FIRST OFFICIAL TEASER: Sony’s “Smurfs: The Lost Village” – Animation Scoop

FIRST OFFICIAL TEASER: Sony’s “Smurfs: The Lost Village”

Opening on April 7th, 2017, Smurfs: The Lost Village is an all-new, all-animated take on the Smurfs. No live action. Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) directs – with a cast including Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson (as Gargamel), Jack McBrayer and Many Patinkin (as Papa Smurf). A very cool production blog for the film is located here.

Here’s the teaser:

SYNOPSIS: a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

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Crew:
Directed by: Kelly Asbury
Written by: Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon
Based on the Characters and Works of Peyo
Produced by: Jordan Kerner
Co-Producer: Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews

Cast:
Demi Lovato (Smurfette)
Rainn Wilson (Gargamel)
Joe Manganiello (Hefty)
Jack McBrayer (Clumsy)
Danny Pudi (Brainy)
with Mandy Patinkin (Papa Smurf)

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
Jerry Beck
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  • Cameron Ward

    i’m conflicted. Animation wise, it looks fantastic, the voices sound great, the director is a solid choice, and it LOOKS like the original source material…the rap song is jarring when the international trailer doesn’t have it, but still. Hope the next trailer shows off more.

  • Crossing fingers for a Johan and Peewit cameo…….