Smurfs: The Lost Village
Smurfs: The Lost Village is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated ad-venture comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks. It is based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comics artist Peyo and is a re-boot film, unrelated to Sony’s previous live-action animated films. Written by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon, it was directed by Kelly Asbury.
The film stars the voices of Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, Michelle Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Meghan Trainor, Jake Johnson, Mandy Patinkin, and Julia Roberts. In the story, a mysterious map prompts Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty to find a lost village before Gargamel does. The film was released on 07/04/2017, to mixed reviews from critics, although many considered it an improvement over the previous Smurfs live-action ani-mated films, and has grossed $104 million world-wide.