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.
Smurfs 2’s plot concerns Gargamel’s newest scheme, which is to create a couple of Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties, which he plans to use for harnessing the magical Smurf essence. When Gargamel finds out that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and that Smurfette is the only one who can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, the evil wizard kidnaps Smurfette and takes here to Paris, France. There, Gargamel hopes to use the Smurf essence in order to use the Eiffel Tower as an energy generating antenna that will finally take him home. It is up to Papa Smurf, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to the human world and seek help from Patrick and Grace Winslow and their son Blue.