New Smurfs 2 Featurette from Sony
Sony Pictures Imageworks has recently released a never-before seen featurette that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the character development that went on in the hybrid live action/CG animated feature, The Smurfs 2. The film was released last July 31, and was dedicated to Jonathan Winters, who voiced Papa Smurf before passing away on April 11, 2013. A third film is currently being developed, with release date pencilled in for July 24, 2015.
The first featurette takes a good look at the evolution of the “Naughties” with VFX supervisor Rich Hoover:
The next video takes a close look at the animation shot build of Azrael, with commentary from Sony Pictures Animation supervisor Spencer Cook: