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The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol (2011)

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At Christmas, Grouchy Smurf behaves badly to everyone and it takes the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future to teach him to appreciate Christmas.

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Troy Quane

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Todd Berger, Peyo (characters and works of)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Papa (voice)
Fred Armisen ... Brainy (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Gargamel (voice)
Gary Basaraba ... Hefty (voice)
George Lopez ... Grouchy (voice)
Melissa Sturm ... Smurfette (voice)
Anton Yelchin ... Clumsy (voice)
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Storyline

The Smurfs version of the Christmas carol, Christmas has arrived and all the village is excited except for one Smurf, Grouchy. who behave badly to everyone and everything that involve Christmas. and only the ghosts of Christmas "past" "present" and "future" might change his mind.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2015 (Uruguay) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Smurfs: Um Conto de Natal See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is the third "Smurfs" Christmas special after The Smurfs Christmas Special (1982) and 'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy (1987). See more »

Quotes

Grouchy: [to a Snow-Snurf] Isn't Christmas about getting what you want? Well, I want a hang glider! Why do I even bother to celebrate Christmas if all I ever get is THIS - the same old boring useless hat? I mean, how many hats does a Smurf need?
[the Snow-Smurf's head falls on Grouchy]
Grouchy: Oh, who asked you? I... HATE... HATS!
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Followed by The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (2013) See more »

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A Christmas animation that focuses on the negatives
1 December 2011 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This short animation is about how the Smurfs make Grouchy like Christmas again.

After watching "The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol", I find myself in a rather gloomy mood. The story is dark, with lots of grumpiness, antagonism and dissatisfaction. Even though they say "don't be grumpy", the brain picks up "grumpy" at a subconscious level, so there is a constant stream of negative words and negative themes. The constant negativity gets viewers down. And there is even a scene about captivity! Even though the ending contains some positive scenes, it is far from enough to lift the gloomy mood the film spent 20 minutes to create. I cannot see how this animation can make people feel merry and joyful.


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