New Trailer and TV Spot for The Smurfs
05.26.11 by Ryan
In March, Sony Pictures Animation debuted the first theatrical trailer for The Smurfs showed the little blue creatures as they arrive in New York city and meet a friendly human couple (Neal Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays). The trailer only briefly revealed Gargamel (Hank Azaria), the evil wizard who wants to destroy the Smurfs.
The latest trailer for The Smurfs shows a lot more Gargamel, as well as Smurf village and, once again, uses the word "smurfs" at almost every opportunity, which should come as no surprise to anyone that watched the cartoon in 1980s. Also making an appearance is the The Smurfs cartoon theme song.
Besides the new theatrical trailer, there's also a new TV spot which aired during an episode of American Idol, which is fitting since the spot makes use of the fact that Katy Perry provides the voice of Smurfette.
Originally created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo, The Smurfs was directed by Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Scooby-Doo) and features the voice cast of Jonathan Winters (Papa Smurf), Anton Yelchin (Clumsy Smurf), George Lopez (Grouchy Smurf), Alan Cumming (Gutsy Smurf), John Oliver (Vanity Smurf), Gary Basaraba (Hefty Smurf), and Fred Armisen (Brainy Smurf).