The little blue buddies are saying goodbye to humans in the Sony Animation’s 12th feature film Smurfs: The Lost Village 2017. Also, the first teaser trailer, with the Smurfs breaking the fourth wall, has been released.
The teaser trailer features Clumsy Smurf tearing down Sony Animations’ title screen, revealing the four blue Smurfs, as per A.V. Club. Lo and behold, the magical view of Forbidden Forest looms into view with the promise of all new colorful creatures, plants and animals.
Smurfs: The Lost Village 2017 is fully-animated and much closer to how the creator Peyo envisioned the story, as reported by Collider.com, which makes it different from the first two films. Smurfs (2011) and Smurfs 2 (2013) were live action films with interactions to real humans. But now, the blue creatures are on their own in their world.
The film’s plot follows the adventure of Smurfette, Clumsy Smurf, Papa Smurf, Hefty and Brainy Smurf in the Forbidden Forest. It is supposedly an origins story of the Smurf world and how they found each other.
Also, the trailer of the story reveals the discovery of the “biggest secret in Smurf history.” They are on a quest and a race to find the mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.
Another major change from the other films is the whole new cast for the voice overs.
Demi Lovato lends her voice to Smurfette. The character was previously voiced by Katy Perry. Mandy Patinkin voices Papa Smurf with Joe Manganiello as Hefty and Jack McBrayer as Clumsy Smurf. Rainn Wilson voices the Smurfs’ nemesis Gargamel.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Shrek 2 and Gnomeo and Juliet’s director Kelly Asbury directs the film. Four screenwriters including Moana’s Pamela Ribon and Chicken Run’s Karey Kirkpatrick pen the script. It is produced by Charlotte’s Web and A Wrinkle in Time‘s Jordan Kerner.
Smurfs: The Lost Village is set to arrive in theatres on April 7, 2017.
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