GET SMURFY with Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson & Mandy Patinkin - FIRST LOOK12:13 PM
One of the casting choices is also very interesting - Smurfette was previously voiced by Katy Perry who won a couple of Kids Choice Awards for her role which shows that the targeted audience liked her performance. Demi Lovato is similar to Perry as she is a singer also but she is also similar to fellow Sony animation property 'Hotel Transylvania's Selena Gomez - that movie ended up being the companies most successful fully animated film to date. Maybe Sony think the appeal of a Disney starlet will be a box office draw?
Here is the official synopsis for the film:
"Get Smurfy finds Smurfette and her brothers trekking through the uncharted Enchanted Forest to try and discover a fabled Smurfs village before their nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel, does. Along the way, some of the mysteries of the little blue creatures’ origins are brought to light: do Smurfs come in any other colors? are their mushroom houses organic? And… why are there 99 boys and only one girl?"
And here is what the producer of the film, Jordan Kerner has to say about Get Smurfy:
“We felt it was important to take a very different approach with this origin story. It returns to the roots of Peyo’s creation in this CG animated adventure. I hope it will delight not only fans but audiences worldwide. We couldn’t be more excited with the talented new cast we’re starting to assemble for our Smurfy reboot!”
Get Smurfy will be directed by Kelly Asbury and is scheduled for release on March 31st 2017 - similar to Dreamworks' Home which has gone on to make over $360 million worldwide. See the official announcement below!
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