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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-11-2011 12:58 PM:
 
Sony Plans Smurfy Sequel for Summer of 2013

August 9, 2011 by Ramin Zahed


Give the success of Sony’s summer blockbuster The Smurfs, which has brought int $135 million worldwide since its release on August 29, it’s not surprising that the studio has greenlit a sequel to the CG live-action/animation hybrid. Sony Pictures has announced that it plans to release The Smurfs 2 on August 2, 2013.

The film’s original producer Jordan Kerner (Charlotte’s Web, Inspector Gadget, George of the Jungle) is attached to the sequel. The movie has been performing very well at the box office in 23 markets overseas. Domestically, it grossed $78.8 million in its first ten days at the box office. No news on whether Peyo’s little blue guys—and Smurfette—plan to visit L.A., London or Paris on their next big-screen adventure, but we have a feeling their number one enemy Gargamel (played by Hank Azaria in the first pic) will follow them no matter where they end up!

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The Smurfs 2
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-11-2011 04:43 PM:
 
But why do they need to travel through time? Their own time period not interesting enough to craft anymore new stories in?
 
Posted by Debbie (Member # 2688) on 08-11-2011 08:34 PM:
 
I wonder the same thing myself...why not just keep the Smurfs in their own time? The original cartoon itself will seem less dated as the years go by than a series of "modern day" Smurf stories, in my opinion.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 08-12-2011 02:59 PM:
 
I would like to see the sequels focus on the Smurfs in their own time period, not time-travelling as was the case for most of Season 9 in the cartoon series (which I find gimmickry and did not save the series from cancellation). I would also like the less emphasis on pop-culture references and crude humor which was an issue among critics including myself.

The sequels need to be better than the current film, not worse and I feel it may be the case.
 
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 03:19 PM:
 
Well, lets hope Smurfette gets to be like 7 from "9" or Princess Mononoke or like Coraline. I hope she becomes more of a heroine than a damsel in distress. I knew how she fought Azrael. It was Smurfy Awesome!
 
Posted by Debbie (Member # 2688) on 08-12-2011 09:58 PM:
 
Hanna-Barbera was pretty much stuck with trying to make Smurfette a main character while trying to keep Peyo happy by not straying too far from his portrayal of her. The modern-day film makers obviously don't have that problem. But making Smurfette into an Action Girl character wouldn't ring true to her established personality, in my opinion.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-13-2011 03:28 AM:
 
But nine seasons of a Distressed Damsel with hardly any growth to her character? You might as well have Mario's Princess Peach be put in Smurfette's place in the cartoon show.
 
Posted by Debbie (Member # 2688) on 08-13-2011 06:55 AM:
 
I agree that Smurfette is really not much of a character, but there has to be a happy medium between "Distressed Damsel" and the rather annoying "Action Girl"/Girl Power stuff that has clogged up so many kids shows. It'd be trading one stereotype for another.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-14-2011 05:48 PM:
 
And about making Smurfette more fearless, well... In some cartoon episodes she had shown some attitude towards a situation, proving not to be a damsel-in-distress or a crybaby all the time. By the way, we'd already discussed about that in the topic Is Smurfette Sexist?. I agree with Debbie concerning a mid-term.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-15-2011 03:01 AM:
 
If the Culliford family doesn't seem to have a problem with the producers making Smurfette into an action girl while retaining her original character traits, then that's one change we can comfortably live with. Me, I'm glad Papa Smurf's one-time amorous interest in Smurfette in the comic books is basically dead and buried.
 
Posted by Uncle Gargy (Member # 4048) on 10-27-2011 03:57 AM:
 
Are they filming another Smurf film soon?
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 10-27-2011 07:42 AM:
 
I think I read something about another Smurf movie coming out sometime in 2013.
 
Posted by MrsHandySmurf (Member # 3715) on 10-27-2011 11:23 AM:
 
Oms nother smurf movie!!!! If its true i cant wait!!!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by MrsHandySmurf (Member # 3715) on 10-27-2011 11:28 AM:
 
I wonder if handy will be a main character in this wone.........?????
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-27-2011 03:18 PM:
 
We'll find out!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 10-27-2011 05:40 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by MrsHandySmurf:
I wonder if handy will be a main character in this wone.........?????

I also hope so. Handy is my favourite character too and while I knew he wasn't going to be a main character in the movie, I was still a bit disappointed that he wasn't in it very much. In fact I was disappointed at how none of the other smurfs were really in it very much, I hope they fix that mistake in the sequel.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 10-28-2011 03:51 AM:
 
Usually the Smurf cartoon episodes have a shifting cast of main characters as well as a character that gets thrown in as the main focus or supporting character for one episode and then gets written out, which is pretty easy to do since most of the Smurfs are just faceless masses. So it's possible that another Smurf may be one of the main characters for the sequel. I'm just hoping they don't reuse Gutsy because he was something of a gimmicky character that got used in place of Hefty for an ethnic copy of his character.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 11-01-2011 06:46 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
Usually the Smurf cartoon episodes have a shifting cast of main characters as well as a character that gets thrown in as the main focus or supporting character for one episode and then gets written out, which is pretty easy to do since most of the Smurfs are just faceless masses. So it's possible that another Smurf may be one of the main characters for the sequel. I'm just hoping they don't reuse Gutsy because he was something of a gimmicky character that got used in place of Hefty for an ethnic copy of his character.

The comic stories were much worse, as the main character in the early stories are often nameless and are never heard of again in subsequent stories. I prefer Smurfs to have names and personalities (not steorotypes) than faceless clones which is why I strongly prefer the cartoon episodes than the most of the comic stories.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-17-2011 03:19 PM:
 
News Flash!! Smurfs 2 will be shot in Montreal in Quebec, Canada!
I went to Montreal in August 2005 with my family, now it'll be the Smurfs' turn! Read all about it!!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sony-pictures-smurfs-2-houdini-261805
 
Posted by Nurturer Smurf (Member # 4050) on 12-17-2011 03:47 PM:
 
very smurfy news, Blue Tiger10. thank you for sharing :-)

i can't wait to tell my Canadian friends about this.
 
Posted by blue4ever (Member # 4138) on 12-17-2011 04:31 PM:
 
smurfs 2 is coming?
oh how exciting
 
Posted by Smurfette Smurfling (Member # 4140) on 12-17-2011 06:46 PM:
 
Sweet, Smurfs two! Awesome.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 12-18-2011 02:13 AM:
 
It's good to know that The Smurfs movie will be one
step closer to the original setting in Europe.
Not a bad choice for Quebec.
If possible i want to take part in the next smurfs
movie not this one a third one.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-18-2011 08:44 AM:
 
Gee, Brainy Smurf, I hope it'll be shot in Paris or in Belgium or London.
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 12-19-2011 08:37 AM:
 
I'd like to see a Smurf movie in the original middle ages setting. [Wink]
 
Posted by Animator Smurf (Member # 3898) on 01-03-2012 05:12 AM:
 
I wonder whether Johan and Peewit will be in the next Movie? [Smile]
 
Posted by Squishy Smurfling (Member # 4212) on 01-06-2012 02:03 PM:
 
SMURF 2!?!? Smurfadoodle, that sure is smurfy!
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Squish, Squash, I'm squishy!
 
Posted by Jokey Smurf22 (Member # 4119) on 01-06-2012 02:41 PM:
 
It would be smurfy if the new movie had Johan and Peewit. What if it had characters like Homnibus or king Gerard. Maybe the smurflings would be cool. OMG, what if Marina is in this one. That would be so sweet. But then again, it is a very slim chance.
(Oh, darn. I'm sounding like Flighty)

Handy likes Marina! Handy likes Marina!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-07-2012 05:22 PM:
 
Well, Jokey, just wait and see...
 
Posted by POPE SMURF (Member # 3263) on 01-07-2012 06:45 PM:
 
Do you know something Blue Tiger? [Angel Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-09-2012 05:32 AM:
 
I have to be patient if any of the characters mentioned by Jokey Smurf22 may or may not be in "The Smurfs 2", and if Montreal have to do with the modern setting just like New York City.
 
Posted by Jokey Smurf22 (Member # 4119) on 01-09-2012 06:11 AM:
 
I know. I hope some of those characters are mentioned.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Archives (Member # 2350) on 01-17-2012 01:14 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SmurfFan82874:
I'd like to see a Smurf movie in the original middle ages setting. [Wink]

That would be Smurfy, actually there was "Smurfs and the Magic Flute" if you've heard of it?
[Wink]
 
Posted by Jokey Smurf22 (Member # 4119) on 01-17-2012 01:16 PM:
 
I've not only heard of it Archive, I've watched it.
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 01-17-2012 04:00 PM:
 
I read about it in Smurfs: A Celebration and recently bought and read the PaperCutz Graphic Novel, but I haven't tracked down the original cartoon film on DVD yet. Wasn't there a Hanna-Barbera episode version of Smurfs and the Magic flute?
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 01-17-2012 04:10 PM:
 
"The Smurfs And The Magic Flute" was ONLY an animated movie made by Belvision Studios in 1976. It was NEVER made into a cartoon show episode.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-18-2012 08:52 AM:
 
We'll get a Smurfs-Up when the Smurfs head for Canada.
 
Posted by MissCassidy (Member # 3409) on 02-07-2012 09:51 PM:
 
Indeed. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute was an animation of the Johan et PIrlouit comic of the same name. It was the first time the Smurfs (as we know them) came to being. Prior to that comic, no one knew about them.

I'm still a fan of the film, perhaps more now than before. Simply because it was Peyo's work. He had the influence on the production and story. As did Yvan Deleporte. I had the opportunity to listen to the original Belgian soundtrack, and Peewit's singing is funnier than the English dub. Johan is a bit more hard lined, which is how he is in the comic. Peewit provides comedic effect and Johan is the more serious one.

I would love to see a second Smurf movie in the setting of the Middle Ages. Heck, I'd love to see Johan and Peewit too, but I'm not sure if that is going to happen.


One can hope.
 
Posted by Onesimos (Member # 3538) on 02-07-2012 10:43 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by MissCassidy:
I had the opportunity to listen to the original Belgian soundtrack, and Peewit's singing is funnier than the English dub. Johan is a bit more hard lined, which is how he is in the comic. Peewit provides comedic effect and Johan is the more serious one.

Something I like about the original French version is how Peewit in the comics is supposed to be a dwarf (a stunted human), not a child as depicted in the cartoon series. His French voice depicted him as a dwarf, while his English voices (there are at least two English versions) depicted him as a normal adult.

I loved the performers' singing in the original French as it fits more to the time period of the film than the English versions.
 
Posted by Velvety Vanity (Member # 4150) on 02-08-2012 01:33 AM:
 
Montreal is a beautiful place, wonderful filming location.
Yes, they wouldn't make a movie about smurfs going to Canada. Canada isn't thought of as a glamourous place, and there aren't many Hollywood pictures about it. So, it probably is a filming location, playing the part of Europe/Belgium. Europe is very far away from their offices, but Canada is their friendly upstairs neighbour. The filmmakers and crew cans fly back-and-forth between Montreal and Los Angeles.

If the smurfs, in the story, go outside to Belgium, which they probably will, the crew should probably film parts in Belgium, for it's landmarks etc. But only historic landmarks, because it would be set in an Medieval Flanders. That would be a fine film, and the Belgique tourism industry will be very glad! But if it's set in a generic abstract Medieval Europe setting, Montreal would be indeed a good place to film.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 02-08-2012 12:51 PM:
 
I was originally assuming that Peewit was a dwarf.

By the way, I just got the Imavision release of The Smurfs And The Magic Flute, and it has a totally different English dub where even the songs have different lyrics, and the new voices ranged from passable to terrible.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 02-08-2012 02:06 PM:
 
I thought so, I even meant that in my Smurf fanfic, when Brainy and Papa Smurf commented about Tattoo and meant Peewit.
 
Posted by Chloette Smurfette (Member # 4119) on 02-08-2012 02:14 PM:
 
I agree with you about the voices Vic.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-01-2012 01:49 PM:
 
News Flash! A special image of Sony's Future Projects include "The Smurfs 2"!

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Please notifiy more info at once!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-01-2012 01:54 PM:
 
THE SMURFS ARE GOIN' TO PARIS!!!!

And Paris wil never be the same!

Coming August 3, 2013!!!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-01-2012 02:37 PM:
 
ARRRRGGGH...TIME TRAVEL AGAIN!!! You might as well give them a DeLorean that goes 88 MPH, if you know what I mean!

But what's with the cartoon Smurfs appearing below Smurfs 2? I wonder what else Sony is hinting at?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-01-2012 04:40 PM:
 
We don't know...
 
Posted by Chloette :) (Member # 4119) on 03-01-2012 05:05 PM:
 
Hmm....Very mysterious.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 03-01-2012 05:31 PM:
 
I kinda wish that Smurfs 2 movie could be tradtionally animated, like the cartoon or comics.

I tranferred my video copy of The Smurfs and the Magic Flute to DVD.
 
Posted by Chloette :) (Member # 4119) on 03-01-2012 05:32 PM:
 
I agree Cool Smurf. I wish it could be like the original cartoon series, though I guess I can deal with the new lifelike version. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 03-01-2012 05:37 PM:
 
Part of The Smurfs' Christmas Carol is animated like the cartoon. I was very happy. Thanks, Chloette:).
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-01-2012 05:43 PM:
 
Pay $10 to watch a movie that's just like the Saturday morning cartoon show? Not on my dime.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 03-01-2012 05:59 PM:
 
Look at the Simpsons' movie. That was traditionally animated, made a lot of money, and it was a hit. Why not the Smurfs?
 
Posted by Chloette :) (Member # 4119) on 03-01-2012 06:26 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Cool Smurf:
Part of The Smurfs' Christmas Carol is animated like the cartoon. I was very happy. Thanks, Chloette:).

I loved that Christmas Carol mini movie. It would be really cool if they could show what Gutsy Smurf would look like animated like the smurfs TV show.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-01-2012 07:08 PM:
 
Maybe a 2D animated spin-off will be great for either Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network!
 
Posted by Chloette :) (Member # 4119) on 03-01-2012 08:37 PM:
 
I agree Bluetiger.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-03-2012 04:48 PM:
 
From Cool Smurf:
"Look at the Simpsons' movie. That was traditionally animated, made a lot of money, and it was a hit. Why not the Smurfs?"

Probably because the creators of the Simpsons series intended for the movie to be like that. The Simpsons TV series has been in active creation for about 22 years. The Smurfs TV series, on the other hand, stopped being in production since 1990, and Hanna-Barbera no longer exists, and the only people Studio Peyo has any contact with now is Sony Pictures Animation. Nothing says that the Smurfs have to be stuck in a 2D animation ghetto.
 
Posted by Rowena (Member # 4018) on 03-03-2012 05:39 PM:
 
I like the 3-D Smurfs. I think they're enormously cute and that their expressions and mannerisms retain their smurfy personalities from the cartoon and comics. However, I also love the 2-D Smurf cartoons, even with their occasional flaws and goofs, and I don't believe that 2-D animation is necessarily a 'ghetto.' Quite the contrary, when it's done right, I deeply respect 2-D (and especially hand-drawn 2-D) animation. From the earliest days of Winsor McCay and his individually painted frames of film, 2-D animation has often reached the heights of true artwork. Studio Ghibli is a recent example, with its awe-inspiring masterpieces like "The Grave of the Fireflies" and "Princess Mononoke." Rankin/Bass's "The Last Unicorn", "Flight of Dragons," and "The Hobbit" are other beautiful examples--not to mention early Disney, when Bill Peet was working there, or the playful fluidity of the Looney Tunes.
I doubt they'd make the Smurfs sequel in 2-D, but if they do, I don't think that has to mean it's somehow 'lesser' than a 3-D movie. I'm just hoping it'll have a tight, honest storyline, that any original characters will be interesting and skillfully developed, and that they'll stay true to the Smurfs' personalities.
Just my opinion. Sorry, I didn't mean for this to get so long... LOL [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 03-03-2012 06:01 PM:
 
Like It or not the 2D animated version was going
be the one that always a successful.
I saw many 3D CG version of the old series it
lasts only a couple of years while 2D animated
lasts forever.
The problem about 3D CG is that technology always
the big part behind it so they have to keep change it all the time.
And it never looked half as natural as 2D not how realistic it is but does it feel easy on the audiences eyes not very "organic look" for 3D it
still not blend together with the background.
Realistic smurfs were here and I can tell it will
not last as long as its original art form in 2D animated.
But this only applies to the cartoon series that
has their original form in 2D hand-drawn animated
series.
The question is does Sony Pictures Animation have
got what it takes to please their fans?
Tapping into something that requires the old school tech and much lower budget put into the
project but without Imageworks software do they really need that much money?
I have to tell you all many companies these days trying to avoid the inevitable,Sooner or later
they finally come back to old fashioned style.
 
Posted by Velvety Vanity (Member # 4150) on 03-12-2012 01:52 PM:
 
Paris? When they're filming in Montreal? How about another French-speaking country... Belgium? [Frown]

I've always loved 2D so much more than 3D and live action.
2D can make the impossible... possible! It's also more immediate. You can "read" a character's expression quicker.

Though the Hanna-Barbera show was limited animation. Let's not forget.
It frustrates me a little, when folks say A Christmas Carol "was animated like the Saturday morning cartoon". It isn't... It's so much lovelier! It's fluid and bouncy and funny and expressive... There's plenty of squash-and-stretch, and playfulness... They had lots of money to blow for a fantastic-looking special! I congratulate Duck Studios on their commitment and ingenuity.

The NBC show did look nice sometimes, in later seasons. Like in "A Maze of Mirrors", in season 8. That's the nicest looking episode that isn't a special. It's also Vanity Paradise. And there is no sight of those &$?! smurflings! Oh, I apologise, this is a tangent.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-12-2012 02:42 PM:
 
A 2D animated Smurfs movie SHOULD NOT belong in the same series as a 3D CGI movie. Too jarring.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 03-12-2012 02:51 PM:
 
That would be cool if they filmed in Belguim. 3D is OK, but I'm most used to 2D.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-31-2012 04:56 PM:
 
NEWS FLASH--- Release date change for "The Smurfs 2": JULY 31, 2013....

SMURFS 2

Release Date: July 31, 2013
Studio: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation
Director: Raja Gosnell
Screenwriter: J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Karey Kirkpatrick, Jay Sherick, David Ronn
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Brendan Gleeson, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, John Oliver, Christina Ricci, JB Smoove
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family

Plot Summary: In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants — and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs — Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world's greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?

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Posted by My dog Padfoot (Member # 4119) on 03-31-2012 05:23 PM:
 
That's only 16 days away from when my 12th birthday comes. [Smile]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-21-2012 01:23 PM:
 
Exiting!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-27-2012 08:04 AM:
 
NEWS FLASH! This just in!!

The Smurfs 2 brings Gargamel, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Sofia Vergara back!

Vanity Smurf joins Papa and his fellowship of Smurfs to rescue Smurfette in Paris!

It's OFFICIAL! The Smurfs are off to Paris!!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-26-2012 12:18 AM:
 
Coming Soon: In August (3rd) of 2013, the Smurfs 2 comes! Apparently Sassette and Nanny will be bought back, Katy Perry will again voice Smurfette, and Vexi, an evil version of Smurfette, will be introduced as reported by Rocker(Find out more on "Vexi" here ). So what are your thoughts? Which Smurfs would you like to see in the 2013 cast? [Smurfette] [Smile] [Wink] [King Smurf] [Sassette Smurfling] [Wild Smurf] [Swoof] [Azrael] [GNAP!] [Gargamel]

The news 2 weeks after the first film was released to DVD! (Getting $135 million on veiws)

Katy Perry said: "I'm very exited for Smurfs 2!"

George Lopez said he was 'Exited to go back'.
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Yours Smurfily
Smurfette :-)
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 04-26-2012 07:16 AM:
 
"Production Begins On "The Smurfs 2"

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 26, 2012 -- Production has begun on Columbia Pictures' and Sony Pictures Animation's live-action/computer animated hybrid 3D family comedy The Smurfs® 2, the sequel to the 2011 worldwide hit that took in over $560 million at the worldwide box office. Returning from the first film for an all-new adventure that takes the Smurfs to Europe are Director Raja Gosnell, Producer Jordan Kerner, Executive Producer Ezra Swerdlow, and stars Neil Patrick Harris as Patrick Winslow, Jayma Mays as Grace Winslow, Sofia Vergara as Odile, and Hank Azaria as Gargamel. Brendan Gleeson joins the cast as Patrick Winslow's stepfather, Victor Doyle. Behind the microphone, as the voices of the Smurfs, all of the principal voice cast members will reprise their roles, including Katy Perry as Smurfette, Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, Alan Cumming as Gutsy, Fred Armisen as Brainy, George Lopez as Grouchy and Anton Yelchin as Clumsy; in addition, John Oliver, who took a cameo voice role as Vanity Smurf in the first film, returns to voice his now primary role. Additionally behind the microphone, Christina Ricci and JB Smoove will voice the new Smurf-like naughty characters, Vexy and Hackus, respectively. The screenplay is by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss and Karey Kirkpatrick and Jay Scherick & David Ronn, based on the characters and works of Peyo. The Smurfs 2 is scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2013.

In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants — and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs — Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world's greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?

Commenting on the announcement, Kerner said, "We've brought the entire live-action and voice cast into the sequel. It's a real thrill to 'get the Smurf village back together' for another adventure. The same holds true for the crew. We are so deep in talent we know a fine film will result. It's like visiting with old friends – just some slightly smaller than others."

Many crew members from the original film are reuniting, including Director of Photography Phil Méheux, Production Designer Bill Boes, Editor Sabrina Plisco, Costume Designer Rita Ryack and Visual Effects Supervisor Richard R. Hoover. The visual effects and animation are by Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.


I just found this on prnewswire.

Quite detailed which is a good thing for us!
 
Posted by Archive Smurf (Member # 2350) on 04-28-2012 11:24 PM:
 
I seriously, can't....freaking....wait! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Tabby Smurf (Member # 3715) on 04-29-2012 07:35 AM:
 
i cant wait!!!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-29-2012 11:15 AM:
 
Please inform Sony to find more details on the film including the new Smurf-like villains
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-30-2012 05:07 PM:
 
A teaser may appear before Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania this fall.
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-01-2012 06:15 AM:
 
This all sounds exciting! [Smile]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-01-2012 11:47 AM:
 
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Smurfs 2- Christina Ricci

This is Christina Ricci the expected voice for new character Vexy
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-03-2012 02:15 PM:
 
Guys! According to Wikipedia this is the little boy who will play Blue - Grace and Patrick’s son.

His name is Jacob Tremblay. This is the only photo I can find - there aren’t any on Google, and there isn’t one on Wikipedia - he doesn’t even have a page. Yet. The Smurfs 2 is his first movie.

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Blue Winslow - Jacob Tremblay
 
Posted by Shy Smurfette (Member # 4353) on 05-03-2012 02:33 PM:
 
Awesome!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-07-2012 11:39 PM:
 
OMS!!! I have awesome info on the smurfs 2!!

Here is what Sony Pictures Animation told me:


"Hello,

Thank you for your nice note! Shooting just started on THE SMURFS 2 so it will be a little while before we reveal the look of Vexy and Hackus or issue a first poster for the film, but you won't be disappointed!"
 
Posted by Archive Smurf (Member # 2350) on 05-08-2012 02:02 AM:
 
Nice, a child star in this movie. Are there going to be any smurflings in Smurf 2? I HOPE SO LOL
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-08-2012 06:20 AM:
 
Yeah, I can't wait to see all of the new stuff in the Smurfs 2!
 
Posted by Shy Smurfette (Member # 4353) on 05-08-2012 01:08 PM:
 
Can't wait! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 05-10-2012 02:57 PM:
 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=90121

Barely any time has passed since plot details for the sequel were revealed, now The Smurfs 3 is already being planned!
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-10-2012 02:59 PM:
 
Lol!
 
Posted by Smurfette Smurfling (Member # 4140) on 05-11-2012 12:37 AM:
 
The second film is set to hit theaters on July 31, 2013 and stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Brendan Gleeson, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, John Oliver, Christina Ricci and JB Smoove.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-11-2012 06:15 AM:
 
No doubt about Jonathan Winters he is the living legend in terms
of fun improvisations and roast.
And considered to be the mentor to Robin Williams.
You can watch his early footage back in 50s and 60s
I can tell you he really hilarious without being rude!
Frank Welker did a voice of Azrael in the move but back in Hanna-Barbera series Azrael voice was
done by Don Messick who also voiced Papa Smurf in this series.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 05-11-2012 06:52 AM:
 
Frank Welker is great when it comes to doing animal voices. One of his examples is Woof the were-hyena character in Batman Beyond: The Return Of The Joker.
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-11-2012 07:13 AM:
 
Also Frank Welker and some other man took over Don Messick's job for playing the voice of Scooby Doo when Don Messick passed away.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-11-2012 10:50 AM:
 
News Flash! Smurfs 2 already in production! Smurfs 3 is in the drawing boards!

Sony already smurfing 'Smurfs 3'

Threequel script in the works with 'Over the Hedge' scribes

By Jeff Sneider

Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures are feeling confident in their upcoming "Smurfs" sequel, as the studios are already developing a script for "Smurfs 3" with scribes Karey Kirkpatrick and Chris Poche, sources tell Variety.

Duo previously worked together on DreamWorks Animation's "Over the Hedge." Jordan Kerner, who produced the movie and its sequel, is also on board to develop the third film.

Released last summer, "The Smurfs" grossed a boffo $563 million worldwide. Sony wasted no time announcing a sequel, waiting all of 12 days before setting a July 31, 2013 release for "Smurfs 2." Sequel will see the return of director Raja Gosnell, producer Jordan Kerner and executive producer Ezra Swerdlow.

A live-action/CG hybrid, "Smurfs 2" has already started production, with most of the original cast back for the sequel, including stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Hank Azaria. New cast members include Brendan Gleeson, J.B. Smoove as a naughty smurf named Hackus and Christina Ricci as Vexy, an evil version of Smurfette (Katy Perry).

"Smurfs" is based on the Belgian comic characters created by Peyo.

In addition to "Over the Hedge," Kirkpatrick and Poche collaborated on the script for Michael Lehmann's 2007 indie comedy "Flakes." Kirkpatrick separately had a hand in adapting the beloved children's books "James and the Giant Peach," "Charlotte's Web" and "The Spiderwick Chronicles."

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-11-2012 10:52 AM:
 
By the way, how old is "Blue" in real life? Is he 3 or 5 years old? Can he talk? I've heard of Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith appear alongside his father in the flashback scenes from "I Am Legend". According to Wikipedia, this is Willow's debut role.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-12-2012 01:31 PM:
 
Katy Perry said this in a recent interveiw: I cant wait for Smurfs 2!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-12-2012 02:02 PM:
 
The Smurfs 2: Travel The World is the expected title!!!!!
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-12-2012 02:07 PM:
 
Cool! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-12-2012 02:10 PM:
 
The Smurfs 2 is an upcoming American 3D family film and a sequel to the 2011 film The Smurfs. Produced by Sony Pictures Animation, it is being directed again by Raja Gosnell, with all the main cast returning. New cast includes Christina Ricci and J. B. Smoove as members of the Naughties, and Brendan Gleeson as Patrick Winslow's stepfather. The film is scheduled to be released on July 31, 2013.

In this film, Gargamel creates a couple of evil Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties to harness the magical Smurf essence. When he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants and that only Smurfette can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and takes her to Paris. Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity must return to the human world and seek help from their friends Patrick and Grace Winslow in order to rescue Smurfette.

On August 9, 2011, Sony Pictures Animation announced a sequel to be released on August 2, 2013, which was later rescheduled to July 31, 2013 (two days and two years after the release of its predecessor).Director Raja Gosnell and producer Jordan Kerner will return. Katy Perry confirmed at the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards that she will reprise her role as Smurfette. Sony began working on the sequel in early 2011 with writers J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick and David Ronn. By early August 2011, the first draft of the script was completed.

Filming will take place in Montreal, Canada. On April 26, 2012, Sony announced that the film has gone into production.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-12-2012 04:05 PM:
 
Smurfs 2 Movie Logo
Smurfs 2 Logo
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-12-2012 09:22 PM:
 
Sony Already Hires Writers for Smurfs 3

The Smurfs 2 is already in production, with the story being taken international as the blue creatures that the live action characters go to Paris, along with some new roles in tow. While we’ll have to wait over a year to see just how the sequel does, it seems Sony is really enthusiastic about the series as a whole. Now, it seems the studio is ready to make an even more long term commitment as they’ve just decided that a third film will move into development as well.

Variety reports that Sony has hired Karey Kirkpatrick and Chris Poche as writers for The Smurfs 3, with an unknown timetable as to just when the film would be released. With the time between sequels, there’s a chance The Smurfs 3 could hit theaters in Summer 2015, if greenlit. Kirkpatrick was a writer and co-director of Dreamwork’s 2006 animated film Over The Hedge, as well as screenplay work on James and the Giant Peach, The Iron Giant, and even this year’s The Secret World of Arietty.

With Kirkpatrick’s work on The Smurfs 2, the story finds the evil wizard Gargamel creating a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants — and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs — Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world’s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her.

There’s no word if Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and the rest of the cast will return for a third outing should the sequel be successful, but it only seems extremely likely that the voice cast will return.

Co-written by J. David Stem, David N. Weiss., Jay Scherick and David Ronn, The Smurfs 2 is scheduled to be released on July 31st, 2013.

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New Smurfs 2 Logo, Smurfs 3 in Development

After Sony’s The Smurfs grossed a grand total of $563 million at the global box office last year, they waited a grand total of 12 days before green lighting a sequel. The studio has released an official logo (above) for the sequel, titled The Smurfs 2, but there was another surprising Smurf-related development today. Apparently, Sony has enough confidence in their sequel writers Karey Kirkpatrick and Chris Poche, that they’re now giving the go-ahead on The Smurfs 3. Given that the production of The Smurfs 2 is already underway with much of the original cast returning (plus a few new faces), things must be coming along quite nicely.

Raja Gosnell, who helmed the first Smurfs film, returns as director for the sequel which also stars Sofia Vergara, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin and John Oliver. The Smurfs 2 is set for release on July 31st, 2013. Hit the jump for news on The Smurfs 3.

Variety reports that Sony and Columbia Pictures are developing a script for The Smurfs 3 with sequel scribes, Kirkpatrick and Poche. The duo, who previously worked together on Over the Hedge and Flakes, will draft up a new adventure for the little blue creatures, themselves original creations of Belgian comic strip artist, Peyo. Kirkpatrick has a long list of kid-friendly fare, including James and the Giant Peach, Chicken Run, Charlotte’s Web and The Spiderwick Chronicles. For the sequel at least, new cast additions include J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as the “naughty” Smurf, Hackus and Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow) as Vexy, an evil version of the lovely Smurfette (Katy Perry). Check out all of our previous and ongoing Smurfs coverage here.

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This is how they expect Vexy will look

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Vexy
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-13-2012 12:25 AM:
 
Neil Patrick Harris is away from his family in New York City shooting Smurfs 2 this summer, but Sony feels so confident about the franchise that they've already hired writers to pen Smurfs 3.

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Sony Pictures Animation has, even before the release of "The Smurfs 2", greenlit a third film in the CGI/Live-action hybrid franchise. "Over the Hedge" scribes Karey Kirkpatrick and Chris Poche are writing the project; Jordan Kerner, producer of the first two films, returns. "Smurfs 2" is out 2013, so this one will likely be released the following year.

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Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-13-2012 01:47 PM:
 
Sony Pictures Animation said this :

"THE SMURFS 3 is only in early stages of development with the script being written so there is no release date yet."
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-14-2012 02:50 PM:
 
Yay!!!!!!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-14-2012 07:18 PM:
 
And I gotta admit, Vexy should look like Gargamel's version of Smurfette with the black hair, but more beautiful and dangerous like Eva Green's character; Angelique from Tim Burton's recently released movie: "Dark Shadows". I'd never expect she'll wear purple like an evil witch. Papa wears red, Grandpa wears yellow, and Handy wears blue, and Farmer wears green. So it is more efficient to add color of evil to the "naughties". I can't wait to see Vexy when the time comes.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-14-2012 07:22 PM:
 
http://www.fandango.com/movieblog/holy-smurf-sony-planning-third-smurf s-movie-for-2015-714992.html
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-15-2012 02:55 AM:
 
I too imagined Vexy's dress to be a darker color, I guess purple can be an "evil" sort of color! And don't forget Red And Lemon who wear, yep, red and yellow!

Personally, I love the expression on Vexy's face! I hope they decide to choose that one, it's very cool! There are around five expected "Vexy's" That was the only one I could get my hands on, lol!
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-15-2012 07:51 AM:
 
I think the kind who's playing Blue is cute.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-15-2012 02:28 PM:
 
Lol. I think he's cute too!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 05-18-2012 05:31 AM:
 
Smurfs 2 Movie Logo
Smurfs 2 Logo

I am so excited!!I was so hoping the first movie would do well and now we get two more!!!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-18-2012 08:21 AM:
 
Me too! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Peazjelly (Member # 3101) on 05-23-2012 07:17 PM:
 
Hemisphere Capital Raises $100 Million in New Funding, Will Back Sony's 'Smurfs 2'

The Hollywood Reporter – Fri, May 18, 2012 5:10 PM EDT

Hemisphere Capital Management, one of the more active providers of private equity financing to Hollywood movie studios, has raised an additional $100 million from a group of banks and is negotiating to cover part of the budget of Sony's Smurfs 2, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The new round of financing, which could foretell more Hollywood investments by Hemisphere, closed two weeks ago. A formal deal to come aboard as a Smurfs 2 financier is expected to close soon, according to sources close to the negotiation.

The Hemisphere Tentpole Co-Financing Fund, which provided part of the budget for last summer's The Smurfs, is a revolving equity and debt fund created in 2011 to co-finance big budget movies by partners Jean-Luc De Fanti, Jeff Sagansky and Eli Baker. It initially raised at least $200 million from an international group of funding sources and is an investor in Men In Black 3, which opens next week, as well as the upcoming Paramount movie World War Z, which stars Brad Pitt (and also has funding from David Ellison’s Skydance).

While there are several funds that have partnered in recent years with major studios, typically providing up to half of a movie's financing, Hemisphere stands out because its strategy is to only invest in movies with budgets over $100 million that have stars and are being distributed by major studios.

In an announcement last year, De Fani said this strategy allows the company to "invest in significant global tentpole pictures with the highest caliber of talent and filmmakers."

The latest $100 million was raised from a group of banks led by J.P. Morgan Chase’s Entertainment Group. J.P. Morgan is Hemisphere’s debt financing partner.

In addition to the main fund, Hemisphere also manages mezzanine and special opportunities funds, which had previously operated as Winchester Capital. Their focus is on media, film and TV investments.

Hemisphere's first deals were with Sony and Paramount, but the company has been seeking opportunities to work with others. De Fanti and Baker are currently at the Cannes Film Festival looking to invest in other big movies. They said last year that the company's aggregate investment in the first four pictures financed with those two studios "exceed $200 million of capital commitments."

Hemisphere appears to have made a nice profit on The Smurfs movie, which grossed more than $560 million worldwide. The sequel is scheduled to hit theaters in August 2013. Hemisphere also was an investor in The Adventures of Tin Tin, which did not provide a big return but did not lead to a big loss either, according to a source.

Hemisphere’s original group of strategic investors include Toho-Towa Company and Kadokawa Shoten of Japan and Lotte Cinema of Korea.

Hemisphere said last year that its mezzanine and special ppportunities funds since 2007 have made "successful" investments in the past with MGM/UA, Europa Corp., Senator Entertainment AG and selected independents.

A spokesperson for Hemisphere on Friday declined to comment.


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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-23-2012 08:52 PM:
 
Let me know when a first look is announced!
 
Posted by MissCassidy (Member # 3409) on 05-26-2012 11:30 AM:
 
True True Vic...

I'm not sure I'm happy with the Smurfs being filmed in Paris, since the comic was BELGIAN, not French. :/

Yes it was written in French, because that is the language, but the comic is Belgian. Still I hold out for the hope in a period based movie that has Johan and Peewit and the whole cast from the comics in it. Even the howlibird.
 
Posted by Brainy Smurf Snaeha (Member # 2823) on 05-27-2012 03:05 AM:
 
I think The Smurfs should be filming in Brussels,Belgium or any place in the countryside of
Belgium they chose Paris because it just looked more iconic and have more famous places than
Brussels.
Belgians actually speaks three languages French,Dutch and German.
And Belgium has always have much bigger number of comic strips than France.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 05-27-2012 05:19 AM:
 
Except that Belgium hardly rings any bells in the minds of the American public. You mention French, and what automatically comes to their minds? Either Canada or France. Belgium is like a total no-mans-land which hardly anyone ever really thinks of. Probably the closest anyone will see something like Belgium in any mainstream works is the CGI-animated Tintin movie that came out last year, and that came off more like some weird combination of Belgium and England set in the 1940's or something.
 
Posted by smurf it (Member # 4445) on 06-04-2012 09:24 PM:
 
I do wonder wat kind of plots this movie will have.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-24-2012 08:14 PM:
 
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Exclusive first-look posters!

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Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 06-24-2012 09:33 PM:
 
I think people (at least americans) needs to know more about belgium.
I think belgium is more attractive than france they just being a bigger country
Not to mention much milder weather than france.
Most of the well known cartoons from europe are from Belgium.
Some people can be so stupid to think all the greats are from france.
I just hope the 3rd movie smurfs would get the settings that they deserved.
It's not like i'm already disappointed in the 2nd movie I'm going to watch it anyway but all my smurfs will be place on the 3rd one.
 
Posted by smurf it (Member # 4445) on 06-28-2012 05:05 PM:
 
I do wonder what place they are going to shoot this new movie at.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-29-2012 02:43 PM:
 
NEWS FLASH!!

The Smurfs 2- On Set!

Via Facebook.com- Sony Pictures Animation

http://www.facebook.com/IceAge#!/media/set/?set=a.413462565366388.8958 2.164785560234091&type=1
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-29-2012 02:45 PM:
 
Smurf it: I do wonder what place they are going to shoot this new movie at.
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It'll be shot in Montreal, Canada and in Paris (possibly Paris as the story suggests)
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-05-2012 07:27 AM:
 
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Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 07-06-2012 08:08 AM:
 
Lol! That is smurfy BlueTiger! [Smile]
 
Posted by smurf it (Member # 4445) on 07-06-2012 10:55 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
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A Pretty cool smurfy image Blue Tiger.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-07-2012 05:52 AM:
 
"He's a grand old flag, he's a high-flying flag, and forever in peace may he wave..."
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-07-2012 05:02 PM:
 
CUTE!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-09-2012 02:04 AM:
 
Here comes the new poster, similar to the one they used for the first film...

THE 2011 POSTER

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THE 2013 POSTER
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STAY TUNED FOR SMURFETTE IN THE CITY, AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE SMURFS 2......
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-12-2012 06:56 AM:
 
The Smurfs 2: On Set in Paris.
Source: Facebook.com/SonyPicturesAnimation

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Sony Pictures Digital Productions President Bob Osher with Gargamel (Hank Azaria) in front of the Plaza Athene on the set of The Smurfs 2 in Paris, France today!

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Carriage for The Smurfs 2.

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View from the shoot!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-12-2012 07:10 PM:
 
Smurfette in the city!

A NEW POSTER COMING SOON
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-13-2012 01:53 PM:
 
OK! Let me know when it arrives!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-13-2012 01:55 PM:
 
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Neil Patrick Harris: 'Smurfs 2' with Jayma Mays!

Neil Patrick Harris suits up to shoot a scene on the set of The Smurfs 2 on Monday (July 9) in Paris, France.

The 38-year-old actor was joined by his co-star Jayma Mays as they reprise their characters for the sequel to The Smurfs.

Synopsis: The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world’s greatest sorcerer.

10+ pictures inside of Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays on the set of The Smurfs 2…












http://www.justjared.com/2012/07/10/neil-patrick-harris-smurfs-2-with- jayma-mays/

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/First-Look-Neil-Patrick-Harris-Smurfs-2 -31845.html
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 07-14-2012 08:49 AM:
 
Cool pictures Blue Tiger10!!!!!!! [Smile]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-14-2012 03:13 PM:
 
Thanks, Jokie!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-14-2012 03:37 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
OK! Let me know when it arrives!

Lol! [Wink]
 
Posted by RonSmurf (Member # 4430) on 07-16-2012 12:26 PM:
 
Neil Patrick Harris shooting "The Smurfs" movie in Paris:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQDBsJW8aww
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 07-16-2012 12:29 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
Thanks, Jokie!

No Problem. [Wink]
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 07-17-2012 10:56 AM:
 
I'm just glad that Vanity's going to be in it. [Vanity Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-17-2012 06:15 PM:
 
RonSmurf: Neil Patrick Harris shooting "The Smurfs" movie in Paris:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQDBsJW8aww

Cool video! But why is he carrying a wooden duck?
 
Posted by edwardie (Member # 4533) on 07-18-2012 11:46 PM:
 
I'd like that the smurfs are in middle age.But someone accidently captured a smurf who went out occasionally and dedicated it to the king. More than a thousand years later,it became a pet of Belgian kingin the palace. It's up to Papa Smurf along with others to go through the magical tunnel to modern Brusseils to find the smurf back.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 09-19-2012 07:59 PM:
 
While I'm still pretty much busy with my things here's the first look of the naughties.
http://family-room.ew.com/2012/09/19/first-look-naughties-smurfs-2-exc lusive/
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-19-2012 08:08 PM:
 
Great stormy seas! I never saw the naughties before! More evil than Evil Smurfette, purple Smurfs or Gray Smurfs! Very ungly and gloomy too!
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 09-19-2012 08:11 PM:
 
I don't know what's raja been thinking but I'm agreed with one of the users who commented in this page that 2D animated would work much better with the naughties but in live action this might cause the smurfs to lose their 3rd film the smurfs really going to look over the top now.
Yes I know they already working on the story of the 3rd one but might just got cancel because of the filmmakers' "naughtiness"
Clearly raja goshnell is not the "raja" to ruin the smurfs.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 09-19-2012 08:14 PM:
 
Just my thoughts though I'll wait to see more of the smurfy side of the movie.
 
Posted by Velvety Vanity (Member # 4150) on 09-21-2012 10:03 AM:
 
Well! I think they're lovely in their own way! They're mischievous and cute!

When I saw them with their grey skin, I immediately thought of the trolls from Homestuck, which is a very popular comic some of my online friends are into.

Hackus seems to be a very sweet and dopey comic relief character. But Vexy seems more complex.

I love her jeweled belt!

I feel inclined to like Hackus more though.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 09-22-2012 10:46 PM:
 
FIRST LOOK: Gray gloom for the villainous little Naughties from 'Smurfs 2' -- EXCLUSIVE  -

Sony Pictures Animation

You know Smurfette’s not a natural blonde, right?

Smurfs creator Peyo introduced her in his comic books as a dark-haired little imp, magically created by Gargamel, who was only transformed into her present state when Papa Smurf saw the good in her.

In Smurfs 2, coming July 31, 2013, the snaggle-toothed Gargamel (played by Hank Azaria) decides to fashion a few more of the little monsters — Vexy (voiced by Christina Ricci, and pictured above) and Hackus (performed by JB Smoove). Nicknamed “The Naughties,” they’re obviously trouble for our little blue friends.

“They’re not bad, they’re misguided,” says director Raja Gosnell. “They’re just products of their upbringing. And they haven’t had the best upbringing, let’s say.”

Although the term “Naughties” is new, the filmmakers took their cues from Peyo’s original lore. “Smurfette was a lump of clay that Gargamel put in his cauldron and he painted her blue as a disguise,” Gosnell says. “Using that as a jumping off point, our Naughties are basically clay gray.”

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But as we all know, it’s what’s below the surface that determines whether you’re true blue or not. So who are these stormcloud-colored creatures?

“Vexy is smart, and mischievous and has lots of attitude. Attitude to spare,” Gosnell says. “And she really does want to please her father.” That would be Gargamel, who would surely cringe at the title.

“Hackus, he’s just very funny and very physical,” Gosnell adds. “He’s the Tasmanian Devil meets a lovable puppy dog.”

Those who saw the original Smurfs movie may remember Gargamel was left stranded back in our world after those 'pesky blue guys' escaped through a portal back to their own mystical realm. Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays, the helpful human couple who protected the Smurfs, are also returning for the sequel — this time as new parents.

While they’ve been focusing on their new baby, Gargamel has been doing the same with his Naughties. He has also used his wizarding powers to become a hit entertainer in Paris, where he hopes to use the Eiffel Tower as an energy-generating antenna that will allow him to return home. All of that requires more Smurf “essence” to fuel his magic, and the Naughties are a key part of his plan to get it.

(go to e! online to watch a behind the scenes sneek peek of the FIMLMING of the Smurfs 2)

How do the Naughties feel about that?

“They want to please their father, like any child who just wants to do what’s expected of them,” Gosnell says. “They don’t really know the whole story.”
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-23-2012 01:35 PM:
 
Good afternoon! I can hardly, hardly wait for a teaser trailer for Smurfs 2! Maybe before "Hotel Transylvania" or "Frankenweenie" or "Rise of the Guardians"!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-24-2012 01:21 PM:
 
Look what I found on ImpAwards!


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OFFICIAL TEASER POSTER FOR SMURFS 2!!!!!!!

See if it'll be featured in front of "Hotel Transylvania"!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-25-2012 04:45 PM:
 
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Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 09-25-2012 11:09 PM:
 
Isn't that statue of me (and that photo above) just wonderful! Thanks for the beautiful pic BlueTiger !
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 09-26-2012 12:35 AM:
 
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Originally posted by BlueTiger10:
Smurfette, Let me know when a first look of Vexy is announced!

Well here you go BlueTiger, Vexy and Hackus, just like you asked [Smile]

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-26-2012 05:27 PM:
 
Whoa, that's Smurfy!

Tell me when the teaser's out!
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 09-26-2012 07:08 PM:
 
So Proximamente means Coming Soon in spanish right?
Can't wait for the trailer so they can prove me wrong.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-26-2012 08:13 PM:
 
When you see "Hotel Transylvania", I predict a trailer for the movie, so It's coming!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 09-28-2012 02:37 AM:
 
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THE LITTLE BLUE GUYS & GAL ARE COMING BACK TO THEATERS!

The Smurfs 2 - With these new images coming in, don’t be surprised to see the first trailer pop up any day now, even though we have quite some time before this animated adventure hits theaters on July 31, 2013.

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Jayma Mays films The Smurfs 2, Paris, July 10, 2012

Ooh la la! Jayma looked adorably chic in a cinched polka-dot Anthropologie dress on the set of The Smurfs 2 in Paris.

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Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 09-28-2012 02:43 AM:
 
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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-30-2012 02:55 PM:
 
C'est magnifique! Thanks for the pictures! Keep your eyes smurfed for the teaser trailer!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 10-01-2012 01:59 AM:
 
I will !! thanks bluetiger.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 10-01-2012 06:24 AM:
 
I just hope that Brainy will have bigger role in this one.
Sony Pictures Animation better be deliver since The Smurfs is their most successful film
I expect some improvement.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-01-2012 07:16 AM:
 
You betcha!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 10-02-2012 12:00 AM:
 

The Smurfs - Official Cast Interview


Were the smurfs hinting something here? Maybe some future places to visit! I guss Smurfette's wish came true.....
 
Posted by Sportette (Member # 4102) on 10-02-2012 02:19 PM:
 
Ha take grouchy replace it with me and the lines are even better since I hated the movie so much less then I expected cause I use to not like smurfs if anything I am not cute and I wanna go to Vegas my dad went but he wouldn't let me go
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-02-2012 05:27 PM:
 
Well, Smurfette got her wish, I can hardly wait to see you post a Smurfs 2 teaser trailer, because when I saw Hotel Transylvania in 3D, I caught my first sight of it! See Hotel Transylvania, and keep your eyes smurfed for the teaser!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 10-02-2012 07:55 PM:
 
BlueTiger10, was the trailer good?...when I go see Hotel Transylvania I'll take my video camera, and video it! Lol.


And I would love to visit Vegas!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 10-04-2012 02:15 AM:
 
http://www.smurfhappens.com/ THE SITE IS UP!!!!

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-04-2012 06:38 AM:
 
It showed our friend, Clumsy Smurf (voice of Anton Yelchin) ducking and dodging the signage accompanied by dramatic voice-over and dramatic trailer music.
 
Posted by Sportette (Member # 4102) on 10-05-2012 06:55 PM:
 
I'll find a way to enjoy it
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-11-2012 05:34 PM:
 
Did you find the smurfs 2 teaser yet?!

http://social.macys.com/parade2012_kaws/
 
Posted by Sportette (Member # 4102) on 10-14-2012 06:26 PM:
 
I just saw hotel Transylvania it good it was free 😃
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 10-14-2012 11:17 PM:
 
Looks like their not playing the Trailer in New Zealand yet, I'm very sorry guys!! [Frown] However, the movie was very good.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-15-2012 05:25 PM:
 
Keep your eyes smurfed for the teaser, guys!
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 10-22-2012 11:24 AM:
 
As I was about to enjoy "Hotel Transylvania" today, I was pretty much surprised to see a teaser trailer of "The Smurfs 2" as Clumsy makes his appearance to greet the viewers And then the logo pops up, as he did use his two fingers for peace (much like he did in the poser as we see). Lastly as the "2013" sign pops up, Clumsy was like "2013? Well that was pretty much close.", then he got pushed to the screen by the sign while shout out "too close...!".

And I guess that's about it. As for "Hotel Transylvania", it was a pretty decent movie for the whole family that are into silly monsters with their witty personalities.

Dan5589 (Clumsy_1991)
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-22-2012 12:23 PM:
 
Well, can you post the trailer here???
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 10-22-2012 01:24 PM:
 
I think it's best for us all to wait for it to be officially uploaded on YouTube from Sony Pictures Animation or something like that? I mean wouldn't that be better to wait?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-22-2012 04:43 PM:
 
OK, just let me know when you do! I presume it'll also appear in the previews for "Arthur Christmas" on Blu-Ray!
 
Posted by Sportette (Member # 4102) on 10-22-2012 06:56 PM:
 
Drawing I made for the smurfs two  -

It'll smurf you out just like I will
 
Posted by Sportette (Member # 4102) on 10-22-2012 06:57 PM:
 
Sportette is the smurfette with that braid
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-25-2012 07:22 PM:
 
Obtain "Arthur Christmas" on Blu-Ray, and you'll find the teaser for "The Smurfs 2"!
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 10-26-2012 03:25 AM:
 
Are you sure BlueTiger10?
Just asking though I can find Blu-Ray title for less than $6 here,black market of course.
Still $6 is a lot of money for a living here.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-26-2012 12:51 PM:
 
Gee, Oakley. I guess I'm thinking of the wrong availability between US Blu-Ray markets and the rest of the world. Try eBay.com.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 10-28-2012 06:51 AM:
 
Take care of yourselves, seek for the Smurfs 2 teaser, and have a safe and smurfy Halloween!
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 11-08-2012 03:22 PM:
 
Hi Everybody!
I'm back now that my character work for Smurfs 2 is done and The Naughties have been revealed by the bosses over at Sony. I had to keep things under wrap until they officially released the images. Next to speaking with the director and producer, I'm your best source for all things Naughtie [Wink] Although I am limited in what I can share, I can clear up any confusion about these characters as well as a few new secondary ones.

A little background- I started on Smurfs 2 at the end of October 2011, working directly with producer Jordan Kerner and director Raja Gosnell to create the new characters Vexy and Hackus. Actually, when I began the Naughties were a trio. I was sad to see that change because the third Naughtie was my favorite and had the best lines in the developing script! But we moved forward to get Vexy and Hackus finalized for the Executives at Sony to approve and pass off to Sony Pictures Animation (SPA).

Cheers!
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 11-08-2012 03:36 PM:
 
Here's some "fan art" I created for Vexy with the pose they released in September-
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Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 11-08-2012 04:23 PM:
 
THAT IS AWESOME ClumsyRules!!! Vexy looks amazing!!! Glad to see you again!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 11-08-2012 05:19 PM:
 
Looking forward to seeing her in action.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 11-08-2012 09:33 PM:
 
wow, what wonderful work clumsy rules!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-09-2012 07:04 PM:
 
I can hardly wait to see them in action!
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 11-09-2012 08:09 PM:
 
Thanks for sharing the image, Vexy looks great! This is pretty much what I expected her to look like, something scheming and devious, and I can picture Christina Ricci's voice matching her appearance perfectly.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-11-2012 12:43 PM:
 
Did you find the Smurfs 2 teaser in the "Arthur Christmas" DVD / Blu-Ray?
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 11-11-2012 02:50 PM:
 
I saw the Smurfs 2 teaser when I was watching Wreck-It Ralph in the theaters.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-11-2012 07:47 PM:
 
Post it here when you find it again.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 11-12-2012 05:19 AM:
 
I just found the teaser from Sony Pictures Spain! [Big Grin]


Los Pitufos 2 - Teaser en Español


Is it just me or clumsy looked a bit too blue?
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 11-12-2012 05:46 AM:
 
Kinda strange though that Spanish got the teaser first and not US or France.
But it also quite obvious why because the fans in Spain and Latin America are one of the biggest followers of The Smurfs or Los Pitufos.
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 11-12-2012 12:16 PM:
 
Don't worry about the blue in Clumsy's skin- that color is notorious for shifting darker and bluer when video goes through the process of being copied.
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 11-12-2012 12:18 PM:
 
BlueTiger10- is this Spanish teaser the same teaser on the Arthur's Xmas Blu-Ray?
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 11-12-2012 03:55 PM:
 
I think Clumsy looks great ClumsyRules!!!


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Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 11-12-2012 04:55 PM:
 
"I was hoping for it to be a bit closer..." *WHAP!* "Maybe too close."
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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-12-2012 07:12 PM:
 
ClumsySmurfRules- "BlueTiger10- is this Spanish teaser the same teaser on the Arthur's Xmas Blu-Ray?"

Well, I don't have the Blu-Ray yet, but we'll see... somehow.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-17-2012 03:22 PM:
 
Any luck on the teaser yet?
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 11-20-2012 06:01 PM:
 
English teaser trailer is now up!


The Smurfs 2 Official Teaser #1 [2013]

 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 11-20-2012 06:50 PM:
 
I think spanish version sounds better than english.
Just hope that the 3rd one can be the proper smurfs movie like The Magic Flute did I'll just watch this one as a popcorn movie then.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 11-21-2012 04:51 AM:
 
I don't think Sony's going to break up the trilogy set of movies by doing the third one as 2D animation. And frankly, I wouldn't want Sony to do that, to be so inconsistent with their movie series.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-21-2012 08:44 PM:
 
Hi, Rocker! Thanks for the heads-up!
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 11-21-2012 09:09 PM:
 
I don't think sony can dig any life from live action approch if they can't do 2D animated just do the same like pixar did,full CG animated it will be interesting what the sony imageworks can do. I'm also looking forward for Peanuts movie coming 2015 it will be 2D animated or less likely a CG animated.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 11-22-2012 02:52 AM:
 
Thanks Rocker Smurf the Smurfs 2 teaser was fun. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 11-22-2012 01:20 PM:
 
Happy Smurfsgiving!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 11-22-2012 07:53 PM:
 
ClumsyRules, Vexy looks cool!

Thanks for sharing the teasers, Oakley Smurf & Rocker Smurf... SMURFY!!!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 12-08-2012 01:52 PM:
 
Gargamel wishes us and the smurfs a happy thanksgiving !

 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 12-08-2012 08:28 PM:
 
Here's Hackus!
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Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 12-08-2012 09:32 PM:
 
Hackus is GREATUS!!!!! I LOVE HIM ClumsyRules!!!
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 12-09-2012 10:30 AM:
 
I'm now ready for another trailer can you tell me when it going to release,ClumsyRules?
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 12-09-2012 11:05 AM:
 
Great video find, Smurfette!

[Happy Smurf]

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Hackus!!!
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-10-2012 02:02 PM:
 
Gee whiz, Hackus has crossed eyes!
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 12-10-2012 03:07 PM:
 
Yes, he has a turned-in right eye [Wink]
@Oakley Smurf - a think another trailer won't be for a few more months.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 12-10-2012 04:23 PM:
 
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Here's Hackus!
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Even though not looking so smurfy, he's even sympathetic... [Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 12-10-2012 04:54 PM:
 
That's because he's not a Smurf.
 
Posted by Jordan Rivers (Member # 3118) on 12-10-2012 05:48 PM:
 
Hackus is very nice ClumsyRules! He looks like a bit of a troublemaker.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 12-10-2012 09:55 PM:
 
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Originally posted by ClumsyRules:
That's because he's not a Smurf.

I know, just because I thought he'd look like "more" a Smurf, since Vexy is somewhat alike to a Smurfette by her turn. At least, that's the impression I've got. [Confused]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-12-2012 05:21 AM:
 
Man, oh, man! I wanna hear how their voices sound!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-17-2012 03:38 PM:
 
Look what I Smurfed Everybody!

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A first trailer for Smurfs 2 comes out later today, but EW has an early peek for those true-blue little kid fans in your life.
Here we see two new characters known as the Naughties, living up to their names, and trying to get Smurfette to leave the “nice” list behind.
The little gray troublemakers are the magical creations of Gargamel (Hank Azaria), who designed them to help track the Smurfs on their own level. Christina Ricci voices Vexy and JB Smoove is Hackus, and Smurfette — again voiced by Katy Perry — has a kind of natural affinity for them.
She was, after all, a creation of Gargamel, too. Smurfs creator Peyo introduced her in his comic books as a black-haired little imp who was only transformed into her present blue-and-blonde state when Papa Smurf saw the good in her and used a spell to make her one of their own.
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Smurfette is inclined to see the good in people (or, whatever these things are). So when she meets Hackus and Vexy, she isn’t as careful as she might be.
“Good-hearted Smurfette comes to the Naughties’ aid when a candy store romp goes too far,” says director Raja Gosnell, explaining the context of this shot. “Unbeknownst to Smurfette, that was all part of Vexy’s mischievous plan.”
See, if Smurfette joins them in going bad, maybe she transforms back into her original form. That would lead to a rescue from the other Smurfs … and Gargamel’s trap is set.
Check back for the trailer later today. Smurfs 2 opens July 31.

http://family-room.ew.com/2012/12/17/smurfs-2-naughties-trick-smurfett e-into-breaking-bad-new-image/
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 12-17-2012 05:51 PM:
 
The new Smurfs 2 Trailer is online!
www.smurfhappens.com
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 12-17-2012 05:52 PM:
 
Don't you just love my smurfy haircut ? Also, my friends at Sony just sent me an all new Smurfs Two Poster !!
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Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 12-17-2012 06:41 PM:
 
Oh smurf yeah! Looks just as good, if not better, than the first film.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 12-17-2012 06:49 PM:
 
Holy Toledo!
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 12-18-2012 06:49 AM:
 
Clumsyrules better answer me where the heck is Brainy...i really hope that some of them got lost in the city while papa's group got to rescue them.
But if brainy is not in this one I think i'm going to feel a bit sad in this one.
Good teaser trailer by the way.
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 12-18-2012 01:32 PM:
 
Brainy is in this one, Oakley Smurf. That is all I can say.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 12-18-2012 01:57 PM:
 
Clumsy Rules, I just love Smurfettes New Haircut, could you tell me how/why she gets it ?
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 12-18-2012 02:11 PM:
 
I hate to burst your bubble here, but to be frankly honest, I just had my doubts on how would the sequel ever turn out to be once it's released for the box office.

What I mean that sometimes - sequels often messes things up, unless they get the story on the right direction, especially from where the first film left off.

But in all seriousness, from the look of the official trailer - 'The Smurfs 2' does seem to have a decent plot for the story, as well as some new characters. (but I'm not much excited as many of you do, no offence though)

Lastly I must apologise if I sounded a little harsh on this one, but let's face it - it's just my thoughts on how it would eventually happen. However you could correct me, if I'm wrong.

Daniel (Clumsy_1991)
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 12-18-2012 02:48 PM:
 
Smurfette: I wouldn't exactly call it a haircut... not in the traditional sense.

Clumsy 1991: Don't have expectations. It will be a fun, entertaining film starring many of your favorite Smurfs. Jordan and Raja always make sure their stories have heart and soul, and some genuinely good laughs. Smurfs 3 (if it get's approved, cross your fingers!) is going to be a blast! Box Office is generally the deciding factor, so go see this with friends and go many times [Wink]

**As a reminder, these are my personal thoughts and opinions and they do not represent or reflect the opinions of Sony/Columbia, Lafig Belgium, K Entertainment or anyone else involved in the making of these films**
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 12-18-2012 03:50 PM:
 
@ClumsyRules You could be right on about everything, but it isn't like saying I hate the film - but then again I'm quite sure they'd be proud of themselves for what they're doing for bringing our favourite characters to the big screen. [Smile]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 12-18-2012 04:06 PM:
 
Hehehe true thing ClumsyRules..I guess I couldn't call it that. [Wink]
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 12-18-2012 08:29 PM:
 
To clusmyrules,I think if you guys have the green light for The Smurfs 3 just try make it in full CG
like Disney/Pixar does i think it will work brilliantly no offense but i think you can do so much with the live actors and locations until you got limited by it.
Just try to put my ideas on the table ok?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-01-2013 02:39 PM:
 
Hey, Smurfs! I saw the trailer in front of "Cirque du Soleil 3D" and by golly, I've never seen anything like it! Smurfs in Paris! I'm planning a documentary of movie locations in New York, Paris and London.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 01-03-2013 02:24 PM:
 
The 2013 Movie Smurf Figurine Set is already done and shall be available in the middle of the year!! Click on this link to know some more (below the topic 2013 Celebration Smurfs). [Smile] [Smurfette] [Vanity Smurf] [Gargamel] [Azrael]
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 01-03-2013 02:55 PM:
 
Hmmm... the Vexy figure looks alright but the Hackus figure looks a bit homogenized. They don't give me a heads-up when the merchandizing starts showing up, so generally I'm seeing it when you all are.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 01-03-2013 03:14 PM:
 
Here's some pics I smoogled ('smurfed on Google') of this new Smurf movie figurine set:

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-03-2013 03:44 PM:
 
Oh, boy! I am so getting the Smurfs 2 collection! Tell them to make Vexy & Hackus plush toys!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 01-03-2013 03:45 PM:
 
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I must agree with ClumsyRules, Vexy looks a little better done than Hackus. His face seems a bit thinner than in the movie trailer, though he keeps funny.
And Vanity looks fine, yet Smurfette's skirt looks somewhat longer than her countepart's from the first movie, and Papa has got less details on his face, too.
Gargy looks good, with a pinch of 'movie', and Azrael is OK.
Schleich always has gotten perfect results, but this time I had the impression this set was produced in a certain hasty way. Pity, maybe the production time wasn't long enough for the demand and probably they had to hurry up more.
Just my opinion, (blue)buddies... [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 01-03-2013 04:30 PM:
 
I'm certain plushies are in the works
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 01-03-2013 04:43 PM:
 
Schleich does it the old school way; hand sculpted from reference art and hand painted, although a bit sloppily. Other figures are usually done using the 3D computer models as a starting point so their accuracy and detail is greatly improved. I'm surprised they cheaped out on Hackus' dreadlocks- it's one of his most distinctive features.
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 01-03-2013 04:45 PM:
 
His smile looks like it was painted by a 2 year old [Frown]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 01-03-2013 05:17 PM:
 
I'm not sure you can call them dreadlocks...more like chunks of wild hair.

And yes, the smile does look a bit sloppy.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-04-2013 01:18 PM:
 
By, golly, I can hardly wait till the merchandise arrive!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 01-05-2013 09:53 AM:
 
I can't wait either!!!! It'll be fun to get this new set.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 01-05-2013 10:05 AM:
 
The New Movie Smurf Figures have been added to the checklist and the 2013 Movie Box Set has been added to the Smurf Box Sets section.

The 2013 Celebration Smurfs have also been added to the checklist too!

[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 01-05-2013 11:03 AM:
 
Great, Sassette, thanks!! You're the best. [Sassette Smurfling] [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-05-2013 05:34 PM:
 
Okey-Dokey, Sassette!
Let me know when more movie merchandise arrive!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 01-07-2013 05:33 AM:
 
ClumsyRules it must be so cool seeing your characters turned into figures!!! I bet they tone down the detail to make it easier to make the figure. It must be amazing to see your creation in the flesh!!!

Squeaky thanks for the photos! They're awesome!!
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 01-07-2013 10:38 AM:
 
Vic- I designed Hackus. They are dreadlocks. Call them what you will.
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 01-07-2013 10:44 AM:
 
Smurfy1For2- Yes, it's surreal. A year ago Vexy and Hackus were just scribbles on paper. The evolution of these characters is something I'd love to share. but for legal reasons it's not possible.

I've designed characters for other films as well, and it's always a love/hate experience with toys, figures, plushies and the lot. I have yet to see a plushy that gets a character right. It's probably not cost effective to stay on-model with a fabric based toy.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-07-2013 12:37 PM:
 
Well, no wonder you designed the Naughties!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-13-2013 06:23 AM:
 
Any new character images yet?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-17-2013 02:13 PM:
 
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Narrator Smurf, Papa Smurf & Smurfette
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 01-17-2013 02:15 PM:
 
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Vanity Smurf: (on NPH's Gargamel impression) "That's a very good impression.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 02-05-2013 12:17 AM:
 
Thanks for the Pictures Blue Tiger
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-11-2013 05:24 PM:
 
You're welcome, Smurfette!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-11-2013 05:25 PM:
 
Any news on Smurfs 2 yet?
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 02-12-2013 11:52 PM:
 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Smurfs-2/292511594209244?ref=hl

No but here is a smurfs 2 facebook page^
 
Posted by MissCassidy (Member # 3409) on 02-20-2013 09:22 PM:
 
Hmm, I am skeptical about the sequel. Sequels always tend to be worse than the original, however there are a few exceptions out there. First being Star Wars, most of the Star Trek movies, and Indiana Jones, as well as others.

So to say it is impossible to write a good sequel is not true. The director has the right intention, however I'm holding final judgement until I see the movie. What I have seen so far looks like a cute story, and the introduction of the new characters will be interesting to see if they incorporate Smurfette's "creation" story into it somehow as Gargamel made Smurfette bad, but Papa Smurf helped her become good.

I do hope there is a little nod to Johan and Peewit SOMEWHERE in the movie. Even if they are in a museum and they pass by a wax statue of them on display in the medieval section... (which would be AWESOME). What would be more awesome would be a wax model of King Gerard with a tiny replica of clockwork... but then that's a pipe dream.

Anyways, I hope the movie does well. I love the Smurfs, and I'm glad they are getting a long overdue reboot!
 
Posted by MissCassidy (Member # 3409) on 02-20-2013 09:25 PM:
 
@SmurfFan You have my vote!
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 02-20-2013 09:50 PM:
 
I've read the script and I just saw a bunch of footage from Smurfs 2, and I can tell you this...

People behind the scenes are excited about how well this film is turning out, and, in my opinion, it is MUCH better than the first one! That's saying a lot, because I really liked the first one. You guys are in for a treat [Wink]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 02-21-2013 09:33 AM:
 
Smurfy, Smurfy, SMURFY! I'm so excited, ClumsyRules!!!!!
 
Posted by MissCassidy (Member # 3409) on 02-22-2013 09:34 PM:
 
I am excited about the second movie, but I will hold judgement until I see it.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 02-25-2013 05:33 AM:
 
I'm excited too!

Let me know when another trailer or merchandise arrive!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-01-2013 08:57 PM:
 
Here is a new paperback book - The Smurfs in Paris (The Smurfs 2 Movie). It'll be released on June 25, 2013!


The Smurfs in Paris (The Smurfs 2)



Relive the smurfiest moments from the Smurfs’ adventure in Paris in this exciting new retelling of the movie, perfect for young fans!

It’s SMURFTASTIC! The second Smurfs movie releases July 31, 2013!

When the evil wizard Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette in search of a secret spell, it’s up to Papa and the Smurfs to rescue her! Can the Smurfs save Smurfette before Gargamel learns the secret and takes over the world? Find out in this exciting 8x8 storybook retelling of The Smurfs 2, complete with all the humor and heart from the movie!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 03-02-2013 02:28 AM:
 
Exclusive To BlueBuddies!!!
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Here is a little something sent to me by my friends at Sony Pictures.

And thanks Sassette, the new book looks extremely smurfy!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-02-2013 07:16 AM:
 
Smurfette - that's "two" SMURFY for words!!!

Thanks for sharing!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-02-2013 07:45 AM:
 
Yippee!!
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 03-02-2013 10:55 AM:
 
Cool book. Coming out just before the movie release. Don't want to read it before then or else SPOILERS!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-04-2013 11:07 AM:
 
Here is The Smurfs 2 Movie Novelization Book - also coming out on June 25, 2013. It tells the story of the new movie in 112 pages full of smurfy adventures! It also includes 8 pages of images from the movie!

The Smurfs 2 Movie Novelization
The Smurfs 2 Movie Novelization


The evil wizard Gargamel is up to no good again in this electrifying sequel to The Smurfs. To enhance his magical powers, Gargamel seeks to harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf essence by creating a group of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties. But when he discovers that only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and imprisons her in the city of Paris.

To save their beloved Smurfette, Papa and the Smurfs return to our world and reunite with Patrick and Grace Winslow, joined in their new adventure by Patrick’s stepfather, Vic. Will Papa and the gang save Smurfette before Gargamel can learn the secret spell and take over the world? Find out in this retelling of The Smurfs 2!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-04-2013 11:23 AM:
 
Another great Smurf 2 Movie book - this one is called, "What It Takes to Be a Smurf". The 32-page book comes with stickers and punch-out, card stock Smurfs! Also to be released on June 25, 2013.

Don’t miss this heartfelt and hilarious take on what it takes to be a Smurf.

What It Takes to Be a Smurf
What It Takes to Be a Smurf


The Smurfs 2 is all about what it takes to be a family…and a Smurf! In this tell-all guide, find out how kindness, love, and trust, along with a few other ingredients, create a Smurf—and a family! Young readers can explore different sections, such as A Profile of Two Sisters, How to put on a Birthday Celebration—Smurfs Style, Looking Blue-tiful, and more. As Papa Smurf once told Smurfette, “It doesn’t matter where you came from. What matters is who you choose to be.”

And with punch-out, card stock Smurfs and a sheet of stickers, What It Takes to Be a Smurf is the book that every fan of the movie will want!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-04-2013 11:41 AM:
 
There are also two fun and interactive Smurf 2 Movie Books coming out. Both are hardcover books.

The Smurfs 2: Look and Find coming out June 1, 2013

The Smurfs 2: Play-A-Sound Book coming out May 15, 2013.

Although I don't have pictures yet, I'm guessing they will be similar to the Look & Find and Play-A-Sound Movie Books from the first Smurf movie (pics shown below). I posted illustrations from the sound book here.

Smurf Movie Book - Look & Find
Smurf Movie Book - Look & Find


Smurf Movie Book - Play-A-Sound
Smurf Movie Book - Play-A-Sound

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-05-2013 05:32 AM:
 
That looks Smurftastic!

I am so getting those!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-07-2013 09:23 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by MissCassidy:
Hmm, I am skeptical about the sequel. Sequels always tend to be worse than the original, however there are a few exceptions out there. First being Star Wars, most of the Star Trek movies, and Indiana Jones, as well as others.

So to say it is impossible to write a good sequel is not true. The director has the right intention, however I'm holding final judgement until I see the movie. What I have seen so far looks like a cute story, and the introduction of the new characters will be interesting to see if they incorporate Smurfette's "creation" story into it somehow as Gargamel made Smurfette bad, but Papa Smurf helped her become good.

I do hope there is a little nod to Johan and Peewit SOMEWHERE in the movie. Even if they are in a museum and they pass by a wax statue of them on display in the medieval section... (which would be AWESOME). What would be more awesome would be a wax model of King Gerard with a tiny replica of clockwork... but then that's a pipe dream.

Anyways, I hope the movie does well. I love the Smurfs, and I'm glad they are getting a long overdue reboot!

Yes, I must confess I feel a little apprehensive about this sequel, but surely I intend to watch it before doing some judgement too. I only hope there won't be any toilet humor - at least, the less frequently possible. When I remember that scene with Gargamel and the champagne bucket... [Eek!]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 03-07-2013 09:25 PM:
 

 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 03-08-2013 12:50 AM:
 
Are you swearing,squeaky?!
Well here's my opinion on the sequel posted on facebook but please hold your horses before jumping to conclusions:
One of peyo's that got the CG treatment it deserved...(Benoit Brisefer)
Goddammit,sony how the hell you get your your ass kicked by some "amateurs"
After watched this video for dozens of times it's clear that live action/CG was the worse decision for the smurfs movies.
The element of surprise is gone and the smurfs 2 WILL not do as good as the first movie both critically and financially.
Hate to say this as a smurf fan but really it have a very high chance of suffering the same fate as Alvin and the chipmunks movies.
People grew tired of the movie risks so little to reaps the reward while behind the scenes live actors also grew tired with their imaginary actors.
I'm still going to watch it anyway whether if the movie fails or not...(sigh) SPA...

2nd post: Don't look at me like that,BB i'm just saying that sony clearly knew that they can do better with all CG but then chose to go cheap (But expensive) and chose the worst method. Look at what they've done with Cloudy 2,brilliant i can't wait to see it and it coming right after my birthday!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-08-2013 03:04 AM:
 
Let me put it to you this way: if I had the choice of using all CGI or or a mixture of live-action and CGI for turning my Empath: The Luckiest Smurf novel into a movie, I would definitely choose the latter over the former as long as it's done top-quality and it meets according to the vision that I have set for the story and its characters.

And having just seen the Benny Breakiron cartoon show, I would only say that it works well within the context of the character. I just would rather not see a cartoon cat or cartoon chipmunks try to be placed in a real-world setting where they look so out of place in comparison to creatures that obviously don't exist appearing as realistic-looking CGI in a real-world setting.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 03-08-2013 04:23 AM:
 
The problem is it's not a seamless transition the technology isn't there yet.
When you see there's something wrong you just simply remove it and tweak it anyway you want with everything in CG while you have to make do with the locations and actors that can't be tweak or the budget would go through the roof for set pieces.
The movie industry tried that for many years now but it's clear that they still got a long way to make it look seamless.
Look at the first Cloudy it used less budget than The Smurfs and it was a successful movie in its own right both financially and critically.
There's a reason why Pixar makes most if not all of their movies and shorts all in CG.
Don't get me wrong Live action/CGI movie some of them are great but to make a great one requires a lot of budget and when compared to CG like it's either tried too hard or didn't tried at all,the weakest link are the actors and locations once again.
You GOT Sony Imageworks on your side for god sake!
Maybe they need some advice from their gaming department at SCEA so they can see some light...
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 03-08-2013 09:49 AM:
 
Lafig is 100% behind the Sony/Columbia films, and approved all decisions, so it wasn't just Sony.

A fully animated Smurfs film isn't out of the question.
I seriously doubt Cloudy cost less than The Smurfs movie.

Smurfs 2, from what I've seen (and I've seen a fair amount of work-in-progress) is looking to be a better film than the first one [Smile]
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 03-08-2013 10:12 AM:
 
Hmm,i can't really say much then...
Then if it there's a possibility of the fully animated one then make it happen! (Well the trilogy ended of course)
Lafig really is under big pressure of trying to please everyone and they knew it's impossible to do
that but they still make it pass anyway?!
Oh dear I'm playing with the higher ups right here,after all i'm just a tiny irrelevant smurf...
One question,do you guys at SPA or whatever the company you work for do you think you guys
got the skills to go up against Disney/Pixar studio i mean the full CG animated stuff?
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 03-08-2013 11:59 AM:
 
If you like the quality of the fully animated films from Sony Animation (Hotel Transylvania, Arthur's Christmas, Cloudy, Surf's Up, Open Season), then yes. The story people for Smurfs are not the same as the writers for the others and Lafig takes a big role in story, but the level of visual quality would match any of any other Sony Pictures Animation projects.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 03-08-2013 12:59 PM:
 
Let face it, Kenner, Sony and everyone else who works on the Smurfs film had been approved by I.M.P.S Brussels and Lafig, and eventually become a box-office hit of Summer 2011, and everyone was happy. (well nearly everyone, but still)

I couldn't see anything to moan about the second movie yet, other than just seen the trailer. So what else can go wrong for everyone? [Razz]
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 03-08-2013 06:23 PM:
 
I didn't moan about the 2nd movie I just here to tell there's clearly the better way to make it.
Let's just say that i wouldn't rely on this live action/CGI method for too long if i were you.
Don't worry about losing your audience i'm going to watch it anyway.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-15-2013 01:52 PM:
 
Look what I found on SPA's Facebook Page!

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The Smurfs have invaded the Sony Pictures Animation campus! Good thing they're so cute.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-15-2013 03:22 PM:
 
If I had the Culliford family's blessing and the budget and talent crew of Sony Pictures Animation, EMPATH: The Luckiest Smurf would be a live-action/CGI film regardless of what anybody else says. A fully CGI production of the same story would best fit a TV audience unless you want to bring in the people from Pixar who made last year's Disney animated film Brave. Well, at least I would!
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 03-16-2013 11:31 PM:
 
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Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 03-17-2013 01:38 AM:
 
My friends from Sony Pictures have told me that Smurf 2 figurines are being sold NOW!! Keep your eyes out [Smile]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-17-2013 11:41 AM:
 
Awesome new photos!!!!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-22-2013 06:52 AM:
 
OK, Smurfette! Post me some pictures when you see them!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-22-2013 10:29 AM:
 
Here are some photos from the 2013 Toy Fair - Smurfs from the Jakks Pacific booth!

They showed the new Smurf figures - including Hackus and Smurfette in a red dress! There are even micro-Smurfs. You can build your own micro Smurf Village. They look so cute to me! There are also new Smurf Movie 2 plush characters - including Vexy and Hackus!

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Welcome to the 2013 Toy Fair

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Papa Smurf & Smurfette Figures

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Hackus Figure
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-22-2013 10:30 AM:
 
This is the Smurf Micro Village set that comes with the little 1-inch figures and interlocking tiles to build your own Smurf village. Smurfy!

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The Smurfs Micro Village

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Micro Smurfs

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Micro Baker Smurf

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Micro Smurfette, Brainy & Grouchy
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-22-2013 10:38 AM:
 
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Bean Bag Plush for Smurfs 2 Movie

* Baker
* Vexy
* Hackus
* Smurfette with sunglasses
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 03-23-2013 02:25 AM:
 
Good spotting Sassette!!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-25-2013 07:28 AM:
 
Who's ready for a game of Smurfs Monopoly?

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Monopoly: The Smurfs Collectors Edition

Coming out in June with the release of the new Smurf Movie!

And more fun smurfy stuff...

* Smurf Mash'Ems

* Smurf Mega Bloks

* 2013 Smurf Books (including Smurfs Movie 2 Books)
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 03-25-2013 09:26 AM:
 
Monopoly is called "Game Setthi" in Thai!
Loved to play it when i was young but this is more like a collector's item for anyone over 15 now.
You know in the world where most kids growing up with Ipad and smartphones who cares about a silly monopoly game when you got zillion apps and shovelware to download?
I don't have that digitized childhood like this,which i glad didn't have.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 03-25-2013 10:31 PM:
 
TEAM BLUE!
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 03-26-2013 07:55 AM:
 
I know what you mean, Oakley. Everything really is all about the Apps these days. And regardless of the valid discussion about the Smurfs Monopoly Game HERE (ie. Smurfs communal living vs Monopoly's capitalism), I do want to get this game.
[Happy Smurf]

I grew up playing board games (the real kind, not computer game versions) and I always loved Monopoly. To me it's a fun game to play. And since I obviously love The Smurfs... Smurfs Monopoly is a winner to me!

Smurfette... I am TEAM BLUE all the way! Great picture!!!!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-26-2013 08:30 AM:
 
I would like to see a scan of the game board when it does come out.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-26-2013 02:12 PM:
 
Ha, ha, ha! I'm lovin' this! I can hardly wait till I get Vexy, Hackus, Baker and Vanity Smurf plush!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 03-26-2013 02:19 PM:
 
Hoo-whee! Can't wait till I collect 'em all!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 03-26-2013 09:35 PM:
 
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Found this on the Smurfs 2 official page!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 03-27-2013 01:24 PM:
 
Clumsy knows karate.
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Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 03-28-2013 02:17 PM:
 
Very well done Vic [Smile]
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The Smurfs 2 took home an award at the BAFTA Kids Choice in December last year!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-01-2013 05:24 PM:
 
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HACKUS!!!!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-01-2013 07:49 PM:
 
With the right kind of remodeling, Hackus could look like Zombie Smurf.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-02-2013 06:55 PM:
 
Uh-oh, looks like the Naughties have crashed the Smurfs' visit to the White House Easter Egg Roll!

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Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 04-02-2013 06:59 PM:
 
Vexy looks like Rosie O' Donnell!
The Peyo Smurfs look bizarre next to the Naughties costumes
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 04-02-2013 07:00 PM:
 
Who the heck is checking if the merchandising material is "on model"?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-02-2013 07:03 PM:
 
Very funny comment about Rosie O'Donnell. And what's "on model" supposed to mean?
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 04-02-2013 07:14 PM:
 
"On model" is an animation term for keeping the character true to the original design. If you have 30 freelance animators doing sequences for a Pink Panther movie title, for example, staying "on model" will keep the character looking the same from shot to shot. This extends to merchandising as well, when artists not associated with the animation production are creating versions of the characters for print, toys or other media.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-04-2013 01:27 PM:
 
GLOBAL SMURFS DAY! June 22, 2013!

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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-11-2013 07:31 AM:
 
Great picture of the Naughties at the White House!!!! And I'm ready to paint the town "blue" on Global Smurfs Day!

[Big Grin]

Smurfy finds, BlueTiger!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-11-2013 07:35 AM:
 
Behind the Scenes at the Smurfs 2 Movie Set:
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Neil Patrick Harris filming on Smurfs 2 Set

I love that NPH holds a green pillow that will represent what will later become a smurf in post production! (Thanks again for first showing this pic, BlueTiger!)

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Sofia Vergara on Smurfs 2 Set... nice chair!

[Cool]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-11-2013 07:52 AM:
 
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The Smurfs 2 Director Raja Gosnell Reviews Smurfy Footage
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-11-2013 08:03 AM:
 
Some of my favorite Gargamel pictures from The Smurfs 2 Movie!

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Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 04-11-2013 08:20 AM:
 
Here I just found a new smurf game based on the first and the second movie and i have to say that they have to paid me a million dollar to give this game a praise.


Ubisoft's The Smurfs 2 The Game - Announcement Trailer


I can't believe they're going to release this on PS3 and 360 it just so wrong even some flash games looked tons better than this.
Better hope that the movie will not share the same fate as this game. [Mad] [Embarrassed]

Published on Apr 10, 2013

RELEASE DATE: 19 JULY 2013
DEVELOPER: UBISOFT SAN FRANCISCO AND WAYFORWARD

This summer join the Smurfs and help them to rescue Smurfette in the new platform game : The Smurfs 2 the game.

Embody your favorite Smurfs and live their thrilling adventures facing evil Gargamel from the Enchanted Forest to Paris and New York.

The game will be available on XBOX360, WiiU™,Wii™, PS3 & Nintendo DS.

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Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-11-2013 10:11 AM:
 
Given that the PS3 and Xbox 360 are on their way out as far as marketable game systems, I doubt that you're going to see anything better than this for Smurf video games. Personally, I would prefer a more original Smurfs game, maybe along the lines of Super Mario 64.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 04-11-2013 08:47 PM:
 
When the games like The Last of Us and Beyond:two souls coming out this year at least for PS3 it's still selling and people will buy PS3 just to play these two games.
But I have to admit 360 is dead.
No doubt why ubisoft didn't make this game good not only because it based on two movies and by the records it sucked,it also that they already got their Rayman series for platform game so this simply just another easy cash-in game capitalizes on the upcoming movie.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-12-2013 08:08 AM:
 
Bad video games based on popular movie licenses are par for the course, especially when there isn't anymore excuse for it besides the publisher spending so much money to acquire the license and the game has to be developed in time for the movie's release that any semblance of quality and fun has to be sacrificed. Unfortunately, the Smurf license seems to never have any luck when it comes to being used for making good games, and the few good Smurf video games that were made for the Sega and Nintendo 16-bit systems were only released in Europe. It's only left me thinking that the Mario game franchise is what the Smurfs game franchise should have been if the licensors and the video game publishers even cared. Right now it's the app games like Smurfs Village and Smurf Life that's garnering any active interest.

Interestingly, this game is being developed by WayForward, which is also responsible for Batman: The Brave And The Bold for the Nintendo Wii.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 04-12-2013 11:11 AM:
 
I have some sad news about the voice of Papa Smurf. (and Grandpa in the Smurfs cartoon show)

The best-known actor, Jonathan Winters, has passed away from natural causes at age 87.

Rest in peace Jonathan, I hope you shall be in smurfier place.

SOURCE LINK:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/04/12/comedian-jonathan-winters-dies-at-age-87/2077723/
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-12-2013 11:22 AM:
 
Peace be with you, Jonathan "Papa" Winters.
[Angel Smurf]

I hadn't heard this, thanks for sharing the sad news.
[Frown]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-12-2013 11:40 AM:
 
I just shared this bit of news on the Smurfs Fanon Wiki.

I wonder if the producers will have a dedication to Jonathan Winters put into the movie somewhere.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 04-12-2013 11:42 AM:
 
He was like a grandfather to me...such a shame he started his later years with the smurfs and ended his life with the smurfs,the movie better be good this time or his performance will all be in vain.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-12-2013 12:49 PM:
 
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Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 04-12-2013 01:16 PM:
 
Very nicely done there, VicGeorge. And the image you used reminded me that this comes only five months after we lost Lucille Bliss.

RIP Jonathan "Grandpa"/"Papa" Winters. I hope he's in a smurfier place now with Lucille, Don, Paul, Hamilton and Kip (and anyone else I may have missed out).
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-12-2013 04:31 PM:
 
With all due respect, we'll miss you, Jonathan Winters.
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 04-13-2013 01:14 AM:
 
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Posted by Binky (Member # 2693) on 04-13-2013 05:30 AM:
 
I am certain that Mr. Winters will be proud of your hard work on the new film ClumsyRules.

A touching tribute you have made, both Vic George and ClumsyRules.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-13-2013 09:15 AM:
 
Don't let Hackus get near the magic smurfberries.
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Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-13-2013 05:58 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Rocker Smurf:
Very nicely done there, VicGeorge. And the image you used reminded me that this comes only five months after we lost Lucille Bliss.

RIP Jonathan "Grandpa"/"Papa" Winters. I hope he's in a smurfier place now with Lucille, Don, Paul, Hamilton and Kip (and anyone else I may have missed out).

Very well put, Rocker.
Vic and Clumsy Rules, very great homages to Mr. Winters, he truly deserves them!

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Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 04-14-2013 06:29 AM:
 
Great picture Squeaky! And great tribute to Jonathan Winters all three of you! He was awesome and I'm sure we'll never forget him. [Angel Smurf]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-14-2013 07:36 AM:
 
Thinking back on the argument of giving fans what they want in a story franchise and letting those in charge of the franchise stick to their guns as far as which direction they want to take it in, Stephen King's Misery is a classic example of how far fan obsession can go when it's not in touch with reality.
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Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 04-14-2013 11:51 AM:
 
ENOUGH with the argument just do the **** thing in 2D animated and whatever your "good reason" not to do it just yet because you got more money than brain or some higher ups wants to boosting their merchandise sales,just try not to run the franchise down to the ground okay?
And please if you decides to do one,you better do it in my lifetime!
I know i'm taking this a bit too serious but really i'm brainy and you have to take my glasses (which i don't have) away to keep me from replying.
I'm in a hope to see if this 2nd movie going to be any better than the first one just hoping you guys at SPA will not smurfed it up,i like it or not i got stuck with your works anyway others were all great but the smurfs? Not so great.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-14-2013 03:23 PM:
 
At first, sorry if I'm meddling in others' matters; but, I must confess that's not the first time I see discussions like that here in Bluebuddies over this or that kind of animation. In my opinion, 2D shall always have the charm of its own. But I don't dislike 3D, quite the opposite actually: the animation in the Smurfs movie is awesome, perfect. Though I still prefer something like it was done
(sorry, ClumsyRules), for example, in the 3D Garfield Show,



whose characteristics are the same from original comics, just the opposite of what was done in 'Garfield the Movie'. Or the one with Scooby-Doo.
Honestly, I don't think there's any reason to go on with discussions that achieve nothing but some quarrel. Mainly among people with something in common: loving Smurfs. [Frown]
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 04-14-2013 08:10 PM:
 
I really have no problem with CG animated but the live action i don't know it just doesn't go along well with any of the cartoon turned-to-movie.
Winnie the pooh movie that released the same year as The Smurfs is the example of how the old school approach never dies.
I'm not here to convince you to guys to make it in 2D but sometimes under all the hype and money you got,it's easy to forget of what you really was/is. (original roots)
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 04-17-2013 03:26 PM:
 
More news, and this time on the end credits song for the film's soundtrack.

And this time, it will be sung by Britney Spears:

Britney Spears Smurfs 2 Song Ooh La La Will Be Smurftastic

First Published: April 17, 2013 1:15 PM EDT
Los Angeles, CA -- "The Smurfs 2" already has Katy Perry lending her voice to the animated movie sequel and now Britney Spears will lends her vocal talents to the soundtrack.

The pop star will perform "Ooh La La," which will play at the end credits of the film.

"I have always loved the Smurfs as a kid and now my boys are the biggest Smurfs fans EVER. I wanted to surprise them with a song in the movie. I know they’ll think it’s Smurftastic!," Britney said in a statement on Wednesday.

She also confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, "Remember that surprise song I recorded for my boys? It’s coming soon! #OohLaLa for #TheSmurfs2 :) Stay tuned for more."

The movie’s director, Raja Gosnell, is elated about to have Brit onboard.

"I am very excited that Britney is joining our Smurfy adventure. ‘Ooh La La’ is the perfect Smurf-party song, and the perfect button on the film for audiences around the world," he said in a statement.

"The Smurfs 2" – with returning cast Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Katy Perry as Smurfette and Hank Azaria as Gargamel – hits theaters on July 31, 2013.
Britney Spears

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-18-2013 03:17 PM:
 
I can't wait till the soundtrack arrives! That's gonna be swell! I remember Britney Spears was one of the judges from Season 2 of X Factor!
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 04-19-2013 10:57 AM:
 
Look what's coming later this year....

THE SMURFS: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW
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04/17/2013 10:52 am by Jim Hill

As the staff cuts at DreamWorks Animation and Walt Disney Studios prove, bigger is no longer thought of as better in Hollywood. The suits are now angling after a far more efficient business plan. Tinsel Town 2.0, if you will. A place where smaller teams follow shorter production schedules and work within tighter budgets yet still somehow manage to deliver top-quality motion pictures.

You know. The way that Sony Pictures Animation has been doing business for the past 10 years.

Oh, sure. Pixar's animated features get all the acclaim while Blue Sky Studios' movies clean up at the box office. But over in Culver City, SPA has been consistently turning out strong performing animated features for a significantly lower price point than anyone else in town. Which -- in the wake of "Hotel Transylvania's" success last fall (This Genndy Tartakovsky film sold $148.3 million worth of tickets stateside, $198.3 million foreign for a combined worldwide gross of $346.6 million) -- has not gone unnoticed in certain corner offices.

Of course, one of the main reasons that SPA is often able to do so much more with less if that this animation studio grew out of Sony Pictures Imageworks. And given that the work ethic of a visual effects house is hardwired into Sony Pictures Animation's DNA, it's no wonder that these guys have a gift when it comes to delivering top-quality work on very tight schedules.

And given that all of this got started back in July of 2002 when Sony Pictures Imageworks released its Oscar-winning short, The ChubbChubbs!, it's kind of appropriate that SPA has recently gotten back into the short animated film game with last year's traditionally animated Goodnight, Mr. Foot which Tartakovsky wrote, directed and animated himself and then continuing with the 22 minute-long movie The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow. Which will have its world premiere in June when this Halloween TV special is screened at Annecy in official competition.

Now some industry watchers might see The Legend of Smurfy Hollow as a cold & somewhat calculated bit of brand extension. A way for Sony to cash in on "The Smurfs 2," which is expected to do big office this summer (The original Smurfs was one of the biggest hits of 2011, selling more tickets worldwide than Pixar's Cars 2 and Blue Sky Studios' Rio). But since The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (in a nod of the old Smurfs television series) will mostly be done in 2D while The Smurfs 2 will be a mix of live action and CG, from the Sony Pictures Animation's point of view, there's more than brand extension to this Halloween TV. Smurfy Hollow also allows the studio to expand its creative palette & production pipeline. It gives SPA different ways to tell stories.

And Sony Pictures Animation is taking the same sort of approach when it comes to producing sequels to some of its more popular early releases. When "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" developed such a strong following after its theatrical release in September 2009, Bob Osher -- the president of the Digital Production division at Sony Pictures Entertainment -- decried that it was time for SPA to revisit Swallow Falls, the setting of the original "Cloudy" movie.

But where this gets interesting is that Osher -- rather than seeing Cloudy 2 as a strict cash grab -- opted to also view this sequel as an opportunity to grow SPA's creative team. So the studio had Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors of the original Cloudy with Chance of Meatballs, meet with Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, two longtime Sony Animation Pictures story artists. As the four of them tried to come up with an exciting, entertaining storyline for this Cloudy follow-up.

Borrowing a page for Pixar's Toy Story 2 playbook (i.e. John Lasseter and co. used scenes and characters that had been cut out of the original Toy Story as the jumping-off point for that film's sequel), Phil, Chris, Cody and Kris took some food-imals that had been cut out of the final act of the first Cloudy movie and then made them into the main attraction of this movie's sequel. And as soon as SPA management heard about the proposed "Something big was leftover" storyline for Cloudy 2 ... Well, Osher and co. not immediately got excited about this creative new direction for Cloudy 's sequel, they also decided to let Cody and Kris direct the picture.

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It's bold moves like this that are causing a lot of people in feature animation to keep a closer watch on Sony Pictures Animation these days. When Bob took up the reigns on the digital side of things and Hannah Minghella was named as the new president of production for animation back in March of 2008, these two brought a new energy and focus to the operation. It was Osher and Minghella who rebooted The Smurfs under the watchful eye of Michael Lynton (who grew up with these little blue creatures) and Amy Pascal. Hannah was subsequently promoted to president of production at Columbia Pictures in 2010. Bob and her successor Michelle Raimo Kouyate are then responsible for recruiting Genndy to come direct Hotel Transylvania which had been stalled in development hell for years before that.

And speaking of Hotel (Which SPA is already sequelizing. The follow-up to this family-friendly vampire movie is due to hit theaters in late September of 2015), Tartakovsky won't be returning to Transylvania anytime soon. The Monday after Hotel Transylvania held its U.S. premiere at the Grove, Genndy and his story team were already hard at work boarding a big screen comedy-adventure starring E.C. Segar's Popeye the Sailor Man. Which -- if the early buzz on this 3D movie proves to be true -- Popeye is really going to wow audiences when it sails onto screens on September 26, 2014.

And when you factor in the great work that's being done over at Universal's Illuminations Entertainment (Their latest CG feature, Despicable Me 2, will be bowing in multiplexes nationwide on July 3rd) and Paramount Pictures' animation division (where they're currently hard at work on a sequel to 2004's The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie), Sony Pictures Animation is now one of a trio of animation studios that are delivering top quality feature films at a significant lower price point than Disney, Pixar, Blue Sky Studios and DreamWorks Animation are.

Which -- to hear Jeffrey Katzenberg talk (as he was reflecting on how poorly Rise of the Guardians had performed at the box office during DWA's Quarter 4 2012 earnings conference call) -- is an issue that his animation studio is now attempting to address. By mid-2014, DreamWorks Animation hopes to have new technology in place that will then lower the production costs of their new full-length features to $120 million.

Which -- to put things in perspective here -- will still be $35 million more than SPA spent during the entire eight years that Hotel Transylvania was in development.

Which is why -- as we enter the era of Tinsel Town 2.0 -- you should expect to see even more financial pruning and production fine-tuning on the Toon Town side of the operation.


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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-19-2013 02:01 PM:
 
Hokey smurfs! A new Halloween Special! I wonder what it'll be about?
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 04-20-2013 05:22 AM:
 
At least this mini-movie will be in 2D!
And i liked the SPA strategy now looks like they will be a household name in few years time.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-22-2013 03:22 PM:
 
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“The Smurfs 2” photo call at The 5th Annual Summer Of Sony at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 22, 2013 in Cancun, Mexico.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-22-2013 04:19 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Oakley Smurf:
I really have no problem with CG animated but the live action i don't know it just doesn't go along well with any of the cartoon turned-to-movie.
Winnie the pooh movie that released the same year as The Smurfs is the example of how the old school approach never dies.
I'm not here to convince you to guys to make it in 2D but sometimes under all the hype and money you got,it's easy to forget of what you really was/is. (original roots)

Don't worry, Oakley Brainy. We know. [Happy Smurf]

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Originally posted by Smurfette:
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“The Smurfs 2” photo call at The 5th Annual Summer Of Sony at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 22, 2013 in Cancun, Mexico.

Smurfingly great, Smurfette, thanks a smurf for sharing! !ARRIBA PITUFOS! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-22-2013 05:05 PM:
 
The Smurf of the social network age.
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Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-22-2013 05:07 PM:
 
AWESOME Pics Smurfette and VicGeorge!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-22-2013 05:11 PM:
 
Whatever you do, DO NOT put duct tape on exposed Smurf skin. It hurts when you peel it off.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-22-2013 05:44 PM:
 
The New Smurfs 2 Game!! Trailor Here:

 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 04-22-2013 06:09 PM:
 
I wonder how good that game is going to be, because I honestly don't think the trailer makes it look very good.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 04-22-2013 08:38 PM:
 
If it release only on android or ios then it's a good game.
But this will release on consoles and that screams "milking" this type of game never have enough time to develop anyway so it almost certain that this game will be rubbish.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-23-2013 12:53 AM:
 
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More Pictures from Valentine's Day that my friends from Sony sent me a while back [Smile]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-23-2013 09:01 AM:
 
Here's another one of Katy Perry and Smurfette!

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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-23-2013 09:02 AM:
 
I would love to play in that smurfy beach behind Katy Perry!!!

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Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 04-23-2013 09:28 AM:
 
Those are smurfy pictures! And that beach does look cool Sassette! I bet this movie will be smurftastic! [Smile]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-23-2013 09:54 AM:
 
Since Britney Spears will be doing a song for the new Smurfs 2 Movie... it reminds me of a picture I did a while back - I made Britney into Smurfette!

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Britney Spears Smurfette

This picture was from this funny Famous People As Smurfs post.
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 04-23-2013 09:56 AM:
 
Lol! That is cool Sassette! [Smile]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-23-2013 10:08 AM:
 
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Britney Spears - Smurf Song "Ooh La La"

One of the co-writers for the Britney Spears Smurf Song, "Ooh La La" had this to say about the smurfy song...

Bonnie McKee (Co-writer of "Ooh La La"):

"I just wrote something for Britney Spears for the Smurfs movie, which was a really funny assignment because it’s for the Smurfs movie so it has to family friendly but it’s Britney Spears so it has to be a Britney Spears radio song. And Britney Spears is just all *** all day. So how many sexual innuendos can I come up with that aren’t too painfully obvious for the parents to get upset about. That was an interesting challenge."

[Smurfette]

(The track will roll during the credits of The Smurfs 2, which hits theaters July 31. The song was written and produced by Lukasz Gottwald in addition to Joshua Coleman and Henry Walter. Also getting "Ooh La La" writing credits: Bonnie McKee, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Lola Blanc and Fransisca Hall.)
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 04-23-2013 10:32 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sassette:
I would love to play in that smurfy beach behind Katy Perry!!!

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Me too! Me too!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-23-2013 01:31 PM:
 
Wolf whistle on Britney!
Katy Perry looks cool in blue!

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Smurfs in Cancun!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-23-2013 02:33 PM:
 
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Smurfs 2 Party in Cancun
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-23-2013 03:26 PM:
 
I hope Katy wasn't doing drugs before the photo shoot, or that would partially explain her freaked-out expression looking toward the giant Smurf in the background.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-23-2013 03:41 PM:
 
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Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-23-2013 03:48 PM:
 
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Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-23-2013 03:56 PM:
 
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Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-23-2013 06:01 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
I hope Katy wasn't doing drugs before the photo shoot, or that would partially explain her freaked-out expression looking toward the giant Smurf in the background.

Lol, I don't think Katy does drugs [Wink]
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 04-23-2013 06:25 PM:
 
Also that blow up smurf is a little creepy if you ask me, especially with it being dark in wherever those were taken and the shadows.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-23-2013 09:40 PM:
 
I agree [Wink]
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Katy Perry Smurfs 2 Interveiw
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-26-2013 05:13 AM:
 
Look what I smurfed!

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What the smurf is going on with the Naughties throwing a celebration with Smurfette?
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 04-26-2013 12:27 PM:
 
I don't know but I noticed that azreal is back there looking at either the cake or smurfette. Probably both look equally good to her.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-26-2013 01:22 PM:
 
Him. Azrael was a she in the comic books, but has been a he since the cartoon show. Gargamel in the 2011 movie lampshades this fact when Azrael ends up sitting on the wizard's head after they both get transported into the chimney where the map of the Smurf Forest is placed.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-26-2013 01:58 PM:
 
NEWS FLASH!

Smurfs are returning to Tribeca!

http://tribecafilm.com/festival/events/the-smurfs-free-family-festival-screening

http://tribecafilm.com/festival/events/tribeca-family-festival-street-fair
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-26-2013 06:30 PM:
 
Play Smurfs2 Games here  - "
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-27-2013 03:40 PM:
 
STAY TUNED!

I'll be posting coverage of the Smurfs 2 at the Tribeca Film Festival!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-27-2013 04:49 PM:
 
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The Return of the Smurf Village at Tribeca!

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Me posing in front of the inflatable Mushroom houses.

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The Smurfs 2 van

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Me and Papa Smurf

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Me and Smurfette

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-27-2013 04:52 PM:
 
In addition, they have an activity table with Smurfs 2 coloring pages featuring Gargamel, Azrael and the Naughties, and a photo op, as well as a viewing tent where you can view the Smurfs 2 trailer. I'll be uploading my coloring pages soon!
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 04-27-2013 04:54 PM:
 
Wow that's awesome Bluetiger!! I wish I could've gone. Great pictures. [Smile]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-27-2013 06:01 PM:
 
Great posting BlueRiger!! Looks like a lot of fun.The Smurfs also visited the White House earlier this week, along with Vexy and Hackus.  -
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-27-2013 06:19 PM:
 
Thanks, folks!
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 04-27-2013 08:37 PM:
 
Cool picture Smurfette! I wonder if the smurfs met President Barrack Obama while they were there. [Wink]
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 04-28-2013 03:32 AM:
 
Smurfette is an Asian? I'm surprised!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 04-28-2013 04:55 AM:
 
"Here's a way to fix the movies..."
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Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 04-28-2013 09:35 AM:
 
Yeah everything's better when you're high,right?
Too bad i'm not into the stuff.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-28-2013 01:15 PM:
 
Christina Ricci posed on the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Saturday with a life-sized version of Vexy - the character she voices in the new Smurfs 2 Movie!

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Christina Ricci & Vexy

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The Naughties & Christina Ricci

[Cool]

PS - AMAZING pictures at the Smurf Village at Tribeca, BlueTiger!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing them. I love your SMURFY pants too!

And smurfy finds, Smurfette!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-28-2013 01:28 PM:
 
The Smurfs 2 Screening at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 27, 2013 in New York City.

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Christina Ricci & Smurf Family
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-28-2013 08:04 PM:
 
Nice coverage on the Smurfs with Miss Ricci!

I hope you like it!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-29-2013 01:50 AM:
 
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 04-29-2013 12:39 PM:
 
I've just been Hackus'ed... and I like it!!!!!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 04-29-2013 02:26 PM:
 
CRAZY HACKUS!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-29-2013 02:51 PM:
 
Found this on the Smurfs 2 Official Facebook Page:  -
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 04-29-2013 03:12 PM:
 
Great pictures Sassette and Smurfette! And also all the fans from BB sends their wishes and healing power to Steve Good as well! [Smile]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-29-2013 08:53 PM:
 
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Posted by Joseph Raymond (Member # 4731) on 04-30-2013 12:44 PM:
 
The Smurfs 2 releases on July 31!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 04-30-2013 11:41 PM:
 
Pull Hackus' Finger?  -
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-01-2013 08:51 AM:
 
Lol! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-01-2013 04:46 PM:
 
Katy Perry gives an interview on the Smurfs two (found on tumblr.com).

When did you find out about Smurfs 2?
They actually approached me with the idea of The Smurfs 2, like straight after The Smurfs came out on DVD. They asked me if I was up to voice Smurfette again in the sequel! I was up for it.

Did you watch the Smurfs t.v series as a child?

I grew up with a very strict Christian background so as a kid I was never really able to watch the smurfs.

More on the interview coming soon!

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Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-01-2013 07:05 PM:
 
Cool! I love her smurfy blue hair! I can't wait for this movie to come out! [Smile]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-01-2013 07:24 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfette:
Pull Hackus' Finger?  -

Oh, no... Not toilet humor again!! [Eek!]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-01-2013 07:29 PM:
 
quote:
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He looks very affective (despite his crazy expression). [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-01-2013 10:48 PM:
 
Pop Princess: Two Pop Princess are starring in this years July released Smurfs 2!
Britney Spears (FanMade Smurf art) who will be singing a song called "Ooh La la" in the second Film

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Katy Perry who voices Smurfette in both Smurf films.
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[Smurfette]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-02-2013 09:07 AM:
 
Very smurfy!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-02-2013 11:06 PM:
 
A little somethings I found on Britney Lovers Indonesia  -  -
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Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 05-03-2013 01:30 PM:
 
To coincide with this year's Global Smurfs Day, Right Said Fred have re-recorded their signature hit "I'm Too Sexy", with reworked lyrics to change the song into "I'm Too Smurfy". While I can't stand this song (the original version at least), I did think this video was pretty funny and cute, so I thought I'd share it here.


Right Said Fred - I'm Too Smurfy


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Right Said Fred record 'I'm too Smurfy' for Global Smurfs Day

Friday, May 3 2013, 11:00am EDT By Simon Reynolds

Right Said Fred have re-recorded their 1991 hit single 'I'm Too Sexy' to mark the return of The Smurfs.

The music video for 'I'm Too Smurfy' sees brothers Richard Fairbrass and Fred Fairbrass rejig their lyrics in honor of this summer's Global Smurfs Day and the release of The Smurfs 2 on July 31.

"My name is Papa, you know what I mean? / And I do my little turn on the Smurfwalk," sings Richard on the promo, which features fresh clips from 3D movie.

"We are avid Smurf fans and really knocked out to be involved with this fantastic project. Keep Smurfin'!" the brothers said.

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Richard Fairbrass and Fred Fairbrass pose for Global Smurfs Day

Global Smurfs Day, aka the 'Smurfestival', will take place on June 22 at Westfield London in Shepherd's Bush. The free family day will be hosted by Magic 105.4's Jamie Edwards, with musical performance, games and activities. The day will benefit charity MediCinema, who build cinemas in hospitals.

Right Said Fred will also appear live to lead a mass Smurf sing-a-long of 'I'm Too Smurfy' on the day.

Dublin Zoo will host a free Smurfs Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 22. The lineup consists of family entertainment, games and activities, and the chance to met Smurfs characters Papa Smurf and Smurfette. Dublin's iconic Ha'Penny Bridge will also be turned blue in celebration.

Global Smurfs Day previous happened in 2011, with thousands showing their love for Peyo's cartoon creations by donning Smurf costumes and blue face pain across the globe.

Right Said Fred's original single 'I'm Too Sexy' spent four months in the UK top 10 and reached number one in several countries, including the US (where it spent 10 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart), Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.

The Smurfs 2, starring Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Katy Perry, will open in cinemas on July 31.


http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a478705/right-said-fred-record-im-too-smurfy-for-global-smurfs-day-video.html
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-03-2013 02:37 PM:
 
Here's a Time for Kids report on the movie!

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The Smurfs 2

Actor Neil Patrick Harris talks about the return of the Smurfs to theaters on July 31

April 29, 2013 By Kelli Plasket

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Narrator Smurf (left, voiced by Tom Kane), Papa Smurf (Jonathan Winters) and Smurfette (Katy Perry) in a scene from Smurfs 2.

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: July 31, 2013 (in theaters and 3-D)

Directed by Raja Gosnell

Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria

The Smurfs are back! In Sony Pictures Animation’s The Smurfs 2, the little blue guys head to Paris, France, after Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry) is kidnapped by the evil wizard Gargamel (played by Hank Azaria). Gargamel wants to use Smurfette to turn his own Smurf-like creatures, called the Naughties, into real Smurfs. But before taking on the City of Lights to rescue Smurfette, the Smurfs go back to New York City to ask for help from their human friend Patrick Winslow, played by Neil Patrick Harris, and his wife Grace (Jayma Mays). Over email, Harris answered questions from TFK about the Smurfs, filming in Paris and his magical hobby.

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Patrick Winslow (played by Neil Patrick Harris) and Papa Smurf (voiced by Jonathan Winters) in a scene from The Smurfs 2.

TFK:

In the first movie, Patrick Winslow was reluctant to let the Smurfs into his life. What is his attitude when the Smurfs reunite with him in The Smurfs 2?

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS:

Patrick grew to love the Smurfs in the first film, so he was very happy to see them return to the Winslow house. Unfortunately, that happiness is short-lived when he learns that they need his help to recover Smurfette!

TFK:

What adventures do we have to look forward to?

HARRIS:

The Winslow clan heads to Paris, hoping to save Smurfette and foil the now famous Gargamel.

Paris is fantastic—historical, romantic, chic. It was a joy to wander the streets and eat delicious meals. Unfortunately, I was by myself most of the time. I will say that Paris is infinitely better when you have someone there the share it with. And when you speak the language...

TFK:

Which Smurf do you most identify with?

HARRIS:

I'd like to say Papa, but I fear my fiancé would say Vanity!

TFK:

If you could be a Smurf for a day, how would you spend it?

HARRIS:

Gazing at myself lovingly in the mirror. Oh no, I guess I AM like Vanity! I jest. I'd probably be more like Jokey Smurf and wander around holding a wrapped box for people to open and explode.

TFK:

Which scene was the most fun to film?

HARRIS:

The showdown with Gargamel at the Paris Opera House was exciting. The building itself is phenomenal. It's rare that they let U.S. production crews film there. Plus, there was lots of action—leaping, diving, wire work. It's surprisingly technical, but I love that sort of thing.

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Neil Patrick Harris, who plays the Smurf's human friend Patrick Winslow, promotes The Smurfs 2.

TFK:

What is the most challenging part of acting with imaginary characters?

HARRIS:

The most challenging thing is having to be so exact with your movements. Every take, every angle, needs to be precise so that they can add the CG Smurfs later. Yet you don't want to seem unnatural or like a robot. So keeping every take (looking) spontaneous yet super specific was most of the job.

TFK:

Why should kids go see The Smurfs 2?

HARRIS:

Kids should see Smurfs 2 because they loved the first film, own it, (have) watched it 50 times and need another fix. It's also, from what I hear, an even stronger film, which is unusual for a sequel. Oh, and there's a talking duck. That's always a draw.

TFK:

In addition to acting, you have also been performing magic tricks since you were a kid.Can you share any tips?

HARRIS:

Magic is a wonderful hobby. There's so much to learn, so much history. It requires patience and discipline. One of my favorite things to do as a kid was work hard and save my allowance so that I could visit the local magic shop and buy two or three new “miracles.” I loved knowing the secrets and not telling them to a soul. Then I'd go home, lock myself in my room and work in front of a mirror until I got the tricks down. I'd come out, gather my friends or family and put on a show. Great memories!

http://www.timeforkids.com/news/smurfs-2/91111
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-03-2013 08:53 PM:
 
On set....

Jayma Mays (Grace Winslow)  -
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Jayma Mays and Jacob Tremblay (Blue Windslow)
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Neil Patrick Harris, Jacob Tremblay and Jayma Mays (the Winslows)
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PLUS: The Smurfs 2 and Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 Question Session will be held on the Seventeenth which Katy Perry will be attending.  -

I found this on Tumblr.Com

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PLUS ONE LAST THING a small teaser picture of Smurfette:

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Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-04-2013 04:14 PM:
 
found this too:

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-04-2013 05:58 PM:
 
Ooh-la-la!
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-04-2013 08:43 PM:
 
This movie is looking SMURFTASTIC!!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-04-2013 10:55 PM:
 
If you go back a page I found some smurfy new images too!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-05-2013 11:33 PM:
 
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Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-06-2013 09:15 AM:
 
Cool! Global Smurfs Day is only 6 days before my mom's birthday! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-06-2013 12:25 PM:
 
Tell me what events are cooking for Global Smurfs Day.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-06-2013 01:46 PM:
 
On set....

Jayma Mays (Grace Winslow)  -
Neil Patrick Harris (Patrick Winslow)  -
Jayma Mays and Jacob Tremblay (Blue Windslow)
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Neil Patrick Harris, Jacob Tremblay and Jayma Mays (the Winslows)
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PLUS: The Smurfs 2 and Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 Question Session will be held on the Seventeenth which Katy Perry will be attending.  -

I found this on Tumblr.Com

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Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-07-2013 01:48 PM:
 
Great pictures Smurfette! I'm excited for this movie to come out! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-07-2013 05:32 PM:
 
Let me know when there's a heads-up!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-08-2013 01:40 AM:
 
Bold and Bluetiful (From New York Fashion Week):
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See it all here - Bold & Bluetiful
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-08-2013 05:47 AM:
 
Smurfalicious
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-08-2013 01:14 PM:
 
That "Bluetiful" makeup looks very cool! I almost wish I had the desire to wear make up. Almost.... (I don't tend to like stuff like makeup, jewelry, or dresses)
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-10-2013 02:28 PM:
 
Looks like one of the new Smurfette figures by Jakks Pacific will be with her wearing a pink dress.

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Smurfette in Pink Dress

More pics & info here.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-10-2013 02:29 PM:
 
And this is the NEW style package for the Smurfs 2 Movie action figures.

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Smurfs 2 Movie Action Figures

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-11-2013 03:39 PM:
 
Ooohhh! I would sure like to have 'em. (And you know what? Yesterday's my birthday!)
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-11-2013 06:53 PM:
 
I agree! I'd like to have those two! And also Happy Birthday Blue Tiger!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] I hope you had a smurfy one! [Wink]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-11-2013 06:59 PM:
 
Happy Birthday BlueTiger!!!!! To celebrate I found this Smurfs Game Poster:
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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-12-2013 11:55 AM:
 
Why, thank you! And thanks for the smurf's-up!

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And look what I found! A Smurfs 2 banner!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-12-2013 01:25 PM:
 
Smurfaroo!

Hope you had a smurfy birthday, BlueTiger!
[Sassette Smurfling]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-12-2013 10:36 PM:
 
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Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-13-2013 09:42 AM:
 
Those pictures are smurftastic! Britney looks smurftastic in a smurf hat and clumsy is so cute! lol [Wink]
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 05-13-2013 02:30 PM:
 
Smurfy pictures!

Any more Vanity ones? [Vanity Smurf]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-13-2013 03:34 PM:
 
Here's a look at Vanity Smurf - it'll be fun to see him playing in a prominent role in The Smurfs 2 Movie!

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Vanity Smurf from Smurfs 2 Movie

[Vanity Smurf]
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-13-2013 03:41 PM:
 
Yup! And now that there will be more Vanity, the only thing I can hope for for the smurf movies is that Jokey gets to play a bigger role in smurfs 3! *fingers crossed* [Wink]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-14-2013 02:32 AM:
 
Britney Spears has been seen in a dress similar to the one Katy Perry wore at the 2011 Premier.

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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-14-2013 08:00 AM:
 
SMURFAROO!!! What a smurfy find!

[Big Grin]

Thanks, Smurfette!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-14-2013 07:09 PM:
 
Oh...my...SMURF!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-14-2013 11:02 PM:
 
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Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-15-2013 12:17 PM:
 
Wow, I completely forgot about that picture! Thanks for reposting! [Smile]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-15-2013 01:21 PM:
 
The same characters are being used for the 2013 film [Smile]
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-15-2013 07:43 PM:
 
Yeah, and now their adding the two naughties in. [Wink] Ooh this movie is just looking SMURFTASTIC!! [Smile]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 05-17-2013 05:03 AM:
 
Britney Spears's official Smurfs 2 song "Ooh La La" has now been released online. Here it is for us all to listen to. I will admit that I am not a Britney fan, but I actually think this song is OK.


 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 05-17-2013 08:48 AM:
 
Sony took it off from youtube definitely going to release it with The Smurfs 2...
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-17-2013 03:14 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfette:
PLUS: The Smurfs 2 and Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 Question Session will be held on the Seventeenth which Katy Perry will be attending.  -

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-20-2013 08:11 AM:
 
Mmmmm, a model of the Eiffel Tower made of French Macaroons. Yum.
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-20-2013 01:15 PM:
 
I can't wait for this movie! And Katy looks very pretty in that picture! [Smile]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-21-2013 05:31 PM:
 
Here are some new Smurfs 2 Movie Posters!

The Smurfs 2 - I'd Rather Be Blue
The Smurfs 2 - Smurfette is Papa's Girl

I'd Rather Be Blue - Smurfs 2 Poster Smurfette - Papa's Girl Poster
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-22-2013 07:03 PM:
 
Neato!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-22-2013 10:15 PM:
 
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-23-2013 07:21 AM:
 
How naughty of them to give the Smurfs the bunny ears!

Great posters!!!!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-23-2013 09:54 AM:
 
The Smurfs will be back at Build-a-Bear. Arriving on July 5th in the US and July 12 in the UK... get ready for Make-Your-Own Smurfette, Hackus and Vexy plush dolls.

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Make-Your-Own Smurfette, Hackus & Vexy


[Big Grin]

Look at how cute the "naughties" are... the plush Vexy and Hackus are so cute! The freckles are adorable!!!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-23-2013 02:05 PM:
 
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-23-2013 05:23 PM:
 
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Get Ready To Get Naughty!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-23-2013 06:51 PM:
 
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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-24-2013 03:59 PM:
 
OMG! Naughties invade Build-A-Bear!
This I Gotta See!
Keep an eye out for the new trailer in from of EPIC this weekend!
I'm seeing Epic, too! And thanks for the heads-up on these posters!
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 05-24-2013 04:04 PM:
 
NEWSFLASH: Look what I've just found today. And I bet you'd might be going to smurf in for a whale of time with this one!
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Oh wait, that was already posted earlier. Silly me! [Razz]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-24-2013 04:09 PM:
 
Funny you should say that, Clumsy. They don't call you Clumsy Smurf for nothing. Here's the real variation:

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Enjoy!

And see EPIC - now playing in 3D!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-24-2013 04:18 PM:
 
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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-29-2013 05:33 PM:
 
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Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-29-2013 09:58 PM:
 
Awesome posters everyone! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-29-2013 10:09 PM:
 
Here's a post dedicated to the NEW PLUSH TOYS for the Smurfs 2 Movie - check it out!

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[Big Grin]

Love the new Vanity & Hackus Posters!!!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-30-2013 04:47 PM:
 
New Games coming soon:  -
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 05-30-2013 04:56 PM:
 
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Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 05-30-2013 05:20 PM:
 
Click here to play Stork Race
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 05-30-2013 10:26 PM:
 
Such cool Smurf posters! I enjoyed mainly Cinco de Mayo and Vanity's! [Happy Smurf]
The new Vanity plush is cute, and even Hackus looks nice with his friendly smile! [Vanity Smurf] [Gargamel]
I've just played Stork Race and got 31,346!! Not bad for a beginner, tee hee... [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] Thanks a smurf for sharing, Smurfette! [Smurfette]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 05-31-2013 04:16 PM:
 
Thanks for posting about the new games, Smurfette!!!

[Big Grin]

What fun to Vexy & Hackus in their own games!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 05-31-2013 06:11 PM:
 
Gosh! Thanks for the Smurfs's-up!
 
Posted by Jokie Smurf (Member # 4119) on 05-31-2013 06:27 PM:
 
This is all so smurfy! Those games sound smurfy, I'm just about to go play them now! And that picture is very funny Vic! [Smile]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-01-2013 06:51 PM:
 
And don't forget that later this month is Global Smurfs Day - June 22, 2013...

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It's cool to see Narrator Smurf in this poster!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-01-2013 07:22 PM:
 
And remember Rocker Smurf found the theme song for Global Smurfs Day this year - "I'm Too Smurfy" by Right Said Fred (a smurfy play on the hit song, "I'm Too Sexy").

Right Said Fred will appear live to lead a mass Smurf sing-a-long of 'I'm Too Smurfy' on June 22 in London.


Right Said Fred - I'm Too Smurfy


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I'm Too Smurfy For My... Cat?


[Eek!]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-01-2013 07:33 PM:
 
What a smurfy beefcake heartthrob hunk... Hefty Smurf!!!

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[Razz]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 06-01-2013 08:42 PM:
 
Social Smurf:
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-01-2013 09:17 PM:
 
Smurfaroo! Here is a photo I took at my local Movie Theater today. It's a window display for the upcoming Smurfs 2 Movie! It's not cardboard but a window-cling sticker. There weren't any other smurfy displays... yet!

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[Cool]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 06-02-2013 02:09 AM:
 
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-02-2013 10:38 PM:
 
Smurftastic picture, Smurfette!!! Lots of blue food on the menu that day!

[yum!]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-06-2013 06:27 AM:
 
Mmmmm, I want a recipe for Blue Croissants!
And I want to have some treats like that, too!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-06-2013 05:41 PM:
 
What do you think is REALLY in the croissants and desserts? Hee hee hee.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-08-2013 09:42 AM:
 
Very funny Vic George!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 06-08-2013 12:35 PM:
 
Oh my smurfness...
[Eek!] [Big Grin] [Eek!] [Big Grin] [Eek!] [Big Grin] [Eek!] [Big Grin] [Eek!] [Big Grin] [Eek!] [Big Grin] [Eek!] [Big Grin] [Eek!] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-08-2013 08:27 PM:
 
The Smurfs 2 Set Visit
June 5, 2013


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At Mel's Cite du Cinema in Montreal, Quebec, the makers of The Smurfs 2 are recreating the city of lights through the magic of Canadian carpentry, while the entire primary cast of both on-camera and voice actors have reunited to capture the essence of what made the first a success.

Of course, when it comes to Smurfs capturing essence is always a primary concern for main villain Gargamel, and as series producer Jordan Kerner explained that's still very much on his mind in this new installment.

"The second movie really revolves around 'Why one female?' and the notion of Gargamel moving away from hunting down Smurfs to creating and growing his own to harvest the essence from them," explains Kerner. "He's gonna need one thing: the formula Poppa used to help Smurfette become a true Smurf. Gargamel is gonna have to open a portal, get back to Smurf Village and get that formula. He wants to get Smurfette to come back so he can get the formula."

What Gargamel winds up concocting is a new breed of Smurf known as The Naughties. Christina Ricci is Vexy, a flesh-colored Naughty, while comedian JB Smoove is Hackus, who's more grey in appearance. They are more troll-like/grotesque in appearance, with Vexy striking a very punk/goth-girl appearance.

So how does the Paris setting factor in?

"Through YouTube, Gargamel becomes the most famous sorcerer in the world," says Kerner. "So we open in a dressing room where we see he's played Vegas, New York, all these things. Gargamel is in Paris playing the Paris Opera House, and we are the only major film to shoot in the Palais Garnier. We are very fortunate that people love The Smurfs. He also goes to Paris because it has the great iron spire he needs to gather the storm to create the portal. Of course, that spire is the Eiffel Tower."

On the walls of the production offices we see art showing the Opera set includes a stylized backdrop showing Gargamel's castle and a giant toad. A "Phantom of the Opera" reference might be forthcoming. There's also a scene where a ferris wheel is rolled down the square, and a set piece in a candy store. None of this would work without the actor who embodied the character of Gargamel so distinctly in the first movie, Hank Azaria ("The Simpsons").

"I feel like I know how to play the character," Azaria says nonchalantly. "Its like practice with an instrument, you get better as you go along, the more familiar you are with it. On the first one I wanted to play him laid back and dry, which is funny in certain places. That really expresses itself in how sarcastic he is instead of him just being threatening, but there's no way to play Gargamel laid back, it's just not gonna really work. A lot of the first movie was Raja pushing me to camp it up and heighten it, and I found it very difficult to trust that at first. 'I'm gonna be overacting.' Eventually I started looking at playback and realized it was most successful when it was always crescendo-ing because that’s the way the character works. You almost can't go too much with this character."

That's all good and fine for evil villains, but what about the cute little blue characters we all came to see? It seems this time out, The Smurfs have a mission to save Smurfette, and they gather the help of an old human ally from the first movie…
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-08-2013 08:28 PM:
 
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"Poppa and a few others take some travel crystals and end up landing in the Winslow apartment of Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays," Kerner states. "It's at the end of their son Blue's birthday party. In the first movie he was nervous about being a father, and we find out why in the second movie because we're going to meet his stepfather. His stepfather Victor, played by Brendan Gleeson, has been the corndog king, and has no physical boundaries. Patrick has that wall in front of him as a character, he rejected this guy who stole his mom."

Brendan Gleeson is the fantastic character actor best known for tough guy roles in movies like Braveheart and In Bruges, not to mention the "Harry Potter" movies.

"I read the script, loved the character, loved the part," Gleeson told us. "I thought this would be fun. He's a little goofy. I was a little tense about walking the line of being a complete idiot and being a complete innocent. Victor is more innocent than an idiot, I think. You have to trust a lot of people to be able to go there."

This is a true kids film, and in true kids film style, Gleeson's character gets transformed magically into a duck. There are ducks in training on set, and we eventually meet with the duck wrangler and get the adorable opportunity to hold a little guy, letting it stand on our hand. It is precious.

"I'm very well acquainted with my duck alter-ego," says Gleeson. "I did an opening gambit with the duck, we shared a set at one point. I think we were in tune with one another. The day before I left to come over for the first rehearsal three mallards landed in my front garden and flew away. Two males and a female, so I took that as a sign. Then this morning I woke up and heard this noise outside, I thought they were crows, then I realized it was a duck. Then I forgot that I had actually set my alarm to a duck noise. Obviously something very weird is happening."

We take a tour of the hotel apartment set for Neil and his wife, Hotel Celeste de Paris, "Celeste" being the name of the director's wife. It is luxurious. There's a pile of appropriate magazines: Metro, L'express, etc with Gargamel on cover.

"Three years have passed, so now he's a more committed father," said Harris, who had literally just arrived back on set after a grueling hiatus hosting the Tony Awards. "I think he was a little nervous in the first one. Is he going to be a good dad? Now he's proven himself to be a good dad."

Since making the first movie, Harris himself has become a father, and that played into the new dynamic for him.

"I suppose there was some awareness of how I wasn't a dad when I was playing a dad in the first movie, and now in the second movie I am a dad playing a dad," says Harris. "That little nagging voice in my head saying I'm not believable isn't really there because I am more of a character. Our kids are still so young that I don't have a concept of what quality is in terms of something they watch. They don't watch TV until they're two… I sneak some 'Yo Gabba Gabba' in when it’s a bad day!"

This is one of the rare cases of everyone in the primary cast and the entire voice cast returning for the sequel, including the late Jonathan Winters in his final role as Poppa Smurf. There's also a few new additions, including Passive Aggressive Smurf (a reference from the last movie) played by Jimmy Kimmel as well as Party Planner Smurf played by Kevin Lee.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-08-2013 08:30 PM:
 
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In Gargamel's gothic lair there's a sewer running through with gross water that a production grip supposedly fell into on one occasion. There's lots of rust, statues, reliefs. There's also a cake for Smurfette's birthday that Gargamel brought to her, no doubt as some kind of evil ploy to drug her… or have her gain several pounds.

The scene we're observing takes place in the subterranean sewer set where Gargamel has created the mother of all Smurfalators. Looks like Gargamel is still trying to capture some of that pure Smurf essence for his own diabolical magic. In the take we're observing, Gleeson and Harris quibble over who gets to smash it with a fire poker, until they decide to work together.

Gargamel: "From Smurf village directly to my Surfalator so you can be with your Smurfs forever."

Harris: "I don't think so, Gargamel."

Gleeson: "You messed with the wrong Smurfs."

Harris: "They're the Smurfs, we're not Smurfs."

Gleeson: "Today we're all Smurfs."

The two continue to fight and bicker, until Poppa (trapped in some kind of cage as he is apt to be) interrupts them:

Poppa: "Oh for the love of Smurf, work together!"

Returning director Raja Gosnell then does a "freebie take" allowing the two actors to run wild with improvs. This bickering relationship is par for the course, and a major theme running through The Smurfs 2.

"The original conceit of the movie," says Harris, "is that I have this stepfather that I have conflict in creates its own great duality between his relationship with me, my relationship with my son, Poppa Smurf's involvement in all that. Those reflections on each other made perfect sense. Loved the idea of Paris, love Montreal, like the comedy. They were very open to my notes, its been very smooth."

Afterwards we get to meet and pet Mr. Crinkle, one of four cats who play Azrael in the film, the same cat from the first movie, as well as his trainer Larry. Having been on the set of the first film in Astoria, Queens we knew that Azaria was very frank about how torturous the make-up process was to become Gargamel. We asked him if that process had gotten any easier, to which he replied a blunt "No."

"I really do love this job, but where I really feel I earn my pay is in the make-up chair every day," said Azaria with good humor. "It is what it is, they've got it down to a science. It takes a little less than two hours every day. Wearing it is not so bad. The hair is the most annoying part. The prosthetic is so light now you barely feel it, but the hair and the eyebrows start to itch after about two hours. You can't really scratch them. It's annoying, but the rest is fun."
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-08-2013 09:43 PM:
 
New Smurf additions to the Smurfs 2 Movie include Jimmy Kimmel as "Passive Aggressive Smurf" and Kevin Lee as "Party Planner Smurf".

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Jimmy Kimmel & Kevin Lee
(SMURFS 2 Voice Actors)


We all know Jimmy Kimmel as the late-night talk show host on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Kevin Lee is the wedding planner to the stars. He had cameos on the hit reality show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kevin Lee is also the man behind the larger-than-life weddings of A-list clientele like Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, Christina Aguilera and Bill & Giuliana Rancic.

(A fun fact: Kevin Lee also the real-life inspiration behind the iconic character Franck, played by Martin Short, in “Father of the Bride”)
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-09-2013 08:13 AM:
 
Here's a Spanish trailer for "The Smurfs 2", featuring new footage. Hopefully this means a new English trailer isn't too far away.


 
Posted by younger smurf (Member # 4865) on 06-09-2013 08:38 AM:
 
Woooow this is purfect trailer. I started to thoroughly impatient.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-09-2013 08:49 AM:
 
Gosh! Thanks for the Smurf's-Up! Surely this'll be a new experience! I bet that'll be right in front of "Monsters University" and "Despicable Me 2"! And thanks for the new images! Now we can really see how Brendan Gleeson's character will look like!
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 06-09-2013 10:02 AM:
 
Is it me or the new smurf names are starting to get a bit too long?
As much as I'm being very skeptic about The Smurfs 2 but still can't wait.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-09-2013 11:56 AM:
 
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-10-2013 01:26 PM:
 
Smurfy Posters!!!!

Here's Neil Patrick Harris... isn't he just smurfy too!!! (Get it, "too" meaning "two"!!! teehee)

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[Wink]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-10-2013 01:27 PM:
 
And speaking of "too smurfy"...

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I'm Too Smurfy - Right Said Fred

‘I’m Too Smurfy’ goes on sale toady in the UK... everyone is supposed to learn the smurfy song ahead of Global Smurfs Day on June 22, 2013 when there will be a massive Sing-a-long in London!!!

[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by younger smurf (Member # 4865) on 06-10-2013 01:57 PM:
 
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Posted by younger smurf (Member # 4865) on 06-10-2013 02:02 PM:
 
Britney Spears on Twitter "So baby come with me and be my #OohLALA Shout out to #MarcKlasfeld for an amazing job today "
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-10-2013 05:17 PM:
 
I love the new posters! Thank you for sharing, Younger Smurf.

[Sassette Smurfling]
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 06-10-2013 05:39 PM:
 
Still waiting for Thai Poster lol we always the last when it comes to Smurfs.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-10-2013 08:30 PM:
 
New Smurfette Book coming out on June 25, 2013.

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Smurfette's Story
(The Smurfs 2 Movie Book)


Smurfette tells a heartwarming story of how she came to celebrate being different from the other Smurfs in the village. Smurfette thinks that she doesn’t belong in Smurf Village, but when Gargamel captures her, she ultimately discovers just what it means to be a Smurf—and gains a sister and brother along the way. Complete with Smurfette stickers!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-11-2013 08:32 AM:
 
Now I only wish "Weird Al" Yankovic would do a parody of his parody of the rap song "Ridin' Dirty" by Chamillionaire called "Blue And Smurfy".
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-11-2013 06:59 PM:
 
Gosh, these Posters look like the Smurfs are off to China this Christmas!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-15-2013 05:46 PM:
 
Today is Neil Patrick Harris' Birthday!!!!

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Party Like A Rock Star!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 06-15-2013 06:00 PM:
 
The Smurfs in a chorus:

"Happy Smurfday to you
Happy Smurfday to you
Happy Smurfday Mr. Harris
Happy Smurfday to you!!"

[Smile] [Smurfette] [Big Grin] [Cool] [Frown] [Wink] [Razz] [yum!] [Roll Eyes] [Happy Smurf] [Sassette Smurfling] [Pirate Smurf] [Football Smurf] [Techno Smurf] [Vanity Smurf] [Enamored Smurf] [Sleeping Smurf] [Clown Smurf] [Wild Smurf] [Uncle Sam] [Scuba Smurf] [King Tut Smurf] [Astro Smurf] [Swoof] [Viking Smurf] [Angel Smurf] [Mad] [GNAP!] [King Smurf] [Enamored Smurf] [Gargamel] [Azrael]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-17-2013 11:49 AM:
 
After only an incomplete demo was leaked before, the official version of "Ooh La La" by Britney Spears is now on YouTube. I'm not a big fan of Britney but after listening to this song myself, I didn't think it was too bad. Nothing smurftacular, but it's OK.


 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 06-17-2013 01:05 PM:
 
I hate to say this but this song is just not good enough for me.
Where's Michel Legrand when you needed him the most?
I think Panic! at the Disco "Ready To Go" is much better ending theme.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 06-19-2013 01:16 AM:
 
VEXY AND SMURFETTE PICTURE NEW:  -
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-19-2013 05:44 AM:
 
Gosh! What a comparison between Good Smurfette and Bad Naughty- Vexy.
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-19-2013 05:27 PM:
 
New theatrical trailer now up:


The Smurfs 2 Theatrical Trailer

 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 06-19-2013 10:39 PM:
 
That scene when Gargamel gliding down from Eiffel Tower really reminded me of the Franz Reichelt who died testing his homemade parachute contraption jumped to his death from the lower deck of Eiffel Tower in 1912.
But again this is the best trailer of them all!
Can't say if the awesomeness of trailer will apply to the full movie but I'll have to wait...mid of October to be exact.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 06-20-2013 02:11 AM:
 
THE NEW SMURFS TRAILER IS HERE:

 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 06-20-2013 06:04 AM:
 
Am I the only who wants to really see if the smurfs' butt are blue or not?
That bit was nasty!
"You tell me!"
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-20-2013 07:01 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Oakley Smurf:
Am I the only who wants to really see if the smurfs' butt are blue or not?

So you want to see a "Blue Moon"? Well, here you go...

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Once in a Blue Moon

[Wink]

FUN FACT: You already know “Once in a Blue Moon” means something rare. But did you know that a Blue Moon occurs when there are two full moons in one month.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-20-2013 07:30 AM:
 
Very funny, Sassette.

If I were in charge of doing CGI Smurfs in the same style as Sony Pictures Animation, I would want to see how a Smurf blushes at the sight of having to appear in only a hat and pants like the other Smurfs, as would be the case for my character Empath.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-20-2013 07:50 AM:
 
SMURFBERRIES!!!

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Smurfberries - Gourmet Blueberries

In celebration for the movie release, The Groumet Trading Company blueberries will feature 6 different Smurfs characters. Enter for a chance to win a trip for 4 to Hollywood & Smurfberry Farms.

CHECK OUT MORE INFO & PICS on the Smurfberries - including pictures from the 1st Smurf Movie!

[yum!]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-20-2013 10:23 AM:
 
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Smurftastic Fun & Games

* Dot-to-Dot
* Colour Your Smurf
* Guess The Smurf Games

Check out the new The Smurfs 2 Activities Pack!!!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 06-20-2013 12:01 PM:
 
The movie posters are so smurfy, as well as the news trailers! Thanks a smurf to you all! [Big Grin]

And here we are - the Brazilian version of "The Smurfs 2" - Trailer #1 !



It shall be released here on 3 August. [Wink]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-21-2013 07:39 AM:
 
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Oh My Smurf!

Enjoy the GLOBAL SMURFS DAY fan page here - you can see smurfy videos, pics, articles, worldwide events & celebrations, learn about being a smurf ambassador, promotions & giveaways, Right Said Fred smurfy sing-along and MORE!

Global Smurfs Day Message - there are smurfy videos promoting Global Smurfs Day 2013 - Vexy, Smurfette, Grouchy, Clumsy & Vanity!!!

[Big Grin]

And what smurfy trailers, thanks for sharing!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-21-2013 08:58 AM:
 
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Macy's FREE Smurfs Movie Drive In

Who's excited for The Smurfs 2?! Now you can go see The Smurfs Movie for FREE at a drive-in near you, courtesy of Macy's!

[Cool]

Macy’s Great American Drive-In will pay homage to this time-honored family tradition by providing customers with a free showing of “The Smurfs”™ in pop-up drive-ins at select Macy’s stores and existing drive-in theaters nationwide.

“Macy’s American Icons campaign is an all-star salute to the American way and going to the drive-in theater is a cherished pastime that can be enjoyed by the whole family,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “There is great magic and excitement in attending a drive-in movie, and with this event, we can bring that experience to families nationwide.”

Throughout the month of June, Macy’s Great American Drive-In will have customers revving up engines across the country as the retailer celebrates a truly American activity, the drive-in theater. In select communities, drive-in events will offer children of all ages the opportunity to attend a screening of the family blockbuster, “The Smurfs” and a sneak peek of the upcoming family comedy, “The Smurfs 2”™, in theaters July 31.

Starting at dusk, customers can share the movie experience they remember from childhood through pop-up drive-ins at 20 Macy’s locations and on-screen at nine local drive-ins nationwide. To get energized pre-show, attendees are urged to come early for a free evening filled with family-friendly carnival activities, top tunes, delicious treats, giveaways and more. Plus, for events at Macy’s locations, shop Macy’s kids’ department that day, and with any purchase of $40 or more in children’s apparel, customers will receive a Macy's Drive-In lawn chair souvenir to watch “The Smurfs” in style. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Activities and giveaways vary per location.

Macy’s Great American Drive-In events will take place at the following drive-in locations:

-- Ocala Drive-In Theatre, FL June 21
-- Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, NC June 21
-- Sacramento 6 Drive-In, CA June 22
-- Boulevard Drive-In, KS June 27
-- Hathaway's Drive-In, NY June 27
-- Shankweiler's Drive-In, PA June 27
-- Sunset Drive-In, VT June 27
-- Verne Drive-In, MN June 27
-- Electric Dusk Drive-In, CA June 30
 
Posted by smurfsatthedisco (Member # 4693) on 06-21-2013 12:33 PM:
 
New trailer!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_Kfz2laZzI
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 06-21-2013 04:55 PM:
 
Gosh! I wonder if you catch the first look at the previews for Monsters University!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-22-2013 06:30 AM:
 
Here's a "living poster" with the Smurfs & Naughties from The Smurfs 2 Movie! This is a fun animated version of the Smurf Poster...


The Smurfs 2 Living Poster


And here are the original "Get Ready to Get Naughty" with The Smurfs Posters.

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Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 06-22-2013 07:22 PM:
 
New montage video trailer featuring Britney's "Ooh La La" song. This film is continuing to look good, and I have to admit this Britney song is growing on me.



 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-22-2013 09:59 PM:
 
Look out for the "Gargamel the Great" Book coming out on June 25, 2013...

Gargamel the Great Book
Gargamel the Great Book


[Gargamel]

And thanks for sharing the trailer!
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 06-23-2013 11:10 AM:
 


"The Smurfs 2" - Trailer #2 [Smurfette]
CORRECTION: It shall be released here on 2 August. [Roll Eyes]

Oh, and thanks for showing the living poster and 'Ready-to-Read' Gargamel's book, Sassette! [Sassette Smurfling]
And you too, Rocker, for the video! [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 06-23-2013 11:28 AM:
 
The Smurfs 2 released on my 20th Birthday in Italy and Switzerland! (Italian)
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 06-23-2013 11:43 AM:
 
The Brazilian poster.

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"GET READY TO GET NAUGHTY!" [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 06-24-2013 02:46 AM:
 
play vexy dress-up here: http://www.smurfhappens.com/feature/vexydressup/
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-24-2013 02:05 PM:
 
Fun video showing Global Smurfs Day 2013 being celebrated around the world... Ooh La La!!! Can you believe there were special Smurf Events in 42 countries and 5 different continents? The Smurfs really are loved by everyone in the world!!!


Celebrating Global Smurfs Day 2013... Around the World!


>>> GLOBAL SMURFS DAY 2013

[Cool]

Thanks Smurfette & Squeaky for sharing the Vexy Dress-Up Game!
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 06-25-2013 08:06 AM:
 
Too bad I couldn't join the event it was on the same day that i have to go study.
Did I just saw Thailand in the list?
That's good considering it's an ill known character from Belgium,at least for people here.
We only knew about Blue Cat-like robot but not a tiny true blue friend.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-25-2013 09:42 AM:
 
Today is Peyo's birthday!

Pierre "Peyo" Culliford was born June 25th, 1928. Thanks for creating The Smurfs, Peyo!

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Happy Birthday Peyo!

[Smile]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 06-25-2013 08:14 PM:
 
It was smurfingly fun seeing Mr. Kerner properly 'smurfied', and I agree with you, Sassette - No doubt the world love the Smurfs!! I loved to see people keeping smurfy and smurfing around the world! Thanks a million smurfs for showing the video. And the smurfday card dedicated to M. Peyo is delighful, too!

[Smile] [Smurfette] [Big Grin] [Wink] [Razz] [Frown] [Cool] [Graduate Smurf] [Vanity Smurf] [King Smurf] [Sassette Smurfling] [Astro Smurf] [Swoof] [Wild Smurf] [Enamored Smurf] [Sleeping Smurf]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 06-25-2013 08:29 PM:
 
A Cinemark promotion, inspired by the future premiere of "The Smurfs" in Brazilian theaters.

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"The Smurfs invaded Cinemark network and left all the tickets BLUE! Buy your ticket in the blue box office and post a picture of it here with the hashtag # globalsmurfsday.

The action runs until June 28 Cinemark across the network."
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 06-26-2013 02:26 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Squeaky Smurf:

Smurf Movie Ticket Brazil

That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO smurfy Squeaky!!! I LOOVE your ticket!!! Thanks for sharing it made me smile!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 06-26-2013 12:05 PM:
 
Greedy must have helped himself to the cake.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 06-28-2013 12:00 AM:
 
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Posted by Greedette smurfette (Member # 4086) on 06-28-2013 01:31 PM:
 
cool,i have to of them! smurfette and brainy
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 06-29-2013 10:05 PM:
 
The Smurfs 2 Music Soundtrack will be released on July 23, 2013. The Britney Spears "Ooh La La" Song will be played during the end credits and we also heard the "I'm Too Smurfy" Song celebrated in London on this year's Global Smurf's Day. Here are some of the other smurfy songs on the Smurf 2 Movie Soundtrack... called "Music From and Inspired by The Smurfs 2".

The Smurfs 2 Soundtrack
The Smurfs 2 Soundtrack


1. "Ooh La La" - Britney Spears
2. "Vacation" - G.R.L.
3. "Magik 2.0" - Becky G featuring Austin Mahone
4. "Live It Up" - Owl City
5. "Everything Breaks" - Sophia Black
6. "Forget You" - Cady Groves
7. "Hey Chica" - Kiana Brown
8. "High Life" - Nelly Furtado featuring Ace Primo
9. "Tutti Frutti" - Buckwheat Zydeco
10. "I'm Too Smurfy" - Right Said Fred

[Big Grin]

What a smurfy blue movie ticket! And I do love the Smurfs toy machine too! Thanks for sharing!
[Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by Greedette smurfette (Member # 4086) on 06-30-2013 12:38 PM:
 
I've heard the song "Ooh La La" on the radio [Big Grin] But never the others. The Smurfs2 seems smurftastic!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-01-2013 08:16 AM:
 
The Smurfs 2 Music Soundtrack will be released on July 23, 2013. The Britney Spears "Ooh La La" Song will be played during the end credits and we also heard the "I'm Too Smurfy" Song celebrated in London on this year's Global Smurf's Day. Here are some of the other smurfy songs on the Smurf 2 Movie Soundtrack... called "Music From and Inspired by The Smurfs 2".

The Smurfs 2 Soundtrack
The Smurfs 2 Soundtrack


1. "Ooh La La" - Britney Spears
2. "Vacation" - G.R.L.
3. "Magik 2.0" - Becky G featuring Austin Mahone
4. "Live It Up" - Owl City
5. "Everything Breaks" - Sophia Black
6. "Forget You" - Cady Groves
7. "Hey Chica" - Kiana Brown
8. "High Life" - Nelly Furtado featuring Ace Primo
9. "Tutti Frutti" - Buckwheat Zydeco
10. "I'm Too Smurfy" - Right Said Fred

[Big Grin]

Here's a smurfy coincidence... you know how Austin Mahone sings a song on the Smurfs 2 Soundtrack (track #3)? I just happened to see him at the airport last week and I took pictures! There were a lot of fans (girls!) waiting to see him.

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Austin Mahone at Airport

[Cool]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-01-2013 12:28 PM:
 
I was just thinking for The Smurfs 3, if they're looking for a suitable replacement for Papa Smurf's voice and they're not looking for a big-name actor or comedian, they could use Kiff VandenHeuvel, who was the voice of Zachary Comstock from the video game Bioshock Infinite.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-01-2013 04:26 PM:
 
Gosh! This'll be cool!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-01-2013 04:29 PM:
 
Look what I Smurfed!

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A Bus billboard!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-01-2013 04:35 PM:
 
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Smurfberry Blast at Menchie's
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-01-2013 04:36 PM:
 
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Smurfs Buddy Fruits
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-01-2013 08:36 PM:
 
Smurfadoodle-doo! Thanks for sharing, BlueTiger!!!!

<br />Smenchie's Video
Here's a Video of The Smurfs turning Menchie's into Smenchie's !

[Big Grin]
And I just love your photo of the Smurfs Bus Billboard!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-02-2013 12:58 AM:
 
Britney Spears - Ooh La La (Lyric Video)


 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-02-2013 08:58 AM:
 
Great find, Smurfette!

The "Ooh La La" Lyric Video has been added to the BRITNEY SPEARS - OOH LA LA page!!!

[Smurfette]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-02-2013 04:18 PM:
 
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Who's the Smurfiest of Them All?

[Smurfette] [Vanity Smurf]

Smurfette or Vanity?
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-03-2013 03:14 AM:
 
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Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-03-2013 11:29 AM:
 
I just got the novelization and read through it completely. I don't want to spoil any details, but one of the plot twists from the trailers doesn't look like it's going to happen in the final release.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 07-04-2013 10:06 PM:
 
I could care less about the plot twists,I'm going to watch it as popcorn movie and let's see if the movie can prove me wrong.
Oh and i'm not even eat popcorn during movie anymore.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-05-2013 03:32 PM:
 
So excited!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-07-2013 01:06 AM:
 
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-07-2013 07:35 AM:
 
Take a look at what I came across while out shopping... a new Smurfs 2 display! This one is for a promotion to get theater cash!

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Get Theater Cash with The Smurfs!

PS - super smurfy Katy Perry pictures!
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 07-07-2013 10:01 AM:
 
Cool! The only thing smurfy I've see lately was a Smurfs 2 trailer playing on a small screen and a poster in the lobby of the theater where I went to see The Lone Ranger on the 4th of July.
 
Posted by Cool Smurf (Member # 1290) on 07-08-2013 06:13 AM:
 
A new Japanese Smurfs 2 movie poster:

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-08-2013 06:43 AM:
 
Have a Smurf at this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBbx82UKoT0

Smurfs are now available at Build a Bear Workshop!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-09-2013 07:30 PM:
 

The Smurfs 2 at Build-A-Bear Workshop

 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-10-2013 08:03 AM:
 
Candy Store clip from the movie is now on YouTube:


 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-10-2013 04:16 PM:
 
It makes me feel old saying it, but Smurfette's haircut in the video freeze-frame makes her look like Deborah Harry from the rock group Blondie.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-10-2013 07:46 PM:
 
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This was from the Bay Plaza AMC where I saw "Monsters University".
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-10-2013 07:48 PM:
 
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And this is the poster when I saw "Despicable Me 2".
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-10-2013 07:49 PM:
 
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An this is a phone booth ad for this movie right here in NYC where I go to Pure Vision Art School.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-10-2013 10:57 PM:
 
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Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 07-11-2013 07:40 AM:
 
AWESOME pics and videos everyone!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] It must be so cool to see the smurfs walking down the street BlueTiger!! And cool find Sassette!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-11-2013 09:10 AM:
 
Britney Spears shares a picture of her sons making their cameo appearances in her new music video - Ooh La La!

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Britney Spears & Sons in Ooh La La Smurfs Video

Britney Spears's sons Sean Preston (7) and Jayden James (6) appear in the new video. In this scene Britney and her boys are snacking on popcorn and enjoying a movie together. The Ooh La La video will be released today at noon!

[Big Grin]

AND SMURFAROO - such smurfy pictures and videos!!! I love seeing all of the smurfs movie signs and billboards!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-11-2013 09:19 AM:
 
Here's a sneak peak of the Ooh La La Video...

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Britney Spears Smurf Video Teaser
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-11-2013 11:28 AM:
 
And here it is, the official "Ooh La La" video:



 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2013 04:53 PM:
 

Discovering Nature with The Smurfs


The forest-dwelling Smurfs reveal all that their home has to offer -- clean water, fresh air, and exciting new adventures -- and encourage families to find a forest near them!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-11-2013 04:55 PM:
 
Thanks!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-12-2013 12:58 PM:
 
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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-12-2013 01:02 PM:
 
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Smurfs 2 Blocks Display

This is the Smurfs 2 Movie Display at my local movie theater. It is a stack of blocks that show Smurfette, Vanity's reflection in his mirror, Hackus, Vexy and Papa wearing sunglasses. All of the Smurfs are gesturing the number two with their hands!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-12-2013 01:06 PM:
 
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Win Smurfs at the Arcade

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Plush Smurfs Prizes

There is an arcade at the movie theater and you can win various candy and toys for the prizes - including Plush Smurfs!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-12-2013 06:04 PM:
 
Gosh this is cool! Thanks for the Smurfs's-up!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-12-2013 07:33 PM:
 
Here's a video clip from The Smurfs 2 Movie - a bit of smurfy bathroom humor. The Smurfs are making bubbles and not just the soapy kind!


Is a Smurf's Butt Blue? Video Clip


[Astro Smurf]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-12-2013 11:10 PM:
 
Great Post Sassette!! Now here's the voice cast having recording sessions for the Smurfs 2!


Smurfs 2 Movie Voice Recording Sessions ADR Split Screen




Smurfs 2 Movie Voice Recording Sessions


And an exclusive interview with Katy Perry [Smurfette]


Smurfs 2 Movie Katy Perry Smurfette Interview

 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 07-13-2013 03:34 AM:
 
The Smurfs 2 AD board are now arrived to the theaters in Thailand!
But it wouldn't be much of a standout until the movie comes here on October 3...
I'll upload the picture later.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-13-2013 06:42 AM:
 
Interviews


The Smurfs 2 Movie - Cast Interviews
Jayma Mays (Grace Winslow)



The Smurfs 2 Movie - Cast Interviews
Neil Patrick Harris: (Patrick Winslow)



The Smurfs 2 Movie - Cast Interviews
Hank Azaria: (Gargamel)



The Smurfs 2 Movie - Cast Interviews
JB Smoove: (Hackus)



The Smurfs 2 Movie - Cast Interviews
Anton Yelchin: (Clumsy)



The Smurfs 2 Movie - Cast Interviews
Brendon Gleeson: (Victor)


AND SOON ONE WITH THE DIRECTOR!!! STAY TUNED!
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 07-13-2013 05:35 PM:
 
I've just found the behind-the-scenes video of the Smurfs 2 on YouTube.

Here's the video for all those who were looking forward to the sequel already...! [Smile]


Smurfs 2 Behind The Scenes


Daniel (Clumsy_1991)
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-13-2013 06:36 PM:
 
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Individual Smurf figures by Schleich at Toys-R-Us Times Square

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and a Smurfette thermos
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-13-2013 06:38 PM:
 
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collectible Smurf figurs from the movie at FAO Schwarz
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-14-2013 01:49 AM:
 

The Smurfs 2 Interview: Raja Gosnell and Producer Jordan Kerner

 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 07-14-2013 03:33 PM:
 
If you like to watch more behind the scenes during the production of "The Smurfs 2", then we have two more here!


The Smurfs 2: Behind-the-Scenes Part 1



The Smurfs 2: Behind-the-Scenes Part 2


Daniel (Clumsy_1991)
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-15-2013 02:55 PM:
 
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Bonjour to our friends in France!
Happy Bastille Day!


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Smurfs Fireworks
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-16-2013 08:23 AM:
 
Here's the official Smurfs 2 Soundtrack - "The Smurfs 2 Original Motion Picture Score" with music by Heitor Pereira. (He did the music for the first Smurfs Movie). It'll be released on August 6, 2013.

Smurfs 2 Original Motion Picture Score
The Smurfs 2: Original Motion Picture Score


The other Smurfs 2 Music Soundtrack I posted about is called
"Smurfs 2: Music From & Inspired By".

[Happy Smurf]

And WOW! Lots of smurfy videos and pictures! Thanks for sharing, everyone!!!!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 07-16-2013 10:15 AM:
 
http://www.animationmagazine.net/features/azaria-hints-at-smurfs-3-plot/
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 07-16-2013 01:17 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by ClumsyRules:
http://www.animationmagazine.net/features/azaria-hints-at-smurfs-3-plot/

I saw the news about it yesterday, and I'd thought this should be interesting.

After all, I'll may give "The Smurfs 2" a good watch once it's out in cinemas. You know, to see how it goes. [Smile]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-16-2013 01:51 PM:
 
Hank Azaria as Gargamel in bronze...now there's a scary sight.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-16-2013 04:05 PM:
 
Golly!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-16-2013 06:13 PM:
 
Color Me Mine is celebrating the release of The Smurfs 2 with SMURFY Birthday Parties and a SMURF themed Kids Night Out event!!

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Paint Smurfette at Color Me Mine

You can paint a Bisque Smurfette exclusively at Color Me Mine, for a limited time only! Color Me Mine is offering limited edition Smurf-tastic Birthday Parties and a very special Smurfy Kids Night Out event where kids will have fun painting, playing games and making friends, Smurf-style!

Here is a what the ceramic Smurfette looks like after it has been painted and fired in the kiln!

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Bisque Smurfette

[Smurfette]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 07-16-2013 09:33 PM:
 
Thanks everysmurf for sharing!! [Big Grin]
Amd Sassette, I'd simply love to paint the little Smurfette figure! [Smurfette]
Here's two new movie posters:

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Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-18-2013 01:27 PM:
 
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Two Weeks To Go... Smurfing!

[Big Grin]

Great posters, Squeaky!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-18-2013 03:37 PM:
 
Keep on Smurfing!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-20-2013 08:35 AM:
 
Look what I came across... a new Smurfs Coloring Book! And Hackus is featured on the cover (along with Papa Smurf)!!! The coloring book even comes with a room sign. There are lots of activities and pictures with The Naughties inside.

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The Smurfs 2 Coloring Book

[Cool]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 07-20-2013 08:53 AM:
 
I would color the SMURF out of that smurfing coloring book!! Cool find Sassette!! and it comes with a room sign!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-20-2013 09:51 AM:
 
It is really smurfy! The room sign shows a picture of Grouchy Smurf and says, "I'm Grouchy!" Then you fill in your name. Here's a picture of the front and back of the activity book...

Smurfs 2 Coloring & Activity Book
The Smurfs 2 Coloring & Activity Book
... plus Room Sign!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-20-2013 10:51 AM:
 
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The Smurfs 2 Coloring Books

Be sure to check ALL of the new Smurfs 2 Coloring Books ---- HERE!!!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-20-2013 11:37 AM:
 
The Smurfs 2 Annual 2014
The Smurfs 2 Annual 2014


This annual will be released on September 17, 2013.

[Smurfette]

See all of the 2014 Smurf Books - HERE!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-20-2013 03:32 PM:
 
[Confused] I want one of those books [Wink]
 
Posted by smurfsatthedisco (Member # 4693) on 07-21-2013 10:10 AM:
 
I heard the Smurf Song on the radio the other day!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-21-2013 12:02 PM:
 

Smurf Chase at NBC Universal


The Naughties stole The Smurfs 2 sneak peek video reel! How are the Smurfs going to get it back? The Smurf Chase is on!

[Big Grin]

That's so cool you heard the Smurf Song on the radio, smurfsatthedisco!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-21-2013 04:21 PM:
 
Live it up, and Magik have been released from the Smurfs 2 album that I just got a copy of!  -
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-21-2013 06:36 PM:
 
My take on the Vanity looking at himself poster.
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Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-22-2013 04:14 PM:
 

Smurfs 2 Movie Director Raja Gosnell Interview

 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 07-23-2013 12:34 PM:
 
Great CD cover Smurfette and your pic is SOO funny VicGeorge!!!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-23-2013 04:39 PM:
 
The Smurfs 2 photo call took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here we see Papa Smurf, Jayma Mays, Smurfette, Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria squishing a Smurf's nose!

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The Smurfs 2 Photo Call in Las Vegas

This is what Hank Azaria had to say about this photo... "Interestingly enough, these are not The Smurfs. These are just some fuzzy blue people we met in Vegas."
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-23-2013 04:41 PM:
 
The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas was bathed in blue lights for the Smurfs 2 promotion too!

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Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-24-2013 04:55 AM:
 
Cool! Now that's what Grouchy always wanted to say about where they want to go next!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-24-2013 11:24 AM:
 
Here's another Smurfs 2 Movie promotion! Get some "Smurfette Style" when you go to the jewelry store, Claire's. Simply spend $20 (or more) to receive a free Smurfs Charm Bracelet!

Claire's is a specialty retailer of an eclectic mix of fashion accessories and jewelry targeted to the lifestyles of kids, tweens, teens and young women around the world.

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Free Smurfs Charm Bracelet at Claire's

[Smurfette]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-24-2013 11:42 AM:
 
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Smurfette Cosmetic Set & Fake Nails

Claire's has some Smurfette accessories for sale right now. There is the set of Smurfette Faux Nails and the Smurfette Cosmetic Set. They also have some plush Smurfs too!

The Smurfs Cosmetic Set includes fun lip glosses and a nail polish, with a cute Smurfette bag. The set includes: nail polish, grape flavored lip gloss pot, grape flavored lip gloss, and strawberry flavored lip balm. Tuck the cosmetics in the bag which features a picture of Smurfette with the Eiffel Tower and fireworks!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-24-2013 11:34 PM:
 

The Smurfs 2 - Motion Poster 13 Second Version




The Smurfs 2 - Motion Poster 11 Second Version (For India)

 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-25-2013 06:13 AM:
 
Tetraninja started a playthrough of The Smurfs 2 game.

Part 1


The Smurfs 2 Video Game - Walkthrough Part 1 (Enchanted Forest)


Part 2


The Smurfs 2 Video Game - Walkthrough Part 2

 
Posted by younger smurf (Member # 4865) on 07-25-2013 07:53 AM:
 
The Smurfs 2: The Video Game - All Cutscenes | Movie - Story [Smile] [Smurfette] [Vanity Smurf] [Wink] [Cool]



The Smurfs 2: The Video Game - All Cutscenes

 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-25-2013 08:08 AM:
 
Tetraninja's playthrough, Part 3


The Smurfs 2 Video Game - Walkthrough Part 3

 
Posted by smurfnoob (Member # 4912) on 07-25-2013 08:16 AM:
 
Here are do-it-yourself costumes for the Naughties.

Vexy: http://carboncostume.com/vexy-the-naughty-smurf/

Hackus: http://carboncostume.com/hackus-the-naughty-smurf/
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-25-2013 05:44 PM:
 
Tetraninja's playthrough Part 4


The Smurfs 2 Video Game - Walkthrough Part 4

 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-26-2013 11:29 AM:
 
Check out the smurfy books display with all of the books from The Smurfs 2 Movie!

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Smurfy Books

See the complete List of Smurfs 2 Books - here! Lots and lots of pictures too!!!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-26-2013 11:33 AM:
 
I also took a picture of this smurfy magazine... The Smurfs 2: The Official Movie Magazine!!!

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Special Collector's Edition of MAD Magazine & The Smurfs 2: The Official Movie Magazine

[Big Grin]

If you want to see the articles, games, comics and more inside this magazine - take a look - HERE!!!!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-26-2013 01:39 PM:
 

Furniture Plus Smurfs Ad

 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-27-2013 07:27 AM:
 
Cute furniture commercial! The Smurfs have taken over Furniture Plus! I also saw you can win a "smurftastic movie package"...

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Smurfs at Furniture Plus
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-27-2013 07:37 AM:
 
The Smurf Chase continues! (Here's The Smurfs Chase: Part 1). The Smurfs are still in hot pursuit of the Naughties to get their Sneak Peek reel back.


Smurf Chase: Part 2

 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-27-2013 01:14 PM:
 
Here is the cover art for the Smurfs 2 Movie on DVD and Blu-ray Disc...

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The Smurfs 2 on DVD & Blu-Ray
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-27-2013 02:37 PM:
 
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Only 4 more days to go....

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-27-2013 05:19 PM:
 

The Smurfs 2 Movie - Cast Interviews
John Oliver (Vanity Smurf)

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-28-2013 06:12 AM:
 
Gosh this is exciting! I knew everybody's making Blu-Ray / DVD pre-orders just before the movie's in theaters!

Here's a scene from "Spaceballs" just to prove it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5drjr9PmTMA

Wait till you see what happens when they watch the movie they're in: It'll kill you!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-28-2013 06:13 AM:
 

Katy Perry Abducted in Smurfs 2


The role of Katy Perry and her character Smurfette, grow in the soon-to-be released movie Smurfs 2, and she told us what they're faced with.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-28-2013 06:29 AM:
 
Here's another Smurf Chase segment:


The Smurfs 2: Bad Girls Club - Smurf Chase

 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-28-2013 11:44 AM:
 
SMURFAROO! The Smurfs are back at McDonalds! Starting this Friday on August 2, 2013 collect all 16 Smurf Toys in the McDonalds Happy Meals!

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Check out more pictures and info...
including the yummy Smurf Desserts, Asia Smurf Toy Sets and MORE!

SMURFS 2 AT MCDONALDS
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-28-2013 03:22 PM:
 
Smurf Chase - Chelsea Lately


The Smurfs 2: Smurf Chase at Chelsea Lately Show


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And Remember my friends from Sony Pictures? Well as well as sending me A LOT of what I have posted on this forum, they also sent me this poster that I aboso-smurfly loved!

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[Smurfette]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-28-2013 05:11 PM:
 
THE SMURFS 2 MOVIE PREMIERE:

Katy Perry took her grandmother Ann Hudson to the Los Angeles premiere of The Smurfs 2 at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California. What a sassy Grandma - her sparkly shirt says, "I've got the Hots for Papa Smurf"!

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Katy Perry's Grandmother at The Smurfs 2 LA Premiere

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Britney Spears & Katy Perry

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Neil Patrick Harris
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-28-2013 05:12 PM:
 
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The Smurfs 2 Cast at LA Movie Premiere:
George Lopez, Jayma Mays, Neil Patrick Harris & Katy Perry

 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-28-2013 06:19 PM:
 
The first reviews are in, and so far the early consensus is what I expected it to be. The critics are not exactly calling it good, but they're not saying it's terrible either.

Hollywood Reporter - Smurfs 2 Review:

The Bottom Line - "If you've been suffering from Smurf-essence withdrawal, this is the movie to satisfy that craving."

Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays and Katy Perry return for a fairly rote sequel. Time flies when you’re not wondering about the welfare of the Smurfs, those diminutive, animated blue-skinned forest dwellers. Turns out they’ve been just fine since their 2011 big-screen outing, but there’s trouble brewing in their new adventure-comedy that will require their curious blend of wide-eyed optimism and goofy enthusiasm to peacefully resolve.

A sequel largely unwarranted other than for boxoffice and promotional purposes, the unimaginatively titled The Smurfs 2 should have little trouble scaling stratospheric heights similar to its predecessor with undiscriminating young audiences and their chaperones, weary from near-unrelenting summertime care-giving.

The occasion of Smurfette’s (Katy Perry) birthday presents the opportunity for her to recall her conflicted origins – rather than a “true-blue” Smurf, she was actually created by the hapless, wanna-be evil sorcerer Gargamel (Hank Azaria), who now intends to kidnap her from her enchanted-forest home to obtain the formula for the magical Smurf-essence that Papa Smurf (Jonathan Winters) used to originally bestow her with blue-skinned bliss. Once he has the secret, Gargamel plans to power up a host of Naughties, Smurf-sized creatures he’s created, to help him take over the world.

So he dispatches his Naughty daughter Vexy (Christina Ricci) to drag Smurfette through a magic portal and into the real world where he can more effectively manipulate her inherent identity issues. Papa Smurf and his mismatched extraction team consisting of Grouchy (George Lopez), Clumsy (Anton Yelchin) and Vanity (John Oliver) will have to portal to the live-action world to reunite in Paris with the sympathetic young family of Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace (Jayma Mays) Winslow, their live-action counterparts from the original movie, if they’re to have any chance of rescuing Smurfette.

Returning the movie to the European locale of the Belgian Smurfs comic-strip originator Pierre Culliford adds some visual interest, with Paris as the backdrop for the Smurfs’ rescue mission, but beyond the classic cityscapes, there’s little innovative in this formulaic follow-up.

The Smurfs director Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Scooby Doo) has built his career with cute-critter pics and other family fare, and his middlebrow track record remains unblemished with the Smurfs’ big-screen return. With a primarily impressionable young target audience, the returning screenwriting team of J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick and David Ronn, along with Karey Kirkpatrick (Charlotte’s Web, Chicken Run), has no problem frequently repeating lines, gags and life lessons to near-numbing effect. Beyond a few chuckle-worthy one-liners and some amusing visual comedy, there’s not much to engage adults, although the wee ones should be distracted enough.

In his final film role, Jonathan Winters reprises the beneficent Papa Smurf with the requisite twinkle in his voice, but takes a backseat to Perry’s bewildered, wounded and ultimately outraged Smurfette. Harris and Mays, as the parents of a young boy appropriately named “Blue” (Jacob Tremblay), acquit themselves good-naturedly enough, although it's Brendan Gleeson as Patrick’s well-intentioned but misunderstood stepfather, Vince Winslow, who really shines in an all-out turn that gleefully showcases his considerable comic gifts. Azaria is equally antic as the incompetent wizard beset by the uneven, if unrelenting, team of Smurf rescuers featuring Lopez, Yelchin and Oliver.

With the exception of Gargamel’s awkwardly rendered CGI cat cohort Azrael, the mix of animation and live-action appears fairly seamless in a 3D rendition that helps keep the movie from slipping into the overly saccharine variation favored by the fully animated 1980s TV series.

Variety - Smurfs 2 Review:

The global family auds who powered 2011’s “The Smurfs” to a smurftastic $580 million gross will find much to enjoy in “The Smurfs 2,” a sequel that changes scarcely a drop of Smurf-essence in its winning formula. Tax-incentive Paris is substituted for New York this time, and a few new characters have been added to the mix, but the genially goofy shenanigans, incredibly corny punchlines and Hank Azaria’s go-for-broke performance as the incompetent wizard Gargamel are very much the same ― an entirely welcome thing in a summer movie season full of so much apocalyptic Sturm und Drang. Coming on the heels of DreamWorks Animation’s nonstarter “Turbo,” the pic should prove a formidable challenger to “Monsters University” and “Despicable Me 2” for the summer’s family box-office pennant.

Much like its predecessor, this new “Smurfs” plays like a lower-brow version of Disney’s 2007 hit “Enchanted,” with beloved storybook characters freely interacting with humans on the streets of a major city (where, in contrast to their counterparts in most pics of this type, they take few pains to disguise themselves). And while neither “Smurfs” outing matches “Enchanted” or the similar-themed “Night at the Museum” movies in terms of subversive wit and imaginative storytelling, they’re nevertheless pleasing, fairly mindless entertainments, made with a lot of affection for the original “Smurfs” comics of Belgian illustrator Peyo, and just enough sly, self-referential snark to keep parents from feeling like they’re on babysitting duty.

Set three years after the events of the first pic, “Smurfs 2” again opens in Smurf Village, where the looming birthday of Smurfette (Katy Perry) provides the occasion for Narrator Smurf (Tom Kane) to recount the story of how the lone female smurf came to be, starting life as the golem-like creation of Gargamel, only to to be rescued and turned into a real Smurf by the ever-benevolent Papa (again warmly voiced by Jonathan Winters, in his final film role). That sets the stage for a movie very much about Smurfette’s identity crisis ― call it a smurferiority complex ― including her mistaken belief that everyone in the village has forgotten her birthday (when in fact they’re planning a surprise party).

Meanwhile, Gargamel, last seen left behind in New York, has improbably become a world-renowned stage magician, enthralling packed houses nightly with his Smurf-essence-powered illusions. He’s also made two more ill-fated attempts to create his own Smurfs from scratch, resulting in the pale-skinned “naughties” Vexy (Christina Ricci), who’s like a punk Smurfette, and Hackus (JB Smoove), who seems to have a cavernous chasm where his brain should be. Running low on magic supplies, Gargamel is desperate to get his hands on the formula that turned Smurfette blue, which he will then apply to his naughties before bleeding them dry in his suped-up Smurf-a-lator. So he opens another interdimensional portal and sends Vexy to Smurf Village, where she kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to the City of Lights, where Gargamel is preparing to open an engagement … at the Paris Opera!

Of course, where one Smurf goes, more are sure to follow, and soon Papa, Clumsy (Anton Yelchin), Grouchy (George Lopez) and Vanity (John Oliver) are on the case, with a pit stop in New York to pick up human buddies Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace (Jayma Mays), now joined by their son Blue (Jacob Tremblay) and Patrick’s gregarious, estranged stepfather, Victor (Brendan Gleeson). Nowhere to be seen this time around: Patrick’s ball-busting cosmetics company boss (Sofia Vergara), who seems to have rewarded him with the kind of flexible hours that allow one to make unscheduled European vacations.

The Paris scenes are conceived by returning director Raja Gosnell and returning writers J. David Stern, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick and David Ronn (here joined by “Chicken Run” scribe Karey Kirkpatrick) as a series of antic chases in and around such iconic locales as the Opera, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower and Hotel Plaza Athenee, where Victor, having been transformed into a duck by Gargamel, narrowly avoids ending up as the dinner special. At the same time, the wizard works his strange charm offensive on Smurfette, wooing her with gifts and reminding her that he’s her “real” father, leading one observer to remark that she may be coming down with a case of (wait for it) Smurfholm Syndrome.

Gosnell and editor Sabrina Plisco keep all this moving along breezily for about as long as humanly possible, then have the good sense to wrap things up rather quickly and bid adieu. Once more, it falls to wise Papa to lend Patrick some advice about parent-child relationships, but Gosnell never tugs too hard on the heartstrings, perhaps realizing that to do so would be sheer folly in a movie about a bald, buck-toothed man in a baggy black sari chasing after little blue creatures.

Through it all, you have to hand it to Azaria, who throws himself into the role of Gargamel with such abandon that he practically becomes a bouncy, rubbery cartoon character himself. He exists in the movie to be systematically humiliated and cursed by fate ― a human Wile E. Coyote ― and he does it with relish. What’s more: He convinces you that he really, really wants those Smurfs. Oh, how he wants them.

Pic’s integration of live-action and animated elements is once again seamless, while the post-production 3D conversion is good of its type but hardly worth the added price of admission. Paris shimmers splendidly through the lens of returning d.p. Phil Meheux.

ScreenDaily - Smurfs 2 Review:

The story may seem a bit familiar, but hybrid live action/animated sequel The Smurfs 2 at least adds a photogenic international setting, enhanced effects and a few new characters to the formula that made its affable predecessor a $564m family comedy smash for Sony two years ago. Another big international-skewed take should be on the cards this time out, though competitive conditions could effect the tallies in individual markets.

In North America, where it gets a jump on the weekend with a July 31 opening, the 3D sequel arrives in cinemas soon after Despicable Me 2 and Turbo and just before Planes – so beating the original’s $143m gross won’t be a given. In international markets, many of which get the sequel this weekend too, competition may be lighter, so topping the original’s $421m might be doable.

With a script from the original’s four writers plus one more scribe, the sequel once again has a team of Smurfs - the happy little blue creatures that first appeared in a 1958 Belgian comic book - leaving their idyllic village for the human world. This time, Papa Smurf and his helpers are out to rescue Smurfette from evil wizard Gargamel (again played by Hank Azaria), the female Smurf’s original creator, now doing stage magic in Paris. Jonathan Winters and Katy Perry return to head the voice cast and they’re joined by new additions including Christina Ricci and British comedian John Oliver.

In the human world, the Smurfs re-unite with young marrieds Patrick and Grace Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays, both returning from the original) and get extra help from Patrick’s genial stepfather Victor (new cast member Brendan Gleeson).

Hybrid specialist Raja Gosnell returns as director and ably delivers slapstick comedy for the kids and nicely shot views of Paris landmarks for the adults.

The effects are more elaborate and plentiful than they were in the relatively low tech original and there’s another message about the importance of family — this time Smurfette learns that her adopted father Papa means more to her than ‘real father’ Gargamel while Patrick works through similar issues with Victor.
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 07-28-2013 07:08 PM:
 
Remember what the critics said about the first one. The reviews were brutal, but the audience had a different opinion, reflected in box office and merchant sales.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 07-28-2013 09:19 PM:
 
Wait for Rottentomatoes to review it especially the audience reviews.
The first film got a devastated low blow,low percentage of audience liked it.
I gave 3 out of 5 stars I got to admit the first one didn't age well at all.
Good to know The Smurfs 2 got a good start just over a month to go for me then... (October 3 2013)
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-28-2013 10:19 PM:
 
Thanks Sasette! That T-Shirt looks almost as sparkly as Katy Perry's Smurfette dress at The Smurfs premiere in 2011


The Smurfs 2 - Tumblr Trailer (Exclusive to BlueBuddies: New Footage)


Naughties getting on your nerves
Whack A Naughty is out now!!

But if you love the Naugties (and the smurfs [Wink] )
you can add them to your photo just to make it that much more smurfy!! You can also access Smurf your Photo from Facebook.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-29-2013 08:38 AM:
 
Look who showed up at The Smurfs 2 Premiere at Leicester Square... Smurfette & Grouchy in a blue bow-tie no less!

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The Smurfs 2 Premiere in London

[Cool]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-29-2013 09:33 AM:
 
NASCAR News! --- Ryan Newman drives Smurfs 2 race car at Indianapolis ---

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The Smurfs 2 Race Car

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Ryan Newman Drives Smurfs 2 Car at Indianapolis

Ryan Newman may seem a little blue this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That is because the driver of the Stewart Hass Racing No. 39 Chevrolet will be driving a paint scheme for the new movie Smurfs 2.

Quicken Loans and Sony Pictures Entertainment have partnered this weekend to share time on Newman’s race car at the 103 year old Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“It’s a unique racetrack. We all know that. It’s a lot of fun, especially when you’re up front. It seems like the straightaways go on forever and you can just sit there and relax and drive the racecar. The racetrack is really fun to drive. It’s one of the hardest tracks to race, which is why some people love it and some people hate it. It’s really a deal where, if you have a fast racecar, you will have fun.” Newman said in a press release.

Though he cautioned about the difficulty of passing at the flat track.

“If your car isn’t fast, it’s going to be a miserable day. It is so difficult to pass there. Track position is so important. But for me, I think racing at Indianapolis is just about the history of the track. The history of all auto racing at that facility and around there. Growing up in Indiana and being an open-wheel driver, I got to spend a lot of time around the Speedway and competing there and knowing the history of people like A.J. Foyt, Mel Kenyon and all the greats who have raced there. Just to know my tire tracks are in theirs, that’s cool. That’s what makes it special.”

Currently 19th in points, Newman enters Indy 36 points behind the 10th and final guaranteed spot in the 12-driver, 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Newman’s best finish at Indianapolis was a second place run in 2003. He finished 11th at the 2.5 mile track last season.

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Ryan Newman wins Pole at Indianapolis

The Smurfs must be lucky! Ryan Newman wins pole at Indianapolis, full qualifying results for Crown Royal 400!

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The Smurfs Winning Burnout

Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Smurfs Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samuel Deeds 400 At The Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-29-2013 12:16 PM:
 
Wow! That's a smurfy-plenty!

And LOOK!

An interview with Smurfette, Vanity and the Naughties!


Interview with Smurfette, Vanity & Naughties

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 07-29-2013 01:45 PM:
 
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Nice Gets Naughty Smurfs 2 Poster
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-29-2013 10:11 PM:
 
A little smurfy Q & A... The Smurfs 2 director Raja Gosnell and producer Jordan Kerner give you an insider’s look at the new Smurfs 2 movie.


The Smurfs 2 - Your Questions Answered



The Smurfs 2 - Your Questions Answered Part 2

 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 07-29-2013 11:01 PM:
 
Sent to me from my friends at Sony Pictures:  -

Smurf your friends an E-Card here!!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-30-2013 06:58 AM:
 
Listen to the Smurfs talk on The Smurfs 2 Soundboard !!!

Play a Talking Smurf
Play a Talking Smurf


Only one more day!!!! I am soooo excited!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-30-2013 09:51 PM:
 
Check out The Smurfs 2 Billboards! The first one is The Good, The Grouchy & The Naughty with Smurfette, Hackus and Vexy. The second billboard shows Hackus and Vexy ripping the original Smurfs 2 poster when "Nice Gets Naughty"!

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The Smurfs 2 Billboard: "The Good, The Grouchy & The Naughty"

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The Smurfs 2 "Nice Gets Naughty" Billboard
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-31-2013 06:42 AM:
 
It's finally here! Today we get to see the Smurfs 2 Movie! Going to the theater tonight along with all the other Smurfs Fans...

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Watching the Smurfs 2 Movie

[Cool]
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 07-31-2013 10:25 AM:
 
I've just come back from seeing it and after being pleasantly surprised by the first film, I can say that I think this one is even better. By no means flawless, but I had a great time watching it and all who enjoyed the first film should enjoy the sequel too.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 07-31-2013 11:41 AM:
 
My comment on The Smurfs 2 (Want to see it) on Rottentomatoes:
"OK Let's just say I'm going to watch because I'm going to pay the respect to Jonathan Winters work one last time This time its purely because of Jonathan not The Smurfs they already lost their faithful spirit at this point."
Sorry that's my opinion if this can make some of you go mad...
It's not like i'm going to bombard the movie but I'll watch it as a popcorn movie.
 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 07-31-2013 12:42 PM:
 
I have watched the Smurfs 2, and here's my thoughts on it.

Let's just say that I couldn't see any worse or better, but it's still meh. Although there are some few funny moments, as well as some other moments that weren't necessarily needed. (like some fart jokes like one from Grouchy) Along with a decent story, great casting (Jonathan Winters (R.I.P), Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azeria) and not to mention, it wasn't a bad sequel; but still isn't any better than the first film to say the least.

So I'll be glad to say that I somehow enjoyed it nonetheless, despite what I had mentioned with good and bad stuff. But hey, I already appreciated the work on both films now ever since. (I watched the first film again on DVD two months ago to upped my anticipation for the sequel's release date)

My rating: 5/10
(If you're an all time fan of the Smurfs, I am sure you will enjoy it too)
 
Posted by thatonesmurfx103.9 (Member # 4917) on 07-31-2013 01:42 PM:
 
I can't wait to see this Movie, the 1st one was a hit!!!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 07-31-2013 01:47 PM:
 
It wasn't a bad movie. Brendan Gleeson was having a "ducking good time" as Victor Doyle being turned into a duck by Gargamel. I'm not wanting for it to suddenly go all-CGI or all-2D for the third outing if there is going to be one. (That stuff can appear on TV or direct-to-video unless a company as good as Pixar can handle doing a Smurfs movie as all-CGI.) But though it may be too much for hope for, I would like the third movie to be all in the Middle Ages period like it's supposed to be.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 07-31-2013 01:51 PM:
 
I can't to see The Smurfs 2 Movie tonight... I'm gonna party like a Smurf!

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[Cool]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 08-01-2013 07:01 AM:
 
SAW IT LOVED IT!!!

SMURFS 2 IS SMURFTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

REVIEW 1000000 STARS 100000/10

How was the Smurfs 2?? HOW WASNT IT??!??! That's the answer. It had everything!!! Paris!!! Gargamel the great!!! A talking duck!!! MAgic wands!!! HACKUS RULES!!!!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-01-2013 09:06 AM:
 
We had a smurfy time at The Smurfs 2 Movie last night! It was smurftastic!!!! We watched the 3D Smurfs 2 version. The audience was really into it - lots of laughs and fun. I loved it!!! In my opinion, it was even better than the first movie!!!

Here are some pictures I took at the theater...

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The Smurfs 2 Theater Display

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3D Smurfs 2 Marquee

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Smurfs 2 Popcorn
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-01-2013 09:07 AM:
 
There was a great Smurf Snack Combo at my theater - Smurf Popcorn Box, Smurf Cup and Smurf Straws! There were 3 different Smurf Hugger Straws - Smurfette, Smurf and Papa Smurf...

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The Smurfs 2 Combo: Cup, Straws & Popcorn Box
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 08-01-2013 09:09 AM:
 
Here's The Smurfs 2 Review by Jeremy Jahns:

The Smurfs are back to save Smurfette from being indoctrinated by Gargamel!!!...yeah, that description sounds a bit more epic than the movie actually is. Jeremy reviews "The Smurfs 2".


Jeremy Jahns Smurfs 2 Review


This one reviewed by Andre:

Black Nerd Reviews The Smurfs 2 and is torn.


The Black Nerd - Smurfs 2 Movie Review


And this one by Chris Stuckmann:


The Smurfs 2 - Movie Review by Chris Stuckmann

 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 08-01-2013 09:13 AM:
 
As they would safely say that you could still enjoy both films, no matter what the critics may as well giving some brutal reviews on them. ;P
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-01-2013 09:32 AM:
 
At the theater they had a Smurfs Jumbotron that played a promotional Smurfs 2 Video!

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Smurfs Jumbotron

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Oh My Smurfness!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-01-2013 09:43 AM:
 
Here are some closeups of the Smurf Straws...

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Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 08-01-2013 11:55 AM:
 
I caught the very first 3-D showing of Smurfs II in the theater I go to. I thought it was fairly enjoyable. Sadly there weren't any Smurfs promotional items in this theater, only the theatrical poster on display.

Personally, I'd have liked to have seen the creation of Hackus and Vexy in the film. Azrael was pretty entertaining, as in the first film.

I was pleased to see some new Smurfs as well as a few old favorites. Vanity had some good moments, as did Victor Doyle as a duck, lol... The crane flight was entertaining.

I was glad to see Gargamel make it back to his hovel. Hopefully this fortells a third film set in the proper time. I'd like to see other villains and characters from the Smurfs world in a next movie, maybe introduce the Smurflings.

There was a nice memorial to Jonathan Winters in the end credits. And it was nice seeing classic Smurf drawings of Hackus and Vexy in the credits, too.

Altogether I think Smurfs II is about as good as the first.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 08-01-2013 12:14 PM:
 
Wait for me too everyone!
I just hope that I will not be the only one who talks about the movie in October alone...
They lost it but can they at least be a fun movie we'll see about that in 2 months time...
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-01-2013 12:16 PM:
 
In addition to the Smurfs 2 Movie Set of 6 figures by Schleich, there is also an exclusive Smurfs 2 Schleich Figure - Smurf holding a "Smurfs 2" Clapper Board!

Smurfs 2 Movie Figures
Smurfs 2 Movie Figures
#41339


Buy The Smurfs 2 Movie Figures - Box Set
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-01-2013 12:38 PM:
 
Buy the exclusive Smurfs 2 Figure here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/350845220308

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Exclusive Smurfs 2 Clapper Board Figure
#82879

 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-01-2013 01:00 PM:
 
Hey, that's so smurfy!

http://vimeo.com/71490472
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 08-01-2013 02:07 PM:
 
SmurfFan82874- The creation of the Naughties was in earlier drafts of the script but didn't make it in for various reasons.

Everyone, go see the movie! The box office success of this film may have an influence on whether more films, shorts and other media will continue.
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 08-01-2013 03:56 PM:
 
Hey ClumsyRules, do you think there's a possibility we'll see some of the early drafts with the Naughties' creation as an extra on the eventual DVD release? That would be a smurfy addition. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-01-2013 05:40 PM:
 
I finally have the game for the Xbox 360 and played with it a bit. It's not bad in a sort of lesser version of New Super Mario Bros. kind of way. I'm glad that they went the 2D platform game route with this one, even though my preference would be a 3D platform game. It looks like it's got replayability, and I do like the Duck Studios-style cutscenes that they put in it. It's either that version or the PS3 or the Wii versions.
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 08-01-2013 06:50 PM:
 
It's extremely limited (meaning nothing!) as to what I can discuss for anything upcoming. That said, I honestly don't know what's going to be included on the disc release. I am excited about Smurfs 3, however, if the studio gives the go-ahead.
 
Posted by smurfette16 (Member # 4887) on 08-01-2013 07:03 PM:
 
[Smurfette]
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 08-01-2013 08:41 PM:
 
I LOVED YOUR MOVIE CLUMSYRULES you should be so proud!!!!!!!!! I SMURFING LOVED IT!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 08-02-2013 01:57 AM:
 
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Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-02-2013 03:28 AM:
 
Azrael looks like he's enjoying himself.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-02-2013 07:30 AM:
 
The Smurfs 2 Happy Meal Toys are out at McDonalds today!

2013 Smurfs at McDonalds

You can see the McDonalds Smurfs 2 commercial, lots of photos, toys checklist and the different Smurfs from across the globe!

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2013 McDonalds Smurf Toys
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 08-02-2013 10:20 AM:
 
THANK YOU, Smurfy1For2! You made my day! That's the best part of why I do what I do.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 08-02-2013 03:40 PM:
 

Smurfs 2 star discusses premiere of hit film's sequel and her upcoming album.

 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 08-03-2013 09:53 AM:
 
According to Box Office Mojo, so far the grossing budget is almost more than $15 million.
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=main&id=smurfs2.htm

Looks like a good start, although you'll never know that it'll may be a successful at the box-office like the first film or not.
 
Posted by Amtrak Smurf (Member # 1658) on 08-03-2013 10:10 AM:
 
I saw the movie and it was smurftastic! Really epic sequel! I can't wait for it to come on dvd and own it! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-03-2013 05:34 PM:
 
Some more positive Smurfs 2 Movie Reviews!

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"Finally, A Family Film Which Your Children Will Love!!!"

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"Smurftacular! Blue Has Never Looked Better!"

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"If You Got Kids This is The Family Movie To See This Summer!"

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 08-03-2013 07:36 PM:
 
I don't have kids and you don't have to persuade me to enjoying the movie,like i said i'm
looking forward to have fun as a kid.
I don't think i have to keep posting my comment to the brick wall again...you have to know that I'm just showed you another part of reality.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-04-2013 05:11 AM:
 
Tetraninja's playthrough Part 5


Part 6

 
Posted by Clumsy_1991 (Member # 4126) on 08-04-2013 11:43 AM:
 
@ClumsyRules Well, well, well... Looks like this film got a lot more than what you'd expected in it's box offices results!
DOMESTICALLY: $27,761,000
WORLDWIDE: $52,500,000
TOTAL: $80,261,000!!!!

LINK TO THE RESULT:
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=main&id=smurfs2.htm
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 08-04-2013 10:41 PM:
 
Katy Perry Talks About Smurfette Voice

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http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/katy-perry-on-smurfette-voice/n39376
 
Posted by smurfsatthedisco (Member # 4693) on 08-06-2013 12:40 PM:
 
Saw the film on Wednesday- the first day it was out- with a friend! It was very fun and her new favourite character is Vanity!
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 08-06-2013 01:40 PM:
 
THE SMURFS 2: Deep blue (over)seas: Sequel is neck and neck with Pacific Rim for top global spot

THE DEBUT OF "The Smurfs 2" may have disappointed domestically, but the CGI-happy sequel isn't singing the blues globally.

Sony's follow-up to its 2011 hit grossed almost twice as much on foreign shores ($52.5-million) as in North America ($27.76-million) over its first five days.

That worldwide tally has "Smurfs 2" running neck and neck with "Pacific Rim" ($53-million) for the weekend's top spot, according to studio estimates released Sunday; Monday's scheduled final numbers will officially determine the winner.

The global-market gross helped "Smurfs 2" counter its underperformance on domestic turf. The live-action/CGI-animation film grossed only $18.2-million in the United States and Canada during the weekend, getting easily outdistanced by the debut of Universal's Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg film "2 Guns" ($27.36-million) and the second week of Fox's "The Wolverine" ($21.72-million).

The domestic take of "Smurfs 2's" opening weekend, in fact, was barely half that of the franchise's first film ($35.61-million) — which doesn't bode particularly well at home for the third "Smurfs" film, which is slated for a 2015 release.

Fortunately for the franchise, the rest of the world is receptive.

"It is one of those films that seems to resonate on every continent," said Rory Bruer, Sony's worldwide distribution president, according to the Associated Press. "We have about 36 big territories to go, including China.

"They love the blue ones."

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BLUE CLUES: Vanity (voiced by John Oliver), Grouchy (George Lopez), Clumsy (Anton Yelchin) and Papa Smurf (Jonathan Winters) find that everything’s coming up roses overseas.

FUN WITH NUMBERS:

* The first "Smurfs" film is still Sony's best domestic performer ever ($142.6-million) among films starring CGI characters.

* Among the summer's five big animated and CGI-character family films so far, "Smurfs 2" had the lowest domestic opening — trailing not only the powerhouse sequels "Despicable Me 2" ($83.5-million domestic debut) and "Monsters University" ($82.4-million), but also Fox's twin lower performers, "Epic" ($33.5-million) and "Turbo" ($21.3-million).

* Domestically, the "Smurfs" sequel still opened better than either film in Sony's former CGI-star franchise: Stuart Little. (That first film, in 1999, had a $15-million debut, nearly identical to "Stuart Little 2's" $15.1-million.)

* Director Raja Gosnell is plenty familiar with big dropoffs involving CGI-star franchises: His first Scooby-Doo film grossed $153.3-million domestically; his "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" follow-up in 2004 grossed just $84.2-million.

* "The Wolverine" ($95-million) is now among the top 50 comic-book adaptations ever in terms of domestic gross, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com Also from this year, "Man of Steel" ($287.2-million) is now 10th on that list, and "Iron Man 3" ($407.4-million) is fourth — trailing only the "Dark Knight" films and "The Avengers."

THE WEEKEND'S DOMESTIC TOP-10:

1. "2 Guns,"$27.4 million.

2. "The Wolverine," $21.7 million.

3. "The Smurfs 2," $18.2 million.

4. "The Conjuring," $13.7 million.

5. "Despicable Me 2," $10.4 million.

6. "Grown Ups 2," $8.1 million.

7. "Turbo," $6.4 million.

8. "Red 2," $5.6 million.

9. "The Heat," $4.7 million.

10. "Pacific Rim," $4.6 million.

Aug 04, 2013 08:39 PM EDT - By Michael Cavna
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-06-2013 11:54 PM:
 
I watched the movie today - in 3D!!
[Smile] [Smurfette] [Happy Smurf] [Vanity Smurf] [Frown] [Cool] [Big Grin] [Wink] [Razz] [yum!] [Gargamel] [Azrael]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-07-2013 10:05 AM:
 
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Smurf in 3D Glasses
 
Posted by Rocker Smurf (Member # 3178) on 08-07-2013 10:22 AM:
 
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a504644/the-smurfs-2-beats-the-heat-at-uk-box-office-top-10-in-full.html

The Smurfs 2 is #1 at the box office here in the UK! Earned £3.2 million in its first week. I also went to see it for a second time today, this time in 3D. Didn't think the 3D was anything special, but I found the film just as enjoyable as the first time and was able to stay right until the end for the extra scene after the credits have finished rolling.
 
Posted by papasmf (Member # 3625) on 08-07-2013 12:12 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfette:
Live it up, and Magik have been released from the Smurfs 2 album that I just got a copy of!  -

Any idea where I can get just the single. I love the cover art. 😄
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 08-07-2013 12:33 PM:
 



Here it is papasmf!!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by SmurfFan82874 (Member # 3926) on 08-08-2013 09:35 AM:
 
Oh my Smurf! There was an extra scene after the credits? My folks rushed me out just before the last of the credits. What was in it?
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-08-2013 11:06 AM:
 
That's right, SmurfFan! I heard of it in the papers so that I realized to stay until the credits finished - over 10 minutes, I suppose! Do you believe I was alone in the room for everyone had already left? The employees saw twice if the room was empty and found me waiting for the scene... [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
By the way: it was a scene featuring Gargamel and Azrael. [Gargamel] [Azrael]
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 08-08-2013 11:53 AM:
 
At Cinépolis Network movie theaters in Brazil:

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"YOU CANNOT MISS THIS SMURFSPROMOTION!"

"Buying 1 cinebox (popcorn + a small soft drink) take home 1 movie special present."

A promotion of other network, UCI:

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"BUY THE COMBO THAT COMES WITH A MOVIE CUP NOW"

"1 big popcorn + 1 big soft drink + 1 chocolate = a movie cup."
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-08-2013 05:42 PM:
 
Smurfy pictures, Squeaky! I like the Smurf Cup & Popcorn Pail. Here's another Smurfs 2 Snack Pack...

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The Smurfs 2 Movie Theater Snack Pack

[Cool]
 
Posted by papasmf (Member # 3625) on 08-08-2013 05:50 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfy1For2:



Here it is papasmf!!! [Big Grin]

Thank you vary much!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-08-2013 08:36 PM:
 
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he Smurfs 2 Customized Cars by "West Coast Customs"

Check out more pictures of the Smurfs 2 Customized Cars featured at the movie premiere... plus lots of The Smurfs 2 Cast posing by the cars!

CLICK HERE

[Cool]
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 08-09-2013 05:37 AM:
 
The Smurfs 2 has not yet been released in New Zealand...and won't me till September, so has anybody seen it? and is it good?
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 08-09-2013 05:46 AM:
 
Great pics Squeaky and Sassette!!

Hi Smurfette there is a review here and some other people here said they liked it
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 08-09-2013 05:52 AM:
 
That's nothing for me it,I'll have to wait till' October!
Well I didn't expect much for the movie though i going to watch it like i'm a 7 year old kid let's see if there any kid left in me.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 08-09-2013 08:59 AM:
 
Thanks Smurfy [Smile] and poor us Oakly :/
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-09-2013 09:20 AM:
 
Gives you something smurfy to look forward to! Now we all can do the countdown with you... just over a month for NEW ZEALAND and less than 2 months for THAILAND!

There are still lots of places in Asia Pacific counting down for the release of The Smurfs 2 Movie! Check out the WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATES.

The Smurfs 2 Premiere Countdown:

Vietnam -------- August 9
Philippines ---- August 14
Taiwan --------- August 23
Malaysia ------- September 5
Singapore ------ September 5
Australia -------- September 12
New Zealand ---- September 19
Thailand ------- October 3

Save the best for last, Oakley Smurf!
[Wink]

There are also places in the Middle East and Europe too!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 08-10-2013 01:23 AM:
 
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Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-10-2013 03:56 AM:
 
Just thinking of Smurfette pulling a Princess Vespa routine on Gargamel for cutting her hair. "My hair...you cut my hair!" Gets the Dragon Wand and zaps him.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 08-10-2013 03:14 PM:
 
Great pics Smurfette! September 19 isn't too bad, basically a month or so!! And Oakley Smurf October 3 isn't too far away either!!!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 08-10-2013 08:03 PM:
 
The problem is I'm already a 20 year old when the movie released in Thailand on October 3 and that makes me feel old.
New Zealand release date is just week away from my birthday though.
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 08-10-2013 11:27 PM:
 
Well happy birthday for then Oakley!
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-15-2013 05:49 PM:
 
I saw The Smurfs 2 in 3D! In front of it, I saw trailers for "Free Birds", the One Direction 3D concert, "The Lego Movie", "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" and Disney's "Frozen" before this movie started. Brendan Gleeson was known as "Mad-Eye" Moody in Harry Potter, the Abbot in "The Secret of Kells", and the Pirate with a Gout in "The Pirates! Band of Misfits". I thought it was kinda cool, especially with the Naughties who... I think I shouldn't say the spoiler though. But you have to see it for yourself!
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-18-2013 06:58 AM:
 
Some mythology gags that were noted at TV Tropes concerning this movie.

* When Vexy arrives in the village, one of the Smurfs can be heard saying "She's a sassy one!" in the background. Vexy's character is suspiciously similar to the character Sassette from the animated series.

* And how do the Smurfs get to the modern-day world and back this time? Time-travel crystals, similar to the ones used in Season 9, only this time edible. And five of the Smurfs who were in the episodes (Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity) are the ones who use the crystals. They even get hurled out upon arrival the same way that they did from the time whirlwind. Of course, this would have been four if Brainy and Hefty received the crystals instead.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-18-2013 07:21 AM:
 
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Are You Naughty or Nice?
 
Posted by younger smurf (Member # 4865) on 08-18-2013 09:00 AM:
 
sometimes naughty sometimes nice [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 08-18-2013 09:48 AM:
 
Vic - I don't think a Sassette reference was considered when developing Smurfs 2.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-18-2013 11:56 AM:
 
As far as TV Tropes fans are concerned, Vexy is seen as a Captain Ersatz for Sassette, being the second Smurfette created in the context of the film series' continuity.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-18-2013 12:50 PM:
 

The Smurfs 2 - The Naughties Shot Build


Exclusive shot build of the Evolution of the Naughties with VFX Supervisor Rich Hoover.
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-18-2013 12:50 PM:
 

The Smurfs 2 - Animating Azrael


Animation shot build of Azrael from The Smurfs 2. Commentary provided by Sony Pictures Animation Supervisor, Spencer Cook.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-18-2013 01:41 PM:
 
I figured that the Naughties would have to be made from ordinary clay if they were to have light grey skin. It's just surprising to find out that's what Smurfette was from as well in the context of the film series' description of her origin, though knowing the story of her origin it's a little hard for me to see how the Smurfs could accept her as one of their own at first when she first appeared to them in the form of a Naughty.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-19-2013 08:54 AM:
 
Here's some fun trivia... Katy Perry sang backup on the Britney Spears "Ooh La La" Smurfs 2 song! Katy Perry said, "Me and Bonnie secretly did some background vocals on that song. So maybe listen for our voices." Can you hear Katy Perry's voice?

Watch "Ooh La La" Video

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Britney Spears Hugs Katy Perry

[Big Grin]

PS - Smurftastic Videos, BlueTiger!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-20-2013 08:27 AM:
 
Be on the lookout for Smurfs 2 plush toys at your local Claw Machine Game!

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Hackus, Vexy and The Smurfs 2 Gang - at the Claw Machine

Check out more photos and video HERE!!!
 
Posted by Smurfette (Member # 4140) on 08-24-2013 04:19 PM:
 
I SAW THE SMURFS 2! IT WAS AMAZING, OHMYSMURF... I loved it.
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-25-2013 05:23 AM:
 
I was just thinking, the only way they're going to get the Smurfs as a 2D animated feature to play in any theatre, aside from doing a whole continuity reboot, is to have them be like how Disney used to air their cartoon features before certain other family movies. The last time I remember them doing that is back in the early 1990s, when Disney through Touchstone was releasing Roger Rabbit features before other movies, like Dick Tracy. The only problem that I can see is that Peyo Creations needs to be in constant contact with an animation studio in order to help keep the franchise alive, or else it's going to end up rotting along with every other franchise that doesn't have its creator at the helm directing it.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 08-28-2013 09:45 AM:
 
Anyone for some smurfy popcorn?

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The Smurfs 2 Movie Popcorn - Blue Popcorn!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by younger smurf (Member # 4865) on 08-28-2013 10:50 AM:
 
awasome [Big Grin] blue popcorn [Big Grin]
 
Posted by thatonesmurfx103.9 (Member # 4917) on 08-28-2013 06:54 PM:
 
Ya know, I saw the Smurfs movie 3 weeks ago and I forgot to tell ALL about it, first, It was Smurfy Awesome, (to you idiots complaining that it's bad) and yes, the troubling relationship between Smurfette and Gargamel, but here's one thing I did not get.... The Smurflings were not reinstated and Smurfette says she never had a sister, but she had Sassette..... hope the 3rd movie plays a little different [Smile]
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-29-2013 01:39 PM:
 
Mmm, blue popcorn!
What does it taste like?
Is is sweet or salty?
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 08-29-2013 04:35 PM:
 
Look: A Quicken Loans Smurfs commercial
Starring Narrator Smurf!


Quicken Loans TV Commercial with The Smurfs 2

 
Posted by Debbie (Member # 2688) on 08-31-2013 05:21 PM:
 
I actually caught one of the Smurfs 2 plush dolls in a claw machine today. Hackus, the gray Smurf with orange hair and a goatee.
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Posted by thatonesmurfx103.9 (Member # 4917) on 08-31-2013 06:24 PM:
 
BlueTiger10, I wonder if that's the last commercial the smurfs are in before the glory fades away...? and Debbie, I'm actually jealous I didn't get anything... considering my fear around children [Frown] [Mad]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 08-31-2013 07:37 PM:
 
I bet Finance Smurf is just rubbing his hands together, enjoying the thought of Smurfs getting loans to get their new mushroom houses.
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 09-01-2013 02:27 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Debbie:
I actually caught one of the Smurfs 2 plush dolls in a claw machine today. Hackus, the gray Smurf with orange hair and a goatee.

AWESOME Debbie!!!! That is SOO COOL!!! You are very skilled and thanks for sharing Hackus with us!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

How many tries did it take??
 
Posted by thatonesmurfx103.9 (Member # 4917) on 09-01-2013 06:41 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
I bet Finance Smurf is just rubbing his hands together, enjoying the thought of Smurfs getting loans to get their new mushroom houses.

LOL what an evil genious!!!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 09-01-2013 07:34 AM:
 
Oh My Smurf... I love your Hackus! That is sooo smurfy that you won him!

Great find on the Smurf Quicken Loans video!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 09-01-2013 11:17 AM:
 

The Smurfs Micro Village Playsets - By Jakks_Pacific


See all of The Micro Village Smurfs - HERE!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 09-01-2013 11:22 AM:
 
And speaking of Jakks Pacific Smurfs... all of the new Movie Smurf Figures have been updated!

Smurfs Movie Action Figures

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Blue Vexy & Hackus Figures

You can see the Hackus & Vexy Figures (both the grey & blue skin versions)
- plus much more HERE!

... and The Smurfs Movie Action Toys ID Guide & Checklist
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 09-01-2013 11:45 AM:
 
The blue Hackus & Vexy plush toys can be seen here with all of the other Smurfs 2 plush toys...

The Smurfs 2 Plush Toys

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Plush Vexy & Hackus (with blue skin)
 
Posted by Debbie (Member # 2688) on 09-01-2013 03:48 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurfy1For2:
quote:
Originally posted by Debbie:
I actually caught one of the Smurfs 2 plush dolls in a claw machine today. Hackus, the gray Smurf with orange hair and a goatee.

AWESOME Debbie!!!! That is SOO COOL!!! You are very skilled and thanks for sharing Hackus with us!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

How many tries did it take??

Two. I actually was trying for a pink Panda bear, and got Smurfed instead.
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 09-11-2013 02:29 PM:
 
Check out these cool "The Smurfs 2" 3D Glasses - they are blue with a white Smurf hat on the side!

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The Smurfs 2 3D Glasses
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 09-11-2013 02:33 PM:
 
Even the Smurfs like to watch the movie in 3D!

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Smurf Wearing 3D Smurf Glasses
 
Posted by BlueTiger10 (Member # 3411) on 09-11-2013 03:38 PM:
 
Smurfy find!
 
Posted by Sassette (Member # 2) on 09-21-2013 10:47 AM:
 
The SMURFS 2 is available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 2nd!

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The Smurfs 2:
Release Date - December 2, 2013


You can pre-order a Smurfy copy now!

* Buy Smurfs 2 - USA

* Buy Smurfs 2 - CANADA

* Buy Smurfs 2 - UK
 
Posted by Richrod Smurf (Member # 5003) on 09-22-2013 07:14 PM:
 
Wasn't "Smurfy Hollow" supposed to be included with the DVD? I thought I saw a lot of promotion for that tie-in until just this month. Now all of a sudden it seems to be unhinged from the DVD, released on its own and rushed to air on Disney's ABC Family network next month. I don't remember "Smurf Christmas Carol" being separated from the first DVD.

If that was truly so, that does not bode well for the crew at Sony Animation, which has been trying to expand into traditional 2D work.

Any clarification on this is appreciated. I trust our friend Sassette is up to smurf on these things. [Smile]
 
Posted by Richrod Smurf (Member # 5003) on 09-22-2013 07:27 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
I was just thinking, the only way they're going to get the Smurfs as a 2D animated feature to play in any theatre, aside from doing a whole continuity reboot, is to have them be like how Disney used to air their cartoon features before certain other family movies. The last time I remember them doing that is back in the early 1990s, when Disney through Touchstone was releasing Roger Rabbit features before other movies, like Dick Tracy. The only problem that I can see is that Peyo Creations needs to be in constant contact with an animation studio in order to help keep the franchise alive, or else it's going to end up rotting along with every other franchise that doesn't have its creator at the helm directing it.

That was the secret to the enduring popularity of the Hanna-Barbera TV series. Peyo himself and his company worked hand-in-hand with H-B its entire run, which gave the show a higher quality than other cartoons H-B was making at the time. It was NBC's meddling with the format in the much-maligned Season 9 that finally killed the show. (The network had just picked up the time-travel drama "Quantum Leap", and that may have influenced IMO the dreadful format change.)

I don't know how involved Peyo's son Thierry Culliford (Peyo Jr.) was in this latest movie, but from the unsmurfy rants I've head from my friends who walked out on "Smurfs 2" with their kids in tow because they were shocked at the high level of low-brow humor, I could only guess he let Sony have free rein to let the Smurfs be re-imagined for a new generation of fans accustomed to "Family Guy" and Adult Swim. I'm just stunned at how quickly it came and went at the box office.

Anyone got 100 million euros lying around so I can buy Peyo Creations (LOL) and get this buggah smurfed around? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Richrod Smurf (Member # 5003) on 09-22-2013 07:36 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sassette:
And speaking of Jakks Pacific Smurfs... all of the new Movie Smurf Figures have been updated!

Smurfs Movie Action Figures

 -
Blue Vexy & Hackus Figures

You can see the Hackus & Vexy Figures (both the grey & blue skin versions)
- plus much more HERE!

... and The Smurfs Movie Action Toys ID Guide & Checklist

Wowzers... Vexy Smurf's post-Naughtie hairdo and purple top look a lot like my iteration of her (see Smurf Art Showcase), and I never saw the movie.

And never having seen "Smurfs 2", is Hackus the dumb one of the two? He looks like he's impulsive and acts a lot like Cookie Monster, and poor Vex always has to bail him out of a jam. [Wink]
 
Posted by thatonesmurfx103.9 (Member # 4917) on 09-22-2013 07:41 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Richrod Smurf:
]That was the secret to the enduring popularity of the Hanna-Barbera TV series. Peyo himself and his company worked hand-in-hand with H-B its entire run, which gave the show a higher quality than other cartoons H-B was making at the time. It was NBC's meddling with the format in the much-maligned Season 9 that finally killed the show. (The network had just picked up the time-travel drama "Quantum Leap", and that may have influenced IMO the dreadful format change.)

I agree, TV channels shouldn't meddle around with the show's creators like that and I personally think someone or some company make a new smurfs cartoon show, kinda like a revival. How does that sound?
 
Posted by Oscar95 (Member # 5028) on 09-28-2013 06:27 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by thatonesmurfx103.9:
quote:
Originally posted by Richrod Smurf:
]That was the secret to the enduring popularity of the Hanna-Barbera TV series. Peyo himself and his company worked hand-in-hand with H-B its entire run, which gave the show a higher quality than other cartoons H-B was making at the time. It was NBC's meddling with the format in the much-maligned Season 9 that finally killed the show. (The network had just picked up the time-travel drama "Quantum Leap", and that may have influenced IMO the dreadful format change.)

I agree, TV channels shouldn't meddle around with the show's creators like that and I personally think someone or some company make a new smurfs cartoon show, kinda like a revival. How does that sound?
It would be cool that Veronique Culliford sign agreement with Disney to make a new Smurfs cartoon show, produced by DHX Media Vancouver(formerly Studio B Production). This would become into a Internet Memes and create a new fandom to compete with Bronies (Fandom of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), and create a Convention similar to BronyCon, and appear in D23 Expo.
 
Posted by thatonesmurfx103.9 (Member # 4917) on 09-28-2013 06:46 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Oscar95:
[QUOTE]]It would be cool that Veronique Culliford sign agreement with Disney to make a new Smurfs cartoon show, produced by DHX Media Vancouver(formerly Studio B Production). This would become into a Internet Memes and create a new fandom to compete with Bronies (Fandom of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), and create a Convention similar to BronyCon, and appear in D23 Expo.

I totally agree! It would carry on the smurfs tradition, even the way Peyo intended it to be [Smile] !!! and Welcome to Bluebuddies, Oscar 95!! [Graduate Smurf]
 
Posted by Richrod Smurf (Member # 5003) on 09-28-2013 07:07 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Oscar95:
It would be cool that Veronique Culliford sign agreement with Disney to make a new Smurfs cartoon show, produced by DHX Media Vancouver(formerly Studio B Production). This would become into a Internet Memes and create a new fandom to compete with Bronies (Fandom of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), and create a Convention similar to BronyCon, and appear in D23 Expo.

Studio Peyo either partnering with Disney or even being bought out by them would IMO be the best thing to happen to our friends since Peyo parnered with Hanna-Barbera three decades ago. Apparently that has been an internet meme and/or rumor since the first Smurfs move. Until such a thing is actually reported in the news media, don't hold your smurf. Remember what Abe Lincoln said about quotes on the internet. [Wink]

Disney at one time held the rights to Marsupilami, created by one of Peyo's friends, and ended up being dragged into endless lawsuits because Marsu's creator felt Disney pretty much butchered the little guy and didn't know how to market him. However, Disney was at the time run by Michael Eisner, and today under Bob Iger's leadership the company is far more cooperative and friendly with outside properties.

Seeing Papa Smurf and Smurfette hanging out with Mickey and Minnie at Disneyland would be a smurfy idea. But until an actual deal is struck and reported by CNN or ET, I'm not getting excited.
 
Posted by thatonesmurfx103.9 (Member # 4917) on 09-28-2013 07:27 PM:
 
Mickey Mouse meets the smurfs? Not a bad Idea at all... and Disney used to have the best animation skills, (not to say that Sony doesn't have good animation skills) and out of curiosity.. where do i find this internet meme or rumor?
 
Posted by Richrod Smurf (Member # 5003) on 09-28-2013 07:29 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by thatonesmurfx103.9:
Mickey Mouse meets the smurfs? Not a bad Idea at all... and Disney used to have the best animation skills, (not to say that Sony doesn't have good animation skills) and out of curiosity.. where do i find this internet meme or rumor?

Do a Google search on "disney smurfs deal", "disney smurfs talks" or "disney buys smurfs". Apparently some Smurf fans think they're all true. But remember Abe Lincoln. [Wink]
 
Posted by thatonesmurfx103.9 (Member # 4917) on 09-28-2013 07:49 PM:
 
Abe Lincoln was a good man.... [Razz] hehe
 
Posted by Smurfy1For2 (Member # 1224) on 09-30-2013 06:33 AM:
 
If Disney buys the Smurfs it means ESPN could have Smurf mascots on Bronco Stadium's SMURF TURF (it's a blue field in Boise)

[Eek!]
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 10-02-2013 09:01 PM:
 
OK Today marks the day that The Smurfs 2 finally landed on Thailand!
But really it's certain to know i'm going to watch yet another disappointing smurfs movie considering I already watched The Legend of Smurfy Hollow few time already...
But i'm going to watch anyway can't wait to see how many people are going to watch it since the launch of The Smurfs Thailand were severely affected by Thailand big flooding that span almost three months (Late September-November 2011)
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 10-02-2013 09:36 PM:
 
It would be a cold day in Hades before we ever see the Culliford family give up their prize characters to someone like Disney.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 10-02-2013 10:35 PM:
 
I still wondering why can't they just made it in-house like any other studios in Europe?
Maybe they can't afford that...
OK at least give it to the company who cares about the property and not milking the hell out of it.
(like Sony doing now) and put their faithful movie on the bench,never to get the spotlight to be shine on it so now in the eyes of most people it's going to be those big movies that got all the rep
very bad rep...
While their gaming division plowed through all obstacles their movies division have now made nothing but bad movies yes they made good movies as well but the bad seemed to outweighs the goods.
 
Posted by Richrod Smurf (Member # 5003) on 10-04-2013 02:06 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Oakley Smurf:
I still wondering why can't they just made it in-house like any other studios in Europe?
Maybe they can't afford that...
OK at least give it to the company who cares about the property and not milking the hell out of it.
(like Sony doing now) and put their faithful movie on the bench,never to get the spotlight to be shine on it so now in the eyes of most people it's going to be those big movies that got all the rep
very bad rep...
While their gaming division plowed through all obstacles their movies division have now made nothing but bad movies yes they made good movies as well but the bad seemed to outweighs the goods.

The world of video gaming is where the Smurfs have really taken off, as evidenced with the popularity of the Smurf Village online game and The Smurfs and Company. There seems to be some fidelity to what would be called the Smurf canon. Just as with my own fan comics, all the characters from the comic, TV and film universes come together to create one happy smurfy setting.

As for Studio Peyo trying to produce new animated content themselves, it might not happen in the near future. It's primarily a comic book publisher, and nowhere as big as Marvel or DC. The last time they tried to animate their own Smurfs was the infamous 2005 UNICEF television ad where the Smurf Village was bombed to supposedly shock people into demanding an end to child soldiers in Africa, and it became an epic fail that haunts Studio Peyo to this day.

Finally, it seems that the studio just let Sony re-imagine and reinterpret the Smurfs however they wanted for a new generation of North American fans not familiar with the little fellers. And it seems that the writers' only experience with the Smurfs was the notorious "Smurfette Show" satire on "Saturday Night Live". Unless Studio Peyo gets personally involved with a future "Smurfs 3" and goes back to basics on their characters, I don't expect a full trilogy to be completed, let alone redeem itself with a better sequel.

As for a studio that really cares about the source material, unfortunately Hanna-Barbera doesn't exist anymore, and my own little studio Newport Muse is just a one-man operation. But you never really know... [Wink]
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 10-04-2013 07:45 PM:
 
With those game/movie division thing I mentioned I mean Sony by the way.
 
Posted by Oakley Smurf (Member # 2823) on 10-10-2013 06:23 AM:
 
This is my review of The Smurfs 2 on Metacritic (I was going to post it here but i can't access to BB yesterday so i got to make do with Metacritic)

OK been waiting for months for The Smurfs 2 finally arrived at the land of smiles (just about the most fitting place for Smurfs to live!)
I'm pretty disappointed in this movie as a big smurf fan I'll go straight to the point for the good the bad and the verdict.
The Good:
-Improvements in cinematography,it's far more colorful this time around and the camera tricks works brilliantly at most part lighting is about right not too bright and not even one scene look dimmed.
-Good voice acting...ok for the most part Jonathan Winters did a swansong and each voice actors actually playing against each other now.
-It got THE HAPPY ENDING,just perfect! too bad it's the best scene in the movie (because it's ending...)
-The cuteness and chemistry between Clumsy Vanity and Grouchy is literally off the chart!

The Bad:
-Inconsistent pacing,it actually all over the place the movie takes way too long to starts and by the time you starts to really get along with the lovely blue buddies you realized it took over an hour mark by that point which is just about the same time movie starts to slow itself down and it drags pretty badly.
-Very predictable story just like the recent Doraemon movies Smurfs 2 story is all too obvious to the point that i can see what's going to happen next right away coupled with inconsistent pacing makes it a pretty boring movie for anyone above 9 years of age.
-Messy dialogue often I find the smurfs are way too talkative at the wrong time like a very emotional climatic moment and that's just ruined the moment,everybody tries too hard to steal other smurfs spotlight with series of one liners way too often which is very annoying and it goes one through the whole movie.
-Oh poor Azrael it's unnecessary to have him at all in the movie since all i see him doing is just fooling around and just there to get beaten for 40 minutes this is just wrong I know he's a bad cat but **** why
it always have to him to take the beating?
-Bunch of bad jokes wasted on so many potentially good scenes it interfered the flow leading to its inconsistent pacing.
-Unfunny Garmagel He just...bored and tired just like Hank Azaria he just stopped being funny and even
worse stopped being a charismatic villain which we all knew him for.

The Verdict:
It's an OK movie for kids pretty boring for adults it just more of the same with the added family elements which is pretty forced and mostly ineffective to most audiences at least they got good message for kids unlike the first movie which it got nothing and The Smurfs 2 fortunately starts to really shines...just few minutes before the credits roll...
You want The proper smurfs movie look somewhere else stick to both of Sony's recent mini-movies and you watch that you'll realize you just wasted 100+ minutes on the disgrace to the smurfs franchise. 6/10
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 10-10-2013 07:08 AM:
 
The social media games seem to be the only videogame adaptations of the Smurfs that are even remotely workable and successful. In other genres of gaming, the Smurfs haven't really taken off. It's only recently that they've got another 2D platforming game, which is okay if you like a somewhat stripped-down New Super Mario Bros. But The Smurfs Dance Party? Smurf Racer for the Playstation? It seems like there's just too many restrictions in the licensed property to make them work properly (either inherent or enforced by the Culliford family), or the producers don't care because they're not big-time characters like Mario and company, which is probably why you won't see something like a Smurf version of Super Smash Bros., which I think would be a great idea if the Culliford family would allow some leeway to let the game developers tinker with the characters.
 
Posted by Richrod Smurf (Member # 5003) on 10-10-2013 11:24 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
The social media games seem to be the only videogame adaptations of the Smurfs that are even remotely workable and successful. In other genres of gaming, the Smurfs haven't really taken off. It's only recently that they've got another 2D platforming game, which is okay if you like a somewhat stripped-down New Super Mario Bros. But The Smurfs Dance Party? Smurf Racer for the Playstation? It seems like there's just too many restrictions in the licensed property to make them work properly (either inherent or enforced by the Culliford family), or the producers don't care because they're not big-time characters like Mario and company, which is probably why you won't see something like a Smurf version of Super Smash Bros., which I think would be a great idea if the Culliford family would allow some leeway to let the game developers tinker with the characters.

I'd get a kick out of a Smurf version of Super Smash Bros., getting to have Brainy vs. Clumsy or especially Vexy vs. Hackus beating the smurf out of each other. But that's still not very smurfy, and not what either the Cullifords or many fans have in mind.
 
Posted by Oscar95 (Member # 5028) on 10-12-2013 01:17 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Richrod Smurf:
quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
The social media games seem to be the only videogame adaptations of the Smurfs that are even remotely workable and successful. In other genres of gaming, the Smurfs haven't really taken off. It's only recently that they've got another 2D platforming game, which is okay if you like a somewhat stripped-down New Super Mario Bros. But The Smurfs Dance Party? Smurf Racer for the Playstation? It seems like there's just too many restrictions in the licensed property to make them work properly (either inherent or enforced by the Culliford family), or the producers don't care because they're not big-time characters like Mario and company, which is probably why you won't see something like a Smurf version of Super Smash Bros., which I think would be a great idea if the Culliford family would allow some leeway to let the game developers tinker with the characters.

I'd get a kick out of a Smurf version of Super Smash Bros., getting to have Brainy vs. Clumsy or especially Vexy vs. Hackus beating the smurf out of each other. But that's still not very smurfy, and not what either the Cullifords or many fans have in mind.
It would be cool that Disney Interactive Studios make a Mickey Mouse/The Smurfs Crossover Game.

There's 2 Options:

* A Revival of "Magical Quest" for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Clumsy Smurf and Brainy Smurf as they rescue Smurfette from Gargamel.

* A Spin-Off of both: Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Game and Mario Party named "Mickey Mouse and The Smurfs at the Adventure Game".

Which one is Better?
 
Posted by masked smurf (Member # 5040) on 10-23-2013 04:08 PM:
 
I liked the movie, I,am watch 4 times but i prefer for Jokey , Greedy and Hefty Smurf going to Paris with Papa,Clumsy,Grouchy and Vanity togheder [Eek!] [Wink] [Roll Eyes] [Vanity Smurf]
 
Posted by VicGeorge2010 (Member # 300) on 12-01-2013 03:17 PM:
 
The movie had an early Thanksgiving weekend release as a download on Xbox Live and iTunes, so I got my copy downloaded.
 
Posted by masked smurf (Member # 5040) on 12-02-2013 04:35 PM:
 
The cartoon of the Smurfs in 2D is actually better, I enjoyed the The Smurfs' Christmas Carol and The Legend of The Smurfs Smurfy Hollow [Smile] [Wild Smurf] [Astro Smurf] [Happy Smurf] [King Smurf] [Techno Smurf] [Santa Smurf]
 
Posted by masked smurf (Member # 5040) on 12-02-2013 04:42 PM:
 
I watched The Smurfs 2 on day of debut, was unforgettable [Happy Smurf] [Wild Smurf] [Astro Smurf] [Smile] [Roll Eyes] [Santa Smurf] [Smurfette] [Gargamel] [Azrael]
 
Posted by masked smurf (Member # 5040) on 12-02-2013 04:47 PM:
 
Britney Spears really did a great job with the soundtrack, I loved it [Roll Eyes] [Big Grin] [Happy Smurf] [Astro Smurf] [King Smurf] [Smile] [Santa Smurf] [Smurfette] [Gargamel] [Azrael]
 
Posted by masked smurf (Member # 5040) on 12-02-2013 04:52 PM:
 
I saw the Smurfs 2 teaser when I was watching Wreck-It Ralph in the theaters. M [Smile] [Santa Smurf] [Happy Smurf] [Wild Smurf] [Astro Smurf] [King Smurf] [Smurfette] [Gargamel] [Azrael] [Viking Smurf] e was the same thing on December 29, 2012, I realized that the first felix jr was inspired by the Mario and Donkey Kong in Ralph
 
Posted by masked smurf (Member # 5040) on 12-02-2013 04:57 PM:
 
Very cool to see Clumsy practicing karate [Happy Smurf]
 
Posted by masked smurf (Member # 5040) on 12-02-2013 05:01 PM:
 
Jonathan Winters was a great actor and will be missed [Smile]
 
Posted by masked smurf (Member # 5040) on 12-02-2013 05:29 PM:
 
I enjoyed the smurfing toys, not wait to buy my [Wild Smurf] [Happy Smurf] [Astro Smurf] [King Smurf] [Smile] [Smurfette] [Gargamel] [Azrael]
 
Posted by ClumsyRules (Member # 3377) on 02-28-2014 02:04 PM:
 
Sony Goes Fully Animated for ‘Smurfs 3′

http://www.animationmagazine.net/features/sony-goes-fully-animated-for-smurfs-3/
 
Posted by Shaney Smurf (Member # 1345) on 02-28-2014 04:55 PM:
 
Yeah, I posted this the other day on the Smurfs 3 thread. http://bluebuddies.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/3103/2.html

Should be interesting. I hope they use traditional 2D animation.
 
Posted by Squeaky Smurf (Member # 2416) on 04-03-2015 03:23 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Richrod Smurf:
Disney at one time held the rights to Marsupilami, created by one of Peyo's friends, and ended up being dragged into endless lawsuits because Marsu's creator felt Disney pretty much butchered the little guy and didn't know how to market him. However, Disney was at the time run by Michael Eisner, and today under Bob Iger's leadership the company is far more cooperative and friendly with outside properties.

Seeing Papa Smurf and Smurfette hanging out with Mickey and Minnie at Disneyland would be a smurfy idea. But until an actual deal is struck and reported by CNN or ET, I'm not getting excited.

Hi, Richrod! Since you mentioned the Marsupilami cartoon version by Disney, personally I didn't enjoy it at all. Quite different from the original by Franquin his creator.

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quote:
Originally posted by VicGeorge2010:
It would be a cold day in Hades before we ever see the Culliford family give up their prize characters to someone like Disney.

Nothing against Disney, but I really don't think absolutely necessary that Peyo's family associate with the company.
I must confess I have some reservation concerning Disney producing new Smurfs cartoons. Although Peyo himself has gotten some Disney influence on creating the Smurfs (due to Snow White Seven Dwarfs), I also can't imagine them following the somewhat pasteurized Mickey humor. It may run the risk of becoming something either politically correct. The humor in Peyo's comics was very creative and much cleverer.But if actual Disney management has the same attitude as HB had towards the Smurfs original humor, well, I hope heartily it shall be kept, with no need of any kind of toilet humor - which I lamented in the movie (eg Gargy with the champagne bucket, remember??) - just to please new generations. [Frown]
 


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