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12 items from 2017


Smurfs: The Lost Village voice cast join their animated counterparts in new promo images

22 February 2017 6:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Smurfs: The Lost Village set to arrive in UK cinemas next month, Sony Pictures has released a batch of character promo images featuring the voice cast with their animated counterparts, and includes Demi Lovato and Smurfette, Joe Manganiello and Hefty, Ariel Winter and Smurflily, Danny Pudi and Brainy, Michelle Rodriguez and Smurfstorm, Ellie Kemper and Smurfblossom, Rainn Wilson and Gargamel, Jack McBrayer and Clumsy, and Mandy Patinkin and Papa Smurf; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Smurfs: The Lost Village here

It seems to Smurfette that everyone else in the Village has a purpose — Papa Smurf (leading), Baker Smurf (baking), even Grouchy Smurf (grouching) — except for her. So what’s the only girl in the village to do? Go in search of hers, of course! When she accidentally crosses paths with a mysterious creature that takes off into the Forbidden Forest, she follows it, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Smurfs: The Lost Village Super Bowl TV spot released

5 February 2017 3:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures has released a Super Bowl TV spot for the upcoming animated adventure Smurfs: The Lost Village; check it out below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Smurfs: The Lost Village here

It seems to Smurfette that everyone else in the Village has a purpose — Papa Smurf (leading), Baker Smurf (baking), even Grouchy Smurf (grouching) — except for her. So what’s the only girl in the village to do? Go in search of hers, of course! When she accidentally crosses paths with a mysterious creature that takes off into the Forbidden Forest, she follows it, and sets off into the uncharted woods. Joined by her brothers Brainy, Hefty and Clumsy — and with the evil wizard Gargamel shadowing their every step — Team Smurf undertakes a wild journey full of action, danger and discovery, setting them on a course that leads to the biggest mystery in Smurf history! »

- Amie Cranswick

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Find yourself with Smurfs: The Lost Village International Trailer

3 February 2017 7:04 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Another year and yet another all-new take on an animation, this time in the form of those adorable blue creatures. The Smurfs are taking us on another adventure, leaving their ‘magic mushroom’ houses behind to venture into the ‘wilderness’, riding on bunnies with a whole host of risqué jokes that are thrown in for the poor parents who will be made to take their offspring.

Related: Smurfs: The Lost Village Trailer

On board for the Sony Pictures Animation adventure caper is singer Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson voicing Gargamel (The American, The Office), Joe Manganiello voicing Hefty (Magic Mike, Spiderman), Jack McBrayer voicing Clumsy (Wreck-It Ralph), Danny Pudi voicing Brainy (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) with Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) voicing Papa Smurf.

If you know nothing of the Smurfs, have you been living under a rock? Those who grew up in the 80’s would spend their Saturday mornings »

- Zehra Phelan

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Smurfs: The Lost Village gets a new trailer

2 February 2017 6:15 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Smurfs: The Lost Village set to arrive in UK cinemas next month, Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for the upcoming animated adventure which you can check out below after the official synopsis…

It seems to Smurfette that everyone else in the Village has a purpose — Papa Smurf (leading), Baker Smurf (baking), even Grouchy Smurf (grouching) — except for her. So what’s the only girl in the village to do? Go in search of hers, of course! When she accidentally crosses paths with a mysterious creature that takes off into the Forbidden Forest, she follows it, and sets off into the uncharted woods. Joined by her brothers Brainy, Hefty and Clumsy — and with the evil wizard Gargamel shadowing their every step — Team Smurf undertakes a wild journey full of action, danger and discovery, setting them on a course that leads to the biggest mystery in Smurf history!

Smurfs: The Lost Village »

- Amie Cranswick

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Miles Morales as Spider-Man Headlines Sony Animation Lineup

20 January 2017 10:55 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Hacker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer), exuberant Gene (T.J. Miller) and his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) embark on the app-venture of a lifetime in Sony Pictures Animation’s Emojimovie: Express Yourself, in theaters summer 2017.

Making good on the commitment to increase overall output while continuing to offer its distinctive mix of family films, Sony Pictures Animation today released the project details on its upcoming roster of titles through 2018, along with additional highly anticipated future feature film projects, including one from Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, says, “We are proud of the artist-driven titles we have coming to the marketplace.  The abundance, variety and quality of the features are a testament to the wealth of creative talents who call Sony Pictures Animation their home.”

Smurfs: The Lost Village (April 7, 2017 release)

Newly announced voice cast includes:  Michelle Rodriguez (SmurfStorm), Ellie Kemper (SmurfBlossom), Ariel Winter (SmurfLily »

- ComicMix Staff

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Sony Animation Goes Diverse with Miles Morales as Spider-Man and Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical ‘Vivo’

19 January 2017 2:19 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sony Pictures Animation, which has fallen on hard times in recent years, highlighted diversity and female empowerment as part of its comeback at Wednesday’s slate preview in Culver City. The biggest news was confirmation that Miles Morales, the mixed race web-slinging teen (African-American and Hispanic), will star in the untitled “Spider-Man” feature coming December 21, 2018.

Morales, created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli to succeed the late Peter Parker in the comics, has already become a TV animation staple on Disney Xd’s “Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors” (initially voiced by Donald Glover).

The animated “Spider-Man” marks a return to Spa for Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”), who directed “The Lego Movie” and are currently making the “Han Solo” standalone “Star Wars” feature.

In a pre-recorded video message from London, Lord said, “What inspired us the most is that anyone can wear the mask. »

- Bill Desowitz

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Newswire: Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez, and Ellie Kemper join Smurfs: The Lost Village

19 January 2017 8:22 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Smurfs: The Lost Village, the third entry in the animated Smurfs film franchise, already has a teaser trailer, and now it has a Julia Roberts, too. According to /Film, Sony Pictures Animation has announced more cast members for the movie about tiny blue creatures, including Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Ellie Kemper, and Modern Family’s Ariel Winter. Roberts will play SmurfWillow, leader of the Lost Village, a mysterious new land sought out by Smurfette (Demi Lovato), Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer, replacing Anton Yelchin, who died this summer), and Hefty (Joe Manganiello). But the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) also seeks the Lost Village.

The story is based on The Smurfs comic book series, and director Kelly Asbury, who also voices Nosey in the film, said he wanted to return to the look of the original Pierre Culliford comics. Smurfs: The Lost Village also stars Gordon »

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Meg Author Promises a Very Scary, Expensive Shark Movie

18 January 2017 3:33 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After being stuck in development for quite some time and going through the hands of several different filmmakers, the giant shark movie Meg is in the can and will be coming out next year. The movie is based on the 1997 novel of the same name, which was written by Steve Alten. The author recently opened up about the movie adaptation. And outside of praising what is on the way, he made it clear that the movie has a budget as big as the shark Jason Statham is going to be doing battle with.

Steve Alten recently spoke with iHorror about Meg and revealed that Warner Bros. apparently has a lot of confidence in what will essentially be a massive, action-packed B-movie. According to the author, Meg has a budget of $150 million and will have a lot of top-notch resources being poured into it, and it will apparently be pretty scary. »

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First Look at Julia Roberts' SmurfWillow in Smurfs: The Lost Village

18 January 2017 2:14 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures has already released two Smurfs: The Lost Village trailers, but as we get closer to the April 7 release, there is one character who hasn't been seen until now. Sony Pictures Animation debuted a new photo that offers our first look at SmurfWillow, voiced by the iconic Julia Roberts. There haven't been any details about this character released quite yet, but this photo shows SmurfWillow alongside Papa Smurf, voiced by Mandy Patinkin.

This photo from People shows SmurfWillow is wearing the same type of red hat as Papa Smurf, although nothing else has been revealed about any sort of connection between these two characters. People did catch up with Julia Roberts, though, who offered a brief statement about why she wanted to join the voice cast of this animated adventure. Here's what Julia Roberts had to say about her role in Smurfs: The Lost Village.

"Smurfs are such a »

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Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez join 'Smurfs: The Lost Village'

18 January 2017 1:05 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sony Pictures Animation unveiled its slate through 2018 on Wednesday including new voice cast on previously announced features.

Kicking off the roster on April 7 is Smurfs: The Lost Village with new voice cast members Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper and Ariel Winter.

Gordon Ramsay is among a line-up of cameo performers alongside Gabriel Iglesias, Tituss BurgessJeff DunhamJake Johnson and director Kelly Asbury

Previously announced voice cast includes Demi LovatoRainn WilsonJoe ManganielloJack McBrayerDanny Pudi and Mandy Patinkin.

The Emoji Movie is scheduled to open on August 4 and features new voice cast members Jennifer Coolidge, Maya Rudolph, Jake T. Austin and  Patrick Stewart.

Previously announced voice cast includes T.J. Miller (pictured), James Corden, Ilana Glazer and Steven Wright. Tony Leondis directs. 

The Star is due to arrive on November 10 and includes voice talent by Steven YeunKelly Clarkson, Aidy Bryant, Keegan-Michael KeyKristin Chenoweth, Anthony AndersonGabriel Iglesias, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Smurfs: The Lost Village adds Julia Roberts to its cast

18 January 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to People, Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts (Money Monster) will turn blue and voice the character of SmurfWillow in 2017’s Smurfs: The Lost Village. SmurfWillow is described as being “wise” and is a new addition to the world of Smurfs, created for the upcoming film. The first look at the character, who is chatting with Papa Smurf, can be seen here…

On being a part of the production, Roberts told the aforementioned outlet: “Smurfs are such a fun part of our animated culture. They were popular when I was a child and they were popular when my kids were little. It’s fun to be part of such a sweet group that continues to entertain young people.”

Director Kelly Asbury expressed his excitement about the casting news, saying he’s “thrilled” to be working with Roberts, who brings “a sense of honesty and depth, thus helping to create truth to »

- Justin Cook

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First Look! Julia Roberts Joins Smurfs: The Lost Village — See Her Animated Character in Action

18 January 2017 4:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Julia Roberts is looking very blue these days.

The Oscar winner has joined the cast of the upcoming animated comedy Smurfs: The Lost Village, People can exclusively reveal — as the wise new character SmurfWillow.

“Smurfs are such a fun part of our animated culture,” Roberts tells People. “They were popular when I was a child and they were popular when my kids were little. It’s fun to be part of such a sweet group that continues to entertain young people.”

The film, from Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, already boasts a superstar vocal cast — including Demi Lovato as Smurfette, »

- Dave Quinn

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