Mandy Patinkin has joined the cast of the new animated film “Get Smurfy.” He is joined by Demi Lovato and Rainn Wilson. The movie is a reboot of sorts.
Patinkin will play Papa Smurf.
Get Smurfy will see Smurfette and her brothers trekking through the uncharted Enchanted Forest to try and discover a fabled Smurfs village before their nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel, does. Along the way, some of the mysteries of the little blue creatures’ origins are brought to light: Do Smurfs come in any other colors? Are their mushroom houses organic? And why are there 99 boys and only one girl?
“We have gathered a group of filmmakers and artists who have grown up with these loveable characters, and ‘Get Smurfy’ will be imbued with the same spirit of adventure that first made all of us lifelong fans of these little blue guys…and girl, ” stated Kristine Belson, president of Sony Pictures Animation.
Producer Jordan Kerner added, “We felt it was important to take a very different approach with this origin story. It returns to the roots of Peyo’s creation in this CG animated adventure. I hope it will delight not only fans but audiences worldwide. We couldn’t be more excited with the talented new cast we’re starting to assemble for our Smurfy reboot!”
The film is due for a March 2017 release.