‘Smurfs’ Teaser Trailer is Strictly for the 5 & Under Crowd

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 10:39 am,

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A new teaser for Sony Pictures Animation’s The Smurfs has finally been released. Neil Patrick Harris, one of the many stars of the film, presents the first look at the part live-action, part-CGI film.

The teaser is pretty limited, but gives a close-up (if brief) look at the film’s titular stars. As expected, the Smurfs are tiny in comparison to their real-world counterparts. It might be fun to see them interact with the hectic environment of New York City.

Instead of focusing on the Smurfs, it acts like a faux disaster movie. Major monuments around the world are turning blue in what appears to be some kind of attack. But that’s no terrorist attack… The world is simply getting “Smurf’d!”

That word and the color blue are going to be everywhere next summer. But no matter how far they go with it, I wouldn’t expect the Eiffel Tower to be painted blue any time soon. Check out the first teaser for next summer’s The Smurfs:

I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of the “Smurf Happens” tagline for a kids’ movie. A marketing company for Shrek Forever After unleashed a few posters with highly suggestive puns which the studio squashed almost immediately. I hope this is not the start of a trend.

The plot is structured around the fictional blue creatures and their inter-dimensional adventure from Smurf Village to New York City. Expect some kind of fusion between Alvin and the Chipmunks and Enchanted. If it’s anything like the former (and it looks that way based on this teaser), The Smurfs will surely hit it big at the box office (God help us).

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The cast is made up of a massive array of talent from all corners of the entertainment industry: Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, Anton Yelchin, Paul Reubens, B.J. Novak, George Lopez, Fred Armisen, Kenan Thompson, John Oliver and Jeff Foxworthy all portray Smurfs. Meanwhile, Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara and Hank Azaria will maintain their human form in the live-action portion of the film.

What do you think of the first look of The Smurfs? Does it look like a film you would take your family to or just another weak attempt to milk cash out of a childhood favorite?

The Smurfs will color theaters blue on July 29th, 2011.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. IT WORKS.

    • It does not.

  2. Epic fail…

  3. Im sorry I meant imminent fail…

  4. The latter, definetely the latter Mike.

  5. Wrong. It’ll make tons of money. May not be good, but it definitely won’t be a “fail”

  6. Concept = Epic Fail
    Timing = Massive Financial Victory

  7. Am I the only person who doesn’t think it looks that bad? It might be funny. It seems like the story is almost identical to “Enchanted”, but I liked “Enchanted”, so… what’s the problem?

    Also I’m loving the WIld Thing by Tone Loc mixed with the Smurf theme song! Anybody know where I could download a full version of that? Haha and no I am not joking

    • Same here- this looks like it could juuuust work… Like it could be a surprise hit…

  8. Dear God… [cringes]

  9. the trailer sucked hope the movie’s better

  10. god they’re making movies about all my childhood tv shows. watch, next they’ll be coming out with a snorks movie

  11. y r they releasing this OVER A YEAR b4 the film

    • That is why it’s called a “Teaser Trailer.” They show them to get audiences excited for a new movie. Usually trailers you see in the theatres are over a min long. The teasers are half of that length so all you see is a quick glipse is to what’s to come an the near future.

  12. Jeez you guys act like they’re going foe the best picture oscar. Its a kids movie. Not a family movie. They’re not trying to get the 18-35 demographic. They wamt kids and their parents to go. Its a kids movie. Its not supposed to be good, its supposed to be cute and amusing. So no, they don’t fail in anyway. Btw I’m probably not seeing this movie, I just thought I’d inform you all on the point of kids movies

  13. Wow Jess, thanks for the information. Our meager intellects would never have been able to discern such an obvious concept.

    The idea that this film will be a failure isn’t in reference to the earning potential or even it’s ability to attract and satisfy its target audience. It is a failure in that it is yet another blatant money making rape of a property that is near and dear to a generation of kids that are now adults. Film makers have yet to get it right with these 80′s properties.

    Now, I am making my judgement based on the trailer… while that may be unfair, it is what it is. I will probably not go see this movie as it may be a different take on the Smurfs, it is not an original concept to bring it to film in any way. Its Horse shi!t wrapped in garbage and set on fire.

    • It’s not “raping” anything. It is the smurfs for crying out loud. you act like the show wasn’t 12 different kinds of sappy and cheesy. little kids today are just as dumb as we were and just like us they will watch anything cute and colorful. They are just taking the smurfs, repackaging them, and pandering them to a new generation of kids.

  14. we dont get to see very much of them. but what makes it s***** in my opinion is that they bring them to our world. and gargamel. Hollywood you suck

  15. I think its safe to say we are most likely “smurfed” up the “smurfer”

    Trust me there’s millions of ways to make a smurf pun at this movie.

  16. Yeah, well Smurfs me no likie!