Visit Smurf Village in ‘Smurfs’ Reboot Concept Art

Director Kelly Asbury shares this first look image as he launches his production blog for this all-new, all-animated adventure.

Smurfs reboot director Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo and Juliet) has launched an official production blog for this brand new all-animated computer generated adventure from Sony Pictures. To check out the blog: Click Here!

The Blue Print will chronicle his journey directing the animated comedy, feature guest contributors and offer exclusive glimpses at the making of film. First up is a piece of concept art teasing the new look at Smurf Village, which is very close to Peyo 's original creation.

Smurfs Concept Art

" Nothing thrills me more than having the once-in-a-lifetime privilege of launching The Blue Print, my official Director's Blog for the as yet Untitled Smurfs Movie (Keep checking, you'll be among the first to know when the perfect new title is chosen). 

Equally exciting to me is the fact that this all new fully animated Smurfs project will have a completely different look than most any other previous version of the world famous franchise and, while I can't yet show you all of the fantastic artwork that has been produced so far, I will share a tiny sneak peek. 

Here's an early background concept painting for Smurf Village, beautifully rendered by the very gifted Sean Eckols, who is one of our primary environmental design artists.

Again, all such conceptual art as this will be further interpreted in rich, realistic computer-generated imagery. 

So, this first blog entry is just the beginning. I'll be keeping you updated as much as possible - and I'll regularly invite other members of the artistic team to pitch in as well. This is going to be fun, fun, fun...just like the all-new Smurfs adventure on which we now happily embark!"

Untitled Smurfs Movie comes to theaters March 31st, 2017 and stars Mandy Patinkin. The film is directed by Kelly Asbury.

Sources: The Blue Print
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  1. Vanboy

    I was never a big Smurf fan. I was a Gobot, Transformers, and Thundarr The Barbarian cartoon fan. The Smurfs was my sister's show when we were growing up in the eighties. But I'm nostalgic and an all animated Smurf movie, in the fantasy land where they should have always been (hated the idea of the Smurfs in our world, the first I heard of it and knew it was a bad idea) and it will be great for my kids to enjoy. Hope they get it right this time.

    11 months agoby @vanboyFlag

  2. joelseph

    Smurfs in New York is like He-Man on Earth. Total wimp move. Smurfs vs Gargamel would have been great in the Smurf village, why would they all travel to NY? I did not watch either movie to find out.

    11 months agoby @joelsephFlag

  3. LuxoIII

    Is it a reboot or just a prequel?

    11 months agoby @brady1138Flag

  4. Bellandedward1

    With you there the first one was okay but I did not enjoy it and have not seen the second one and proberly will not ; will wait for the reboot and hopes that it is a franchise

    11 months agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  5. JonSpidey07

    the smart thing to do is animated this reboot entirely
    that's why I chose to skip those first two live-action 'Smurfs' movies because of how bad they were
    my sisters are big Smurfs fans and they were letdown

    11 months agoby @jonspidey07Flag

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