WHO’S IN IT?
Demi Lovato (film debut), Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride), Jack McBrayer (Wreck-It Ralph), Danny Pudi (The Pretty One), Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike), Rainn Wilson (Juno), Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar), Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids), Ariel Winter (Mr. Peabody & Sherman), Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich), Gordon Ramsay (Love’s Kitchen), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Tituss Burgess (The Angry Birds Movie), Gabriel Iglesias (The Book of Life), Jeff Dunham (Dinner for Schmucks), Kelly Asbury (Shrek the Third)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2), director; Stacey Harman (The Goldbergs) and Pamela Ribon (Mind of Mencia), writers; Mary Ellen Bauder (film debut) and Jordan Kerner (George of the Jungle), producers; Christopher Lennertz (Horrible Bosses), composer; Bret Marnell (Black Point), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the Smurf Village, a mysterious map is discovered by Smurfette (Lovato) which leads her and her friends Brainy Smurf (Pudi), Clumsy Smurf (McBrayer) and Hefty Smurf (Manganiello) on a quest through the Forbidden Forest to find a fabled lost village, which may be home to the greatest Smurf secret of them all. But they’ll have to get there fast, before the evil wizard Gargamel (Wilson) finds it before them…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Non-fans of the live-action/CG hybrid Smurfs films will be delighted to hear that this fully-animated film is a complete reboot, setting itself both in style and story much closer to the spirit of Belgian cartoonist Peyo’s creations.