getting to see all the different aspects of the production at work at Sony Pictures Animation was something that truly blue my mind.

The day began with some opening words from the film's director, Raja Gosnell ("Beverly Hills Chihuaha," "Scooby-Doo"), and producer Jordan Kerner ("Charlotte's Web," "Inspector Gadget"). After hearing from the men behind the Smurfs, we got to see our first peek at the Smurfs in 3-D. As the story brings the Smurfs saga into the real world, the hybrid film required almost two years of production work in both live-action and computer animation. To bring the Smurfs to the big screen, the film required 20 million frames of film to be rendered.

The highlight of the afternoon was the opportunity for members of the media to actually voice a Smurf. There were two separate clips available to provide the voices for. We had the option to re-voice Anton Yelchin's work as Clumsy Smurf or Katy Perry's efforts as Smurfette. With all due respect to Mr. Yelchin, I would like to think that my version was a Smurfy interesting alternate take on the scene.

You can judge my performance for yourself by clicking the YouTube video on this page. You can also check out "The Smurfs" on July 29 in theaters nationwide. It's a film that will certainly satisfy family audiences with plenty of jokes and nostalgia for a generation of fans who grew up with "The Smurfs."

http://www.movingpicturesnetwork.com/29622/smurfing-sony-pictures-animation/
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-02-2011 09:36 AM:
 
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for some mild rude humor and action
 
Posted by smurf_my_turf (Member # 3657) on 07-02-2011 02:37 PM:
 
I'm so exited about the Smurfs movie. I BEGGED to be taken down to the O2 arena so I could participate in Global Smurfs Day, but I wasn't allowed. GRR! I wish I could drive > [Frown]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-02-2011 08:04 PM:
 
PR: Boomerang Celebrates Original Smurfs in Advance of Movie Premiere
By Ed Liu
07-01-2011, 11:14 PM
Boomerang Celebrates Original SMURFS in Advance of Movie Premiere

Month-long Tribute to Emmy Award-Winning Cartoon Revisits Little Blue
Characters Prior to July 29 Film Opening


This July, Boomerang will whet fan appetites for all things "smurfy" as the all-classics cartoon network heralds the worldwide premiere of the new 3D live-action/animated film, The Smurfs, opening Friday, July 29. The commercial-free network will clear its regular schedule across the month to devote morning, afternoon and evening air time each day-Monday-Friday 9-10 a.m., 3-4 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. (ET); Saturday-Sunday 9-10 a.m., 2-4 p.m., 8-9 p.m.-to present all-time favorite episodes of the Emmy Award-winning (Outstanding Children's Entertainment Series) classic animated series, THE SMURFS.

"Children who grew up watching THE SMURFS in the '80s are now having children of their own," said Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network. "And with the major motion picture coming out at the end of the month, we decided Boomerang's July schedule would offer a great opportunity for the whole family to meet the characters and get to know the many special meanings of the word 'smurfy'."

In fall 1981, a decidedly new cartoon debuted on NBC's Saturday morning lineup. Based on a 1957 Belgian comic strip, THE SMURFS made television history following its premiere by becoming the highest-rated Saturday morning show in eight years, and the NBC's highest-rated animated series since 1970. THE SMURFS follows the lives of little blue people who live in mushrooms. Led by wise magician Papa Smurf, the eclectic crew includes such characters as Brainy, Vanity, Hefty, Clumsy and Smurfette (the only female Smurf), a happy bunch threatened only by the evil wizard Gargamel and his cat Azrael. For nine years on broadcast television (1981-1990), the series chronicled various adventures in Smurf Village, including Gargamel's multiple failed attempts to rid the world of the Smurfs altogether.

Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation will release The Smurfs in 3D worldwide on Friday, July 29. The live-action and animation feature film is directed by Raja Gosnell and stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara and Hank Azaria as Gargamel.

Highlights of the month-long tribute include the following favorite episodes:
"Sir Hefty" - Tuesday, July 19, 9 a.m. (ET) - A giant fire-breathing dragon roams the forest, torching the trees as it passes. Hefty must fight the fires and defend Smurf Village. He leads the dragon away and is knighted "Sir Hefty Knight of the Smurf Table" by Papa Smurf.
"Three Smurfketeers" - Thursday, July 21, 9 a.m. (ET) - The Smurfs put on a play where Hefty, Jokey, and Greedy play the three musketeers, helping Clumsy Smurfingham win Smurfette Smurfington's hand in marriage.
"The Haunted Castle" - Friday, July 22, 3:30 p.m. (ET) - Johan and Peewit, a young squire and his sidekick, join the Smurfs to help a ghost of a haunted castle find his rightful heir.
"The Littlest Giant" - Sunday, July 24, 9:30 a.m. (ET) - Papa Smurf helps a young runaway giant reunite with his own family.

Boomerang is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s (TBS, Inc.) 24-hour cable/satellite network offering the best in classic animated entertainment. In partnership with Cartoon Network, the service boasts 75 percent unduplicated programming and is available to cable/satellite operators and their customers in Spanish. Boomerang's official Web site is located at http://Boomerang.CartoonNetwork.com.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. Nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults
18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 07-02-2011 09:30 PM:
 
I wanted to get boomerang for long time but as
i saw the channel in the hotel The Smurfs was not
on the schedules.

It's a great news for the rest of the world by the way.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-04-2011 06:48 AM:
 
When my boyfriend, Kevin and I went to see "Cars 2", I found the Smurfs trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku40DEMg57k&feature=pyv

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Happy 4th of July Everybody! Only 26 Days to Go!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-04-2011 06:49 AM:
 
Blue and white all over

http://www.jpost.com/ArtsAndCulture/Entertainment/Article.aspx?id=227748
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-04-2011 08:44 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
A Bus Billboard sights Smurfs!



WARNING! Smurfs on the Loose! Do not be Fooled by their Cuteness!

Love it!!!!
[Big Grin]

Great 4th of July Cards too!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-05-2011 02:55 PM:
 
'Smurfs' 3D: Entire Village Paints Itself Blue to Promote Movie
July 04, 2011 06:45 PM EDT
http://entertainment.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979561160
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-05-2011 02:59 PM:
 
Visiting The Smurfs on their home turf
SMURFS CREATIVE TEAM TALKS

http://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/835143/visiting-the-smurfs-on-their-home-turf
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-05-2011 03:09 PM:
 
"They're Heeeeeeerre."
- Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O'Rourke) from "Poltergeist" (1982)

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Introducing the Smurfs subway billboard on Subway stops in downtown Manhattan
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-06-2011 03:15 PM:
 
Smurfs and the City: A Set Visit Report

http://www.hollywood.com/news/Smurfs_and_the_City_A_Set_Visit_Report/7814117
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-06-2011 03:25 PM:
 
All Smurfed Up: Our Trip To The Set Of The Smurfs

Don't sit there and pretend you don't want to see The Smurfs movie. There's a heart in you yet.

http://www.ugo.com/movies/welcome-to-smurf-village
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-07-2011 03:35 PM:
 
Hank Azaria and Jayma Discuss 'The Smurfs'

http://movies.about.com/od/thesmurfs/a/hank-azaria-jayma-mays-smurfs.htm
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-08-2011 08:21 AM:
 
Smurfy stuff, BlueTiger! And that's a great shot of the subway billboard!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-08-2011 12:54 PM:
 
Thank you, Sassette!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-09-2011 12:00 PM:
 
The Smurfs Clip "Fooled" HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v9DyV5FmeU

A clip from the movie The Smurfs

Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) is surprised by the Smurfs popping out and running loose in his apartment.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-09-2011 12:24 PM:
 
Gargamel Makes Tim Gunn Gasp in Exclusive 'Smurfs' Clip

http://www.hollywood.com/news/smurfs_clip_exclusive/7814646

Project Runway's Tim Gunn has seen it all: the good, the bad, and most certainly, the ugly. But with all his wisdom, surely nothing prepared him for the snaggletooth evil of the Smurfs' nemesis, Gargamel.

We have an exclusive clip from the upcoming Smurfs featuring Gunn, Hank Azaria as the cartoonish bad guy and Sofia Vergara of Modern Family has a make-up guru who doesn't take kindly to criticism. Little does she realize that Gargamel is a cosmetology expert.


The Smurfs hits theaters July 29.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-09-2011 01:04 PM:
 
Smurfs movie Soundtrack to be announced
Title: The Smurfs
Composer: Heitor Pereira
Record Label: Rhino Records
Availability: around July / August 2011

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Heitor Pereira scoring the Smurfs

April 5, 2011

Heitor Pereira has been hired to score the upcoming film adaptation of The Smurfs. The film marks Sony Pictures Animation's first live-action/animated hyrbid film and stars Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara in the primary live-action roles. The film's voice talent includes Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Alan Cummings and Katy Perry. The movie is directed by Raja Gosnell who has previously worked with Pereira on Disney's 2008 hit family movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The Smurfs were created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford (aka Peyo) and have spawned numerous print and smallscreen incarnations, the most popular one in the United States being the Hanna-Barbera cartoon version. The movie will be released in 2D and 2D on July 29, 2011.

Pereira is coming off scoring his biggest hit of his career with last year's Despicable Me. The composer also has the romantic comedy A Little Bit of Heaven starring Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal, Whoopi Goldberg and Kathy Bates coming up. The film already premiered in the UK earlier this way and is still awaiting a domestic release date.

Movie: The Smurfs

Album: Upcoming

Number of Songs: Upcoming

Release Date: July 26, 2011

Label: Rhino

Artist:Various Artist

Please notify Rhino for Details!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-10-2011 07:04 AM:
 
New Smurfs Theater display: Having lunch on a Construction Girder

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Enjoy this photo, mateys!
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 07-10-2011 04:54 PM:
 
19 days to go before the U.S. theaterical release on the 29th.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 08:36 AM:
 
Sofia Vergara's Smurf-Tastic 39th Birthday
Posted Monday July 11, 2011 8:59 AM GMT

Sofia Vergara Birthday with Smurfette

Setting off on a south of the border weekend excursion, Sofia Vergara rang in her 39th birthday in Mexico on Sunday (July 10).

The "Modern Family" star was presented with a "Smurfs" birthday cake and took pictures with a mariachi band while happily tweeting, "My happy birthday in Mexico".

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And while it happened to be her special day, Miss Vergara actually made the trip alongside Hank Azaria and Neil Patrick Harris to promote their new movie "The Smurfs".

Due in theaters on July 29th, the classic characters are brought back to the big screen as "the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, after which they tumble from their magical world and into ours."

Hollywood Gossip
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 08:38 AM:
 
Katy Perry, The Voice of Smurfette

July 10, 2011 03:25 PM EDT

Katy Perry is the voice of Smurfette in the 3D movie 'The Smurfs' to be released in just a few weeks on July 29, 2011. Perry lovers will get to hear the pop star's voice as never before.
To play Smurfette is a whole new challenge for Perry - she really had to dig into her imagination to bring life to a simple sketch. The star says she really helped to develop the character of the only female Smurf.

Perry said, "When I'm doing the voice for Smurfette it's really interesting because I get to be a part of creating her character and adding little nuances to her who I guess she is on the big screen. The voice is basically my voice but throw some rocks in it. Just a little bit rockier."

What will audiences think of Katy Perry's interpretation of Smurfette? Does she have the "right" voice for the character? That is sure to be a matter of opinion. It must be a ton of fun to be only the voice and personality of a character.

Katy Perry said 'The Smurfs' is a movie everyone is bound to love. "It's a positive story and it has a sweet side and there's a great message," she says. "It's one of those you can't go wrong type of films. I think it's very family oriented and that's why I wanted to be a part of it."

Everyone is in high anticipation of the Smurfs 3D movie. The entire village of Juzcar in southern Spain has even been painted blue - all of it - as promotion for the film. The town is excited to hold the world premiere of 'The Smurfs' 3D movie - and might even decide to stay painted blue forever.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-11-2011 11:54 AM:
 
The BBFC has just rated the movie as "U" in the UK for mild slapstick violence, mild language, and very mild innuendo (presumably that's the "enchanted forest" bit). And they've also provided the running time, it's 102 minutes long! I must say, I'm surprised at that, it's longer than I expected it to be. I thought it would be about 85-90 minutes max.

http://www.bbfc.co.uk/AFF270721/
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 01:49 PM:
 
http://www.upcoming-movies.com/GroupVideos.aspx?GroupID=08969e75-d261-4ba0-a485-241cdd10de9c
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-11-2011 03:37 PM:
 
I fear watching this movie to hear how possibly filth-ified they're making the Smurfs talk.
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 07-11-2011 04:26 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
I fear watching this movie to hear how possibly filth-ified they're making the Smurfs talk.

I know. This is exactly what I feared they were going to do with this movie. Hopefully there won't be too much more filthy than what we have already been shown in the previews. The enchanted forest thing is a bit much, but if that's the worst line, I can look past it for the sake of the excitement of the rest of the movie. So far I'm still happy with the plot and direction of the movie. From what I've been reading and seen from the previews anyway. Two more weeks and we'll get to see it.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 05:21 PM:
 
Well since I knew this movie obtained a PG rating here are some possible reasons: *** & Nudity
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Maybe a kiss, but nothing bad.

Smurfette is played as a colossal flirt, but what else do you expect from Katy Perry?

Violence & Gore
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scary magic, a smurf falls off a building, and one smurf gets run over by a car but doesn't get injured.

Profanity
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No swears

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking
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None.

Frightening/Intense Scenes
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Gargamel could scare some children.

The magic may be scary
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 05:24 PM:
 
The Smurfs Movie Clip "Late For Rehearsal" Official (HD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrSiPYQ5pjM

Clip description: Clumsy (Anton Yelchin) stumbles throughout the village and meets Jokey Smurf (Paul Reubens). Includes a new Smurf named "Narrator Smurf"
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 05:26 PM:
 
The Smurfs Movie Clip "You're Milking It" Official (HD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VPb_qXsNes

Gargamel uses Smurf puppets to come up with his latest Dastardly Scheme with Azrael by his side
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 05:29 PM:
 
The Smurfs Movie Clip "Don't Be Fooled By Their Cuteness" Official (HD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef6YLF7o3dg

Patrick Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris) opens the package and out come Papa Smurf (Jonathan Winters), Brainy Smurf (Fred Armisen), Gutsy Smurf (Alan Cumming), Grouchy Smurf (George Lopez) and Smurfette (Katy Perry) who freak out and cause severe pandemonium in the apartment
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 05:31 PM:
 
The Smurfs Movie Clip "Dog Chases Clumsy" Official (HD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY5AVFDKB1Y

Clumsy Smurf runs from Patrick's dog and into the bathroom where he mistakenly tastes "Berry Boom" soap, gets blown by a hair dryer and falls into the toilet
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 05:32 PM:
 
The Smurfs Movie Clip "Emerging Through Smoke" Official (HD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2fkqpx4wEA

Gargamel and Azrael walk through sidewalk vent smoke and seek Smurfs throughout Manhattan
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 05:35 PM:
 
The Smurfs Movie Clip "Toy Store Part 1" Official (HD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrt6VDBsiEU

Smurfs in FAO Schwarz and Clumsy stands on the escalator stairs
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 05:36 PM:
 
The Smurfs Movie Clip "Potion" Official (HD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNAEY-5Ykgg

Gargamel (Hank Azaria) meets Odile (Sofia Vergara and Henri (Tim Gunn)
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 05:38 PM:
 
The Smurfs Movie Clip "Google" Official (HD)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofMTQC7e33I

Papa Smurf learns about the internet.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2011 08:17 PM:
 
Just Dance: How Smurfs Move - The Smurfs Movie 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLhnn9ymG64

Choreographer Keith Young talks about the process of creating the Smurf's movement for the 2011 summer film! Plus what is was like to work with actors Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria.

The Smurfs hits theaters July 29, 2011

Full Dance Montage- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMOa-h_fd78
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 07-11-2011 11:11 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:

Violence & Gore
EditHistory
scary magic, a smurf falls off a building, and one smurf gets run over by a car but doesn't get injured.

Profanity
EditHistory
No swears

There is a scene where Papa Smurf used a spear to pierce Gargamel's chest which will be considered violent, and in one of the clips, he talked about trapping the Smurfs' "happy, blue asses." Any scatological reference, such as the buttocks, would make the film PG-rated.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 07-12-2011 02:53 AM:
 
102 minutes long well for me it's shorter than i
thought.
I thought the smurfs must be around 114 minutes
which i think a perfect length for this kind of film.
About the same running time of Pixar's Ratatouille.
It can be too short for me any movie that's below
110 minutes.
And for that rating if in thailand it'll be rated
G or General in thailand since we don't take movies that serious and maybe we only have rating
system for tv shows and movies for only 4 years.
(Rating for games just one year.)
Can be a bit much for me to rated PG for smurfs.
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 07-12-2011 10:38 PM:
 
Smurfy clips, BlueTiger10! I'm all smurfed up for this movie! [Smile]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-13-2011 04:20 PM:
 
UNCSA dean produces Smurfs movie

http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/jul/13/wsmain01-uncsa-dean-produces-smurfs-movie-ar-1202316/
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-14-2011 07:36 PM:
 
The Smurfs (Behind the Scenes # 1)


Smurfs Movie Behind the Scenes Footage - Part 1


The adventures of a mythical race of little blue creatures that must deal with each other and humans, particularly an evil sorcerer obsessed with capturing them for his own sinister purposes. (In theaters July 29, 2011)
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-14-2011 07:36 PM:
 
The Smurfs (Behind the Scenes # 2)


Smurfs Movie Behind the Scenes Footage - Part 2

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-14-2011 07:36 PM:
 
The Smurfs (Behind the Scenes # 3)


Smurfs Movie Behind the Scenes Footage - Part 3

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-14-2011 07:36 PM:
 
The Smurfs (Behind the Scenes # 4)


Smurfs Movie Behind the Scenes Footage - Part 4

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-14-2011 07:48 PM:
 
Smurf your way to Playnation this July at Mirdif City Centre

Playnation Smurfs

As The Smurfs hit the big screens later this year, Playnation will celebrate by painting itself blue as visitors will be able to meet Smurf and Smurfette in person and have their photo taken as the life-size characters make their appearance in Little Explorers at Playnation at Mirdif City Centre.

To celebrate the occasion, Little Explorers, Playnation’s unique ‘edutainment’ centre will offer a specially themed workshop inspired by The Smurfs priced at just 100AED. Entitled ‘A World of Blue’, the workshop will teach children about all things Smurf with the chance to create their own blue arts and crafts to take home. Children will be under the careful supervision of trained Animator staff, each with a minimum of two years KG teaching and with experience and knowledge of early childhood education.

Parents can also take advantage of the combo ticket that includes a workshop session and access to 5 different zones for 180AED with games and activities spanning over 97 different exhibits that get the brain ticking. Not only can children discover the world around them and learn through play but can with every combo ticket kids will receive a free Smurfs 3D movie premiere ticket or a free gift from the movie.

Smurf and Smurfette will be at Little Explorers in Playnation, Mirdif City Centre (South Entrance) on the following days:

July 15th: 4pm – 8pm
July 16th: 1pm – 5pm
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-14-2011 08:32 PM:
 
What's Next for Smurfs when it arrives on Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray 3D and DVD?
The Producer & Director Has the Answer...
Director Raja Gosnell & Producer Jordan Kerner Talk SMURFS; Reveal They’re Already Writing the Sequel & the DVD Has a 22 Minute Original Christmas Movie

Earlier today, I attended a Smurfs movie presentation at Sony Studios in Culver City, California. While there I got to watch a number of clips (some were in 3D) and I watched an interesting and informative behind the scenes presentation by Sony Pictures Imageworks visual effects producer Lydia Bottegoni, visual effects supervisor Rich Hoover, director Raja Gosnell and producer Jordan Kerner. They explained the challenges of bringing Smurfs to the big screen and the technical hurdles they had to overcome. While I love learning about new movie technology, I know most of you just want to know about the footage. My quick answer is kids are going to love the movie and I thought the 3D looked great.

Shortly after the presentation ended, we went to a small conference room and we were able to conduct a small roundtable interview with director Raja Gosnell & producer Jordan Kerner. They talked about the challenges of doing a CG/live-action hybrid movie, how did they decide which Smurfs would come into our world, why NYC, how did Smurfs creator Peyo influence the movie, and why is Gutsy Smurf Scottish. In addition, they revealed they’re already writing the script for the sequel and the DVD/Blu-ray will be released this Christmas with an original 22 minute Smurfs movie with a Christmas theme. Hit the jump to watch the video.

Here’s what Kerner said about the 22-minute original movie being released on the DVD/Blu-ray:

“There’s a 22-minute original movie that we’re making right now with Image Works. It is all animated, that will come out—oh my goodness, the DVD comes out at Christmas! Imagine that. It is a Christmas-themed 22-23-minute piece that is just spectacular. One of the great conceits of it is that we enter—it’s a little bit of A Christmas Carol—we enter into the present world with the Smurfs that everyone will have known from our movie, the 3D photo-real Smurfs in a photo-real Smurfs village, the village that you all saw when you saw the film today. And then, when we go back, I don’t wanna give away too much, into Grouchy’s dream we’re now in the 2D world of the Smurfs, much more traditional in terms of what you would have originally seen in a Smurfs cartoon in that way, is a distant memory in that way, and then we go back into live-action again.”

Smurfs gets released July 29. Here’s the order of questions. Gosnell is on the right.

How do you creatively get ready to make a kids movie
Why CGI/live-action? What are the challenges of hybrid films
Why does Gutsy Smurf have a Scottish thing going on
They reveal they’re already writing the sequel
They talk about contemporizing the story and setting it in NYC
How did Peyo’s original series influence the movie
How did technology play into the formation of the movie. They talk about how Gollum and Avatar influenced the film
Kerner is asked how does he have the time to produce movies and also be the Dean of a school
Who picked the music and how does it play into the movie
What extras will be on the DVD/Blu-ray. They reveal they’ve made a 22 minute new all animated movie with a Christmas theme. Comes out this Christmas
They say the sequel stays in our world

http://collider.com/raja-gosnell-jordan-kerner-interview-smurfs-smurfs-sequel/96414/
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-16-2011 11:41 AM:
 
The reason that I called Papa Smurf throwing a spear at Gargamel "wish fulfillment" is that it sounds exactly like something a fanfiction writer would have Papa Smurf do in a story regardless of how out-of-character that may seem. It calls to mind a Superman story published after John Byrne's reboot of the Superman mythos where Superman had to deal with Kryptonians in another dimension have escaped from the Phantom Zone and totally eradicated that dimension's Earth of all life by destabilizing the Earth's core. Before John Byrne's reboot, Superman would basically act in a way that avoided him killing even the most dangerous of villains regardless of how many people those villains have killed, even if said villains were at Superman's level of power. With the reboot, Superman couldn't put the Phantom Zone projector back together to put the villains back into the Phantom Zone, so he had to strip them of their powers with Gold Kryptonite (which had no effect on Superman since he was from a different dimension) and then fatally expose them to Green Kryptonite to stop them once and for all -- a decision that basically tainted the character in both the eyes of the readers and in Superman's own eyes. Comparing what Superman would have done prior to the reboot and what he ended up doing after the reboot, this could also be seen as some form of "wish fulfillment" for John Byrne or for readers who were sick of seeing the Phantom Zone villains always getting away with murder.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 07-17-2011 07:18 AM:
 
It must be such a smurfy week from now on!
But unfortunately i have mid term exam coming this
Tuesday and i'm busy again i have to skip a day of
exam to go to Kuala Lumpur for Inter Club golf
Tournament.
I just hope those 3 days 2 nights i will spending
in Malaysia i'll have a good time.
Keep the community running my friends!
For me i don't have to rush it's 3 months for
Thailand after all.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 07-17-2011 08:36 AM:
 
Here's the new site for the movie let's you
make your own smurf or smurfette and make he or she
talk with whatever you type it to talk and share
with your friends! [Cool] [Big Grin]

www.besmurfed.com
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-17-2011 05:47 PM:
 
I've been to besmurfed.com, and I created a black-haired Smurfette as movie director. I called her, "Elisa Smurfette".
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-17-2011 05:49 PM:
 
Can you create screengrabs from the following videos I posted for you?
The following clips are: "Late for Rehearsal", "Gargamel Emerging through Smoke" and "Toy Store P1".
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 07-18-2011 01:02 AM:
 
Awesome behind the scene videos BlueTiger [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-18-2011 07:30 AM:
 
Thanks, Raven Child!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-18-2011 02:28 PM:
 
On the Set of "The Smurfs"

By Scott Huver // Monday, Jul 18, 2011

Next Friday. The Smurfs will make their triumphant return in the form of their first big screen adventure. Before theaters nationwide start working blue, we got a chance to go behind the scenes to see how, exactly, one goes from Smurf Village to Manhattan.

During our visit to the Sony Pictures Animation offices, director Raja Gosnell ("Scooby-Doo") and his production team showed off the fruits of their painstaking labors to breathe cinematic CGI life into Belgian cartoonist Peyo’s little blue creations, which first rose to fame in European comic books in 1958 and became beloved in America during their run in NBC’s cartoon series from 1981 to 1989. The filmmakers, acutely aware of the Smurfs iconic, nostalgic place in pop culture, unveiled a series of clips – both in meticulous 3D and standard 2D – that showed off just how seriously they were taking the Smurfy silliness - they even studied the techniques used to give the much larger blue creatures of "Avatar" three glorious dimensions.

The result both lavishly recreates the magical Smurf Village hidden in the Medieval forest and renders familiar faces like Smurfette’s down to each individual strand of luxurious blonde hair, but also thrusts six time-and-space-lost Smurfs into modern-day Manhattan, where they’re pursued by their old enemy Gargamel (Hank Azaria, transformed into a spot-on living incarnation of evil cartoon wizard) while helping a young couple (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays) preparing for parenthood.

"I think to present day generations, just the fun of seeing a Smurf run across the street in their world, in their neighborhood, that you could hold in your hand had a very strong appeal," says Gosnell of the plan to bring the blue band into a contemporary setting for the first time and play the animated characters off of real-life actors.

The Smurfs 3D Next Friday
Clumsy, Grouchy, Papa, Smurfette, Gutsy and Brainy Smurf are probably not the weirdest things Central Park's seen.

"I think the challenge – and also the thrill – for me in making a hybrid film was that we get to open in Smurf Village: everyone is going to want to be in Smurf Village and so we get to see that," says Gosnell, "but they also get to come to our world and we get to see a living, breathing Smurf in a kitchen, which is an environment that we all know, or riding on a cab in New York City or running through FAO Schwartz. That's something that we can all relate to as part of the real world. I think that set the bar that much higher, that they had to be absolutely real, living, breathing creatures because they have to exist in the world that we know very, very well."

The sneak peek footage revealed that while longtime fans will get at least a glimpse of just about every major Smurf they remember, the story centers on the six standouts waylaid to NYC: Papa Smurf (voiced by Jonathan Winters), Smurfette (Katy Perry), Grouchy (George Lopez), Brainy (Fred Armisen), Clumsy (Anton Yelchin) and the never-before-seen Gutsy (Alan Cumming).

Narrowing down the central Smurf cast was "a big decision," says Gosnell. "In the early scripts there was 45 to 100 Smurfs. They were all going to come through, and the budget axe slowly dropped on that idea, unfortunately, because it would've been unwieldy. But honestly, about the second or third week of shooting I was like, 'Thank God we don't have a hundred Smurfs here,' because I was busy trying to stage six on a tabletop or on a sofa or something. If I had another 50 to worry about I don't know what I would've done!"

To settle on the final roster, the director says, "the decision was made like any ensemble movie – you want specific voices for specific situations. We needed Papa because he's the leader of the family, he's the wise one, he's the one that's going to get them home. We needed Smurfette because she's the only girl – and she's the most popular Smurf that there is. We needed Brainy because he can come up with ideas, even though a lot of times they're wrong. With Grouchy Smurf. There's always a moment in any foxhole movie where all the guys are saying, 'Yeah, we're going to do it,' and the other guy is going, 'No, it'll never work,’ so you just need that voice. Clumsy Smurf is just a sweet guy: all he wants to do is do well, and he just keeps messing up and messing up and messing up, so it gave him a nice arc to sort of express that and to eventually rise at the end of the movie."

And then there’s newbie Gutsy – all Scots brogue, tartan plaids and "Braveheart" bravado – who beat out mainstays like Jokey, Handy, Hefty and Vanity for the sixth slot. "We wanted an action guy," says Gosnell. "The Smurf universe as it existed didn't necessarily have that straight-up, first-through-the-breach type of guy. So Gutsy Smurf was introduced to the world for this. It felt like those six Smurfs gave us a lot of good voices to work with, a lot of great interaction to work with and some good story arcs along the way."

"I feel like we never set out to reinvent 'The Smurfs,’" say Gosnell. "We just started out to bring them to life, to bring them to the three 3-D world, and the story – It's Smurf's 'E. T.': They want to go home. The chance for their wholesomeness and their Smurf-ness to drop in the middle of the least Smurfy, least wholesome place in the world and see how these two worlds affect each other positively was just a great storytelling setup."

"The Smurfs" Opens everywhere July 29th.

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/blogs/popcornbiz/Inside-The-Smurfs-Bringing-the-Original-Blue-Man-Group-to-the-Screen-125169854.html
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-19-2011 03:03 PM:
 
SMURFS BACK IN 3D FILM CCTV News


CCTV China News - Smurfs 3D Film


Now for some international fun. The loveable Smurfs used to be one of children's favorite cartoons back in the 1980's. Now, get ready for a new journey with those little blue creatures, because they've made it onto the big screen this time in their own 3D live-action film.

Created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo in 1950's, the Smurfs were one of European people's favorite comic strips. The idea was adapted into an animated TV series in the United States in the 1980's, and soon stormed the rest of the world, including China.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-19-2011 09:44 PM:
 
Mmmm... here's the Smurfette chocolate bar from the New York candy store, "Dylan's Candy Bar". It's Belgian chocolate!

Smurfette's Smurfberry Bar
Smurfette's Smurfberry Bar

[yum!]
 
Posted by Le Schtroumpf (Member # 3678) on 07-20-2011 07:31 AM:
 
Yes! Smurfette is a REAL sweet! [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-20-2011 02:40 PM:
 
Mmmmmm.... Chocolate.
I'll be planning a date to go to Dylan's Candy Bar soon. So I'll photograph the store. Thanks, Sassette!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-20-2011 03:12 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
Mmmmmm.... Chocolate.
I'll be planning a date to go to Dylan's Candy Bar soon. So I'll photograph the store. Thanks, Sassette!

I can't wait to see the pictures. I love all of the photos & smurfy stuff you have posted!!!!

[Sassette Smurfling]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-20-2011 03:19 PM:
 
Thanks!
 
Posted by Pinkie (Member # 3182) on 07-21-2011 08:31 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Le Schtroumpf:
Yes! Smurfette is a REAL sweet! [Enamored Smurf]

Smurfette really is a sweet treat! [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-21-2011 09:05 AM:
 
A Smurfette candy bar? Ummm...is there something somebody is trying to say with that?
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-21-2011 11:03 AM:
 
More Smurfs Vending Machine Stuff!

There are 12 Smurfs Temporary Tattoos and 16 Jumbo Smurfs Stickers to collect from vending machines. They come individually wrapped and are 50 cents each.

Below are the double-sided display cards used in the vending machines!

FOR VENDING MACHINES

The Smurfs Temporary Tattoos
The Smurfs Temporary Tattoos

The Smurfs Jumbo Stickers
The Smurfs Jumbo Stickers

[Big Grin]

PS - Don't forget to look out for the Smurfs Backpack Clips & Figures vending machines too!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-21-2011 12:12 PM:
 
Thanks for the Heads-Up, Sassette!

And look!!!!!!!

FAO Schwarz® Celebrates Star Turn in The Smurfs' First Live Action Adventure

Smurf Happens at Legendary Toy Store with Incredible Product Display, Movie Props, Smurf Week Events and Special Appearance by Hank Azaria, A.K.A. Gargamel

WAYNE, N.J., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When The Smurfs opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, July 29, moviegoers will have the opportunity to become reacquainted with the magic of FAO Schwarz®. The first-ever live action film based on the popular blue creatures from Columbia® Pictures and Sony® Pictures Animation stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Hank Azaria. The legendary FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue store is also prominently featured in an action-packed chase scene in which the Smurfs encounter the evil wizard Gargamel. To celebrate the iconic store's role in the movie, customers can bring the fun of The Smurfs home with an assortment of toys, games and more Smurfy items in a "blue-tique" dedicated to The Smurfs. Additionally, to help New Yorkers and visitors relive this silver screen appearance, FAO Schwarz will host daily activities during a special Smurf Week, highlighted by an appearance by Hank Azaria, who plays Gargamel in the film.

"We are excited that a new generation of kids will soon discover the wonder of FAO Schwarz when they see this thrilling sequence featured in The Smurfs," said Richard Barry, Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Learning and Electronics and Entertainment, Toys"R"Us, Inc. "FAO Schwarz will offer the Smurfiest assortment of products that allow kids to recreate the adventure of this family-friendly film."

"When The Smurfs script was first written, we envisioned the characters having a wonderful adventure at one of the most enchanting stores in New York City, so we were delighted with the opportunity to film at FAO Schwarz," said Gregory Economos, Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Products, Sony Pictures Entertainment. "Beyond developing a fun, action-filled scene that takes place in the store, we're excited that FAO Schwarz will be the destination for a wide variety of products based on The Smurfs."

Showcasing a Smurfy Product Assortment In-Store and Online at FAO.com

Beginning Monday, July 25, customers will find a broad product assortment based on The Smurfs and discover a "blue-tique" dedicated to the blue brand inside the Main Entrance of FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue. The main attraction of the "blue-tique" will be the Smurfalator, a machine used by Gargamel to extract the Smurfs' magical essence, as well as images from the movie, including preview pictures of the scene filmed in FAO Schwarz. Smurf fans will also find toys based on the movie from JAKKS® Pacific, a classic assortment of Smurfs from Schleich® and collector dolls from Madame Alexander®. Additionally, apparel from Junk Food Clothing will let customers show their love of The Smurfs with T-shirts featuring images of favorite Smurfs and slogans such as "I'm a Genius" and "Keep on Smurfing."

FAO.com will also receive a Smurfy makeover as characters from The Smurfs take over the website. Surrounding the site's homepage, Papa, Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy and the rest of the gang will highlight the Smurf-focused items visitors will find from Sunday, July 24 through Saturday, August 6. The website will also showcase the brand through a dedicated page that will bring The Smurfs products to life with imagery from the film.

Social Smurfworking

Moving into the social space, the official Facebook fan page for FAO Schwarz, located at Facebook.com/FAO, will celebrate all The Smurfs in the week leading to the film's release on July 29. Featuring trivia, the official movie trailer and more exciting Smurfiness, visitors to the page will be delighted with enough Smurf-filled fun to stuff a mushroom house. Fans will even be treated to a preview of the scene that brings The Smurfs to FAO Schwarz.

Celebrating Smurf Week at FAO Schwarz

In the week leading up to the release of The Smurfs, FAO Schwarz will participate in Smurf Week in New York City. Dedicated to all things Smurfy, themed events will take place throughout the five boroughs, daily, starting on Monday, July 25, culminating in the movie's premiere on Friday, July 29. FAO Schwarz will host appearances by The Smurfs costumed characters from Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 29 from 2 – 4 pm.

The FAO Schwarz Smurf Week celebration will be highlighted by a special appearance by Hank Azaria, who plays the evil wizard Gargamel in The Smurfs. Azaria will visit the legendary Fifth Avenue location on Tuesday, July 26 at 11:30 am to unveil the Smurfalator.

About FAO Schwarz

For nearly 150 years, FAO Schwarz has been a brand synonymous with quality and innovation, offering an unparalleled selection of extraordinary toys that have enchanted generations and cultivated a loyal clientele. The famous FAO Schwarz flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, which attracts millions of visitors annually, is the only one of its kind anywhere in the world. The complete assortment of the company's products, including a line of toys marketed under the FAO Schwarz brand name, can be found in-store and online at FAO.com. The iconic FAO Schwarz brand is exclusively operated by Toys"R"Us, Inc., the world's leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-21-2011 12:28 PM:
 
Alan Cumming: “I’m The Butch Smurf, You Numpty”
http://blogs.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2011/07/21/alan-cumming-im-the-butch-smurf-you-numpty/
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-21-2011 12:51 PM:
 
Danai Maraire interviews THE SMURFS


Danai Maraire Interviews The Smurfs


Danai Maraire of Attagirlentertainment.com goes one on one with the Smurfs including Papa smurf, and Smurfette for Sony Picture's Big Screen version of "The Smurfs."
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-21-2011 07:22 PM:
 
Smurfs Sweepstake at USA Today
Smurfs Sweepstake at USA Today

Mushrooms, white pants and a black cat...Oh my!
Are you a fan of the 80s cartoon icons, the Smurfs? Then enter for your chance to win The World of Smurfs Book, a complete history of everyone's favorite little blue friends. Get the perfect complement to the major motion picture opening in theaters July 29. Don't miss your opportunity to win a nostalgic memento of the classic cartoon. You can be one of the 10 lucky winners!

The Sweepstakes starts on July 22 and ends on July 29, 2011. Ten winners will be randomly selected after close of the Sweepstakes. Each of the winners will receive a copy of the book The World of Smurfs: A Celebration of Tiny Blue Proportions.

The World of Smurfs Book
The World of Smurfs: A Celebration of Tiny Blue Proportions

By Carol Memmott, USA TODAY

It's a good time to be a Smurf or be in love with the cute blue-hued creatures many of us came to know and love through their Saturday morning cartoon show. There's plenty of blue-ly good news for fans of Papa, Brainy, Clumsy, Hefty and the adorable Smurfette. Abrams just published The World of Smurfs: A Celebration of Tiny Blue Proportions by Smurfologist Matt. Murray. It tracks the history of Smurfs from a Belgian comic strip to international fame.

[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 07-22-2011 09:46 AM:
 
Hello from Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia!
Tomorrow i'll participate the inter club golf tournament and I'll take another day off in Kuala
Lumpur in Sunday.
I saw the poster for The Smurfs and it'll be
release on September 1st in Malaysia.
I'm just have to wait for a whole month to watch in
thai though.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 07-24-2011 03:08 PM:
 
I wonder what happened to Bluebuddies.com in the two or three days it is offline? At least it is now less than seven days before the film's North American release.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-24-2011 03:21 PM:
 
Only five days to go now for all you lucky Americans. The premiere in New York is tonight, is anyone going?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-24-2011 03:39 PM:
 
I'm afraid I got very bad news. I am unable to go to the movie premiere. (BOO-HOOOO!!!!! BOO-HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) How will I be able to meet the stars?! I am stuck in City Island with my sister and cousin! And Mom and Dad are too busy! Now I'll never meet Neil Patrick Harris in person! Boo-hooooo!!!! BOO-HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Ohhhhh!!! Boo-hoo! BOO-HOOOOOOO!!!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-24-2011 04:35 PM:
 
Mom also told me that my obsession towards Smurfs is the same as that of Captain Ahab's, whose revenge is towards the Great White Whale, Moby Dick. I went too far towards Smurfs, but I still want to experience the film.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 07-24-2011 09:16 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
Danai Maraire interviews THE SMURFS

Grouchy likes Vegas!! LOL! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-25-2011 10:37 AM:
 
Katy Perry really dressed for the occasion at the New York premiere last night. Check out her Smurfette dress here:

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Fashion Police Article by Peter Gicas

Katy Perry voiced a Smurf and she liked it.

Of course, that's probably a safe thing to say seeing what the pop star opted to wear for the New York City premiere of The Smurfs at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday.

As most know by now, it's Perry who moviegoers will hear whenever Smurfette opens her mouth in the upcoming family flick.

But it wasn't just the dress that proved Perry was in the Smurf spirit. The newly blonde singer complemented it with both blue eyeshadow and high-heels as well as featuring some of the other characters on her fingernails.

The Smurfs hits theaters this Friday.

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Katy Perry's Smurf-tastic Premiere Dress

http://uk.eonline.com/uberblog/b254225_check_out_katy_perrys_smurf-tastic.html?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=imdb_uk_topstories
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-25-2011 10:55 AM:
 
Awesome find, Rocker Smurf!

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Katy Perry wears "Smurfette Dress" at The Smurfs Movie Premiere

Katy Perry, who voices Smurfette, stole the show in a gorgeous sequined Smurfette cocktail dress, blue Christian Louboutin heels and a smurftastic manicure.

[Smurfette]

Here is a picture that Katy Perry posted of her Smurf fingernails at The Smurfs Movie Premiere

... the caption was "Smurf nails! Duh!"

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Katy Perry's Smurf Nails

[Eek!]

Perry tweeted on her way to the screening: "Headed to SMURF VILLAGE for the premiere of The Smurfs!!! I'm SMURFETTE!!! I'm blue... aba de aba die aba de aba di aba de aba di! YAY!"
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-25-2011 11:24 AM:
 
More stars at The Smurfs in 3D Movie Premiere last night... and Papa loves to hug them all!

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Left - Alan Cumming (Voice of Gutsy Smurf)
Middle - Neil Patrick Harris
Right - Sofia Vergara
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-25-2011 03:08 PM:
 
Wow! Now that's Smurfy photo-ops with cast members. Too bad I wasn't there to meet them. (sniff, sniff...)
And Katy Perry looks Smurfy in her Smurfette dress (complete with Smurf nails). I wanna wear it!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-26-2011 07:36 AM:
 
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Katy Perry is Smurfette


Katy Perry is relishing her role in The Smurfs movie, because she was banned from watching the TV show as a child. The pop star is making her foray into acting by voicing the character of Smurfette in an upcoming adaptation of the popular cartoon series.

But Perry admits she was never able to watch the program when she was younger, because her strict pastor parents deemed the Smurfette character too saucy for kids.

She explains, “It’s funny because I was never allowed to watch The Smurfs growing up. My mom thought that Smurfette being the only female in the village was a little bit scantily clad, if you know what I mean.

“I grew up in a very sheltered house. But this Smurfs is definitely one for the kids… It is a family movie.”
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-26-2011 10:45 AM:
 
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Smurfs at Spar

I've just come home after a walk, and stopped into my local Spar shop and found Smurf puppets for sale! If anyone else on here is from the UK, you may want to take note of this. When you spend £5 or more, you can buy one of 5 puppets for £3.99 or one of 6 glasses for 99p.

Smurfs Invade Your local Spar

Friday the 22nd of July 2011 saw an invasion of little blue Smurfs....they are living in SPAR store's near you for a limited time, just 8 weeks so if you want to give one a new home then there is only one way to pick one up today.

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Spar Smurfs in Store

If you spend £5 at any Gilletts SPAR store over the coming weeks (excluding lottery and services) you will be given the option to buy either a SMURF Puppet for £3.99 and there are 5 to collect or alternativley a Smurf Glass of which there are 6 to collect.


SPAR is the only place to get your Smurf merchandise so pop along and start collecting now and be ready for the launch of the Hit movie of the summer "Smurfs 3D" out in a cinema near you from August 11Th.

From early August if you pop along to a Gilletts Store you will also be able to collect stickers that attach to a poster, "great for any kids bedroom".

They will only be available if you spend £5 in store at which point you will be offered a free foil pack containing 3 stickers and with over 60 to collect there is no better reason to keep coming back to complete the collection all for FREE.

There's never been a better reason to visit SPAR especially if you have children or grand children "Kids love Stickers"

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Smurfs at Spar - Outside Store

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The Smurfs - Spend £5 & Get Smurf Products at Special Prices


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Spar Smurfette Glass and Brainy Puppet


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Spar Brainy Smurf Glass and Papa Smurf Puppet
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-26-2011 05:13 PM:
 
Oh... my... Smurfs!
I want to have these puppets! They look like the ones Gargamel used in the movie (except they're plushies, not made of wood) and they're so cute! I may live in the States, but Rocker, perhaps you can showcase them on ebay.com and I could bid on them!
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 07-28-2011 05:22 AM:
 
One day to go before Friday's release. Has there been any early reviews posted on the film?
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-28-2011 10:03 AM:
 
There have been a few, the critics have, unsurprisingly, not been too kind to it, but that won't stop me going to see it. I've also read a few random reviews from some bloggers who have been to see it either at early screenings or at the premiere. While none of them have given it glowing reviews, they have said it's an OK bit of fun, and if you go in with low expectations it might not be as bad as you expect.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-28-2011 01:37 PM:
 
Still if the Smurfs are worth 3.5 out of 4 or 5 stars it would be a spectacle. But if it's 2 stars, who would save it. Cars 2 suffered the Box Office in America during its opening weekend. Can it survive???
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-28-2011 01:46 PM:
 
Holy Cartoon Network, Bat-Smurf!
Smurfs are taking over CN!!

The Smurfs 3D


Cartoon Network - Smurfs Short Bumper


Advertisement for the new series on CartoonNetwork called "The Smurfs 3D"
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-28-2011 01:48 PM:
 

Smurfs on the facade of the Sheraton hotel in Brussels

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-28-2011 01:55 PM:
 
Smurfs are now on the Weather Channel!

WTF is this...


Smurfs Locals on the 8s - Weather Network


TWC advertising the Smurfs movie in an LOT8s intro. Really now?



The Weather Channel Promotes The Smurfs in 3D 7/28/11 8:28am EDT


self-explanatory

Features music by Ryan Farish
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-28-2011 01:58 PM:
 
http://www.hulu.com/watch/263171/nbc-today-show-moms-and-kids-give-smurfs-thumbs-up#http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hulu.com%2Ffeed%2Frecent%2Ftv
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-28-2011 02:15 PM:
 
Did you watch America's Got Talent last night?
Post 2 videos of the Smurfs' onstage appearance. And here's a video of their Smurfy Sneak Peek.

America's got Talent 2011- Fighting Gravity plus the Smurfs


America's Got Talent 2011- Fighting Gravity & The Smurfs

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-28-2011 08:30 PM:
 
My Smurfs Shot on America's Got Talent


My Smurfs Shot on America's Got Talent

 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 07-28-2011 08:32 PM:
 
Tickets ordered. Going to see the midnight show of the Smurfs in 3D TONIGHT. WOO HOO. Been waiting YEARS for this movie. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-28-2011 08:34 PM:
 
The Smurfs are going 'Channel Smurfing'!


The Smurfs Go Channel Smurfing - NBCUniversal

 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-28-2011 09:07 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Shane J:
Tickets ordered. Going to see the midnight show of the Smurfs in 3D TONIGHT. WOO HOO. Been waiting YEARS for this movie. [Big Grin]

Good for you, Shane, have a smurfy time! I've been waiting years for this movie too, and I've got to wait another two weeks to see it! [Frown] Unless everyone who sees the film uses the spoiler thread I created, I guess I'll have to stay away from this particular thread until August 10th (as I hate films being spoiled for me before I see them).
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-29-2011 03:05 AM:
 
The Smurfs Movie Review Round-Up


The Smurfs Movie Review Round-Up


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Hey everyone! Thanks for coming back to clevver movies, Im Tatiana Carrier and Ive got a review round up on our favorite blue friends, the smurfs!!!

Well, as much as I would like to report that the reviews were raving, it doesn't seem like these lil blue guys stacked up with the critics. The flick scored a 6% on rotten tomatoes and literally not a single positive comment since last time I checked. So...without further ado, lets see what the critics had to say...

Alonzo deruldie from The Wrap said, "Does for children's entertainment what lead paint does for children's toys.

Michael Rechtshaffen from the Hollywood reporter said, "For all the digitally enhanced Smurfness, the results are remarkably mirthless."

Matt Pace from Red Eye said, "Smurf this smurf, and these smurfin' jokes." Not sure what that means, but I don't think he smirfin liked it.

I cant quote any more...its just too painful. Poor lil guys. But don't take the critics word for it, when you see the flick make sure you comment below so that we can put our fingers on why the critics weren't on team blue! While your at it, make sure to follow us at clevver movies so that you can catch our next review round up!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 07-29-2011 04:57 AM:
 
Me too Rocker I having such a smurfy day today. Not only smurfs are finally here. (In USA)
But it's a good day at my school because today is
the National Thai Language Day and School got an
event so It's all about fun today no class today!
[Roll Eyes] [Big Grin]
My countdown timer is still counting for me to
keep on waiting for 3 months until Smurfs hits
Thailand. [Wink]
I don't care of what the critics have been said
about the film Smurfs is different and it unique
so I'll watch it.
For the new faster server of SmurfBBS is great
but i can only view the page on my dad's notebook.
I don't have my own PC though maybe i'll go for
Tablet PC.
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 07-29-2011 02:11 PM:
 
I saw the movie and it was smurftastic! Grouchy was smurfy in the movie, but it's too bad that he didn't say his catchphrase. Oh well, George Lopez did a smurfy job voicing the character. And Hefty did a little part of it.

Boy, that was great. I can't wait till it comes on DVD, and I estimated that it will be released next year either in the spring or summer. Hope you all enjoyed it, and for you all international members, hang in there, it will come soon enough.

Stay smurfy everysmurf! [Smile] [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-29-2011 03:45 PM:
 
Who knows, Amtrak? There will be a Christmas release of the Blu-Ray 3D, and there maybe spin-offs in the same principle as the movie. I'm seeing it tomorrow with Natalie in 3D. So, I'll tell you all about it.
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 07-29-2011 04:02 PM:
 
The critics don't get the Smurfs. Most of them made up their minds before they walked into the theater-and let's face it- it wasn't made for them. They don't do cute and adorable or storybook unless it has something heavy in it (a la Toy Story 3). So it's not Lawrence of Arabia. Who cares? I promise you'll enjoy it, and if the weekend box office is good...
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-29-2011 04:24 PM:
 
The Making of 'Smurfs' 7/29/2011 1:59:21 PM


The Smurfs Movie - Building and Lighting a CG Smurf



The Smurfs Movie - Image Based Set Reconstruction and Lighting


This Sony Pictures Imageworks video explains the some of art and science that went into making the animated feature, "The Smurfs."
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-29-2011 04:27 PM:
 
The "Smurfs" movie is even more popular than "Cowboys & Aliens".
 
Posted by Candy the blue rabbit (Member # 3465) on 07-29-2011 09:20 PM:
 
I just saw the smurfs movie and all I have to say it was absolutely fantastic.I LOVED IT!! [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 07-29-2011 09:44 PM:
 
So I went to the midnight show last night and FINALLY saw the movie. IT WAS SMURFTASTICLY AWESOME!!!! I absolutely ENJOYED it. There were a few minor disappointments as there are with everything movie. But overall I thought it was really good. I agree, the critics just do not get it. The movie was all about fantasy and fun, and that is what I got out of it. I will be seeing this in theaters again definitely. I will also be getting this on DVD without a doubt. So happy to have finally seen this movie. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-30-2011 04:16 AM:
 
On Set with The Smurfs
July 6, 2011


By: Bryan Reesman
Fandango Film Commentator

Grouchy, Gutsy, Brainy, Papa and Smurfette Smurf in 'The Smurfs.'

The very live cast talks about filming opposite imaginary blue folks, collecting their toys, and turning their language into a drinking game.

We should preface this by saying our visit to The Smurfs movie set in Astoria, Queens last summer did not involve interacting with any live Smurfs—they’re all CGI. In fact, we saw only one Smurf statuette. But as consolation we got to chat with stars Neil Patrick Harris (who plays the do-gooding husband and father-to-be Patrick Winslow) and Hank Azaria (in costume as the crazed sorcerer Gargamel), which we were pretty cool with, and we did get to watch Gargamel do a wacky song-and-dance sequence on a massive set that was an impressive replica of the small castle in Central Park. (They weren't allowed to film there.) Still, no Smurfs. Those little guys got off easy.

The Smurfs movie opens on July 29th, and it will chronicle their adventures to Manhattan with the evil sorcerer Gargamel in obsessive pursuit as he seeks to sap their essence and become more powerful. Thankfully the little blue guys meet up with Patrick Winslow and his wife. At least we hope that's a good thing, because gritty New York sure isn't happy Smurf Village! From what we can tell, this won't be an ironic ‘80s throwback, but a contemporary take on a 53-year-old Belgian creation. And the stars seemed happy with the work.

Fandango: Was it tricky dealing with the whole green screen aspect of filming?
Neil Patrick Harris: I thought there would be more green screen. I've always wanted to do one of those pictures where you stare at tennis balls on sticks while they're chasing you around, but this was not that. The technology is on actual sets. You rehearse with these gelatinous, jelly mold Smurfs that are on stands, they set them up in various positions so you know exactly where they will be and their exact height. Your rehearse it that way with voice-over people, then they move them away right before you shoot and look at where the eyes would be. So if I'm looking at the eyes here, I'd have to put a dot on the wall back there, so when I talk to them I have a point of focus. Only Hank really did the green screen stuff, which was in Smurf Village.

Fandango: You fit into that demographic of people who grew up with the Smurfs. Do you have a personal connection? Did you watch the Smurfs as a kid? Did you collect them?
Harris: I wasn't a big collector of the little figurines, but I watched it on Saturday mornings, for sure. I never dressed up as a Smurf for Halloween. I always liked Grouchy Smurf. He made me laugh because he had the funny voice. "I hate prisons! I hate fun!" That says a lot about my childhood.

Fandango: How big is a Smurf?
Harris: I think red delicious. I thought they would be smaller. I was assuming them to be the size of a G.I. Joe or something, but they're three apples tall.

Fandango: Is there any part of you that actually wanted to play one of the Smurfs?
Harris: Not really. I've done a lot of voiceover work, but you're so removed from the process because you just do little records in a little padded cell for a couple of hours, then you get to watch the movie a year later. But this was fun. It was a really weird, unique acting style because it's super storyboarded, and yet you have to match everything and deal with these points of focus all over the place. So when it was just a scene with Papa Smurf on the roof that was a little bit easier, whereas the scenes in the living room where the Smurfs are revealed and all over the place, that was tricky. You had to know that that dot's Clumsy there, then he moves across and that dot becomes Clumsy, and that dot is now Smurfette. It was tricky and highly technical, which I enjoyed.

Fandango: How much did you work with the rest of the human cast?
Harris: I barely see Hank through the whole movie. He's trying to track the Smurfs and me down. He's on our tail the entire time. Yesterday was my last day, and we had a scene together that was one shot. We had both individually filmed our own sides on different days, and we were like, "We should've acted a bit more in this movie together, you and I. It's nice to see you, Hank." Jayma is A-plus plus plus. She plays a very sweet, pregnant wife that has a lot to teach the Smurfs about humanity, motherhood and conquering your individual fears. You could either be too saccharine and simplistic and have it feel like a children's television show, or you could be a little too wink-wink nudgy-nudgy and not feel very grounded in legitimacy. She's really great.

Fandango: The Smurfs have a very interesting vocabulary. Is there any logic to when they swap out normal English words?
Harris: There's no real logic to when a Smurf word is filled in for another, but I suspect it will make a fine drinking game.

Fandango: Hank, everyone knows about Gargamel but we’ll ask you about his character here anyway.
Hank Azaria: He's Gargamel. What else can you say? He hates Smurfs, and he wants to conquer the world. He's a Virgo and loves water sports.

Fandango: How did you develop the voice? It sounds like a combination between a lot of things we've heard you do.
Azaria: To me, this voice is your classic cartoon villain voice. It's the one I remembered as a kid. I didn't aim for it to be similar to the Paul Winchell, American Gargamel, but it is, especially when I yell, "Smurfs!" At first I tried to back off all that. I wanted to make him more sarcastic than rageful, which we do in a lot of places to give it another color, but you can't play Gargamel and not scream, especially over [background noise on set]. We really do have the noisiest sets ever. I'll be looping half the film. I really will.

Fandango: You have Gargamel's classic look: patched up frock, bald head, hunched back. Have you found your prosthetic nose to be a hindrance at all? Have you accidentally damaged at all in any way?
Azaria: No, this thing? We've done some gags of mushing it around, and it really stays. It's incredible how tight it's on there.

Fandango: Do you miss having hair?
Azaria: Yeah, I do. My hair is receding, so now I can pretend it's not [after having been bald]. "Normally my hairline is fantastic!" So in a way it makes you look a little younger.

Fandango: Did you develop any kind of back story for Gargamel?
Azaria: We talked about this. I sort of see him as aspiring to be one of these wonderful sorcerers you see in Harry Potter, sort of Hogwarts-graduates-made-good. In the cartoon it varied. He wanted Smurfs for three reasons that switched. Sometimes he wanted to eat them, sometimes he wanted to just kill them because he hated them, and sometimes he wanted to extract their essence for his magical purposes. So we have chosen the latter. It's like he broke off from the Academy. They laughed at him at the Academy. "Smurfs are not the way to be a great wizard." "No, they are the way! I'm telling you, they're magical. If you can capture their essence, you will be the most powerful sorcerer in the world." He spent years literally chasing this dream down, and he can't find the Smurfs. That's why he's so crazed to get them, to prove them all wrong. It does work. Once he gets even a little drop of essence in his secret compartment ring, his magic is very powerful.

Fandango: Can you talk about how you got the role?
Azaria: I was in the middle of a Hawaiian vacation, they phoned up and asked if I was interested in this. Honestly, I was too old for the Smurfs. I knew what they were, but I wasn't a huge fan. I also thought Gargamel was annoying. Then I read it, and I thought they were trying to do some funny things with it, especially with his relationship with the cat [Azrael]. It occurred to me that they're like married, so we could play it like they're essentially this bickering married couple, and they thought it was a great idea. That takes care of a lot. Instead of these making evil pronouncements to nothing, like villains do a lot, he is always saying them to the cat and arguing with the cat over them.

Fandango: Are there real cats used in the movie? Are there CGI cats? Does the cat have its own personality?
Azaria: Yes to all. There are four real cats that are Azrael. Occasionally it's the real cat with CGI elements. Sometimes it's completely CGI, depending upon what he needs to do. Cats aren't like dogs. They can't do a lot of stuff. They can hit a mark, stop and look where you want them to look and kind of meow on cue, but other than that if you want them to do sophisticated stuff you have to draw that.

Fandango: Can you talk about this whole song-and-dance scene that you're shooting now?
Azaria: This is a crazy thing they added at the end of the movie. Gargamel now has this song that he sings about loving to hate him that is probably going to play over the end credits, and it ends up being his own dream. He has big dreams, but they never quite make it, so this is the musical expression of that. There were two other songs in the movie. There's a sweet lullaby Papa sings that I also sing a verse of, and there's this other weird, little number that I do that is actually taken from the old Belgian version that Gargamel used to sing.

Fandango: The sense of humor here seems to be more innocent than sardonic or ironic. Is it refreshing to do something like that?
Azaria: It pretty much is, although I definitely tried to make him [that way]. As far as I knew, Gargamel was never sarcastic. I tried to put a lot of that in as an expression of anger. Like, "Great, thank you, that's wonderful." I thought that would be a better way to play him sometimes. Basically it's physical comedy, and hopefully it's genuinely funny. That is what we we're really trying to do, not just Saturday morning cartoons from 30 years ago. There are definitely times I feel like the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, especially when I'm really getting evil with the Smurfs. At one point I even sniff them out, and that definitely reminded me of the Child Catcher, but hopefully this is funnier than that. That's the thing with something like this -- you want to mostly be funny, but at times you want to scare the 9 year olds. But not generally terrify them! It's a tough balancing act.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 07-30-2011 04:38 AM:
 
THE SMURFS 3D IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE EVER!!!!!!!!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-30-2011 11:10 AM:
 
Yes, say "Smurfs are more popular than 'Cowboys & Aliens'."
Smurfiest movie ever!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-30-2011 11:14 AM:
 
Basset hound in the smurfs movie


Basset Hound in the Smurfs Movie


Our basset hound Hank played Elway in the newly released movie The Smurfs! News at 10 from FOX ch. 13 on July 29, 2011.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-30-2011 11:21 AM:
 
I went to see the "Smurfs" movie in 3D with Natalie and Linda and my Mom. It was Smurftastic! I have had the Smurfiest time experiencing it! The village, the City of New York, the sights and sounds, the FAO Schwarz, and all the places in New York the Smurfs visited! It was so fun! You bet your boots that Smurfs are more popular than "Cowboys & Aliens", because although it's not Oscar-worthy, it must become the greatest film ever!
 
Posted by Kojinka_Sketchette (Member # 2365) on 07-30-2011 01:25 PM:
 
Hopefully I can see this with my sister who is an 80's kid that grew up with the Smurfs in their peak. I'm sorry to say that my expectations for this film, at least from what I've seen and read, are VERY low. I just want to see it out of curiosity.

I can't rip too much on something that I haven't even seen, but I have a feeling Gargamel will be the only enjoyable parts of the movie for me.

Yes, I enjoy the Smurfs; I wouldn't have joined here if I didn't. I just fear that this movie takes away things about the series that make it so smurfy, and replace it with unsmurfy garbage.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 07-30-2011 03:21 PM:
 
I thought the movie was pretty good. I liked that Vanity was in it.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-31-2011 04:09 AM:
 
In the movie, there's a Basset Hound named Hank who was credited in the movie, as "Elway", the Winslows' dog. Hank reminds me of Goose, Stella's Basset Hound. Here's a photo of Hank's look-alike.

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Goose the Basset Hound
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-31-2011 09:53 AM:
 
I liked how they worked the metafictional lore of the Smurfs into the movie as part of its plot, even though most of the modern world in the movie seems clueless at seeing a bunch of little blue people running around and not putting two and two together. Overall, it was fun to watch and the dialogue was relatively clean. Jonathan Winters did an excellent job with Papa Smurf's voice, certainly not a rehash of Grandpa Smurf's voice. Katy Perry also did well voicing Smurfette. Hank Azaria as Gargamel was fun to watch. I'm glad the showdown at the end of the movie wasn't just Papa Smurf and the few Smurfs that were with him during that time travel trip.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-31-2011 05:36 PM:
 
Smurfs in Japanese!

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Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 07-31-2011 08:02 PM:
 
According to published sources, "Cowboys & Aliens" and "The Smurfs" each made an estimated $36.2 million in North American theaters.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-01-2011 04:11 AM:
 
Well! That's a tie! Maybe I should make a cartoon of Smurfs vs. Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford as Cowboys battling Aliens simultaniously.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-01-2011 04:43 AM:
 
Here's the American Humane Association's Review on the Smurfs featuring animal action.

Movie Review: The Smurfs The Smurfs
Monitored: Outstanding
“No Animals Were Harmed”®

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Hank Azaria
Director: Raja Gosnell
Producer: Jordan Kerner
Screenwriter: J. David Stem and David N. Weiss
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Animal Coordinator: Birds and Animals
Released: July 29, 2011


After being chased out of their village by the evil wizard Gargamel, the Smurfs must navigate their way through Central Park to get back home.

Featured Animal Scenes
All grounds were inspected for hazards and sets were closed off and secured. Cast and crew members were introduced to the animals and instructed on their proper handling.

Cat And Dog Action:
Throughout the film, Gargamel (Hank Azaria) has a pet cat named Azrael, who is seen performing such action as sitting/standing, lying, being held or petted, walking/running, jumping, and climbing. In addition, Patrick Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris) has a pet bloodhound who also performed such mild action as sitting/lying, walking/running, jumping, barking, and being petted. For all of these scenes, trainers used hand signals, clickers, treats, and verbal commands to cue the mild action, which the trained animals were accustomed to performing. All food the animals ate was deemed safe for consumption and takes were limited to prevent overeating. Anytime animals were seen on or near the city streets, either the streets were closed to outside traffic or CGI animals were used. Stuffed animal “stand-ins” were used for most rehearsals, and takes with the live animals were limited. Many scenes were filmed against green screen, and often a combination of CGI elements and actual stunts were used. Azrael’s tail being stomped on was CGI. Whenever Azrael is seen hanging from a cliff, a hiding trainer placed the cat’s front paws on the prop object and then held his waist to make it appear as if he were dangling.

When Azrael emerges from a pond and walks on rocks to shore, this was filmed using a combination of special effects, composite shots, and a well-trained cat being cued to walk from one rock prop to another and then onto a grassy area of the park. Immediately before filming, trainers gently wetted the cat with just enough water to make him look wet, and he was combed/dried after the brief takes. Leashed dogs and their actual owners also milled about in the background during this and a couple other scenes.

Anytime someone (i.e., Gargamel) appears to “throw” Azrael, such as to throw him out of the room, transport him into a portal, or shoo him off furniture, the actor was well-rehearsed to gently “toss” the cat a few inches, either to a costumed trainer/actor or to the padded floor. The action was well choreographed and either exaggerated on camera or enhanced in post production. Stunt pads were placed on the ground whenever needed, and the cat was unfazed by this well-rehearsed action. The man in the alleyway appearing to be attacked by Azrael held the cat securely while pantomiming the attack and moving/falling in a choreographed manner.

Pigeon Action:
For the scene in which Smurfs ride on pigeons’ backs in an alleyway, this involved a few trained pigeons whose wings had been clipped (a painless procedure common in domesticated birds) so that they could still fly, but not very far. Trainers took them out of their crate at the last minute and filmed them walking a few feet. The flying portion was entirely CGI.

Production provided documentation for the taxidermy bear seen in the toy store.

American Humane Association also monitored goat action, which was removed from theatrical release but might come back on DVD.

American Humane Association’s On-Set Oversight
Find out how filmmakers work with American Humane Association, and get a complete guide to our ratings system.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-01-2011 11:48 AM:
 
How To Build A Smurf

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/07/29/how-to-build-a-smurf/
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-01-2011 11:50 AM:
 
http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/07/29/how-to-build-a-smurf/tab/video/
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-01-2011 05:18 PM:
 
Whoa!! Smurfy thanks for showing the links, Blue Tiger, you're great! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 08-02-2011 11:38 AM:
 
Yes, great research, Alisa!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 08-02-2011 12:54 PM:
 
So Harrison Ford wasn't too happy about the fact that his wife paid to take their son to see The Smurfs, while he got to see Cowboys & Aliens for free. On last night's episode of Conan, he talks briefly about the battle the two movies faced last weekend, and then at the end of the video, he rips the head off a Papa Smurf plush. Despite his rather un-smurfy behaviour, this is still quite an entertaining video to watch.

Harrison FordHarrison Ford ripped the head off a Papa Smurf doll on last night's edition of Conan.

The Cowboys & Aliens actor took out his frustration on the blue creature after host Conan O'Brien highlighted the rivalry between Ford's latest blockbuster and the 3D family movie.
"We didn't tie, we beat them. By almost a lot of money," Ford said of the box office clash, noting that his wife Calista Flockhart and son went to see The Smurfs.

He added: "My wife took my son to see The Smurfs. He got into [Cowboys & Aliens] for free, early, and so she took him to see The Smurfs. We're going to try and get [the money] back."



Harrison Ford on Conan - Papa Smurf

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-02-2011 01:07 PM:
 
Well, Gee, thanks ClumsyRules!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-02-2011 01:41 PM:
 
Harrison Ford in...

INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF SMURFS!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-02-2011 04:31 PM:
 
Ooohhhh!!! Rocker, how can Harrison Ford do this?! Cruelity to stuffed animals!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-02-2011 05:01 PM:
 
This requires a certain (smurfy) revenge... [Frown] [Frown] [Frown]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-02-2011 07:58 PM:
 
I've just watched the video. Terrible! [Eek!]
Perhaps this guy shall have to smurf Mr. Ford in his proper place... [GNAP!] [Mad] [Viking Smurf] [King Tut Smurf]

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Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 08-02-2011 11:45 PM:
 
At least Daniel Craig didn't be so sensitive like
Harrison Ford does.
Even though he tearing smurf doll for both joke
and his anger.
That's unacceptable i just lost my faith in him.
What can i say he's already an old man.
Oh wait this is the 1000th post of this forum!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-03-2011 03:49 PM:
 
From Sony Pictures Imageworks' Facebook page:
When we set out to create and populate Smurf Village in CG, director Raja Gosnell gave us specific direction for the look he wanted: the Smurfs live in the forest, so all their homes, benches and objects should be built using natural materials. They are, of course, animal-friendly, so nothing could be made out of leather or bone. Along with this, the Smurfs are master craftsmen, so everything in the village needed to look hand-made. Fortunately, we pulled a lot of great visual inspiration from Peyo's comics, and think the village turned out pretty smurfy! -The Smurfs Blog

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Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-03-2011 06:34 PM:
 
It still looks better than a theme park version.
 
Posted by funney smuf (Member # 3747) on 08-04-2011 08:43 AM:
 
i love the smufs movie it is smuftastic
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-05-2011 08:12 AM:
 
Here are some pictures from when I went to the 3D Smurfs Movie...

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Fun Dangling Smurfs Display

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Movie Theater Magazine - Article on The Smurfs

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The Smurfs 3D - First Night Showing

I saw the 7:10pm show. When the movie first started, it didn't seem anything like the Smurfs, so finally about 5 minutes into the movie everyone realized they were playing the wrong movie! They were playing Captain America. So it took them a few more minutes to finally get The Smurfs Movie playing! Whew!

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The Smurfs Movie Theater - Special Snack Package

On the Premiere night, the movie theater had a special Smurfs Promotion snack package. It came with popcorn, drink (in a Smurf cup) and one of three different Smurf toy figures - Smurfette, Papa wearing sunglasses and Clumsy Smurf. This all came in a Smurfs carry-case box!

My Smurfette figure kinda has cross-eyes, but I love her!

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Promotional Smurf Movie Badges

All of the movie theater employees were wearing promotional Smurf Movie badges. There were six different badges.

Brainy Smurf: Wise Guy
Gutsy Smurf: No Guts No Glory
Clumsy Smurf: Ooops there he is
Papa Smurf: Who's Your Papa?
Smurfette: Smurfalicious
Grouchy Smurf: Grouch Potato

[Cool]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-05-2011 08:22 AM:
 
Different movie theaters had some different promotional items... special blue Smurfs 3D Glasses & a 16 oz Smurf Cup with a crazy swirl blue straw. Only available in theaters!

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The Smurfs Movie 3D Glasses

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The Smurfs Movie Theater - Promotional Cup

[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 08-05-2011 08:34 AM:
 
Wow that's all smurfy.
But what really pissed me off is that the release
date of the smurfs in Thailand had been pushed back!
It's now October 13 for thailand and New Zealand
October 6.
Now i'm a last smurf in the world to watch it!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-05-2011 09:10 AM:
 
UGGH...please DO NOT sexualize Papa Smurf with ANY variant of "who's your daddy".
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 08-05-2011 09:25 AM:
 
Although I'm not going to see it in 3D, those blue 3D glasses look very smurfy, and they also look a bit like Brainy's too. Reminds me of when cinemas gave out Harry Potter styled glasses when Deathly Hallows Part 2 came out. I wonder if the cinemas will supply these glasses for the UK release next week.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-05-2011 11:28 AM:
 
Holy Cricket! You know, Sassette, I remember a similar movie-mix-up between the PG-rated "Megamind" and the PG-13 to R-rated "Saw 3D". Where can I find the Cineplex magazine on Smurfs? And I want those blue 3D glasses, and these special cups, Popcorn bags and these Smurf movie character pins!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-05-2011 05:30 PM:
 
What delightful promotional items, Sassette!! [Sassette Smurfling]
In Brazil the Smurfs movie was released today and here's a promotion at Cinemark Network movie theatres: buying this 'cine box' (a combo with popcorn, a soft drink and candy) for R$13,50 one gets a cute swirl straw... with Clumsy Smurf! [Enamored Smurf]

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"TAKE AN EXCLUSIVE STRAW BUYING THE CINE BOX"

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"GRAB YOUR SMURF AT SNACK BAR"
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-05-2011 05:59 PM:
 
COOL!
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 08-06-2011 05:43 AM:
 
Wow Sassette. Those are awesome. My theater didn't have ANYTHING like that. I'm jealous. lol... That's super awesome smurfy things. [Big Grin]

I just saw the movie again yesterday. I enjoyed it a ton more the second time around than the first. This really is a well done movie. I hate the fact that so many people and reviewers are trashing this film. It really is a cute and wonderful movie. Thinking of seeing it a third time. hehehe... Can't wait to have the DVD. [Smile]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-06-2011 09:35 AM:
 
SMURFAROO SQUEAKY! Thanks for sharing the pictures of the Smurfs Snack Bar. That Clumsy Smurf straw is just so cute!
[Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-06-2011 09:41 AM:
 
Here are pictures of the other two Smurfs Figurine Toppers from the movie theater kids combo.

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Smurfs Movie Kids Combo

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Smurfs Movie Theater - Figurine Toppers & Cups

[Cool]

PS - BlueTiger, the movie magazine was free at my theater. It has a two-page article on The Smurfs. I'll scan it for everyone to see!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-06-2011 12:49 PM:
 
Thanks,. Sassette! I want a better look at this article!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 08-07-2011 04:41 PM:
 
According to Box Office Mojo the film has now made $129 million worldwide, so it's now made back its budget within 10 days. Very impressive, despite all the negative reviews and the hate this film got for months on other sites, I always knew it was going to be a success. Whether it will continue to be a big hit is another matter, but I think it's definitely in with a good chance. The film is still doing well domestically, and there's plenty of international markets left where it still hasn't opened.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 08-08-2011 03:22 AM:
 
Wow!
Saturday it was only 50 million now it's 129 million!
Smurf really proved the critics that they are something different and something that's magical.
It's not plenty it's still alot of countries that
still waiting 42 countries still waiting!
It'll definitely break their old record by
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!
Including Thailand which is the last on the list.
Leaves the competition like cowboys & aliens behind
which is only made $67 million as of august 8.
 
Posted by smurf_my_turf (Member # 3657) on 08-08-2011 11:51 AM:
 
I'm seeing the movie on Wednesday. I'M SO EXITED I CAN'T CONTAIN IT!!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 08-08-2011 02:10 PM:
 
The advertising and promotional budget worldwide is mostly likely the same as the movie budget, so Sony will consider it profitable when the total hits 200 million. It will do it, no problem, and with at least another month of box office, video-on-demand and the DVD/Blu Ray release it will far surpass that number. It looks like it could become Sony's biggest hit of the year!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-08-2011 03:41 PM:
 
Of course, ClumsyRules! I am Smurfed up to see it again this Saturday with my Dad and with my good friend, Kimberly.

As a matter of fact, I have an idea to do a Blu-Ray / DVD promotion for the Christmas season. Can SPA do the Christmas promo? And Smurfs are blue, and they were blending in with the Blu-Ray billboard on top of the Taxi. So maybe Smurfs can look their best on Blu-Ray with HD picture and sound and in 3D Blu-Ray for Christmas.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 08-08-2011 06:43 PM:
 
I am told somewhere that a film needs to earn double the production, distribution, marketing, etc. costs in order to make a profit. The film will make a profit before its DVD/Blu-Ray release.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-09-2011 01:08 PM:
 


It looks like those adorable little blue creatures are heading back to the big screen!

Sony Pictures has announced they will be making a sequel to The Smurfs, which held its own against blockbuster Cowboys & Aliens this Summer at the box office.

The sequel is aiming to release August 2, 2013 and Jordan Kerner will return as producer of the project.

The Smurfs, a CG/live action combo, has grossed $78.8 domestically and $135 million worldwide to date. Last weekend, it opened in the number one position in 23 markets overseas.

If you missed it, check out our interviews with the cast of The Smurfs, including Neil Patrick Harris and Sofia Vergara, below.


The Smurfs Movie - Interview

The cast of "The Smurfs" reveal their Smurf names and blue moon moments to us, as well as why the movie is perfect for the summer.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-10-2011 03:19 AM:
 
As long as it doesn't have this as part of its plot:

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Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 08-10-2011 06:49 AM:
 
So I finally saw it today and it was absosmurfly brilliant! I was really worried about it having heard mixed things but I loved every minute of it! Going to see it for a second time on Friday, in 3D this time (saw it in 2D today). Completely worth the wait, and a sequel announced already? Wow that did not take long! But anyways, bring it on!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-10-2011 12:37 PM:
 
I'm glad you liked it, Rocker!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-10-2011 05:16 PM:
 
Here is a 4 minute video to show you how it's done: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=962336712418&oid=112912768755795&comments
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 08-11-2011 03:59 PM:
 
What's the 3D like in the film? I only saw it in 2D on Wednesday but I'm going again tomorrow night, taking my nephew to see it and I'll be going to a 3D showing this time.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-12-2011 03:48 AM:
 
The 3D is so High-Definition, and I leaned backward when objects come closer than they appear.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-12-2011 03:11 PM:
 
I would like to see more of Smurfette as the Action Girl rather than the overly weepy Distressed Damsel that Hanna-Barberra and Lucille Bliss stuck her as. The writers really gave Smurfette some long-needed Girl Power to deal with Azrael by herself.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-12-2011 06:26 PM:
 
Smurfs 3D Red Carpet - World Premiere


Smurfs Movie Red Carpet - World Premiere


Kimberley Locke on the red carpet at the Smurfs 3D world movie premiere in New York City, July 24 2011. "Runway" by Kimberley Locke is available now at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/four-for-the-floor-ep/id449503462
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-13-2011 06:59 AM:
 
Guess what? I'm seeing the Smurfs again in 3D with my Dad and Kimberley! I can't wait to tell you what we did! See you soon!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-14-2011 09:41 AM:
 
From Animation Magazine- Smurfs & the City: "The Smurfs" in 3D
http://www.animationmagazine.net/features/smurfs-and-the-city-the-smurfs-in-3d/
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-14-2011 05:48 PM:
 
At last I watched the movie today with my sister and nephew, in 3D!! I loved it, despite some toilet humor (what I had feared so much - eg when Azrael falls onto Gargamel's face: "Azrael, do not f*rt"). Still, the effects are awesome and the friendship between the Smurfs and the human couple is simply adorable. [Smile] [Smurfette] [Big Grin] [Cool] [Frown] [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-14-2011 07:58 PM:
 
And finally, a curiosity: Orlando Drummond, the actor who dubbed Papa Smurf in the movie (Brazilian version), was the same that voiced Gargamel in the Hanna-Barbera cartoons (idem)!! [Smile] [Gargamel]
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 08-15-2011 06:19 AM:
 
In speaking of Smurfette, I wonder how long will we have to wait until Papercutz will release the English adaptation of La Grande Schtroumpfette. With the pace the Smurf comic volumes are released (one volume every two months), it will be early 2015 until we see it released. I cannot wait that long, and it would be better for Papercutz to release two volumes every few months.

I do not mind Smurfette's personality as long it does not conform to political correctness as she is a product of a different generation and culture (Peyo is Belgian, not American).
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-15-2011 07:51 AM:
 
Have you ever seen a little vignette of Smurfs floating through space with candies floating along with them in 3D?
About 20 seconds into a news video on Peyo's exhibition on Smurfs in Paris, you will find this 4 second snippet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX0IKmb31ZA

Please contact anyone to find the full vignette and to see if it would end up in Sony's 3D Blu-Ray demo reel.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-15-2011 11:48 AM:
 
Foreign box office gets Smurfed!


Around-the-World Roundup: Foreign Box Office Gets 'Smurfed'

Further solidifying its foreign drawing power, The Smurfs unseated four-time champ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to take the top spot this weekend. Rise of the Planet of the Apes also put up mighty numbers, while Transformers: Dark of the Moon made another major move on the all-time worldwide chart.

The Smurfs earned an estimated $60 million from 44 territories. That included a potent $12.5 million in China, which ranked in the all-time Top Ten for non-Chinese movies, according to distributor Sony Pictures International. It also opened well in the United Kingdom ($6.6 million), Russia ($4.5 million) and South Korea ($2.5 million). It also had strong holds in Brazil ($5.3 million) and Germany ($4.6 million), dropping 25 and 28 percent, respectively. The Smurfs has already made $141.1 million overseas for a worldwide (domestic plus foreign) total of $242.6 million and should continue to play well throughout the rest of the Summer.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes expanded in to 39 markets and grossed $39.8 million. The Apes had impressive first place starts in the U.K. ($9.65 million), France ($8.7 million) and Germany ($4.6 million). With a $74.4 million foreign total, Apes is set to expand to South Korea next weekend with Brazil and Mexico opening in the following weeks.

Settling for third, Harry Potter still tacked on an estimated $30 million from 61 territories to bring its foreign total to a phenomenal $857.8 million. While its second weekend figures from China aren't currently available, it did jump nine percent to $5.2 million in Japan thanks to the Obon holidays. On Sunday, Potter's worldwide total passed $1.2 billion.

After languishing at the bottom of the charts for a while, Green Lantern rocketed back on to the scene with $14.2 million in 28 markets. It debuted in first place in Mexico with $4.3 million and also had a $3.1 million debut in Australia. It was scheduled to open in France this weekend, though Warner Bros. did not include those figures in their report. The movie has now made a paltry $61.6 million overseas, but at least it still has openings in Brazil and Japan to look forward to.

Cars 2 slowed 44 percent to $13.1 million for a $290 million total. On a worldwide basis, it passed the first Cars late last week and has now made $476 million.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon eased 41 percent to $12.5 million from 62 territories. It added $4.7 million in China to bring its total to a whopping $151.1 million. It also slid just 5 percent to $4.6 million in Japan due to the holidays there. Over the weekend, Transformers passed Toy Story 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest to take fifth place on the all-time worldwide chart with $1.071 billion.

Without any major openings, Captain America: The First Avenger fell 53 percent to $12.2 million for an overseas total of $128.3 million. It expands to France, Germany and a handful of other European countries next weekend. Super 8, another Paramount Pictures International release, added $9.5 million for a total of $94.5 million. It had a weak $1.2 million opening in Brazil and is set to launch in Spain next weekend.

Cowboys & Aliens had its first foreign openings this weekend, grossing an estimated $7 million from 14 locations. That included a decent $2.8 million in Russia and an unimpressive $1.1 million in South Korea. Next weekend, the movie expands to eight more markets, including the U.K. and Australia.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-15-2011 04:22 PM:
 
Have you ever seen a little vignette of Smurfs floating through space with candies floating along with them in 3D?
About 20 seconds into a news video on Peyo's exhibition on Smurfs in Paris, you will find this 4 second snippet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX0IKmb31ZA

Please contact anyone to find the full vignette and to see if it would end up in Sony's 3D Blu-Ray demo reel.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-16-2011 09:23 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
The 3D is so High-Definition, and I leaned backward when objects come closer than they appear.

Yep, I felt the same too!! [Big Grin] [Eek!] [Wink]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-17-2011 06:36 PM:
 
http://bluebuddies.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/2652.html

http://puppetdisaster.tumblr.com/post/8214183120/so-last-year-i-designed-and-built-some
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-18-2011 09:12 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
As long as it doesn't have this as part of its plot:

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Hee hee, very well imagined, Vic George. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-18-2011 10:56 AM:
 

The Smurfs - Clear Channel Belgium


by CLEAR CHANNEL BELGIUM - CREATE
PRODUCTION COMPANY: TAKE FIVE
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-18-2011 11:35 AM:
 
Whoa, another great video!! Thanks for sharing once again! [Happy Smurf] [Wild Smurf] [Cool] [Scuba Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-18-2011 02:23 PM:
 
You're welcome!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 08-19-2011 07:54 AM:
 
As of today the smurfs has grossed over 249 million
dollars!
Already the box office success and the numbers
still climbing!
Expecting this september to be their best month!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-19-2011 11:01 AM:
 
Wonderful, wonderful!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-19-2011 11:13 AM:
 

The Smurfs #1 Comedy in America


Thanks for making THE SMURFS the #1 Comedy in America!


Clumsy Smurf Review - Blue Thumbs Up!


Clumsy gives The Smurfs, "blue thumbs up!"


Four Smurfs Up


“Four SMURFS Up!”

Thanks for making @TheSmurfs the #1 Comedy for 2 weeks in a row!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-19-2011 12:08 PM:
 
Os Smurfs (3D)


Os Smurfs 3D


Estreia: 5 de agosto nos cinemas.
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 08-22-2011 08:57 AM:
 
The Smurfs = Worldwide: $329,145,000!! Topping Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel's $223.5 million total to take the all-time top spot amongst children's movies with CGI stars.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 08-22-2011 09:19 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by ClumsyRules:
The Smurfs = Worldwide: $329,145,000!! Topping Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel's $223.5 million total to take the all-time top spot amongst children's movies with CGI stars.

Great news! I wonder what its final box office gross will be before it stops showing in cinemas. There's still a few countries left it needs to open in during the next few weeks, I predict it will finish with something between $400-450 million worldwide.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-22-2011 10:12 AM:
 
I am so excited! Spin-offs, here we come!!!!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 08-23-2011 06:33 AM:
 
$300 million From this point there's only few rivals left.
Dreamworks Animation and the industry leader Disney/Pixar Studios.
Let's not forget Thailand on october 13!
I'm still waiting smurfs!
At least 15 countries that have release date in september.
Last two were Thailand and New Zealand in october.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-25-2011 11:27 AM:
 
The Smurfs Sponsorships



Cartoon Network Smurf Sponsorship Spots


We created a series of sponsorship idents for Cartoon Network. Using Smurf character animations supplied from Sony Pictures Animation, we embedded them into new backgrounds and props we created, and the Cartoon Network environment.

Animation Studio: Blue-Zoo
Animation: Tom Hales, Dave Hunt & Dan Edgley
Storyboards: Max Taylor

Production Company: TMI
Head Creative: Richard Kinning (TMI)
Director: Phil Molloy (TMI)
 
Posted by aprilsmurfling (Member # 3862) on 08-25-2011 10:31 PM:
 
Wow, well I honestly can't wait another week to see it [Frown]
But I'm sure it's gonna be awesome [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 08-26-2011 01:46 AM:
 
Too bad this ad didn't made by Primal Screen Atlanta.(Who made all the spots for CN back in
1999.)
Watch this smurfs spot by Primal Screen Atlanta



Cartoon Network Smurf Commercial




Cartoon Network Smurfs Bumper


In 1999 or during the powerhouse era of
Cartoon Network.
CN is actaully dead right now.
They removed all of the shows that made them popular. [Frown]
I loved the channel but removed all sort of their
originals is the worst decision ever.
No more classic cartoons. [Embarrassed]
If they decide to revive the smurfs series CN may
have a second chance. [Wink]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-26-2011 04:36 AM:
 
Awww, poor Cartoon Network. Still, you can see their former shows on Boomerang. And sometimes they create new spin-offs based on "Scooby-Doo", "Looney Tunes", and "Thundercats".
But thanks for the response, Brainy. Always a pleasure.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-26-2011 05:07 AM:
 
The Smurfs Speak Peek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBp88Pbi5Ho&feature=related

To promote the film, Neil Patrick Harris and his animated cohorts hosted Nickelodeon's "Smurf Tastic Saturday Morning" on July 16, 2011 during episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-26-2011 01:17 PM:
 
The Smurfs Movie - Australian TV Spot Trailer 1.mp4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgz6rZ-JqNM&NR=1
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-26-2011 01:18 PM:
 
The Smurfs Movie - Australian TV Spot Trailer 2.mp4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-yJs7f2hNM&NR=1
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 08-26-2011 04:04 PM:
 
No release date for it yet, but you can now pre-order The Smurfs on DVD and Blu-ray from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field-keywords=smurfs
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-26-2011 05:41 PM:
 
http://bluebuddies.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/2639.html#000008
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 08-27-2011 07:28 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
Awww, poor Cartoon Network. Still, you can see their former shows on Boomerang. And sometimes they create new spin-offs based on "Scooby-Doo", "Looney Tunes", and "Thundercats".
But thanks for the response, Brainy. Always a pleasure.

I used to watche the Cartoon Network in the 1990s, but not anymore. The programming it shows now does not appeal to me. It seems there is a trend of mediocrity for the other cable stations such as the History Channel, A&E, Discovery, SciFi Channel, etc. that I used to watch years ago.

It is a shame which is why I no longer watch television, whether on the major networks or on cable.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-29-2011 02:29 PM:
 
Okay, who sneaked him into the movie?
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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-29-2011 02:54 PM:
 
VicGeorge, you photoshopping mate! You are so eccentric with your work!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 08-29-2011 03:19 PM:
 
He LOOKS SO COOL VIC GEORGE!!!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-30-2011 01:38 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
Okay, who sneaked him into the movie?
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Empath had a cameo in The Smurfs movie!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-30-2011 01:10 PM:
 
Excellent and smurfy job, Vic!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aprilsmurfling (Member # 3862) on 09-02-2011 10:46 AM:
 
Oh my smurf, I just saw the smurf movie on the swedenpremiere.. ^^ and let me just say: IT WAS AMAZING, smurftastic I just love it so much [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-02-2011 10:50 AM:
 

Blue Ribbon Bread Smurfs Movie Competition

 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 09-02-2011 01:45 PM:
 
Great find BlueTiger10!!! I love the smurfy blue car!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-02-2011 03:25 PM:
 
Thanks, Smurfy1For2!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 09-03-2011 09:36 AM:
 
What do you think can possibly be in the animal crackers? Hee hee hee.
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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-03-2011 02:37 PM:
 
I bought some Smurfs animal crackers (available in Vanilla & Cinnamon) and I have one per day as a snack for my lunch.
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 09-04-2011 05:23 AM:
 
Why are they called "Animal Crackers"? Smurfs are NOT animals. LOL
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 09-04-2011 09:03 AM:
 
Yes, Shane, I also found this somewhat stange. [Confused]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 09-04-2011 01:09 PM:
 
Bring forth the evolution chart of the Smurfs!
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 09-04-2011 02:13 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Shane J:
Why are they called "Animal Crackers"? Smurfs are NOT animals. LOL

Any creature that is not human is considered an animal, even if it is human-like in appearance and behavior (like the Smurfs).

In speaking of animal crackers, this is the first time I seen them colored.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 09-04-2011 03:20 PM:
 
Stauffer's has 3 different flavors of Smurf Cookies and another 3 flavors of Smurf Animal Crackers! You can check them all out here - in the Smurfy Food Section. There are new Smurf Sugar Cookies from Dylan's Candy Bar in there too!

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Stauffer's Smurf Cookies & Animal Crackers

[yum!]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 09-04-2011 04:09 PM:
 
Do we need to invoke The Elephant Smurf here?
"I AM NOT AN ANIMAL!!! I...AM A SMURF BEING!!! I...AM A SMURF!!!"
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 09-05-2011 01:29 AM:
 
As The Smurfs begins to release in theaters
in the rest of the world.
Box office performance is still climbing and
now The Smurfs has grossing over 427 million
dollars!
At the end of this year I hope smurfs may break
500 million!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 09-05-2011 01:34 AM:
 
Brainy Smurf Snaeha the Smurfs movie performance continues to climb and it is so exciting!! and you get to finally see it soon!!!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-05-2011 11:35 AM:
 
And by golly, I can't wait for its spinoff like "Smurfs' Christmas Carol"!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 09-06-2011 05:44 AM:
 
Click to Read What Measure Is A Non-Human?
Click to Read 'What Measure Is A Non-Human?'


TV Tropes page: What Measure Is A Non-Human?
 
Posted by Smarty-Pants Smurfette (Member # 3915) on 09-07-2011 05:51 PM:
 
Who's Passive-Aggressive Smurf? I don't think I remember that guy! [Big Grin] But some of the new Smurfs were pretty Smurfy! Like Gutsy!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 09-07-2011 06:16 PM:
 
Most likely a name they threw in just to have fun with the naming conventions of Smurfs. Which makes you think, "What will they have next? Obsessive Compulsive Smurf?"
 
Posted by Shane J (Member # 1345) on 09-08-2011 06:07 AM:
 
Love the quote about Passive Aggressive Smurf in the movie. "He's a nice guy, but bad things always happen after he leaves." LOL... Made me chuckle. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-08-2011 10:42 AM:
 
Well, you never know what happens next!
 
Posted by Smarty-Pants Smurfette (Member # 3915) on 09-08-2011 12:40 PM:
 
So very very true. Ah well, I liked Gutsy!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-08-2011 01:21 PM:
 
I like Gutsy, too!
He's so brave!
 
Posted by Smarty-Pants Smurfette (Member # 3915) on 09-08-2011 01:37 PM:
 
Aint he though?! And little Clumsy was such a cutie pie! I wanted to hug him and tell him how much *I* loved him when the others left him behind! Poor wittle baby! [Frown]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-08-2011 02:19 PM:
 
Oh, Clumsy is the cutest and cleanest of the 6 Smurf group of the entire film. He's voiced by Anton Yelchin (Star Trek; Terminator Salvation) and his voice sounds handsome, young and cute. He's just like a 16-year old boy who is too young to enlist in the army. I love Clumsy. He's so cute & cuddly.
 
Posted by Smarty-Pants Smurfette (Member # 3915) on 09-08-2011 02:33 PM:
 
So do I! X3 I just wanna cuddle him!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-09-2011 04:40 PM:
 
Available on iTunes:

The Smurfs Movie Storybook - Children's Book
By FrogDogMedia LLC


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* #1 Children's Book on iPhone and iPad (August, 2011)
* Featured in New & Noteworthy Books by Apple

REVIEWS:

"Features images from the film and celebrity character voiceovers" - Mashable
"As you would imagine, hilarity ensues" - AppAdvice.com
"Perfect for kids three and up" - PadGadget
"Follow the magical little creatures" - MacLife
"Provides hours of enjoyment" - BlogCritics

iStoryTime brings the fun and adventure of “The Smurfs” to your iPhone and iPad. Parents and their children can enjoy images from the film and hear dialog directly from the movie.

Follow Papa Smurf and his friends Smurfette, Grouchy, Brainy, Clumsy and Gutsy on their adventurous trip to New York. With evil Gargamel and his devious cat Azrael at their heels, the 6 smurfy friends enter the life of a young Central Park couple who may have expected anything but guests like these. With humor and heart, the Smurfs turn our world upside down and bring fun and action to the screen. But the question remains - Will the blue heroes ever make it back home?

In addition to narrating “The Smurfs” story, this app also contains a bonus feature: “Spot the Mistake”, an entertaining game that requires the user’s skillful concentration to find “mistakes” within images from the original Smurfs movie.

FEATURES:

- Includes genuine character audio from the movie
- Includes real images from the movie for an authentic experience
- Includes a Spot The Difference game with three screen shots to play in
- Offers Automatic navigation and Narration options for ease of use
- Offers Highlighted text to help early readers make associations between the words they hear & see

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-smurfs-movie-storybook/id449796732
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 09-09-2011 08:37 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smarty-Pants Smurfette:
Aint he though?! And little Clumsy was such a cutie pie! I wanted to hug him and tell him how much *I* loved him when the others left him behind! Poor wittle baby! [Frown]

No wonder!! He's pretty adorable, and one of my favorites. [Enamored Smurf] [Enamored Smurf] [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by Smarty-Pants Smurfette (Member # 3915) on 09-09-2011 09:29 PM:
 
He is! I love him and Painter. And now Gutsy. But clumsy is definitely the cutest!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 09-10-2011 10:51 AM:
 
Cool! A Smurf story book! Thanks BlueTiger10!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-10-2011 11:03 AM:
 
You're welcome, Smurfy1For2!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 09-10-2011 03:23 PM:
 
Very cool pictures of The Smurfs Movie, Blue Tiger, thanks much for showing!! [Big Grin]
Speaking of books... My sister and my nephew had just got back from the Biennial Book Festival here in Rio and brought me:

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"The Smurfs Movie Book"

"Where are we, Smurfs?"

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"Watch the movie.
Smurf the book." [Wink]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-10-2011 04:46 PM:
 
Wow! I looks just like the English novelization! I hope you like it! Thanks for the book images!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 09-10-2011 07:52 PM:
 
You are very welcome! [Wink] And yep, that's the version in (Brazilian) Portuguese. By the way, the cover line translation may sound a bit strange, since in the English original it is "Where the smurf are we?", which in my language would be "Onde smurf nós estamos?" But the translators had put "Onde nós estamos, Smurfs?" ("Where are we, Smurfs?"); they probably were afraid the readers (children mainly) wouldn't understand very well the expression, so that it got a "little change". [Smile] [Smurfette] [Frown] [Big Grin] [Cool] [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Smarty-Pants Smurfette (Member # 3915) on 09-11-2011 08:03 AM:
 
I almost bought the Smurfs Movie Junior Novel.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 09-12-2011 04:22 AM:
 
Great find on the Smurf iTunes Storybook, BlueTiger10!

Squeaky, that was smurfy of your sister and nephew! Thanks for sharing the pictures. It really is just like the English version of The Smurfs Movie Novelization.

[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 09-12-2011 09:59 PM:
 
My pleasure, Sassette! And here's the link of an on-line shop in the UK, showing much Smurf stuff (both original and movie ones) which besides showing something that we've already known, there are also latest goods such as the Smurf Bookends in Accessories (I simply fell in love with them! [Enamored Smurf] ) and the Tableware. [Smurfette]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-14-2011 12:19 PM:
 
Sony brings The Smurfs, Tintin, and Spider-Man to Cartoon Network EMEA

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Sony brings The Smurfs, Tintin, and Spider-Man to Cartoon Network EMEA

After much negotiation and term-finalizing, Sony Pictures has inked a two-year deal with Turner Media Innovations that promises fans around the world lots of new animated goodies!

The deal specifically brings nine feature film releases to Cartoon Network EMEA, which runs across the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Romania, Turkey, and regions of the Middle East.

What’s included in the mix? The Smurfs movie, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Arthur Christmas, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, Hotel Transylvania, Cartoonito’s The Ha! Ha! Hairies, and others!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-16-2011 01:53 PM:
 
Today I stopped by a Gothic shop where they sell novelties, hoodies, clothes and knick-knacks with cartoons on them and look what I found!

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SMURF SLIPPERS!!!!!

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Mom couldn't buy me those slippers because like people today, she can't stand having too much Smurfs in my house. But I want those slippers!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 09-17-2011 04:42 AM:
 
I love those Smurf Slippers! The little ears are soooo cute. Thanks a bunch for sharing the pictures!!!!!! What a smurfy coincidence that I saw some Smurfette Slippers just the other day... here's my photo.

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Smurfette Slippers

[Smurfette]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-17-2011 05:05 AM:
 
By golly! That's great!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-18-2011 07:46 PM:
 
The Smurfs Movie will be coming home this Holiday Season to Blu-Ray on December 2, 2011

http://www.amazon.com/Smurfs-Christmas-Carol-Three-Disc-Blu-ray/
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 09-18-2011 07:52 PM:
 
Those Smurf and Smurfette slippers look so fluffy and soft that's even a pity wearing them, tee hee... [Enamored Smurf] [Smurfette]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 09-18-2011 11:07 PM:
 
So Blu-ray is coming in december.
It's only a month until i can get one for home!
Now I know the reason why The Smurfs had been pushed back to october 13 It's because of this
anime.

Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops: ~Angel Wings~

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Due to release october 6 which is the previous
release date of the smurfs.
But don't blame this movie it's also one of my
most favorite cartoon/anime.
It always release around october every year in thailand.
Reason is that in october all schools in thailand
are now in the end of semester.
So it's the profitable way to release movie like
this when children actually have time to go
theater with their parents.
In the end I still watch both Doraemon first then
i watch the smurfs next week! (October 13)
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 09-19-2011 06:46 PM:
 
Here's a poster of The Smurfs movie in China:

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Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 09-20-2011 12:37 AM:
 
Now isn't that just smurfy [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 09-20-2011 05:05 AM:
 
Neat poster, Squeaky! Thanks for sharing it.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-21-2011 02:43 PM:
 
quote:
Sassette: This is the cover art for The Smurfs in 3D (Blu-Ray) from the UK. Perhaps the North American version will also look the same?
Well, take a look!

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Video
Video codec: MPEG-4 MVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy
Blu-ray 3D

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)


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Video
Video codec: MPEG-4 MVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Cantonese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Mandarin: Dolby Digital 5.1
Korean: Dolby Digital 5.1
Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified), Mandarin (Traditional), Thai

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (2 BDs, 1 DVD)
DVD copy
UV copy

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-23-2011 05:34 AM:
 
The Smurfs Blu-ray

This December, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release The Smurfs on Blu-ray. The family comedy finds the Smurfs fleeing to New York City in order to escape the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria, The Simpsons Movie); once there, they make the acquaintance of a beleaguered advertising agent (Neil Patrick Harris, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs).

The Smurfs features the vocal talents of Jonathan Winters (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), recording artist Katy Perry, Fred Armisen (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), George Lopez (Valentine's Day), and Alan Cumming (The Tempest), and Jayma Mays (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) & Sofía Vergara (Modern Family) round out the human cast.

Sony delivers the film in two high-definition options - a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy holiday gift set (one of Sony's two inaugural entries into UV service, as reported yesterday) and a two-disc Blu-ray 3D/DVD combo pack. Both versions present the film in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound.

However, the supplements differ somewhat between the two sets. The three-disc holiday gift features:

  • The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol Mini-movie
  • Smurf-O-Vision: Second Screen Experience
  • "The Smurfs Fantastic Adventure" Game
  • "Find the Smurfs" Game - Only on DVD copy
  • Director's Commentary
  • Producer, Writers and VFX Supervisor Commentary
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • The Smurfs: Comic Book to the Big Screen featurette
  • Smurf Speak: Meet the Cast featurette
  • Going Gargamel featurette
  • Progression Reels
  • "Happy Music" Montage
  • Blue-pers

The two-disc Blu-ray 3D set includes:

  • Both 2D & 3D viewing options on Blu-ray 3D disc
  • "The Smurfs Fantastic Adventure" Game
  • "Find the Smurfs" Game - Only on DVD copy
  • Director's Commentary
  • Producer, Writers and VFX Supervisor Commentary
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • The Smurfs: Comic Book to the Big Screen featurette
  • Smurf Speak: Meet the Cast featurette
  • Going Gargamel featurette
  • Progression Reels
  • "Happy Music" Montage
  • Blue-pers

Both versions of The Smurfs hit the street on December 2nd.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 09-26-2011 03:41 AM:
 
Breaking news!
As of September 26 The Smurfs has now grossed over $500 mllion!
Next stop New Zealand and end of the line station is Thailand!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 09-26-2011 04:43 AM:
 
Some behind-the-scenes pictures of the International Mascot Corporation making Smurf Costumes for The Smurfs Movie Premiere. The designers were sure to double-check all of the measurements down to every last detail - including the size of Smurfette's nose! The company built 96 outfits for the smurfy celebration!

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Just how big should a Smurf's nose be?

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Smurf Mascots for the Movie Premiere

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Never ask a Smurfette her waist measurements!

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Blond Hair, Blue Skin & Big Eyes... it's Smurfette!!!

[Smurfette]

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The Smurf Mascots make their debut!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-26-2011 05:14 AM:
 
Holy Cricket! That's so Smurfy!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 09-26-2011 02:14 PM:
 
GNAP ATTACK!!!

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-26-2011 03:02 PM:
 
Yikes! I never knew you could change color!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 09-26-2011 03:38 PM:
 
GNAP ATTACK EURO VERSION!!!
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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-26-2011 06:18 PM:
 
Hokey Smokes! What a trick!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 09-27-2011 05:00 AM:
 
The smurfs is nearly arrive in Thailand just
over 2 weeks away.
Well good news is the smurfs Thai poster has arrived!
But i'm very busy this week i'll upload the pictures
of the poster next week.
And also the smurfs premiere video on October 13.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 09-27-2011 05:56 AM:
 
I just got the movie soundtrack today and I'm currently listening to it. Very good music so far by its composer Heitor Pereira.

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The Smurfs: Original Motion Picture Score

Commenting about my color alterations of Jokey Smurf in the screen capture: I like the Purple Smurf Jokey picture the best, even if it makes him look like a blueberry or Embarrassed Smurf. The Black Smurf Jokey is rather unsettling, more so with the pink-purple eyes I gave him. But I guess that would work in-universe to make the Black Smurfs seem like a threat if that incident had actually taken place in that continuity.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 09-27-2011 10:09 AM:
 
I am SOOO getting that soundtrack Vic George!!! Awesome!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-27-2011 12:45 PM:
 
I got the soundtrack too on iTunes. So I can listen to the score anytime.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 10-01-2011 08:21 PM:
 
Thanks to the Smurfs movie success, more Smurf stuff had been coming:

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Colette Smurfs Silhouette Watches.

Some close-up details:

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For more info here's the link.

I'd love having at least one of them!! [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-02-2011 04:04 AM:
 
Wow! That's great! Now I'm going to get one of them! I'm a Smurfs' Fantatic!
 
Posted by anthonysmurf (Member # 3978) on 10-02-2011 06:10 AM:
 
amazing [Big Grin]
 
Posted by anthonysmurf (Member # 3978) on 10-02-2011 06:15 AM:
 
where do you buy it [Confused]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 10-02-2011 06:27 AM:
 
Very smurfy watches! Here's another set that I saw... it's an interchangeable watch set. The watch is digital. You can change the look of the watch with 2 different straps and 3 different flip-tops!

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The Smurfs Digital Watch Set

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 10-02-2011 10:31 AM:
 
Hi, Anthonysmurf! I think the watches are for sale in French Colette's online shop only for a while, you can find it on the link I had put. And Sassette, what cute Smurf flip-tops for the watch! Thanks a smurf for sharing. [Sassette Smurfling]

The Brazilian PVC shoe company Grendene showed in its site a preview to a new Melissa flats collection for the summer of 2012:

Melissa Wanting + Smurfs.

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One can see the Smurf-shaped metal pin on a side of the shoe. [Happy Smurf] [Smurfette]

Is it really necessary saying that I loved them too?? [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-03-2011 04:42 AM:
 
Can you make a better clopse-up of the pin, Squeaky?
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 10-05-2011 02:57 PM:
 
Here we are, Blue Tiger!

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And here's a model in red:

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-05-2011 05:49 PM:
 
Authentic find, Squeaky!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-05-2011 06:03 PM:
 
http://www.walmart.com/ip/17641023
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 10-05-2011 08:25 PM:
 
Thanks!! And also for sharing the great news from Walmart! [Smile] [Smurfette] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 10-06-2011 08:01 AM:
 
Ohhhh...Ahhhh... I must smurf that smurfy DVD gift set!! Thanks for the "heads up," BlueTiger! [Mad] [Angel Smurf] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-06-2011 11:28 AM:
 
You're welcome, SmurfFan82874 and Squeaky!
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 10-07-2011 07:52 AM:
 
The Smurfs is almost here just less than one week
from now.
And today i came to watch Doraemon I be able took
some shots at the cinemas! [Big Grin]

Main poster next to the entrance:


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A trailer display in front of cinemas:


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At the top it says:
"Little true blue gang,eyes popping fun"
This slogan in thai is actually cannot be translate to english properly so i think this is
the closest i could come up with according to the
slogan.
And the title name in thai is simply called
"Smurfs" in english.

And the smurfs movie promotion:
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Description:
The Smurfs 3D In theaters october 13.
"celebrating the smurfs box office record for over
$500 million worldwide" (It's 600 million actually
but it's not correct)
"Best value for this eye popping fun package"
"3 Movie tickets of the smurfs in Digital 3D:
720 baht+The licensed smurfs movie t-shirt:
300 baht+The Smurfs combo set: 80 baht+ a
30% discount by fox."
"Starting October 6 only at SF cinema theaters."
"From 1,100 baht down to only 599 baht!"
It appeared that the 3D glasses here are the regular ones not the thin blue frame rounded 3D
glasses like in US because of this one used the
Dolby 3D system not the RealD cinema system.
The Technology behind the Dolby 3D can't make
a circular glasses like RealD does for reasons.
Even i'm a brainy smurf this is way too technical
i think i have to ask papa smurf...(Laugh)
[Smile] [Wink] [Big Grin]
And yes i really want to buy this package so
i can watch with my parents unfortunately that
t-shirt is only available in size "S" and will
not fit me i need size "SSL"!(Laugh but true)
I'll get it anyway. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-07-2011 10:55 AM:
 
Well I hope you enjoy the show in 3D, Brainy!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-07-2011 11:03 AM:
 
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/italk-smurf/id450321405?mt=8
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-09-2011 09:00 AM:
 
The Smurfs Movie character chart

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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 10-09-2011 09:58 AM:
 
Great chart with all the characters from the Smurf Movie!

They made Greedy a little on the tubby side - so cute! And what do you think about the Smurfs in the yellow and red overalls? I kinda like the "Lemon" and "Red" Smurfs.

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[Big Grin]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 10-09-2011 10:47 AM:
 
Where did you get that chart?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-09-2011 12:30 PM:
 
I found it on Sony Pictures Imageworks' Facebook page.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 10-09-2011 02:16 PM:
 
Greedy looks so weird chunkified, and Hefty looks so weird hunkified.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 10-09-2011 04:44 PM:
 
I had fun seeing Greedy somewhat chubby (soooooo cute) [Enamored Smurf] and I only didn't understand the reason why Hefty was depicted taller than the other Smurfs. The fact of being the strongest one doesn't mean he also has to be the tallest in my opinion. [Confused]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-09-2011 06:42 PM:
 
Yep, Greedy looks so different from the Hnna-Barbera cartoon, in which he's a cross between him and Cook Smurf / Baker Smurf. And you will see Hefty Smurf in the Smurfs' Christmas Carol.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 10-09-2011 07:28 PM:
 
Greedy in the movie looked more and more like
me!
Except his eye too big compared to me.
I have brainy's eyes not his eyesight that i have
though.
Just 3 days more and my wait is over.
 
Posted by POPE SMURF (Member # 3263) on 10-09-2011 11:52 PM:
 
OH! WOW!! The watches, the shoes, the movie promotions and all the attatchments are all so great and wonderful! I don't know how you find all these things but I have had a GREAT time looking, reading and finding Smurfs. You all have made my day and perhaps even my week!!!!
Oh yeah! I AM A TRUE BLUE FAN! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
I have enjoyed this so much that my right foot has turned BLUE. No...honestly I accidently tried to ram my foot through a furniture leg.It
turns out that my toes will not go through wood!
BOY! I sure hope yours will! Now I have two broken toes and the right foot is painfully larger than the left.It is also black and BLUE.
Guess I'll just Smurf my way through this till it doesn't hurt any more.
As I look...it is past my bed time. Nighty -Night everybody. [Angel Smurf]
 
Posted by Raven Child (Member # 795) on 10-10-2011 05:05 PM:
 
Hey BlueTiger10, great find on the images. What is the link to the Facebook page?

quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
I found it on Sony Pictures Imageworks' Facebook page.


 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 10-12-2011 01:43 AM:
 
Here's The Smurfs Trailer with thai subtitles.


Tomorrow can't come any faster?! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 10-13-2011 07:39 AM:
 
I just watched The Smurfs I'm speechless when i
came out i'm just oversmurfing with their cuteness
and brainy and clumsy often make me want to cry!
[Roll Eyes]
The original smurfs coming at the end credits is
just too touching!
The Smurfs is actually the first movie that i watch it the first day it in the theaters!
[Wink]
I can go on and on how much i love the smurfs but
But my conclusion of the smurfs is can be translate down into just one song:
La la la-la la la,
Sing a happy song.
La la la-la la la,
Smurf your whole day long.

La la la-la la la
Smurf along with me!
La la la-la la la
Simple as can be.

Next time you're feeling blue just let a smile begin,
Happy things will come to you...

So smurf yourself a grin!

Oooooo I hate Smurfs!
I'll get you, I'll get all of you
if it's the last thing I ever do! hehehehe!

La la la-la la la,
Now you know the tune,

You'll be Smurfing soon! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

My heart is finally warming blue!
"I Smurf you brainy and all of you i wished i can
meet you all someday,but until that time comes
All for smurf and smurf for all!"
-Brainy Smurf Snaeha "A Smurf at Heart"
[Wink]
(sobs)
Well...the hard is done and i'm sure as a smurf
that i'll buy the blu-ray smurfs with smurfs
Christmas carol this December! [Smile]
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 10-13-2011 08:23 AM:
 
The original Smurfs came after the end credits!? Oh crud...I missed them!! What happened? Inquiring minds want to know! [Confused]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-13-2011 08:44 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SmurfFan82874:
The original Smurfs came after the end credits!? Oh crud...I missed them!! What happened? Inquiring minds want to know! [Confused]

There's no post-credits scene, they just appear as the credits roll. After you see the photos of Grace, Patrick, their baby, and the Smurfs rebuilding their village, followed by the last scene with Gargamel and Azrael, the Smurfs as they looked in the cartoon pop up all through the credits.
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 10-13-2011 09:11 AM:
 
Okay, I caught that. Thanks. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-13-2011 12:27 PM:
 
I saw the credits too, but only half the credits. I still want a 3D TV and Blu-Rays.
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 10-13-2011 02:39 PM:
 
LG has a good 3D HDTV. I got one earlier this year. LG costs less and uses the same type of glasses used in the theaters. All the other 3D TVs I've seen require the expensive battery operated shutter glasses. I love mine, it's absosmurfly great! [Big Grin]

Unfortunately the 3D Smurf DVD won't have the Christmas Special, so I'll probably just get the regular Blu-Ray Special Edition... Too expensive to buy both, lol.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-13-2011 03:00 PM:
 
Still, I'll obtain the Holiday Blu-Ray / DVD with the Christmas Special. I know 3D Blu-Rays are expensive, but one day, we'll have 3D in a less pricey fashion.
 
Posted by CrazyStrawsRule (Member # 4022) on 10-13-2011 11:47 PM:
 
I thought that it was an awesome movie and the smurfs looked very detailed, Katy Perry was the perfect voice for smurfette! So far the Smurfs is my fave movie. <3
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-14-2011 03:39 AM:
 
I am so happy to think of that, CrazyStrawsRule. I hope you enjoy the weekend.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 10-14-2011 06:09 AM:
 
I didn't watch the 3D version because the showtime
is too late in the night so i have to the Digital
4K instead.
End credits is so cute all the epilogue photos
and music! [Wink] [Cool]
Actually the only place that i can watch 3d movies
comfortable enough is in the theaters.
I have 3DTV but glasses somehow make me feel so
dizzy and if i watch more than 1 hour i feel sleepy.
It's not a very good way to enjoy movies for me.
[Frown] [Embarrassed]
That's why i get a regular blu-ray+DVD with
smurfs Christmas carol.
If i want to feel the 3D just use the 2D to 3D
converter of the TV to see it in simulated 3D.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-14-2011 11:14 AM:
 
Well, if I can win a contest or a raffle I could win the 3D TV and Blu-Ray player.
 
Posted by CrazyStrawsRule (Member # 4022) on 10-14-2011 01:23 PM:
 
It's Cause he is all muscular and it makes him taller, well that's what I reckon. [Cool]
 
Posted by POPE SMURF (Member # 3263) on 10-14-2011 11:24 PM:
 
Our son took his 5 year old daughter and she said "we cannot go without Papaw. He has to come with us too." God bless her, we loved it! Kurt knew I wanted to see the Smurf Movie before, besides, I paid for everyones ticket and popcorn.
I would love to have Smurfis staying at my house.
[Angel Smurf]
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 10-15-2011 07:14 AM:
 
Did you see the 3D version?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-15-2011 03:02 PM:
 
Yes, I did, SmurfFan82874! I saw it in 3D, twice!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 10-15-2011 03:34 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by POPE SMURF:
Our son took his 5 year old daughter and she said "we cannot go without Papaw. He has to come with us too." God bless her, we loved it! Kurt knew I wanted to see the Smurf Movie before, besides, I paid for everyones ticket and popcorn.
I would love to have Smurfis staying at my house.
[Angel Smurf]

Oh, since she knows you've always been a great Smurf friend, of course you couldn't help going too! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by POPE SMURF (Member # 3263) on 10-15-2011 08:07 PM:
 
Actually Squeaky I watch her maybe 5 days a week while mom and dad work and I had told her about Smurfs and we watched some cartoon episodes and I
think she wanted to share that experience with me.
SmurfFan we did see it in 3D, Brileigh sat between her dad and papaw with lots of oooo's and aaahh's and a good time was had by all. Well Kurt liked it- but not as well as Brileigh and I.
[Angel Smurf]
 
Posted by POPE SMURF (Member # 3263) on 10-15-2011 08:23 PM:
 
Squeaky don't get me wrong...Brileigh is only 5 years old. Now she isn't so much about Smurfis
(only if papaw talks about them), now it's all about Halloween. You know wikie witches,bats,
black kitties,punkin face and bone guys. She is going to be a mummy this year for trick or treating and just cannot wait! She is asking and talking about these things now. Oh yeah don't
forget about the werewolfis. [Angel Smurf]
 
Posted by POPE SMURF (Member # 3263) on 10-15-2011 09:45 PM:
 
Please help me to understand...what is CrazyStraws in CrazyStrawsRule ?

Also have any of our BlueBuddies in New York seen
Gargamel yet? [Angel Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-26-2011 03:54 PM:
 
http://bluebuddies.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/2643/2.html#000042
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-27-2011 03:42 PM:
 
First Look: Smurfs' Christmas Carol poster

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Grouchy Smurf (George Lopez) represents Ebenezer Scrooge
Smurfette (Melissa Sturm) represents the Ghost of Christmas Past
Brainy Smurf (Fred Armisen) represents the Ghost of Christmas Present
Hefty Smurf (Gary Basaraba) represents the Ghost of Christmas Future
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-04-2011 07:07 PM:
 
'Tintin,' 'Rango,' and 'Smurfs' to tangle for Best Animated Oscar

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/11/04/tintin-rango-and-smurfs-to-tangle-for-best-animated-oscar/
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 12-03-2011 02:45 AM:
 
Here's my personal opinions on the film itself, I just hope I wouldn't be too critical to those who enjoy it as much as I do.

Here goes! I know how some people would thought that it would may be like "We're not just got Yogi Bear in CGI...." or what-not. Well to be perfectly honest, I was going to think that it'll may not be good at first, after having seen the trailer. But as time went on as I got fascinated with the cartoon series, I have decided to give the film a good chance of viewing.

And I had:
Of course the animation was pretty good, though some of it just need some few little tweaks. (I'll have to admit that) The voice/screen acting were good (i.e. Johnathan Winters did a really good job voicing Papa, and pop star Katy Perry did a pretty decent job voicing Smurfette; But I have prefered Lucille Bliss' voice a little more, however I hope you don't mind this, and the same thing goes to everyone else)

And my final thoughts on the film: I do admit that it may not be good to those, but for everyone else including to those in public; It turned out to be a good smurfy feeling in it's own way. (But what I could barely stand to tolerate is some cheesy close-ups of the Smurfs [Razz] )

My rating:
4.6/10
(Animation = Good, Voice/screen acting = Great, Visual Effects = Great and everything else = Absolutely smurfy.)

But then here's the last note:
They couldn't beat the charms of the original cartoon series.


Hope you enjoy reading the review I made! [Smile]
Daniel Coffey
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 12-03-2011 06:34 PM:
 
I'M NAKED!!!
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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-03-2011 06:37 PM:
 
More like... "I'M BALD!"
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 12-03-2011 06:56 PM:
 
If a Smurf isn't wearing a hat, he's naked.
 
Posted by Nurturer Smurf (Member # 4050) on 12-03-2011 07:32 PM:
 
i agree, Daniel Coffey, that the movie can't possibly beat the charm of the charms of the original cartoon series, and i also prefer Lucille Bliss' voice over that of Katy Perry.

VicGeorge, love the naked smurf! <3
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 12-03-2011 11:53 PM:
 
I did my brief review of The Smurfs at rottentomatoes.com
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_smurfs/reviews/#type=user&page=2
From scale 1 to 10 i give The Smurfs 6/10.
Well the voice of smurfette from A Christmas Carol
Was not Katy Perry voice and it so much better than Katy Perry voice.
Her voice this time is right the middle between
Lucille Bliss' and Katy Perry voice.
I can described her voice as "Best of both worlds"
Her name is Melissa Sturm.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 12-04-2011 12:21 AM:
 
Spongebob: "AAAAHH! BALD! BALD! BALD!"

Just thought of an reaction I have to the picture, VicGeorge. ;P
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 12-04-2011 05:38 AM:
 
In the EMPATH: The Luckiest Smurf story series, if a Smurf is that happy over not wearing a Smurf hat, it means that they are either totally crazy or just had...uh...
 
Posted by Nurturer Smurf (Member # 4050) on 12-04-2011 07:55 AM:
 
some crazy smurfy fun lol
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 12-04-2011 11:53 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
I'M NAKED!!!
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AWWWWWWWWWWW... How sweet!
No matter, "I love you just the way you are!" [Enamored Smurf]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 01-03-2012 05:08 AM:
 
Just a thought on the CGI Smurfs, if I haven't said this already on the forum: when I was coming up with the idea of the Empath novel as far back as like 1986, I was imagining this story to be done in CGI, and given how well Sony Animation has done the CGI Smurfs -- perhaps even frighteningly so -- I think they would be perfect for a more visual depiction of the Empath story, because in my opinion, straight 2D animation really wouldn't do the story OR the character of Empath any justice. I mean, Empath's biggest problem is handling the fact that he is a Smurf and that he basically comes from a people who are not afraid of showing themselves as they are, short of being a complete nudist colony. To really emphasize how unnerving it must be for Empath to have to live with his own people like this everyday, with the taboos ingrained in his head through his years of living in Psychelia, there has to be some level of realism in the depiction of the Smurfs, which I think the CGI Smurfs from the movie have made so perfect for my story. It would definitely give weight to some of Empath's comments, like "YOU SMURFS ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF BACKWARD BLUE-SKINNED SAVAGES, AND WHAT'S WORSE IS THAT I HAPPEN TO BE BORN AS ONE OF YOU!"
 
Posted by Animator Smurf (Member # 3898) on 01-03-2012 05:12 AM:
 
Sounds like you're right, VicGeorge.
 
Posted by sportette smurf (Member # 4102) on 01-06-2012 02:39 PM:
 
i give the movie a 7.6/10 its a great movie but the voices of some characters sound weird to me compared to the ones in the cartoon
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 01-17-2012 12:53 PM:
 
As Sassette usually says, SMURFAROO! The Smurfs do Hollywood!
Papa Smurf, Clumsy and Smurfette in "Immortalizing the Smurfs." 13 December, 2011. [Smile] [Happy Smurf] [Smurfette]
 
Posted by Jokey Smurf22 (Member # 4119) on 01-17-2012 01:09 PM:
 
I heard about that, it sounds cool.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 02-09-2012 09:33 AM:
 
I don't know if you've ever seen these before, launched during the Smurfs movie release, but I simply fell in love with them: [Enamored Smurf]




Novelty Pair Smurf Bookends.


I don't know if ebay has them, but they're for sale here.
 
Posted by POPE SMURF (Member # 3263) on 02-09-2012 07:21 PM:
 
OH MY SQUEAKY!!! HOW MUCH ARE THEY HERE? [Angel Smurf]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 02-13-2012 01:48 PM:
 
Hi, POPE! According to I've just figured, the amount shown on Amazon (14.20 GB pounds) corresponds to 22.40 US dollars. [Wink]
 
Posted by Chloette Smurfette (Member # 4119) on 02-13-2012 01:54 PM:
 
Well, I found them and they are 29.38 dollars. There is only a limited amount there, but here is the link I found them out.

Smurfs Bookends
 
Posted by POPE SMURF (Member # 3263) on 03-01-2012 05:16 PM:
 
Surely they wouldn't come out with a storybook or
comicbook series would they?
 
Posted by Chloette :) (Member # 4119) on 03-01-2012 05:29 PM:
 
I don't think so.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-03-2012 03:49 PM:
 
This April you can watch the Smurfs movie on Starz!

http://www.starz.com/titles/TheSmurfs
 
Posted by POPE SMURF (Member # 3263) on 03-03-2012 05:16 PM:
 
HOW IN THE WORLD ARE YOU ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THE SHOWINGS AND VIEWINGS OF OUR SMURFS -
BLUE TIGER?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-03-2012 05:31 PM:
 
I've predicted that since Sony Pictures (Columbia, TriStar, Screen Gems, etc.) is affiliated with Starz channel for presenting their films, The Smurfs count as Sony Pictures Animation presented by Starz alongside "Open Season", "Surf's Up", "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and more.

Eventually like with "Open Season" and "Meatballs", it could broadcast on Cartoon Network's FLICKS in the near future.
 
Posted by Shy Smurfette (Member # 4353) on 03-16-2012 02:56 PM:
 
I've saw the movie, like 3 times and I love it!
 
Posted by My dog Padfoot (Member # 4119) on 03-16-2012 05:01 PM:
 
I've seen it like 2 times. I've seen the christmas carol about 2 times also.
 
Posted by Shy Smurfette (Member # 4353) on 03-16-2012 06:07 PM:
 
I haven't seen The Smurfs The Christmas Carol, because I have the original DVD and it's not on there. [Frown]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-21-2012 10:49 PM:
 
If you didn't watch The Smurfs Christmas Carol yet, you can find it on YouTube, Shy Smurfette. [Wink]

Yes, yes, I know that showing this is somewhat late now, but as I've just found it I couldn't resist... [Enamored Smurf]
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These lovely Smurfette flip-flops are by Ipanema, a trademark belonging to Grendene, the same shoe company that launched the Smurfs Melissa flats when the movie was released in Brazil.
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-22-2012 07:33 AM:
 
Those are so smurfin cute Squeaky! Thanks for showing! [Smile]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-22-2012 12:09 PM:
 
My pleasure, Jokie! You're very welcome. [Wink]
 
Posted by Greedette smurfette (Member # 4086) on 05-22-2012 03:13 PM:
 
Oooh! Those look smurftastic!
Thanks for sharing Squeaky!

[Smurfette]
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-22-2012 05:52 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Squeaky Smurf:

This is cool Squeaky, because in the Northern Hemisphere we're in the end of Spring, so I'm into this type of thing right now. [Wink]

Plus, in L.A. (Louisiana) it is hotter than the other parts of the U.S. so we're getting a jump-start in our swimming for the year. [Scuba Smurf] [Scuba Smurf] [Scuba Smurf] [Scuba Smurf] [Scuba Smurf] [Scuba Smurf] [Scuba Smurf] [Scuba Smurf] [Scuba Smurf] [Scuba Smurf] [Scuba Smurf]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-22-2012 08:20 PM:
 
Whoa, you all are very lucky! It's fall here in Brazil now, and the nights have been pretty cold sometimes. [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-23-2012 09:03 AM:
 
I remember in Fall and Winter last year I didn't wanna get out of bed in the mornings. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-26-2012 11:00 AM:
 
Other Smurfs Melissa pic:

 - [Smile] [Smurfette] [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-26-2012 03:17 PM:
 
Oh I just love the pink ones, how smurfy!
 
Posted by Friendly Smurf (Member # 4568) on 09-13-2012 09:44 AM:
 
I love this movie! Watched it many times, and I'm still loving it! I'll give this movie a 4 out of 5 stars!!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Friendly Smurf (Member # 4568) on 09-13-2012 09:50 AM:
 
I just don't know why this movie is said to be one of the worst movies ever... But I don't care! All that matters to me is that "I LOVE IT" [Big Grin]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 09-13-2012 12:58 PM:
 
With some folks, they want the Smurfs to stay stuck in a 2D animation world prison, never to be made into 3D even if anybody wanted it.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 09-14-2012 07:13 AM:
 
I never said that,Vic but it's not like I don't like 3D it does work but the real old magic of the series just isn't there.
Something is always better be off old fashioned than try to move with the world that they doesn't belong.
Japanese anime,Doraemon they have like 30+ feature films and you know what none of them were fully 3D even the newest ones are still in 2D animation.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 09-14-2012 01:39 PM:
 
And as I said before, Studio Peyo doesn't have the benefit of having an ongoing TV series like the Simpsons or an animation studio that they have constant communication with in order to have something like a 2D animated movie that's anything in quality like The Simpsons Movie. Hanna-Barbera is gone, and the only people they have to work with is Sony Pictures Animation, who are most likely trying to understand just what it is that made the Smurfs work with an American audience, let alone their original European audience.

Hopefully, this will be the last I want to say on the subject, because it feels like beating a dead horse.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 09-14-2012 06:47 PM:
 
Like I said before they can do 3D so much before go back to basics once again.
"Sometimes,we need to take a step back in order to move forward."
But no company especially in US would follow this quote they got too much money to the rightful
things.
People will always craving for more old school 2D animation not because they don't like 3D CG but audiences got tired of CG movies.
They need to take note from their fellow car-like robot secret to success because like it or not people still loving the way it was/is and it needs no change.
 
Posted by Joseph Raymond (Member # 4731) on 01-26-2013 07:53 PM:
 
I have bought the smurfs movie on DVD to watch and I've watched it on New Year's Eve!


 
Posted by masked smurf (Member # 5040) on 11-30-2013 10:54 PM:
 
The film is wonderful. But I wanted to see Jokey and Greedy were with the other Smurfs to New York would be a much more entertaining film [Happy Smurf] [Big Grin] [Wink] [Wild Smurf] [Vanity Smurf] [Smile] [Smurfette] [Gargamel] [Azrael]
 
Posted by masked smurf (Member # 5040) on 11-30-2013 10:58 PM:
 
I,ve seen [Astro Smurf] [King Smurf] [Santa Smurf] [Roll Eyes] [Happy Smurf] [Wild Smurf] it like 2 times in the cinema
 
Posted by masked smurf (Member # 5040) on 12-04-2013 06:52 PM:
 
Can not find someone better than Hank Azaria's Gargamel to be [Happy Smurf] [Wild Smurf] [Astro Smurf] [King Smurf] [Gargamel] [Azrael] [Smile]
 


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