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The Smurfs

Sky Movies Premiere at 8:00pm (Other show times...)

The Smurfs

Papa Smurf (Jonathan Winters), Smurfette (Katy Perry) and the gang are in trouble. The tiny blue creatures have been hounded out of their magical village by the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) and have ended up in Central Park.

Their inquisitive, joyful ways wreak havoc when they land themselves in the home of Patrick Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris). Disbelieving Winslow is thrust into the battle between the Smurfs and Gargamel, who has also found his way to New York, and the blue beings must find their way back to their village in magical Smurfland and rid themselves of Gargamel forever.

A flurry of family fun, The Smurfs is slapstick childhood humour at its most brash. Never daring to stray into entertainment for adults, Mum and Dad will still be wowed by the animation, which is fast and enthralling.

A fun introduction for children who haven't experienced the Smurfs phenomenon.

Did you know? Smurfette (Katy Perry) says "I kissed a Smurf and I liked it", a reference to Perry's first hit single, "I Kissed a Girl".

Cast

Image for Hank AzariaHank Azaria...Gargamel
Image for Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris...Patrick Winslow
Jayma Mays...Grace Winslow
Image for Sofía VergaraSofía Vergara...Odile
Tim Gunn...Henri
Madison McKinley...Model
Meg Phillips...Model
Julie Chang...Newscaster
Roger Clark...Newscaster
Mark Doherty...Bluetooth Businessman
Minglie Chen...Young Woman
Sean Kenin...Guy in Plaid Shirt
Victor Pagan...Bum
Mahadeo Shivraj...Cabbie
Adria Baratta...Anjelou Employee

Directed by

Raja Gosnell

Written by

Peyo...characters
J. David Stem
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