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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
ABC has ordered a female buddy cop comedy pilot from executive producer Elizabeth Banks, the network announced on Thursday. The pilot centers on a driven but stubborn detective who finds unlikely help from her precinct’s trustee, a larger-than-life ex-con finishing out her prison sentence doing menial tasks for the police department. Though these two have completely opposing views on crime and punishment, a highly entertaining and successful partnership is born. The hourlong comedic pilot is written and executive produced by the co-writers of “The Smurfs” movies, Jay Scherick and David Ronn. Banks will serve as Ep along with her husband and producing. »
- Reid Nakamura
ABC is looking for a few funny female cops.
The Disney-owned network is teaming with Elizabeth Banks for dramedy pilot The Trustee.
The hourlong comedic project is described as a fun female buddy-cop comedy. It revolves around a driven but stubborn detective who finds unlikely help from her precinct's trustee, a larger-than-life ex-con who is finishing out her prison sentence doing menial tasks for the police department. Although the two have completely opposing views on crime and punishment, a highly entertaining and successful partnership is born.
- Lesley Goldberg
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 »
- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
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 »
5 items from 2017
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