First Official 'The Smurfs' Image Is Here!

Take a look at this 21st Century update to this 1980s franchise.
USA Today just made the first official look at The Smurfs available. In addition to this, the first trailer for the film is set to come out on Thursday.

Grouchy, Papa and Clumsy of The Smurfs

The USA Today article discusses how The Smurfs find their way to New York. Apparently, in the the opening scene, Gargamel finds the Smurfs' village and then scatters them into the woods.

"Unfortunately, Clumsy goes the wrong way into a forbidden grotto where a few other Smurfs follow," says director Raja Gosnell (Scooby Doo). "Because it's a blue moon, there's a magical portal that transports them to Central Park."


Returning home gets a bit more tricky as Gargamel goes after them. The trio that is pictured - along with Smurfette, Brainy and a new character, the brave Gutsy - find solace with a husband and wife (Neil Patrick Harris and Glee's Jayma Mays).

It seems that eating the Smurfs was something Gargamel always wanted to do, but the filmmakers jettisoned that idea.

"We all wondered whether we would be making a family version of Sweeney Todd," jokes producer Jordan Kerner (Charlotte's Web).


The way the story is now, Gargamel wants to capture the Smurfs to use them as charms, "whose mystical essence will make his inept magic more powerful - and dangerous."

The Smurfs was released July 29th, 2011 and stars Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara, Tim Gunn, Madison McKinley, Meg Phillips, Julie Chang. The film is directed by Raja Gosnell.



Sources: USA Today

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  1. Emmytt

    this will suck

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  2. Monkeyiron

    I HEARD GEORGE LOPEZ WILL PLAY GRUMPY SMURF(THE ONE WITH THE ANGER LOOK ON HIS FACE)

    4 years agoby @monkeyironFlag

  3. Monkeyiron

    PAPA SMURF'S BEARD LOOKS COOL

    4 years agoby @monkeyironFlag

  4. XxxHolic

    OMG! So adorable!

    4 years agoby @xxxholicFlag

  5. DoubleR0522

    Bringing back my childhood memories lol, looks good

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  6. Spack

    This reminds me the video cassette cover of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", realtime one; our guys under the seweage during the night.

    4 years agoby @spackFlag

  7. Err

    or worse yet... the Muppets in Manhattan... shudder.

    seriously though i would have prefered if the smurfs went through a magic portal and found themselves in the westboro baptist church or something, that would have been scarier.

    ...? you weren't going for scary?
    little blue monsters roaming the city isn't scary?

    pffft, whatever.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  8. GreatOz

    This is nothing new for New York. People there would not notice small blue creatures. Remember "Friday the 13th Jason Takes Manhattan"?- He walked down the street and people did not even blink

    4 years agoby @greatozFlag

  9. Writer220

    Okay, I was looking forward to this but now I refuse to watch it.

    4 years agoby @writer220Flag

  10. Buriblazing

    awesome! can't wait to have fun

    4 years agoby @buriblazingFlag

  11. sahal

    Why does everything have to happen in the real world - and to no-ones surprise in NEW YORK!! Why can't they just do a Smurfs movie in Smurf LAND... DAMN U HOLLYWOOD!!!

    4 years agoby @sahalFlag

  12. Vanboy

    I agree with Dedpool. This is going to fail like Garfield. Although Jennifer Love Heweit was nice eye candy. But that was all. Bill Murray even made a joke about regretting doing the voice for that when he was in Zombieland.

    And it really sucks sh*tty ass, that they are in the city. Why doesn't Hollywood get it? I'm sure somebody is somewhere saying, "Oh, blah, blah ,blah, my vision, blah blah blah. I hope Raja Gosnell steps on a rusty nail, get lockjaw from the tetanus, can't eat and then dies from malnutrition. I'm tired of *sshole people re-inventing classics and then ejaculating their visions all over our favorite stuff.

    4 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  13. Dedpool

    NO! NO NO NO!!!!! Why couldn't they just do a SMurf flick about th first time they're discovered by Gargamel and his plans to try and turn them to gold or eat them or whatever. Seriously? Who wants to see Smurfs with real people in the real world?

    4 years agoby @dedpoolFlag

  14. Diaigma

    Looks like this film is smurfed up! :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  15. Err

    send that sh*t back to the lab and tell those nerds to work on their textures and lighting,
    this looks way too cartoony to be juxtaposed with real people.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  16. Xybernetic

    there will be more adults than kids watching this lol

    4 years agoby @xyberneticFlag

  17. Tronticon

    Ahhh ha ha ha.. Lookin Good!

    4 years agoby @tronticonFlag

  18. ed_wood

    Can't wait.

    4 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  19. Rai11801

    omg i remember the smurfs when i woz only 10 it came on t.v in the lates 90s thats when i saw the smurfs for the first time

    4 years agoby @rai11801Flag

  20. AnnoyingFilmCritic

    80's kid here, so, this project has piqued my interest...Hank Azaria as Gargamel & Katy Perry as Smurfette is good casting...the fish out of water/NYC premise is a good/expected story formula that could very well/or not provide some genuine entertainment value...this Smurf property could be the new "80's pillaging-Chipmunks/sleeper hit" franchise...some American Idol/Autotune- "musical recording artists" could help fuel this actually cool/nostalgic cartoon barbarian at the box office gates...sheath your sword, portly Russel Crowe/post modern/angst-ridden-Robin Hood...Archer Smurf wants to read some "Variety industry magazine" Monday box office/studio execs. praise/grumbling...

    4 years agoby @annoyingfilmcriticFlag

  21. Monkeyiron

    DEFINTLY CG

    4 years agoby @monkeyironFlag

  22. Stiles

    can't wait to see that hot little blue bitch smurfette. rrrooowllll

    4 years agoby @stilesFlag

  23. LilZook

    lol..oh my..looks....uhh..interesting

    4 years agoby @lilzookFlag

  24. Batman Rules !!!

    Its gotta be Cg. Looks good. So far

    4 years agoby @the-fallenFlag

  25. Monkeyrumen

    lame

    4 years agoby @vampirehimFlag

  26. Charles DeMar

    Boy, they sure are big. So are they puppets or cg?

    4 years agoby @nemesissisFlag

  27. Vamp

    Ahahaha. I love it! :D

    4 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  28. Timmy

    Smurfs

    4 years agoby @timmyFlag

  29. Monkeyiron

    O.k. no homo but they look so cute

    4 years agoby @monkeyironFlag