It makes sense that I write about this one, considering I’m “The Short One” of the Homorazzi cast. So, the Movie Poster showing what they will look like in the movie has just been released. Before I get to that, let’s talk about my relation to The Smurfs. No, not blood related, Adam! I had a bunch of Smurf figurines when I was a kid and used to watch the show all the time: “La, La, La-La, La, La….” In fact, I remember my classmates and I used to play Smurfs at recess, which was essentially another version of “Tag,” but instead of being “It” you were Gargamel! Anyway, that’s what we’d play at the Catholic private school I was at, okay?
The Smurfs first appeared in comic books before the 80s television show became a mainstream success, and the movie is being released to go along with the 50th Anniversary of the blue little incestuous critters.
The Smurfs movie is a brand new Smurf film that will be released in movie theaters worldwide. The movie will be produced by Kerner Entertainment and distributed under Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation. Much like the Alvin and The Chipmunks movie (also coincidentally high pitched voiced cartoons), The Smurfs movie will feature 3D CG animation AND live action / live actors. Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton, who grew up loving the Smurfs in the Netherlands, personally suggested the “hybrid 3D live action” idea to producer Jordan Kerner.
The Smurfs will be a 3-D CGI movie, completely rendered in 3D using computers – unlike the original Smurfs cartoon show, which was in 2D. Columbia Pictures Chairman Amy Pascal has stated that, “there was potentially a series of films in the making” – the movie is planned to be released in three parts, as a trilogy. Interesting.
Catch The Smurfs (if you can) December 17th, 2010. Here is the movie synopsis, as per IMDB: “The adventures of a mythical race of little blue creatures in medieval times that must deal with each other and humans, particularly an evil wizard obsessed with capturing them for his own sinister purposes.”