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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Kelly Asbury|
|Narrated by||Mandy Patinkin|
|Music by||Christopher Lennertz|
|Editing by||Bret Marnell|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|Release date(s)||April 5, 2017(Belgium)
April 7, 2017 (United States)
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Money made||$197.1 million|
Smurfs: The Lost Village is a 2017 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film based on The Smurfs comic series by Peyo, produced by Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation and The Kerner Entertainment Company, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. A reboot of Sony's previous live-action/animated hybrid films, the film was directed by Kelly Asbury from a screenplay by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon, and stars the voices of Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Mandy Patinkin, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, Michelle Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Meghan Trainor, and Julia Roberts. In the film, a mysterious map prompts Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty to find a lost village before Gargamel does. The film introduced the female Smurfs, who appeared in the franchise the following year.
Smurfs: The Lost Village premiered on April 2, 2017 and was released on April 7, 2017 to mixed reviews from critics and audiences, and grossed over $197 million worldwide against a $60 million budget. The film was dedicated to Jonathan Winters, the voice of Papa Smurf in the original series who died in 2013, Anton Yelchin, the voice of Clumsy Smurf, and Nine Culliford, wife of Peyo, who both died in 2016.
In Smurf Village, the Smurfs live peacefully among themselves and their leader is Papa Smurf. Some of the Smurfs include Clumsy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Hefty Smurf and Smurfette, who was created by the evil wizard Gargamel from a lump of clay, but redeemed by Papa Smurf and became part of the village. Gargamel makes it his mission to capture the Smurfs, steal all of their essence, and become the most powerful wizard in the world.
During a smurfboarding trip, Smurfette discovers a possible Smurf creature, only to get captured by Gargamel and sent to his castle. There, she accidentally reveals a hat the creature dropped, enabling Gargamel to create a brew that causes him to locate the village on a map. Soon enough Hefty, Brainy, and Clumsy help Smurfette escape and return to Smurf Village, where Papa Smurf punishes them for disobeying his orders and confines them to their houses while dismissing their claims of a Smurfs village. However, Smurfette sneaks out anyway to look for the lost village with Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty joining her, but Gargamel soon discovers them trying to find the village and heads out with his pet cat Azrael and his pet vulture Monty to stop them.
The four follow the map and end up in various adventures (all while encountering bizarre creatures), including a colony of fire-breathing dragonflies and a cavern maze, which they eventually escape thanks to a stampede of glowing rabbits. The four then head off to a river and sail on a handmade raft along the river to get to the lost village, only to encounter Gargamel, Azrael, and Monty again. Following a brief chase, Gargamel is thrown out of his own raft, leading the Smurfs to save him. However instead of thanking them, he pushes them out of their raft, leaving them to plunge down a waterfall.
Smurfette, Brainy, Hefty and Clumsy lay on a beach. However, Brainy discovers that he and the others only saved Gargamel because Brainy's pack is ruined.
The four are soon captured by the leaf-covered creature along with a few others who reveal themselves to be female Smurfs. They are taken to Smurfy Grove where they meet Smurf Storm, Smurf Blossom, Smurf Lily (the smurf from earlier), Smurf Melody, and their leader Smurf Willow, who all welcome the Smurfs to their humble home. Smurf Storm and Clumsy head away from the village to locate Gargamel and alert the others. During the trip, Clumsy reveals that Smurfette was created by Gargamel, which causes Smurf Storm to distrust Smurfette. Gargamel, who was led into a piranha-infested swamp, and Azrael spot Clumsy and Smurf Storm, and has Monty attack them, but they fly away to return to the village.
Following a village tour, Smurfette begins to grow accustomed to life in Smurfy Grove, much to the dismay of Hefty and Brainy. Smurf Storm and Clumsy come back revealing that Smurfette was created by Gargamel. The female Smurfs prepare an attack that night but instead of Gargamel, Papa Smurf appears, and the female Smurfs accept him into their home. Soon, Gargamel, Azrael, and Monty come and destroy Smurfy Grove, capturing every Smurf except for Smurfette during the process. Gargamel, taking note of the fact that Smurfette is not natural Smurf, leaves her alone in her guilt as she is of no use to him. Feeling heartbroken for her actions, Smurfette is shown by Snappy a picture of her and the others, and after a realization, heads back to Gargamel's lair to save the Smurfs.
At Gargamel's lair, Brainy makes a plan to escape, which Papa Smurf and Smurf Willow agree to. Hefty, Brainy, Clumsy, and some of the female Smurfs succeed at the plan until Gargamel and Azrael spot them and put some of the female Smurfs and Clumsy into his Smurfilator, a machine capable of extracting their essence. Smurfette appears, and deceives Gargamel into believing she wants to be an evil smurf again. Gargamel then tries to turn Smurfette into an evil smurf, only to realize that Smurfette is absorbing his magic powers instead and is sent flying back into the piranha lake alongside Monty and Azrael. The Smurfs are freed but despite their victory, Smurfette has reverted to a lifeless lump of clay.
Back at Smurf Village, the Smurfs make a memorial for Smurfette. Their energy and love for Smurfette revives her, and everybody happily celebrates. Smurf Village and Smurfy Grove rejoice in their new unity. In the end, Smurfette finally finds her purpose and most of all, a true-blue Smurf.
During the credits, Gargamel, Azrael and Monty walk on a hill, and Azrael is blamed for ruining Gargamel's plans instead of Monty, and during this Gargamel reveals Azrael's adoption.
- Demi Lovato as Smurfette, a girl smurf who was created by the wizard Gargamel and the main protagonist of the film. Surrounded by male Smurfs who each have a clear role in the village, she becomes curious about her own purpose, and betrays Gargamel to join with them.
- Rainn Wilson as Gargamel, an evil wizard and the film's main antagonist who seeks to find the Smurfs and steal their magic in order to become the greatest evil wizard in the world.
- Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf, the fatherly Smurf chief leader of Smurf Village and narrator, who does not want his children entering the Forbidden Forest.
- Joe Manganiello as Hefty Smurf, a strong Smurf who tends to be annoyed by Brainy.
- Jack McBrayer as Clumsy Smurf, an accident-prone and good-natured Smurf who tends to panic.
- Danny Pudi as Brainy Smurf, a book-smart Smurf who butts heads with Hefty.
- Julia Roberts as Smurfwillow, the motherly Smurf leader of Smurfy Grove and Papa Smurf's love interest.
- Michelle Rodriguez as Smurfstorm, a tough girl Smurf who doesn't trust Smurfette because she was created by the wizard Gargamel to undermine the Smurfs. However, Smurfette betrayed Gargamel to join the Smurfs.
- Ellie Kemper as Smurfblossom, an energetic girl Smurf who quickly befriends Smurfette.
- Ariel Winter as Smurflily, a smart and gentle girl Smurf.
- Meghan Trainor as Smurfmelody, a musical girl Smurf.
- Jake Johnson as Grouchy Smurf, a Smurf who is always grouchy and ill-tempered.
- Gordon Ramsay as Baker Smurf, a Smurf who bakes cakes.
- Tituss Burgess as Vanity Smurf, a Smurf who is obsessed with his looks.
- Gabriel Iglesias as Jokey Smurf, a Smurf that plays pranks on others.
- Jeff Dunham as Farmer Smurf, a Smurf who is a farmer.
- Kelly Asbury as Nosey Smurf, a Smurf who peeks in on private activities.
- Alan Mechem as Passerby Smurf
- Danik Thomas as Karate Smurf
- Patrick Ballin as Patient Smurf and Frank the Caterpillar.
- Bret Marnell as Snappy Bug, Brainy's ladybug assistant.
- Melissa Sturm as Smurfjade. Sturm voiced Smurfette in the two spinoffs.
- Frank Welker as Azrael, Gargamel's sardonic pet cat. Welker reprises his role from the live-action films and the second spinoff.
- Dee Bradley Baker as Monty, Gargamel's dumb, but ruthless pet vulture.
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