Together, Sony’s previous films The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2 have earned almost $1 billion worldwide, so it was a foregone conclusion that another film would be on the way. Now titled Get Smurfy, the latest installment in the little blue franchise will be fully computer animated rather than a hybrid with live-action. Over the weekend on Global Smurfs Day, Sony Pictures Animation unveiled the first look at the characters, the newly added voice cast, and the picture’s release date. As for the cast, Demi Lovato will be voicing Smurfette, Mandy Patinkin will star as Papa Smurf, and Rainn Wilson will step in as Gargamel. Get Smurfy hits theaters on March 31, 2017.
Meet the cast of Get Smurfy below:
Check out all the details in the press release below:
The World To GET SMURFY on March 31, 2017
—Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin To Lend Their Voices to Fully Computer-Animated Feature Film—
Culver City, CA, June 14, 2015 – To mark this year’s June 14th Global Smurfs Day, Sony Pictures Animation announced the all star cast of Get Smurfy, its brand new, fully computer-animated feature film reminiscent of creator Peyo Culliford’s original recognizable style.
Get Smurfy finds Smurfette and her brothers trekking through the uncharted Enchanted Forest to try and discover a fabled Smurfs village before their nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel, does. Along the way, some of the mysteries of the little blue creatures’ origins are brought to light: do Smurfs come in any other colors? are their mushroom houses organic? And… why are there 99 boys and only one girl???
Platinum-selling recording artist Demi Lovato has signed to voice the girl-power-ful Smurfette, with Emmy-nominated comic actor Rainn Wilson (The Office,Monsters vs. Aliens) stepping into the evil shoes of the Smurf nemesis, Gargamel. PapaSmurf will be played by Emmy winner Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride, Homeland).
Set for a worldwide release on March 31, 2017, the new feature-length animated adventure will be directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet), produced by Jordan Kerner (Charlotte’s Web, The Smurfs) and co-produced by Mary Ellen Bauder (Hotel Transylvania).
Get Smurfy will stand as a brand new entry in the Columbia Pictures movie franchise that has grossed more than $900 million globally.
Says director Kelly Asbury, “The continued popularity of the Smurfs is unmistakeable, and this new outing will return them to the fully-animated world that launched them.”
Producer Jordan Kerner continues, “We felt it was important to take a very different approach with this origin story. It returns to the roots of Peyo’s creation in this CG animated adventure. I hope it will delight not only fans but audiences worldwide. We couldn’t be more excited with the talented new cast we’re starting to assemble for our Smurfy reboot! ”
Adds Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson, “We have gathered a group of filmmakers and artists who have grown up with these loveable characters, and Get Smurfy will be imbued with the same spirit of adventure that first made all of us lifelong fans of these little blue guys…and girl.”
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