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The Smurfs (2011)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  29 July 2011 (USA)
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When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.



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When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and 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. Written by Columbia Pictures

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Adventure doesn't get any bigger. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor and action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smurf'd  »

Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,611,637 (USA) (29 July 2011)


$142,614,158 (USA) (9 December 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was initially set up at Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, where it was planned as a fully animated film, which would have been the first of a trilogy. The project switched to Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in June 2008. See more »


When Gargamel approaches the 'Wizard' there is a shot of Gargamel's rear head shot. It shows the wig not fitting as there are 2 bulges. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator Smurf: There is a place. A place that knows no sadness, where even feeling blue is a happy thing. A place inhabited by little blue beings three apples high. It lies deep within an enchanted forest, hidden away beyond the medieval village. Most people believe this place is made up, only to be found in books or children's imagination. Well, we beg to differ.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the film, a Smurf is seen reclining on the upper left of the Columbia Pictures logo, smiling and waving to the audience. See more »


Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 3 August 2011 (2011) See more »


Written by J-Splif (as Jae Choung), Virman (as Virman Coquia), Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Kevnish (as Kevin Nishimura), Jeremy Reeves, Prohgress (as James Roh) and Jonathan Yip
Performed by Far East Movement
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Much better than the reviews!
31 July 2011 | by (Springdale, AR) – See all my reviews

I just watched The Smurfs with my wife, my 10 year old son, and my 5 year old daughter and we all enjoyed the movie very much. I had promised to take my kids to see this after seeing the first preview several months ago and I was concerned with the poor ratings on IMDb and poor critic reviews. However, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised at how good the film was. It had a good story line and was much funnier than I expected.

The live characters were cast very well with Hank Azaria playing a perfect Gargamel and the smurf voices were good as well, especially Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf and Katy Perry as Smurfette (my daughter's favorite).

Bottom line, if you have small children or you were a fan of the cartoon growing up, you will enjoy this film.

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