The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow
is a TV short starring
Jack Angel, Fred Armisen, and Hank Azaria.
When Brainy Smurf is favored to win the annual Smurfberry Hunt for the ninth year in a row, Gutsy Smurf sets out to discover how Brainy wins every year. Gutsy?s investigation takes him into...
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The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been abducted by Gargamel, since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation, creatures called "The Naughties", into real Smurfs.
Neil Patrick Harris,
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest, leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.
The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.
When Brainy Smurf is favored to win the annual Smurfberry Hunt for the ninth year in a row, Gutsy Smurf sets out to discover how Brainy wins every year. Gutsy?s investigation takes him into spooky Smurfy Hollow?and right into Gargamel?s trap! Can Brainy and Gutsy, with the help of Smurfette, put aside their rivalry before Gargamel captures them?or worse, they come face-to-face with the legenda...Written by
Best thing they did with Smurfs in a long, long time
Im a fan of the original Smurf comics and I did enjoy Hanna-Barbera show growing up. This being said... I didn't care much for the new CGI/live action movies. They failed to capture the spirit of the comic books and the idea to sent Smurfs to the modern times simply felt like a cheap excuse for product placement and toilet humor. It's just another example of cashing on nostalgia...
This animated short however was a pleasant surprise!
The story was cute and did a good job capturing the spirit of the old cartoons. There was no force pop-cultural humor, it was just Smurf doing what Smurfs do best.
The traditional animation was done very well(I especially liked the way they animated Gargamel) The backgrounds made whole thing very enjoyable to watch thanks to the colors of the autumn setting.
Overall it was a cute Halloween special and more hearth went into it then both CGI movies combine... I honestly would love if they made entire animated series if it was this good.
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