“The Smurfs” might not be invading New York City until August 2011, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t remind us that they’re coming. In a new image from the upcoming film, Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Smurfette, Grouchy Smurf, Gutsy Smurf and Panicky Smurf just landed in Central Park on a nice sunny Manhattan day. At least we know they’ll make some progress around the city since we first saw them in Times Square.
The film follows the little blue beings after baddie Gargamel (Hank Azaria) finds Smurf village, and they need to flee into a magical portal to escape his wrath — a development that is so not Smurfy! They end up smack in the middle of Central Park and then have to find their way back home. Along the way they team up with a human named Johan (Neil Patrick Harris), but trouble follows their adventure as Gargamel follows them to the Big Apple to finish what he started.
Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, B.J. Novak, Fred Armisen, John Oliver, Jeff Foxworthy and Kenan Thompson all lend their voice talents to “The Smurfs.” They already warned us we were about to be Smurf’d (in 3-D) over the summer in the film’s first teaser trailer. But we’d rather be live-actioned: that is, we really are dying to see NPH and Gargamel in action. Or at least a trailer with more of a taste of the film’s amazing voice talents.
Are you looking forward to “The Smurfs”?