‘Smurfs’ Set Pics & Videos

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:44 am,

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The movie about blue creatures who commune with nature to defend themselves from an evil human presence, Avatar The Smurfs, has been in production for quite a few months now – just recently, principal photography began shooting in New York City.

The invention of video capable cell phone, combined with filming in a well populated city, makes it inevitable that amateur video of cast members shooting a scene would hit the web.

Collider was kind enough to point us in the direction of these two below:

Gargamel Running After Something

Gargamel Bumps into Johan

One of the important things to note here is in the second video. It had been previously stated that Gargamel’s faithful feline sidekick Azrael would be a live action cat – much like Odie was in the Garfield films.

However, it’s curious then to see Tim Gunn (the fellow in the blue suit next to Gargamel) standing there holding nothing in his arms and then outstretching them as if to release something (maybe a Smurf?) to follow Gargamel down the street. Could this mean Azrael is now going to be a CGI creature?

Not so fast. The images below would indicate that Azrael is indeed a real cat. These pics come courtesy of my good friend at Accidental Sexiness, and you can check them out in their entirety HERE and HERE.

So the question remains – will Azrael be a real cat or a CG cat? I guess it’s not really a groundbreaking, earth shattering question but just a curious observation to point out.

So far, we know that Neil Patrick Harris will play Johan, Sofia Vergara will play Odile, the CEO of a cosmetics company, with Hank Azaria in the iconic role of the evil sorcerer Gargamel.

There have been numerous annoucments regarding the actors lending their voices to the roles of the different Smurfs and here is the list according to IMDB:

Katy Perry (Smurfette), Alan Cumming (Gutsy Smurf), Anton Yelchin (Clumsy Smurf), Paul Ruebens (Jokey Smurf), B.J. Novak (Baker Smurf), George Lopez (Grouchy Smurf), Fred Armisen (Brainy Smurf), Kenan Thompson (Greedy Smurf), John Oliver (Vanity Smurf), Jeff Foxworthy (Handy Smurf), Adam Wylie (Panicky Smurf), Gary Basaraba (Hefty Smurf), Wolfgang Puck (Chef Smurf) and Jonathan Winters (Papa Smurf).

Whew! That’s a lot of smurfy action!

My guess is The Smurfs will probably turn out to be similar to Alvin and the Chipmunks in both style and box office numbers. Say what you will about the Alvin films, but both movies made boats loads of money in box office receipts and DVD sales – because the studio reached its intended audience of children. Smurfs will very likely reach the same results.

What do you think Gargamel is doing walking gingerly in front of a window in the first video? How are you feeling about the The Smurfs film in general?

The Smurfs will smurf their way into theaters next summer July 29th, 2011.

Source: Accidental Sexiness

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  1. Looks like they’re “modernizing” it by setting it in the present day somehow, I don’t like that. Why do people feel that’s even necessary? I could be wrong but that’s what it looks like.

  2. Hate to say it, but this movie looks cool.

    • LOL, you need to see a doctor and soon.

  3. According to onlocationvacations(dot)com they are filming an ‘upscale shopping scene’ at 42nd St. and Park Ave. in NYC this Saturday and Sunday if anyone wants to see Gargamel in person.

  4. all I can say is “what idiot thought that making a live-action Smurfs movie was actually a good idea?”

  5. Didn’t they live in a forrest, not in a city that never sleeps

  6. I hope this crap fails badly. Why would you modernize the F’ing Smurfs? thats stupid. this is yet another reason why Hollywood shouldnt do movies of cartoons or games. They should stick to making remakes and reboots of the same 5 movies over and over.

  7. Super Uber Epic Fail meter teetering off the scale here. Whoever said this was a good idea for the smurfs to be in Manhattan need to get mugged and raped in a back alley somewhere(in Manhattan). So I suppose Johan is in this wearing a suit with blonde hair and Peewee will probably be Seth Green with jeans and a T-shirt with black hair. THIS IS EXTREMELY STUPID!!

  8. Now I want to know what the smurfs look like. Even though Im not going to see this until it plays on HBO or regular tv. Just because it was a hit tv show back in the 80s or 90s dont mean you can put special effects to and and a script and you make the same magic. Itll be like trying to make the animaniacs into a live action movie

    • “Itll be like trying to make the animaniacs into a live action movie.”

      Hate to admit it, but if it was written by the shows writers I would pay to see that. :)

      As far as the Smurfs, I agree with everyone else about it not being set on the forest. As far as I am concerned they can all go “SMURF” themselves.

      • Bunch of “smurfin’” idiots.

        • “Smurf ‘em.”

  9. It will be “smurfed” up.

  10. The reason the clip doesn’t include the cat is probably that it was a take rehearsal. They’d not include the actual cat until they started filming, as getting the right motions out of it will be tricky enough as is.

    I’m cautiously curious about the film, but not holding very high hopes…