Earlier today, I attended a Smurfs movie presentation at Sony Studios in Culver City and in the coming days, I’ll have interviews with the filmmakers and some of the cast. While Smurfs is clearly aimed at kids, I grew up watching the little blue creatures and was curious how the movie came together. Even though we only got to see a few clips (with some looking great in 3D), based on the footage, I think kids are going to love the movie and it’s going to be a big hit for Sony.
Anyway, in the room used for interviews, Sony put up a number of concept images from the movie and I snapped a few pictures. So if you’d like to see Papa Smurfs Mushroom, Smurfs Village, The Smurfs History and a few close up pictures of the village, hit the jump.
Directed by Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), Smurfs stars Neil Patrick Harris, Glee‘s Jayma Mays, Hank Azaria, and voice acting from George Lopez, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Paul Reubens, Kenan Thompson, and Katy Perry.
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours — in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.
click on any image for high resolution. I suggest clicking on the first three pictures.