Sony Pictures Animation has announced three new voice cast members (and released a jolly new still) for the next Smurfy feature adventure, Smurfs: The Lost Village, hitting theaters March 31, 2017.
Joining the talent roster for the fully CG-animated picture are three-time Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck-It Ralph) as sweet, awkward and honest-to-a-fault Clumsy — who tries his best but always misses the mark; Danny Pudi (Community) as book-smart and proudly geeky Brainy, who’s long on knowledge but short on inter-Smurf-onal skills; and Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) as strong, super-positive Hefty — a loyal dynamo struggling with his hero complex.
The newly revealed names join previously announced voice stars Demi Lovato (Smurfette), Rainn Wilson (Gargamel) and Mandy Patinkin (Papa Smurf). Based on the characters and world created by Peyo, The Lost Village is being directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet), produced by Jordan Kerner (Charlotte’s Web, The Smurfs), co-produced by Mary Ellen Bauder (Hotel Transylvania) and executive produced by Raja Gosnell and Ben Waisbren.
It seems to Smurfette that everyone else in the Village has a purpose – Papa Smurf (leading), Baker Smurf (baking), even Grouchy Smurf (grouching) – except for her. So what’s the only girl in the village to do? Go in search of hers, of course! When she accidentally crosses paths with a mysterious creature that takes off into the Enchanted Forest, she follows, and sets off into the uncharted and strictly forbidden woods. Joined by her brothers Brainy, Hefty and Clumsy – and with the evil wizard Gargamel shadowing their every step – Team Smurf undertakes a wild journey full of action, danger and discovery, setting them on a course that leads to the biggest mystery in Smurf history!