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New Smurfs 2 Featurette from Sony

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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:

Sony Pictures and Ubisoft Team Up for Smurfs 2 Game

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, Playstation 3, Wii, and Wii.U consoles. There will also be an interactive storytelling book and mini-game collection for the Nintendo DS. The scheduled date for the launch of all the console versions of the game is July, 2013, in line with the film’s July 31 release.

The Smurfs 2 videogame will provide Smurfs fans the chance to play as a Smurf, while immersing themselves in an interactive adventure throughout the movie’s enchanting environments, such as New York and Paris, and will also take gamers to game-exclusive worlds such as The Arctic Tundra, and the Lava Jungle.

New Smurfs DVD Set Scheduled for July

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just announced plans to release a brand new DVD collection for The Smurfs titled “The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue!” and scheduled it for July 16, 2013. The DVD collection will feature all the Smurf favorites such as Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Jokey, Handy, Clumsy, Dreamy and others in episodes taken directly from the classic Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon series.

The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue! will retail for $14.97. The DVD will include the following episodes:

Smurfs 2 Official Trailer

Smurfs 2 Official Trailer

The first official trailer for the upcoming sequel has just been released, and while it doesn’t show anything new with regard to the Smurfs (smurves?), in the sense that they’re still the CG-animated little blue things, it does show off the actors playing major parts in the movie, such as Internet favorite Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, Christina Ricci, and Hank Azaria.

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