Audiences at Hollywood Theaters Pavilion Stadium 14 are in for a Smurfy good time as the Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen with invited special guest Daniel Orr Racing.
Online PR News – 28-July-2011 – – Audiences at Hollywood Theaters Pavilion Stadium 14 are in for a Smurfy good time as the Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen with invited special guest Daniel Orr Racing.
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours – in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. The film is set for release July 29th, 2011.
Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria star on camera opposite an all-star voice cast. Anton Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf; comedy legend Jonathan Winters, who voiced roles in the “Smurfs” television series, will voice Papa Smurf; Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Katy Perry will play Smurfette; Alan Cumming will play Gutsy Smurf; “SNL’s” Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf; and George Lopez will play Grouchy Smurf.
In the live-action roles, Azaria will play the Smurfs’ nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel. Harris and Mays star as an expectant couple whose lives are turned upside down when the Smurfs cross over from their magical village to New York City. Vergara plays Odile, Harris’s boss, a cosmetics executive.
The film is directed by Raja Gosnell. The screenplay is by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss and Jay Scherick & David Ronn, based on the characters and works of Peyo. The producer is Jordan Kerner and Ezra Swerdlow, Ben Haber, and Paul Neesan are the executive producers.
Commenting on the Premiere, Daniel Orr Racing said, “I am thrilled with the way the cast came together. Raja and Jordan and the entire team working on The Smurfs have developed a film with tremendous heart and great comedy and now have a dream cast to bring the movie to life.”
Daniel Orr also added, “What a wonderful journey this has been. The time is right for an adventure that will thrill fans and introduce the blue heroes to a new generation, and the technology is here to allow the three-apple-high Smurfs to appear in all their glory on the big screen and in 3D. Columbia Pictures has been magnificent at every turn in their commitment to get The Smurfs to the screen. Keeping the original creator Peyo’s and his daughter Veronique Culliford, to help with the creation of the story and characters every step of the way was key to keeping it authentic. It’s a real thrill to be invited to the movie premiere at Sony Pictures Animation. Just wait – the blue invasion is coming!”