7 items from 2013
On Saturday, June 22, in celebration of the birthday of Peyo, the creator of the Smurfs (born June 25, 1928), Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation will once again coordinate events all over the world as part of Global Smurfs Day, a worldwide event in anticipation of the release of The Smurfs 2, in theaters July 31.
This will be the second celebration of Global Smurfs Day in what is quickly becoming a tradition. In 2011, the round-the-world events included painting one of the famous White Towns of Andalusia blue and setting a new record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Smurfs within a 24-hour Period (Multiple Venues).
This year, the studio has lined up an equally impressive program of events, highlighted by a worldwide Smurf Ambassadors initiative, in which over 40 ambassadors from 28 countries will represent Smurfs fans from around the world with a special day of events celebrating Peyo’s creation. The ambassadors – celebrities, »
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Smurf Village is Coming to St. Louis!
In support of their return to the big screen this July in The Smurfs™ 2, Papa Smurf, Smurfette and Clumsy Smurf are embarking on a tour across America and are bringing the Smurfs Village with them! From Saturday, June 8th – Sunday, June 9th, the trio will visit St. Louis with the pop-up village, which features inflatable mushroom houses, an Eiffel Tower slide, a photo station and activities. Fans young and old will be able to meet the Smurfs! The Smurfs Village event is free to the public & fun for the whole family.
When: Smurfs Village Hours: Saturday, June 8, 2013 / 3Pm – 7Pm Sunday, June 9, 2013 / 9:30Am – 7Pm Where: Saturday, June 8, 2013 St. Louis Uncorked: A Wine & Music Festival 13th Street and Market Street St. Louis, Mo Sunday, June 9, 2013 Six Flags St. Louis 4900 Six Flags St Louis Railroad
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- Tom Stockman
Sony has released 2 new posters for their upcoming Smurfs 2 which features a returning cast of Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Katy Perry as Smurfette and Hank Azaria as Gargamel, now joined by Brendan Gleeson as Victor Winslow. Raja Gosnell directs from the screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick, David Ronn, Jay Scherick, J. David Stem and David N. Weiss. In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world¹s greatest sorcerer. »
Sony's eagerly-anticipated animated sequel opens in theaters on July 31st, 2013, and actually looks like it could be quite a blast with the Naughties now in the mix. Raja Gosnell returns to the helm, directing from the screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick, David Ronn, Jay Scherick, J. David Stem and David N. Weiss. This latest poster has the Smurfs and Naughties together in front of the Eiffel Tower, and can be seen below. The cast includes Neil Patrick Harris (Patrick Winslow), Brendan Gleeson (Victor Doyle), Jayma Mays (Grace Winslow), Sofia Vergara (Odile) and Hank Azaria (Gargamel). Voice actors: Katy Perry (Smurfette), Jonathan Winters (Papa), Christina Ricci (Vexy), Jb Smoove (Hackus), George Lopez (Grouchy), Anton Yelchin (Clumsy), John Oliver (Vanity). »
According to Box Office Mojo, Sony Pictures has pushed back its animated Popeye movie (which sees the iconic sailor man make his triumphant return to the big screen, complete with 3D). Originally set for a September 26th, 2014 release date, the adaptation will now hit theaters in an already crowded 2015. No specific date has been announced yet, but 2015 has plenty of competition in the form of The Avengers 2, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Star Wars: Episode VII, Finding Dory, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, and many more big films. Popeye will be directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (who most recently helmed Hotel Transylvania for Sony Animation). Screenwriters Jay Scherick and David Ronn (The Smurfs) were hired to pen the script last year. Are you looking forward to this movie? Follow @PaulRomCBM »
See Smurfette in this colorful latest poster for Sony's The Smurfs 2 which opens in theaters on July 31st, 2013. Raja Gosnell directs from the writing by Karey Kirkpatrick, David Ronn, Jay Scherick, J. David Stem and David N. Weiss. The cast includes Neil Patrick Harris (Patrick Winslow), Brendan Gleeson (Victor Doyle), Jayma Mays (Grace Winslow), Sofia Vergara (Odile) and Hank Azaria (Gargamel). The beloved animated characters are powered by Katy Perry (Smurfette), Jonathan Winters (Papa), Christina Ricci (Vexy), Jb Smoove (Hackus), George Lopez (Grouchy), Anton Yelchin (Clumsy) and John Oliver (Vanity). In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful »
Alright, now that all of that Man of Steel business is over with, we can get to the real news. That guilty pleasure news. Many of you will (secretly) be excited to hear that Britney Spears will release her new song “Ooh La La” with The Smurfs 2, according to Sony.
Britney Spears told Sony that she wanted to surprise her kids with a song in the film. Spears said:
I am very excited that Britney is joining our smurfy adventure. ‘Ooh La La’ is the perfect Smurf-party song, and the perfect button on the film for audiences around the world. »
- Alex Corey
7 items from 2013
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