A Smurf Movie has been rumoured for so long now that we all thought it
was just a dream that was never likely to happen. But hold your horses, or your smurfs for that matter, it
seems that dreams really do come true, even smurf ones!
Katy Perry as Smurfette
Jeff Foxworthy as Handy Smurf
Paul Reubens as Jokey Smurf
Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf
George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf
Anton Yelchin as Clumsy Smurf
Fred Armisen as Brainy Smurf
Gary Basaraba as Hefty Smurf
John Oliver as Vanity Smurf
Kenan Thompson as Greedy Smurf
B. J. Novak as Baker Smurf
Wolfgang Puck as Chef Smurf
After the summer 2007 success of the Transformers Movie, Paramount have
earmarked November 2008 for the release of the first full-length animated Smurfs movie!
Of course, not everyone is happy about the prospect of a Smurf Movie, and
some people are utterly horrified that there might be three! We have always said that you either love 'em or
you hate 'em.
On Monday 18 July 2005, a Daily Variety report by Dave McNary, states
that Paramount have acquired the film rights to our favourite cartoon characters. They are reported to be
developing a 3-D CGI (computer generated imagery) feature with producer Jordan Kerner and Nickelodeon
Now, for the really exciting news, they are actually planning three
movies, yes, a trilogy! In 2008 it is the 50th anniversary of the Smurfs and this is when they plan to
release the first film. German sources had told us a few months ago that we would see a smurf "big bang"
around the time of the anniversary so it looks like they could be right! Here's hoping we will get more smurf
merchandise, new smurf pvc figurines, more super smurfs and a comeback for the wonderful smurf buildings
which were discontinued in 2004.
The storyline for the new smurfs movie is very much under wraps although
the Daily Variety do mention Herb Ratner as being lined up to write the script.
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute - 1983
And what about the original Smurfs Movie? Because of course the new CGI
version will not be the first time we have seen the Smurfs on the big screen. In 1983 "The Smurfs and the
Magic Flute" arrived at cinemas across the world, this was the first full-length Smurf motion picture. It
featured Handy, Hefty, Brainy, Lazy, Papa Smurf, Jokey, Greedy and many more of your favourite smurfs,
although we did not meet Smurfette in this particular film. You can travel to the Smurf Village either by
having a Smurf guide or you can seek out the Wizard Homnibus and travel by hypnokinesis. Also, you meet Johan
and Pee Wee (sometimes referred to as John and William in video releases of this movie), the wise King,
Oilycreep and Earl Flatbroke. We don't meet Gargamel or Azrael in this movie, Oilycreep and Earl Flatbroke
are the token villains. Peyo was captivated by the history of the Middle Ages and there is a medieval
atmosphere encircling many of his stories including The Smurfs and the Magic Flute.
The original movie programme for the Smurfs and the Magic Flute from 1983 has
colour pages with screen shots from the movie, and information about the Smurfs and Peyo their creator, as
well as fun colouring pages, activities and puzzles for children. You can even make a Smurfcake with Smurfblue
frosting! 18 pages of smurfy fun! We still have some of these available to purchase, please contact us for details.