Some months ago I wrote about the up coming Smurf movie. At the time I felt the concept of a live action CGI enhanced movie based on some of the weirdest characters in Toonland was frightening. Apparently it’s scarier than I thought. As you may know, the Columbia pictures Smurf movie isn’t merely a live action CGI hybrid, but it’s Smurfs in all their 3D glory.
Titled Smurfs 3D, those funky blue Smurfs will be right in your face should you choose to venture into a theater near you when the film opens December 17, 2010. The opening date does leave time to mark your calendar in one of two ways. If you’re a Smurf fan you can mark down the days until opening day. Maybe there will be a midnight show to accommodate the huge crowds of Smurf fans.
If you’re not a fan and I count myself in that group, you can simply mark the day by not going to the big opening and blocking out the existence of 3D Smurfs.
I’m wondering if there’ll be a premiere with Smurfs walking the red carpet. I’d say they’d get cute and use a blue carpet, but then the Smurfs might blend in and get stepped on.
In case you don’t know, Smurfs are the creation of Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford aka Peyo. He invented the little guys in 1958 for a series of comic books. From there the rest is marketing history. The blue Smurfs became a cartoon show and everything from games and toys to theme parks were spun off from them. Now you know more than you ever needed to about Smurfs.
The Columbia Pictures produced film is directed by Colin Brady and scripted by David Stem and David Weiss.
Is anyone out there remotely interested in seeing this film? Would anyone admit it?