About ten second of the animation process and several displays from the upcoming 3-D "The Smurfs" movie have become available. [via ComingSoon]
"The Smurfs" originated in 1958 as a Belgian comic strip from Peyo (Pierre) Culliford. NBC launched "The Smurfs" in 1981, spawning 256 episodes and multiple Emmy awards.
Three months ago, producer Jordan Kerner spoke a bit about the movie, stating that the plan is to make "The Smurfs" a trilogy. "Having seen all 234 episodes of the show, numerous times, Herb Ratner and I have been working really hard at looking where all the holes were in the episodes - ya'know, like all of a sudden another woman appears, it's not just smurfette – and what we've done is we've plugged all those holes in a trilogy of three movies, and we reveal things as we go along."
Kerner added that Gargamel's back-story is going to be fully examined in the film trilogy. We'll learn "[more] about Gargamel and Smurf Soup and how all that began and what really goes on in that castle. What his backstory really was. There's an all-powerful wizard... there's all sorts of things that get revealed as we go along."
Happy Smurfday Euro Tour Displays: (click to enlarge)