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New Smurfs Series Being Planned

According to recent reports, Peyo’s iconic blue mushroom dwellers the Smurfs, will be returning to the small screens as official licensor IMPS revealed a partnership with Dupuis Audiovisuel, under which a new TV series is to be produced . While still in the pre-development stage, there are already concrete details about the format, namely that the visuals will be upgraded to keep up with modern ...

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Smurfs: The Lost Village Video Teaser Arrives

After releasing the first poster, Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled the 1st teaser trailer for its new fully-animated film Smurfs: The Lost Village. It follows Brainy, Smurfette, Hefty and Clumsy watchfully breaking the fourth wall, until a very hungry carnivorous flower intervenes. The video shows how the refreshed CG characters and their fantastical forest world mirror the original art by ...

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In a unusual move, Mandy Patinkin will voice Papa Smurf in new Animated Smurfs movie.

The last two times he did voices in animation was for Ghibi’s The Wind Rises and Jock the Hero Dog: Homeland star Mandy Patinkin is in final negotiations to voice Papa Smurf in Sony Pictures Animations’ reboot of The Smurfs. Kelly Asbury, the animation vet who was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or for Shrek 2and directed the animated comedy Gnomeo & ...

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Unlimited Smurfs Movie Moved to 2016

Despite originally being announced for a 2015 release, the Unlimited Smurfs Movie has been moved to an August 5, 2016 release date for the US and July 5, 2016 for overseas markets. The change of schedule was announced by director Kelly Asbury via his official production blog, smurfsproductionblog.tumblr.com. ...

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Sony to Go Full Animated for Smurfs 3

Sony has recently confirmed that they are going ahead with the 3rd installment of the Smurfs movie franchise – hardly surprising news considering how much it took home at the box office. What’s surprising is that the studio has revealed that Smurfs 3 will be fully animated. None of that live action stuff. ...

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How Animated Films Fared in 2013 Summer Box Office Race

Despite the underwhelming box office grosses of several big budgeted films, Summer 2013 (May-August) set a new record with $4.76 billion, up 11 percent from last year’s Summer gross receipts. The previous record was established in Summer 2011 with $4.4 billion. The record-setting feat was largely due to the stellar performance of monster movie franchises, prequels and reboots – Iron Man 3, ...

Sony Pictures and Ubisoft Team Up for Smurfs 2 Game
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Sony Pictures and Ubisoft Team Up for Smurfs 2 Game

In support of the upcoming release of Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s CG/live action hybrid family comedy The Smurfs 2, leading videogame developer Ubisoft has been commissioned to develop and publish a video game based on the movie. The game will be developed with the help of WayForward and will be released as an action-adventure platforming game for the Xbox 360, ...

Sony and Cartoon Network Celebrate Christmas with the Smurfs
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Sony and Cartoon Network Celebrate Christmas with the Smurfs

If you’re one of the many people who enjoyed Sony Animation’s refreshing CG take on The Smurfs, you would do well to tune in to Cartoon Network this December 5 at 7:30PM, as Sony will be prepping The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol. The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol was directed by Troy Quane, and features the voices of George Lopez, Jack Angel, Melissa Sutrm, Fred Armisen, Gary Basaraba, ...

Smurfs 3 Gets Writers
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Smurfs 3 Gets Writers

It’s only been a few weeks since details about The Smurfs 2, which is scheduled for release on the 31st of July, 2013) were made public, yet Sony has already announced additional info about the next iteration of the Smurfs movie franchise. Namely, the sequel writers Karey KirkPatrick and Chris Poche being asked to return as writers for Smurfs 3. ...

‘The Smurfs Holiday Celebration‘ Comes Out a Little Early for Christmas
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The Smurfs Holiday Celebration comes a little early for Christmas

It’s already November, and we all know that it’s the perfect time for Home Video companies to release their Holiday specials and compilations, because which person in his right mind would buy these things at the last minute? Warner Home Video is one of the companies that expect you to buy your Christmas special marathon fodder a couple of months early, which is why they have released The ...

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Sony brings The Smurfs, Tintin, and Spider-Man to Cartoon Network EMEA

Sony brings The Smurfs, Tintin, and Spider-Man to Cartoon Network EMEA After much negotiation and term-finalizing, Sony Pictures has inked a two-year deal with Turner Media Innovations that promises fans around the world lots of new animated goodies! The deal specifically brings nine feature film releases to Cartoon Network EMEA, which runs across the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, ...

The Smurfs top Cowboys and Aliens, Captain America at the box office
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The Smurfs top Cowboys and Aliens, Captain America at the box office

At first thought, you probably wouldn’t think there’s anything similar between lil blue critters, space aliens, old western cowboys, and patriotic super soldiers. And yet, all of them crammed into the top three spots at the box office this weekend. Captain America: The First Avenger took third in the group with $25 million, and the other two films, Cowboys & Aliens and The ...

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