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The Smurfs Holiday Celebration comes a little early for Christmas

‘The Smurfs Holiday Celebration‘ Comes Out 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 Smurf’s Holiday Celebration, containing two Smurf Holiday Specials.

The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure on DVD

The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure on DVD

On July 19th, Warner Bros. is going back to some magical times. That is, they’ll bring The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure home to DVD. No longer do you simply have to wait for the little blue guys to hit the big silver screen: now you can get a jump on the Smurfy feeling, and enjoy a 2-disc set of Smurf animation, loaded with extra content and bonuses. Boasting 10 episodes in all, the adventures follow the hidden village of mushroom houses, made up of a family that includes Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Lazy, Vanity, Hefty, and more. Always on the run from Gargamel, the tiny team must work together again and again to win the day. Now, you can bring this 1980s Saturday Morning classic home, courtesy of Warner Bros. Check out a clip from The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure

Celebrate Global Smurfs Day June 25th

Celebrate Global Smurfs Day June 25th

It’s become well known that The Smurfs are heading to theaters on July 29th, about 5 weeks from now. In an effort to ensure this time flies by, Sony Pictures Animation aims to make the entire summer the Smurfiest ever. The hype train kicks off today, on June 25th, with the power of Global Smurfs Day. Today doubles as a birthday for Peyo, the man responsible for creating the Smurfs over 50 years ago, in 1958. Participants around the world will enjoy Smurf-related activities, dress up as their favorite Smurf, and even attempt get more than 2,510 people to set the Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Smurfs within a 24-hour period in Multiple Venues. Talk about a specific record! How will you celebrate?

The Smurfs get Smurfy on the big screen July 29

The Smurfs get Smurfy on the big screen July 29

Finally, after all this Smurfing time, we’ll be able to see The Smurfs on the big screen this summer. It’s been about 25 years since the little blue guys became Saturday Morning cartoon icons, but we were patient. When Kerner, Paramount and Nickelodeon were promising a movie ten years ago, we were patient. After Columbia and Sony got together to take control in 2008, we stayed patient. You’d think Gargamel was involved! Sprinkle in a handful of delays, contract issues, and a revolving release date, and things are now, finally, about to get Smurfy. The film hits the big screen in HD and 3D this July 29th, in a hybrid live-action and CG animated comedy, all set to reintroduce Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Clumsy, Gutsy, Grouchy, Brainy, Handy, Jokey, Hefty, Vanity, Greedy, Baker, and Chef to the world. Check out the teaser trailer

The Smurfs get Papercutz to debut The Purple Smurf

The Smurfs get Papercutz to debut The Purple Smurf

The Smurfs; lovable, joyful little critters who gleefully sing the day away. Seems like the perfect little symbol of happiness, right? Well, now imagine that one of them is all twisted and evil and bitter – and most alarmingly, a blue-less purple. Then he bites another Smurf, turning him the same kind of evil and purple. Then another. And another. Soon, it’s a whole horde of zombie-like evil Smurfs, aiming to take over all of Smurfkind. Horrifying, right?? Well, such is the tale of The Purple Smurf, or as it was originally known in France, Les Schtroumpfs Noirs. It’s an epidemic even Gargamel couldn’t have dreamed up, and one only Papa Smurf could figure a way out of. The original story was released by Peyo, nearly 50 years ago, then animated in the Saturday morning toon some 20 years ago, and replayed on Cartoon Network’s Boomerang about 5 years ago. Now, Papercutz is re-releasing the original graphic novel in English for the first time, along with other Smurf adventures, like The Smurfs and the Magic Flute. With Sony and Columbia’s hybrid CG Smurfs movie due out next August, it looks like Smurf fever is spreading everywhere! Let’s just hope its not the purple kind.

The Smurfs get global icons Smurf’d

The Smurfs get global icons Smurf'd

Sony Animation has a lot to live up to with next year’s The Smurfs movie. The hybrid adventure will bring the lovable, and blue, Smurfs all the way into New York City, where they’ll no doubt have to interact with regular human folks, far away from their magical mushroom village. And, certainly, where there are Smurfs, Gargamel can’t be too far behind! But it appears there may be a bit more magic involved (maybe that of Papa Smurf?) as the trailer show’s famous global icons getting Smurf’d! The Eiffel Tower, Mount Rushmore, the Sphinx in Epypt, etc. All of them, Smurf’d in a big way! …er, little way! Go ahead, check out the Smurf’d stuff!

First look at Sony’s 3D epic The Smurfs Movie

First look at Sony's 3D epic The Smurfs Movie

Finally, we can get our first look at the Smurfs, fully rendered and animated, just as they’ll appear in Columbia and Sony Animation’s upcoming 3D film, The Smurfs. For over 50 years, Peyo’s little blue creations have been a mainstay of comic books and television. But now, as evidenced in the teaser trailer below, and introduced by one of the stars Neil Patrick Harris, we can see how the hybrid of live action will mesh with the computer animated Smurfs. It will be the first time the Smurfs have been in theaters since The Smurfs and the Magic Flute in 1983. Except this time, if we’re to believe the clip, the blue folks will be doing battle with Gargamel in Manhattan, the heart of New York City. Check it out, and let us know what you think!

The Smurfs take Manhattan

The Smurfs take Manhattan

Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation have begun shooting principle photography in New York City for their upcoming live action and CG hybrid film, the Smurfs. The film, which is set to hit theaters on August 3rd of 2011, is based on the popular Peyo characters which dominated Saturday Morning cartons in the early 1980s. The film is written by J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick, David Ronn, and features the on-screen talents of Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria as Gargamel. The voice cast includes Anton Yelchin as Clumsy Smurf, Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, Katy Perry as Smurfette, Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf, Fred Armisen as Brainy Smurf, and George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf filling the roles of the little blue characters, rendered by Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Boomerang hosts Smurfs marathon for Presidents day

Boomerang hosts Smurfs marathon for Presidents day

The Boomerang Network knows how to truly celebrate a holiday! That’s why, on Monday, February 15th, otherwise known as President’s Day, the sister-channel to the Cartoon Network will be airing a 12 hour Smurfs marathon, from 8am to 8pm. The mushroom-living little blue creatures will spend the entire day fouling Gargamel’s plans, avoiding Azrael, and singing happily, as they Smurf the day along. Led by the wise and magical Papa Smurf, the rest of the crew includes Brainy, Vanity, Hefty, Clumsy, Smurfette (the only female Smurf), and dozens of other adorable characters. Be sure to TOON in!

The 20 Scariest Cartoon Characters

The 20 Scariest Cartoon Characters

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The Halloween spirit is in the air! No, I mean it literally! Look, there’s ghosts floating all around! But that’s OK, there just here to see ToonBarn’s awesome Halloween-themed list, the 20 Scariest Cartoon Characters of all time. There are tons of creepy and spooky villains, even frightening monsters or demons that we’re ever so thankful are animated. Or, in some cases, re-animated! We have narrowed the list down to the 20 absolute scariest — a list which starts off light, but gets more and more evil with every click. So go ahead and get started with the top 20 list! Trick’or’treat your way through, and then let us know what you think, or if we missed any of your choices!

Scariest Cartoon Characters #5: Gargamel

Top 20 Scariest Cartoon Characters Number 5 Gargamel

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At the mere appearance of Gargamel, 5th on our list, evil music begins to play in your head. That’s the sound of scary! The smurfs are these lovable, happy, little blue… things. People? I’m not sure. Whatever they are, they’re tiny, they live in villages made out of mushrooms and toadstools, and they’re peaceful. So, everything should be perfect for them, right? Perfect and smurfy? No no, not on a list like this!

That’s where the evil sorcerer Gargamel comes in. Gargamel hates Smurfs. HATES Smurfs. He not only wants to get rid of all of the Smurfs, but he wants to kill them, cook them, and eat them! ALL of them! I mean, talk about a bad dude. Along with his cat Azrael, who is every bit as evil as him, Gargamel spends every moment of every day hunting down the secret location of the Smurf village in his never-ending effort to destroy them once and for all. Many bad guys want to defeat their good enemies but… to eat them? Yipes. Take a look

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