Demi Lovato and Rainn Wilson Get Smurfy in New Animated Movie
- Category: Movie News
- Created: Sunday, 14 June 2015 14:30
- Published: Sunday, 14 June 2015 14:30
- Written by Lupe R Haas
How do you celebrate Global Smurfs Day (June14)? By announcing a new Smurfs animated movie that will feature Demi Lovato voicing our favorite blue gal, Smurfette while Rainn Wilson will play Smurf nemesis, Gargamel. Instead of adding another live-action Smurfs film, Sony Pictures Animation is going the digital route with a fully computer-animated feature film titled GET SMURFY for the third outing.
Sony Pictures is returning the Smurfs to the animated world reminiscent of creator Peyo Culliford's original recognizable style. Set for a worldwide release on March 31, 2017, the new feature-length animated adventure will be directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet), produced by Jordan Kerner (Charlotte's Web, The Smurfs) and co-produced by Mary Ellen Bauder (Hotel Transylvania).
Platinum-selling recording artist Demi Lovato has signed to voice the girl-power-ful Smurfette, with Emmy-nominated comic actor Rainn Wilson (The Office, Monsters vs. Aliens) stepping into the evil shoes of the Smurf nemesis, Gargamel. Papa Smurf will be played by Emmy winner Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride, Homeland).
GET SMURFY finds Smurfette and her brothers trekking through the uncharted Enchanted Forest to try and discover a fabled Smurfs village before their nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel, does. Along the way, some of the mysteries of the little blue creatures' origins are brought to light: do Smurfs come in any other colors? are their mushroom houses organic? And... why are there 99 boys and only one girl???