Screen Junkies » Smurfs http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:32:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 We’re Finally Getting A ‘Smurfs’ Reboot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/were-finally-getting-a-smurfs-reboot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/were-finally-getting-a-smurfs-reboot/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:24:03 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260189 Back to the drawing board.

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The good news is that Sony has bowed to our pleas to burn the Smurfs movies with fire. The bad news is, they’re rebooting them.

The original plan was to follow up 2011′s Smurfs and 2013′s Smurfs 2 with a third film for Katy Perry to add to her acting reel, but a 40% dip in profit has encouraged Sony to say, “Fuuuuck… We should have found a way to show off her boobs.” The studio has instead decided to abandon the carefully placed plot pieces by returning the Smurfs to their native mushroom village habitat for a purely animated film that won’t require any live-action performance. Good thing Hank Azaria has paid off the mortgage. (Deadline)

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‘Smurfs 2′ Has Made $150 Million In Tie-Ins And Licensing http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/smurfs-2-has-made-150-million-in-tie-ins-and-licensing/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/smurfs-2-has-made-150-million-in-tie-ins-and-licensing/#comments Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:04:29 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=255304 And it's not even out yet.

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McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, and the perrenial corporate juggernaut that is Build-A-Bear have all bet big on this summer’s upcoming Smurfs sequel. Which is funny, because this is one of those incidental throwaway films that most people would have no idea how many installments in the franchise have been released. It’s a phenomenon known as “Chipmunking.”

Anyway, the last dumb movie (the original, btw) made $563 million worldwide, so you best believe that a sequel would be in the works.

Now let’s think of the funniest companies that could leverage the Smurfs for promotional purposes:

  • Smith and Wesson
  • Wesson Canola Oil
  • The Baltimore Ravens
  • NewsCorp
  • Prada
  • Hummer
  • Ebony Magazine
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Yoshinoya Beef Bowl

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‘Smurf’ Teaser Trailer Invents New Term http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/smurf-teaser-trailer-invents-new-term/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/smurf-teaser-trailer-invents-new-term/#comments Wed, 16 Jun 2010 23:58:42 +0000 Reza F. Sony Pictures Animation has released the teaser trailer for The Smurfs. They desecrate Mount Rushmore. 'Nough said. Check out the teaser after the jump.

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Sony Pictures Animation has released the teaser trailer for The Smurfs. They desecrate Mount Rushmore. ‘Nough said.

Check out the teaser after the jump.


The Smurfs – Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers

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Hank Azaria Is Living Cartoon Gargamel in ‘Smurfs’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hank-azaria-is-living-cartoon-gargamel-in-smurfs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hank-azaria-is-living-cartoon-gargamel-in-smurfs/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Don't freak on me but I forgot to update you guys that Hank Azaria is playing the fugly-ass wizard Gargamel in Sony/Columbia's very important Smurfs adaptation. Today we have our first look at the "Simpsons" star in full costume and I've gotta say, he looks the part. With these grotesque features, he could easily get work at Smurf Land Theme Park. If not as Gargamel, definitely as the groundskeeper who isn't allowed legally to be alone with children. Or livestock. The film's voice cast for the live-action/CGI blend consists of the Laugh-A-Minute All-Stars: Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Kenan Thompson, Jeff Foxworthy, and renowned funny lady Katy Perry. Combine that knowledge with the fact that this film is directed by Beverly Hills Chihuahua's Raja Gosnell, and you're all but guaranteed to be made uncomfortable. Either by an awkward and confusing Smurf musical sequence or Smurfette's faux-lesbian posturing. (Coming Soon)

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Don’t freak on me but I forgot to update you guys that Hank Azaria is playing the fugly-ass wizard Gargamel in Sony/Columbia’s very important Smurfs adaptation. Today we have our first look at the "Simpsons" star in full costume and I’ve gotta say, he looks the part. With these grotesque features, he could easily get work at Smurf Land Theme Park. If not as Gargamel, definitely as the groundskeeper who isn’t allowed legally to be alone with children. Or livestock.

The film’s voice cast for the live-action/CGI blend consists of the Laugh-A-Minute All-Stars: Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Kenan Thompson, Jeff Foxworthy, and renowned funny lady Katy Perry. Combine that knowledge with the fact that this film is directed by Beverly Hills Chihuahua‘s Raja Gosnell, and you’re all but guaranteed to be made uncomfortable. Either by an awkward and confusing Smurf musical sequence or Smurfette’s faux-lesbian posturing. (Coming Soon)

 

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Neil Patrick Harris Wins Highly-Coveted Role in ‘Smurfs’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/neil-patrick-harris-wins-highly-coveted-role-in-smurfs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/neil-patrick-harris-wins-highly-coveted-role-in-smurfs/#comments Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:21:42 +0000 Reza F. The long-gestating Smurfs film project is gaining traction now that the animation tests are finished. Popular song and dance man, Neil Patrick Harris has been cast in an unspecified live-action role in the upcoming film. Thus he joins the illustrious ranks of Jason Lee, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Lillard, and Jerry O'Connell before him.The openly gay star is beloved for his talented turns in How I Met Your Mother, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Doogie Howser M.D., the Harold and Kumar films and as host of the Emmys. Though it is unclear whether he will play a human who encounters the Smurfs or the fugly wizard Gargamel, I'm sure he will ably class up this project.Going forward all Richard Gere/Gerbil jokes should be replaced with NPH/Smurf jokes. Homophobes everywhere, please update your dogmatic joke books accordingly. (Deadline Hollywood)

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The long-gestating Smurfs film project is gaining traction now that the animation tests are finished. Popular song and dance man, Neil Patrick Harris has been cast in an unspecified live-action role in the upcoming film. Thus he joins the illustrious ranks of Jason Lee, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Lillard, and Jerry O’Connell before him.

The openly gay star is beloved for his talented turns in How I Met Your Mother, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Doogie Howser M.D., the Harold and Kumar films and as host of the Emmys. Though it is unclear whether he will play a human who encounters the Smurfs or the fugly wizard Gargamel, I’m sure he will ably class up this project.

Going forward all Richard Gere/Gerbil jokes should be replaced with NPH/Smurf jokes. Homophobes everywhere, please update your dogmatic joke books accordingly. (Deadline Hollywood)

 

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