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Coming Distractions: Smurfs: The Lost Village trailer will make you smurf in your mouth

23 September 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

2011’s The Smurfs was an animated journey into Hades, a film that made watching hyperactive miniature CGI creatures more excruciating than seemed possible at the time. The sequel, The Smurfs 2, was marginally better, mostly by dint of having set the expectations bar so low the film could’ve tripped over it and still cleared the thing, which was essentially what it did. And despite being green-lit before the second one was even made, the third film in this misbegotten franchise has taken almost four years to distractedly amble its way to the big screen.

Smurfs: The Lost Village, doesn’t have a proper trailer yet, which might be a blessing, depending on how many fart jokes per minute will constitute the final film. Instead, we get the above trailer, which is one of those fourth-wall-breaking sequences where Clumsy Smurf (Jack McBrayer, taking over for the gone-too-soon Anton Yelchin ...

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‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Teaser Trailer: The Little Blue Creatures Face Hungry Plants

21 September 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty Star face off against plants in the Forbidden Forest in the first teaser trailer for Sony Animation’s “Smurfs: The Lost Village.”

The blue quartet start by looking out into the audience for the village before a large yellow flower grabs Brainy, then expels him covered in yellow goo and has a good laughs — followed by the strains of Ludacris’ song “Get Back.”

In the upcoming film, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Demi Lovato voices Smurfette while Joe Manganiello plays Hefty, Jack McBrayer is Clumsy, Danny Pudi is Brainy, Mandy Patinkin is Papa Smurf and Rainn Wilson is Gargamel.

This marks the third movie about the blue creatures for Sony Animation. The studio has opted to do without mixing in live-action scenes »

- Dave McNary

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Smurfs: The Lost Village Trailer Has Arrived

21 September 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Exciting news this morning! The first trailer and poster for Smurfs: The Lost Village has arrived. In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.&#160 Embarking on a roller coaster journey full of&#160action and danger, the Smurfs are on&#160a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest&#160secret in Smurf history!

Smurfs: The Lost Village features the voices of&#160Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as the evil Gargamel, Joe&#160Manganiello as Hefty, Jack McBrayer as Clumsy, Danny Pudi as Brainy, and&#160Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf. Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet) directs from a script written by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon. The all-new animated adventure »

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Muppets, Smurfs, and more: Check out our Featured Family Favourites for August!

3 August 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Muppets, Smurfs, and more: Check out our Featured Family Favourites for August!Muppets, Smurfs, and more: Check out our Featured Family Favourites for August!Jenny Bullough8/3/2016 12:42:00 Pm

Ah, August. The dog days of summer. The season is winding down, and although we still love the heat, the humidity is wearing on us a bit. And let’s face it, the kids are bouncing off the walls, and a part of us is looking forward to the start of the school year! When you’re looking for ways to keep the little ones entertained, look no further than your local Cineplex theatre. Every month there are classic family-friendly features playing on Saturday mornings at 11am. Admission is only $2.99 and a portion of the proceeds goes towards Free the Children. This Saturday, treat the family to an old favourite (and discover a new favourite) on the big screen!

Here's our »

- Jenny Bullough

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Should Sony risk a Ghostbusters sequel?

26 July 2016 12:46 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen looks at the franchise potential of Ghostbusters

The second week numbers are in, and it’s what most people expected (at least it’s what I predicted on last week’s podcast). After a fairly decent (but not all that great) $46 million opening weekend, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot dropped 54% to earn $21 million in its second week. Which, in fairness to it, held up pretty well against great openings for Star Trek Beyond and Lights Out, and the animated behemoth The Secret Life of Pets (which continues to make baffling big money).

Who is to blame for the mediocre performance? Was it all the pre-release negativity from misogynistic Twitter and Reddit users? Did the over-bearing Ghostbusters defenders put off potential other movie goers? Is America not ready for an all-female horror comedy? Or are we just sick of cash-grab reboots in general?

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- Luke Owen

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Terror on TV: Gnap! Gnap! Zombies Vs Smurfs in ‘The Purple Smurfs’

24 June 2016 9:05 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Remembering the time The Smurfs faced off against the zombie apocalypse. If you were a little kid in the early 1980s and you swore by Saturday morning cartoons, chances are you watched The Smurfs, the now beloved American animated adaption of the classic illustrated books and comic strips by Peyo. And if you did, chances…

The post Terror on TV: Gnap! Gnap! Zombies Vs Smurfs in ‘The Purple Smurfs’ appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Anton Yelchin cannot be replaced – there is no one as normal left in Hollywood

23 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The versatile actor was a unique talent, convincing in everything from Star Trek to The Smurfs. In a Hollywood full of sculpted superheroes, who can possibly play the everyman now?

The untimely passing of a promising young actor can generate a sense of loss in audiences whose closest connection to the man was seeing him on screen. Obviously this loss is as a gnat-bite compared to the bereavement of family and friends, but the tragic death of Anton Yelchin is making me appreciate how much I’d been taking him for granted.

He was at ease and totally convincing in drama, comedy, horror, rom-com, action thrillers, Sf blockbusters, The Smurfs, even Shakespeare, yet gave the impression that he had barely got started. His “guiding factor”, he once said, was: “How many different people can I play, and how different can I make them every time.” There were surely so many other different people to come, »

- Anne Billson

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The Smurfs: Sony Announces The Lost Village Sequel Feature Premieres in April 2017

21 June 2016 4:29 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_51168" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Smurfs: The Lost Village image via Sony Pictures Animation.[/caption]

Tickled pink to be working blue, Sony Pictures Animation has announced the next Smurfs feature film, Smurfs: The Lost Village will hit theaters April 7, 2017. Watch a promo, below. The feature film is part of the Belgian Smurfs comics franchise. The Smurfs TV show ran on NBC from 1981 until it was cancelled in 1989. Smurfs: The Lost Village stars Demi Lovato as Smurfette; Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf; Rainn Wilson as Gargamel; Jack McBrayer as Clumsy; Danny Pudi as Brainy; and Joe Manganiello as Hefty.

After its NBC cancellation, Smurfs reruns aired on USA Network until 1993. Cartoon Network then ran them until 2003. In the Us, Cartoon Network's Boomerang still reruns The Smurfs TV series. The original series cast includes: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss, Frank Welker, Michael Bell, June Foray, Hamilton »

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’Star Trek Beyond’ Team Cancels Cannes Lions Event To Mourn Anton Yelchin

21 June 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Actor Anton Yelchin tragically died on Sunday morning in a freak automobile accident at the age of 27. His next film was the third installment in the “Star Trek” reboot series “Star Trek Beyond,” scheduled to be released next month. The cast of “Star Trek Beyond” was set to appear at the 2016 Cannes Lion advertising exhibition for a Q&A on Wednesday. Now, Deadline reports that Paramount and the cast have cancelled the appearance entirely out of respect for the late actor.

Read More: What Was Your Favorite Anton Yelchin Performance? — CriticWire Survey

Their statement reads: “All of us are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Anton Yelchin. Out of respect, we are withdrawing our participation in the previously announced ‘Star Trek Beyond’ event at Cannes Lions this week.”

Yelchin first broke through with starring roles in Nick Cassavetes’ crime drama “Alpha Dog” and the teen dramedy “Charlie Bartlett. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Emoji Movie and Spider-Man Headline Sony's 2017-2018 Animation Slate

20 June 2016 5:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a move signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms, Sony Pictures Animation announced today its slate through 2018 which includes five theatrical features, three television series and one direct-to-video movie. These projects include the previously-announced Spider-Man Animated Movie and the new Emoji movie, which is now entitled EmojiMovie: Express Yourself. Here's what Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, had to say in her statement.

"We are meaningfully stepping up our level of production, while creating an environment that fosters the best talent. Our goal is to enlarge our presence in the animation landscape with a uniquely diverse slate, and our strategy to get there is to let artists drive the movies creatively."

Sony Pictures Animation's slate includes a diverse mix of originals and franchises, some previously announced, each with its own unique style and tone, underscoring the Studio's pledge to develop projects aimed »

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'Spider-Man' and 'Ghostbusters' loom large in the plans of Sony Pictures Animation

20 June 2016 3:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sony Pictures Animation has always been the red-headed stepchild of studio animation arms. They’ve had a few big hits, a few mid-sized hits, and they’ve done a very good job of squeezing every possible penny out of the direct-to-video market with sequels to some of their titles. In the press release they sent out today, Sony made it clear that they’re doubling down on animation. Kristine Belson is the president of Sony Animation, answering directly to Tom Rothman, and she talked about letting artists drive the films they’re planning to make. It’s a pretty safe list overall, with an emphasis on pre-existing properties, and I have a hard time getting my head around how anyone is even remotely artistically moved by the idea of an Emoji movie. Some of the titles had already been announced, but there are new details on those, and some of the announcements were brand-new. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Sony Pictures Animation Announces 2017 & 2018 Slate, Plus Animated 'Spider-man' Finds A Director

20 June 2016 2:33 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In a move signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms, Sony Pictures Animation announced today its slate through 2018 which includes five theatrical features, three television series and one direct-to-video movie.

Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, says:

"We are meaningfully stepping up our level of production, while creating an environment that fosters the best talent. Our goal is to enlarge our presence in the animation landscape with a uniquely diverse slate, and our strategy to get there is to let artists drive the movies creatively."

Tom Rothman, Chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, adds:

"I could not be more proud of the way Kristine Belson has rebuilt Sony Pictures Animation into the boldest home for animation in the industry."

Sony Pictures Animation's slate includes a diverse mix of originals and franchises, some previously announced, each with its own unique style and tone, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'Star Trek Beyond' Actor Anton Yelchin Dies at 27

20 June 2016 5:51 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Star Trek Beyond actor Anton Yelchin, perhaps best known for his role as Pavel Chekov in the J.J. Abrams film reboot series, has passed away TMZ reported Sunday morning.

According to the outlet, friends of the actor grew worried after he didn't meet them hours earlier for a rehearsal. They visited his home around 1 in the morning, only to find Yelchin "pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar, which was attached to a security gate."

The car's engine was running, and it was in neutral. The driveway itself is on a fairly steep incline, but it is unknown why the actor left his car.

Despite the strange incident, at this moment, law enforcement suspects no foul play. The car in question was a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and while we don't know the exact year the vehicle was made, Gizmodo noted that 2014 to 2016 models were up for a recall, »

- Joseph Medina

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Hollywood Reacts to the Tragic Death of Anton Yelchin

19 June 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, after news broke earlier today that Anton Yelchin has died from a freak car accident. The actor was found dead at his home in the San Fernando Valley early this morning, pinned between his car and a concrete mailbox. As news of this tragic death started to spread, several of the actor's co-stars, friends, colleagues and others in the Hollywood community mourned his death on social media. Paramount Pictures also released the following statement regarding the beloved actor's death.

"All of us at Paramount join the world in morning the untimely passing of Antony Yelchin. As a member of the Star Trek family, he was beloved by so many and he will missed by all. We share our deepest condolences with his mother, father and family."

The actor is probably best known for playing Chekov in J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek, its »

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Anton Yelchin Dies from Freak Accident at Age 27

19 June 2016 12:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The entertainment community is in mourning once again today, as a young actor passed away far too soon. Anton Yelchin, who plays Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek movies, including next month's Star Trek Beyond, has passed away at the age of 27. While details are still coming in, the actor appears to have died from a freak car accident.

Deadline reports that the actor was found by his friends early this morning, pinned by his car against a brick mailbox and security gate, apparently crushed to death by his own vehicle. No foul play is suspected in this car accident, although no further details were given. Here's what the actor's publicist Jennifer Allan had to say in a brief statement.

"Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning. His family requests you respect their privacy at this time."

TMZ reveals that the actor's friends became »

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‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Dies at 27

19 June 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anton Yelchin, known for roles in “Star Trek” and “Alpha Dog,” died early Sunday morning in a freak accident, a spokeswoman confirmed to Variety. He was 27.

“Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning,” said a statement from his representative. “His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”

The Lapd said he was pinned by his own car at his Studio City home. Friends apparently became concerned when Yelchin did not show up for a band performance. They found him at his home pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar.

“It appears he had exited his car and was behind it when the vehicle rolled down a steep driveway,” the Lapd said in a statement.

Police reportedly told TMZ that the engine was still running when he was found, and that his car was in neutral. It’s not clear why he got out of his car with »

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‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Dies at 27

19 June 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anton Yelchin, known for roles in “Star Trek” and “Alpha Dog,” died early Sunday morning in a freak accident, a spokeswoman confirmed to Variety. He was 27.

“Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning,” said a statement from his representative. “His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”

The Lapd said he was pinned by his own car at his Studio City home. Friends apparently became concerned when Yelchin did not show up for a band performance. They found him at his home pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar.

“It appears he had exited his car and was behind it when the vehicle rolled down a steep driveway,” the Lapd said in a statement.

Police reportedly told TMZ that the engine was still running when he was found, and that his car was in neutral. It’s not clear why »

- Brent Lang and Alex Stedman

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R.I.P. Anton Yelchin, Dead At 27

19 June 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Charismatic young and still on the rise actor Anton Yelchin has died at the age of 27.

TMZ reports that the actor was killed early Sunday morning after getting pinned by his car. His publicist Jennifer Allen has confirmed he was killed in a "fatal traffic collision" according to the Associated Press.

The actor is best known for his role as Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films since 2009, but had built up a career in such films as "Terminator Salvation," "The Smurfs," "Only Lovers Left Alive," "Green Room," "Odd Thomas," "Like Crazy," "Charlie Bartlett," "Fierce People," "Alpha Dog," "Hearts in Atlantis ," "Along Came A Spider," and the "Fright Night" remake.

Yelchin, an only child, was born in Russia and the son of professional figure skaters who moved the family to the United States when Yelchin was a baby. Yelchin's family requests privacy at this time. »

- Garth Franklin

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FilmNation, Open Road, Riverstone take 'Show Dogs' to Cannes

28 April 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures family adventure heads to the Croisette through the Open Road International arrangement with Glen Basner’s FilmNation.

Raja Gosnell of Scooby Doo and The Smurfs fame will direct the live-action project that Open Road and Riverstone will co-produce and co-finance.

Show Dogs has been earmarked for a September production start ahead of an October 13, 2017, Us release through Open Road.

The film will feature a cast of talking dogs led by Max, a solitary Rottweiler police dog who must learn to become a team player and go undercover to help his new human handler thwart an attack on a prestigious dog show by animal traffickers.

Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg and Deepak Nayar of Riverstone Pictures announced the project on Thursday.

Max Botkin wrote the screenplay and Nayar produces with Philip von Alvensleben.

Ortenberg, Nik Bower, Max Botkin, Gosnell, and Scott Lambert will serve as executive producers.

Gosnell is represented »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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FilmNation, Open Road take 'Show Dogs' to Cannes

28 April 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures family adventure heads to the Croisette through the Open Road International arrangement with Glen Basner’s FilmNation.

Raja Gosnell of Scooby Doo and The Smurfs fame will direct the live-action project that Open Road and Riverstone will co-produce and co-finance.

Show Dogs has been earmarked for a September production start ahead of an October 13, 2017, Us release through Open Road.

The film will feature a cast of talking dogs led by Max, a solitary Rottweiler police dog who must learn to become a team player and go undercover to help his new human handler thwart an attack on a prestigious dog show by animal traffickers.

Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg and Deepak Nayar of Riverstone Pictures announced the project on Thursday.

Max Botkin wrote the screenplay and Nayar produces with Philip von Alvensleben.

Ortenberg, Nik Bower, Max Botkin, Gosnell, and Scott Lambert will serve as executive producers.

Gosnell is represented »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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