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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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Storyline

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

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29 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Smurf'd  »

Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

From the voice actors in this film, Jonathan Winters (Papa Smurf) and Frank Welker (Azrael) had appeared in The Smurfs (1981). Winters had voiced Grandpa Smurf, and Welker had voiced Hefty Smurf. See more »

Goofs

Just after the Smurfs arrive in Central Park and the portal closes, the round tube used to create the physical water pinwheel effect is visible behind the waterfall. See more »

Quotes

[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

SPOILER: Part of the closing credits are seen in the waterfall portal, from which appear photographs of the Winslows and the Smurfs after their encounter: the Winslows are seen with their newborn son Blue, and Smurf Village is rebuilt to resemble New York City. See more »

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Back In Black
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Perfect Gargamel
28 November 2011 | by (Mauritius) – See all my reviews

I am amazed that the average Mark for this film is so low. The film is very much made in the spirit of the cartoons and the live action mixed with cartoon special effects works really well. The key thing though is the performance of Hank Azaria as Gargamel. He is perfectly cast, a panto villain. I loved him. Doogie Howser is perfectly likable as is his screen wife. It's a nice film to watch, entertaining and surely ideal for young children. Unfairly ridiculed. It is really quite an old fashioned children's film and it is very colourful and with a lot of goodness. I think that maybe today's cynical world doesn't welcome something like this but that's a shame. If you want a nice easy to watch film for your innocent younger children then this is definitely for you or for adults who have never lost their inner child.


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