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Peyo Productions Partners with KiKA for New Smurfs TV Series

Peyo Productions has recently entered into a partnership with KiKA, which will bring about a new The Smurfs TV series. KiKA is coming on board as a co-producer and German broadcaster for the 3D CG series. Other co-production partners include TF1 (France), KETNET and OUFTIVI (Belgium). Véronique Culliford, president & founder of Peyo Productions and distribution company I.M.P.S. ( and ...


New Smurfs CG TV Series is Returning to the Small Screens Soon

Peyo’s iconic little blue creatures, The Smurfs, will be making a grand return to the small screens soon after a period of semi-absence – the franchise enjoys a consistent presence through merchandise and various entertainment platforms, but audiences last saw the Smurfs through Sony Pictures Animation’s The Lost Village last year. The new CG animated Smurfs TV series will rely on an ...


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 ...


New The Smurfs Game Makes its Way to Mobile: Epic Run

Peyo’s cute little blue creatures The Smurfs has found its way to our mobile devices via a new 2D platforming game titled Smurfs Epic Run. It doesn’t matter what type of mobile device you have, as the game has been released simultaneously on iOS, Android, and Amazon’s respective digital storefronts. Your budget is also completely irrelevant, as the game is being offered completely free. The ...


Sony and The Smurfs Start Their Halloween Early

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Peyo’s The Smurfs will be celebrating Halloween early this year, via the release of The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow on September 10. The TV special will feature state of the art animation techniques that blend CG animation and traditional hand-drawn techniques. It will also reunite the stars of the blockbuster film The Smurfs 2, such as Alan ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


New info on the Smurfs Movie

We’re now being treated to the very first look at a CG Smurf via the teaser image for the upcoming Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures film. Opening in theaters on December 17th, 2010, the Smurfs Movie will be directed by Raja Gosnell, taking the 1958 Peyo creation to the big screen in 3D animated style. The look is similar to the 1980s Hanna-Barbera toon that brought the name ...


Raja Gosnell to direct Smurfs

After a long search, Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation have finally found the director for their upcoming film, the Smurfs. Raja Gosnell, whose previously films include Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Scooby-Doo, will be in charge of the mixed live-action and CG animated Smurfs film, based on those little blue guys Peyo created 50 years ago. As previously reported, the movie will be ...

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