Smurfs smurfing to the big screen

Sweettooth SmurfColumbia Pictures is planning a smurf movie in which the lovable blue creatures will be CGI creations, interacting with human actors. Created 50 years ago by Belgian cartoonist Peyo, the smurfs first appeared in French-language comic strips, called Les Schtroumpfs, but became well-known in North American in the 1980s when they appeared in an animated television series. With names like Handy Smurf, Lazy Smurf, Brainy Smurf and Sweettooth Smurf, the smurfs, who are “three apples tall” replace nouns and verbs with the word “smurf” in their everyday vocabulary. “We’re very excited to introduce a new generation to Papa Smurf and the other Smurfs in all of their glory,” said Columbia president Doug Belgrad. The screenplay will be written by David Stem and David Weiss, who penned Shrek 2.

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  1. tammy • June 11, 2008 @ 12:17 PM

    AAAWWWW…. I’m excited to see it…considering Alvin and the Chipmunks

  2. tammy • June 11, 2008 @ 12:19 PM

    sorry…didn’t mean to press send…anyways..I like Alvin and the Chipmunks so hopefully the Smurfs turns out well…

  3. Khristopher • June 11, 2008 @ 1:43 PM

    This is HORRIBLE. Why must they ruin everything from our childhoods?

  4. StarSam • June 11, 2008 @ 2:31 PM

    Who cares!!! Smurfs weren’t that good back in the day and I’m sure the trend will continue.

  5. Anonymous • June 11, 2008 @ 3:37 PM

    another celebration of what at best was mediocrity; aren’t there better things to spend money on than this?

  6. Nancy • June 11, 2008 @ 5:06 PM

    Papa Smurf died many, many years ago!

  7. Nancy • June 11, 2008 @ 5:07 PM

    And Smurfette……..well, she must have about 20 smurflings by now!

  8. Anonymous • June 12, 2008 @ 10:53 AM

    I think Nancy gave Papa Smurf a heart attack that’s why he smurfed many years ago!!

  9. Nancy • June 12, 2008 @ 2:19 PM

    What can I say? When you’re good, you’re good!!!

  10. Poppa John's in Exile • June 13, 2008 @ 4:23 PM

    There is no originality these days. That’s why they keep beating the shit out of everything and “re-doing” it. They “re-do” everything, and try to take the credit for being so creative and talented. That’s what you get for having 25 years of video-game brain-rot!!! Kids today won’t stand a chance unless they put down the game-controller….

  11. Chaddy • June 15, 2008 @ 10:14 AM

    No, no, no, no! I can’t say that enough. Please make it, but directly to video. Please don’t clog a movie theatre with a Smurf movie. I watched Smurfs when I was younger, but I cannot stand to watch it come to the big screen. Bad idea-Go directly to video and let people buy it if they are truly interested…don’t waste theatre space on something that would likely turn out like Beverly Hillbillies or Garfield 2 or the Mask 2 (I thru that in there because it was absolutely a waste of film), or damn Power Rangers.

    Please don’t I beg of you. This was a tv show early in the mornings and meant to stay that way. Next will they make a damn Snorkles movie? Let’s do a new Pee Wee’s Playhouse movie..It just shouldn’t be done.

    Let’s get original please. Let’s just stick with Dreamworks and Disney’s cood idea animation movies like Wall-E or Kung-Fu Panda and turn it into Saturday morning cartoons if there is enough interest when the movie comes out. The animated original movies can make for decent cartoons for the kids..some may think it’s going backwards, but I think that’s the natural progression we should be taking these days..not trying to bring back to life old classics and hope they work in theatres.

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