Every Saturday morning as a kid, you may have watched “The Smurfs,” the original 1980s animated series featuring all those little blue guys that taught life lessons and entertained kids in countries around the world. Now, you have the opportunity to share the Smurfy fun with your own children.
Coming to the big screen in 3-D on July 29, “The Smurfs” stars Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays as a couple that helps the tiny creatures after they accidentally enter a portal outside their magical village and wind up in New York City’s Central Park. It’s a family movie offering great summertime fun for both parents and kids, thanks to the combination of live-action and computer-animated characters.
The all-star cast includes Jonathan Winters as leader Papa Smurf, while Hank Azaria portrays evil Smurf archenemy Gargamel. Smurfette is voiced by none other than Katy Perry, and you may also recognize the voices of Alan Cumming, George Lopez, Kenan Thompson, and Fred Armisen.
It’s a great choice for the blazing hot summer weekend; not only can you recapture the magic of the Smurfs as you remember them, but you and your kids get to do it unlike ever before – in 3-D. Check it out at http://www.smurfhappens.com, or by liking it on Smurfbook. And for a good giggle, don’t forget to smurf yourself at http://www.besmurfed.com/.
The kid in you will thank the adult in you.