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The Smurfs Makes its Blu-ray/DVD Debut

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will have families everywhere singing a happy song on Friday, Dec. 2 when Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action animated worldwide hit feature film, The Smurfs, becomes available on Blu-ray 3D, DVD, digital, and a limited edition 3-Disc Holiday Gift Set.

Press Release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Culver City, Calif. – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will have families everywhere singing a happy song on Friday, Dec. 2 when Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action animated worldwide hit feature film, The Smurfs™, becomes available on Blu-ray 3D™, DVD, digital,  and a limited edition 3-Disc Holiday Gift Set. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs™ out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into ours – in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs™ must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. Directed by Raja Gosnell (Scooby Doo) and starring Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”), Jayma Mays (“Glee”), Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”), and Hank Azaria (“The Simpsons”) as Gargamel, the film features the smurf™-ect voices of singing sensation Katy Perry as Smurfette, George Lopez (Rio) as Grouchy and Jonathan Winters (The Flinstones) as the original Papa Smurf.

The Smurfs™: A Christmas Carol DVD is an all-new mini-movie, exclusive to the 3-Disc Holiday Gift Set and starring the Smurfs™. Based on the timeless holiday classic, The Smurfs™: A Christmas Carol is available for a limited time only.

The Smurfs™ will be among the first titles to offer UltraViolet™ so owners of the Blu-ray will be able to add The Smurfs™ to their free cloud-based UltraViolet Digital Accounts, enabling them to stream or download the film most anywhere they can access the Internet!

Blu-ray special features include a one-of-a-kind Smurf™-O-Vision: Second Screen Experience.  Experience the Smurfs™ taking over your television and iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch! While you watch the movie, Smurfs™ will appear on-screen to sing, dance and do all kinds of Smurf™-tastic things! The adventure also extends to your second screen device where you will be able to interact and engage with the Smurfs™, Gargamel and Azrael – popping bubbles, dropping smurfberries, zapping Gargamel, and much more!

The Smurfs™ will be available for the SRP of $45.99 (Blu-ray 3D/DVD), $40.99 (3-Disc Holiday Gift Set) and $30.99 (DVD).

DVD Includes •    “Find The Smurfs™" Game - Find as many hidden Smurfs™ as you can to earn the most smurfberries!•    Blue-pers •    Happy Music Montage•    2 Commentaries•    2 Featuretteso    “The Smurfs™: Comic Book to the Big Screen”o    “Going Gargamel”

Blu-ray 3D (Blu-ray 3D + DVD): Disc 1 (Blu-ray 3D)•    3D & 2D Versions of The Smurfs™•    The Smurfs™ Fantastic Adventure Game - Help Clumsy race through the village and Central Park to stop Gargamel and his evil plans!•    Deleted Scenes & Extended Scenes•    Blue-pers •    Happy Music Montage•    2 Commentaries•    3 Featuretteso    “The Smurfs™: Comic Book to the Big Screen”o    “Smurf™ Speak: Meet the Cast”o    “Going Gargamel”•    Progression Reels

Disc 2:  DVD – Feature Film & Special Features on Stand-alone DVD

3-Disc Holiday Gift Set (Blu-ray + DVD + The Smurfs™: A Christmas Carol DVD: Disc 1 (Blu-ray)•    Smurf™-O-Vision: Second Screen Experience - Interact with the Smurfs™ as they take over your TV, iPad, iPhone or iTouch while you watch the movie!•    The Smurfs™ Fantastic Adventure Game - Help Clumsy race through the village and Central Park to stop Gargamel and his evil plans!•    Deleted Scenes & Extended Scenes•    Blue-pers •    Happy Music Montage•    2 Commentaries•    3 Featuretteso    “The Smurfs™: Comic Book to the Big Screen”o    “Smurf™ Speak: Meet the Cast”o    “Going Gargamel”•    Progression Reels

Disc 2:  DVD – Feature Film & Special Features on Stand-alone DVD

Disc 3:  DVD - The Smurfs™: A Christmas Carol - All-new mini-movie starring the Smurfs™!

ABOUT ULTRAVIOLETUltraViolet is an entirely new way to collect and enjoy your digital entertainment, giving you the power to instantly access your movies and TV shows with unprecedented flexibility. For more information, visit www.uvvu.com

The Smurfs has a running time of 103 minutes and is rated PG for some mild rude humor and action. Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

The Smurfs Blu-ray 3D Catalog #:  39084    3-Disc Holiday Gift Set Catalog #:  37694    DVD Catalog #: 37697Blu-ray 3DUPC Code: 0-43396- 39084-3    3-Disc Holiday Gift Set UPC Code: 0-43396- 37694-6    DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-37697-7Blu-ray 3DSRP: $45.99      3-Disc Holiday Gift Set SRP: $40.99      DVD SRP: $30.99Blu-ray 3DOrder Date: 10/30/11    3-Disc Holiday Gift Set Order Date: 10/30/11    DVD Order Date: 10/30/11

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.  SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; worldwide television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world. The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits, the 2011 hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster, The Smurfs (3D) and the 2009 mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (3D), with the family comedy Hotel Transylvania (3D) in Fall 2012. The division is also in production with Aardman Animations on two feature films, the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas (3D) in theaters November 2011 and the stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits (3D) in March 2012. Open Season 3, the third adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's successful Open Season franchise, was released on DVD and Blu-ray January 2011. In 2007, Surf's Up received an Academy Award®-nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.  Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.

About Lafig Belgium S.A.:Lafig Belgium is the owner of the rights to produce audio-visual works based on the Smurf™ universe and of the Smurf™ worldwide licensing rights (together with IMPS).  Lafig Belgium is controlled by the heirs of Pierre Culliford, better known under his pseudonym Peyo, the author/creator of the Smurfs™. For 50 years, the Culliford family has controlled the Smurf™ characters and all licenses worldwide.

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