In honor of Global Smurfs Day this Sunday, June 14, Sony Pictures Animation announced the all-star cast of the upcoming fully CG-animated feature film adventure Get Smurfy, set for release March 31, 2017. Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin will all lend their voices to key roles. The new theatrical take aims to bring Peyo Culliford’s original, globally recognized comic style to the big screen.
Get Smurfy is being directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet), and finds Smurfette (Lovato) and her brothers trekking through the uncharted Enchanted Forest to try to find a fabled Smurf village before their nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel (Wilson), finds it. Along the way, some of the mysteries of the little blue creatures’ origins are brought to light, such as: Do Smurfs come in other colors? Are their mushroom houses organic? And … why are there 99 boys and only one girl?! Patinkin voices the wise Papa Smurf for this adventure.
Producer Jordan Kerner says, “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.”