Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin to lend their voices to Sony Pictures Animation’s CG feature based on the work of Peyo Culliford; ‘Get Smurfy’ arrives in theaters on March 31, 2017.
Culver City, CA -- To mark this year’s June 14th Global Smurfs Day, Sony Pictures Animation announced the all-star cast of Get Smurfy, its brand new, fully computer-animated feature film reminiscent of creator Peyo Culliford’s original recognizable style.
Get Smurfy finds Smurfette and her brothers trekking through the uncharted Enchanted Forest to try and discover a fabled Smurfs village before their nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel, does. Along the way, some of the mysteries of the little blue creatures’ origins are brought to light: do Smurfs come in any other colors? are their mushroom houses organic? And...why are there 99 boys and only one girl???
Platinum-selling recording artist Demi Lovato has signed to voice Smurfette, with Emmy-nominated comic actor Rainn Wilson (The Office, Monsters vs. Aliens) stepping into the evil shoes of the Smurf nemesis, Gargamel. Papa Smurf will be played by Emmy winner Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride, Homeland).
Set for a worldwide release on March 31, 2017, the new feature-length animated adventure will be directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet), produced by Jordan Kerner (Charlotte’s Web, The Smurfs) and co-produced by Mary Ellen Bauder (Hotel Transylvania).
Get Smurfy will stand as a brand new entry in the Columbia Pictures movie franchise that has grossed more than $900 million globally.
“The continued popularity of the Smurfs is unmistakable, and this new outing will return them to the fully-animated world that launched them,” says director Kelly Asbury.
“We felt it was important to take a very different approach with this origin story,” continues producer Jordan Kerner, “It returns to the roots of Peyo’s creation in this CG animated adventure. I hope it will delight not only fans but audiences worldwide. We couldn't be more excited with the talented new cast we're starting to assemble for our Smurfy reboot!”
“We have gathered a group of filmmakers and artists who have grown up with these loveable characters,” adds Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson, “and Get Smurfy will be imbued with the same spirit of adventure that first made all of us lifelong fans of these little blue guys…and girl.”
Source: Sony Pictures Animation