Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Blue Reboot: Poster for Sony's All-Animated 'Smurfs' Surfaces

With its teaser arriving tomorrow, just in time for the release of Warner Animation Group's Storks (ironically, the animation for that was done by Sony ImageWorks, hence the SPA-esque aesthetic), a poster for Smurfs: The Lost Village has arrived.

For anyone not in the know, here's what Smurfs: The Lost Village isn't... An installment in the live-action/hybrid film series that Sony Animation jumpstarted five years ago. Smurfs: The Lost Village is in no way connected or related to those movies, it is a full-on reboot and one that promises to be closer to the original comics by Peyo, not the more familiar 1980s Hanna-Barbera TV series adaptation. All animated this time, no live-action, no venturing into the real world...

Opening next spring, the poster gives off a good idea of how this film is going to look. We already got some images beforehand, as they seemed to line up more with The Peanuts Movie than a more photoreal Pixar film like The Good Dinosaur. That being said... So much blue in this forest setting, it almost looks like Avatar, that is all kinds of bizarre because...

If you've lived under a rock for years, Avatar was and has been jokingly called "Dances with Smurfs"...

All that aside, it is a pretty image even though the poster doesn't let us see all of it. It works fine for what it is, and I'm looking forward to the teaser tomorrow. Hopefully we're in for something that honors the comic, and is overall more than just a pleasing diversion.

What do you think of Smurfs: The Lost Village?


  1. I think it looks great, but what peeves me is that in between both this and The Star, we're getting the frickin' Emoji Movie!

  2. I guess I have been living under a rock