More Voices Join Smurf Cast

By Doug Norrie 2010-04-29 17:19:01discussion comments
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The upcoming Smurfs movie just got a whole lot, oh I don’t know, bluer? A bevy of actors, actresses and other celebrities have already joined the voice casting roll call, and they just got a couple of more Smurf friends to get on board. According to Entertainment Weekly, a few television personalities will lend their pipes to a production quickly becoming a who’s-who of the “hey I recognize that voice” industry. Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson will play Greedy Smurf and fellow SNL’er Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf. Additionally, The Daily Show’s John Oliver will give a little British flavor as Vanity Smurf, The Office’s BJ Novak will be Baker Smurf and Jeff Foxworthy rounds it out with a little hint of redneck as Handy Smurf.

The Smurf movie didn’t really need to add anymore voice power. Other celebrities with voice roles include Katy Perry, Hank Azaria, George Lopez, Alan Cumming, Paul “Pee-Wee” Reubens, and Wolfgang Puck. Tons of celebrity pipes and cameos do not a great movie make (read: Valentine’s Day) but the more names attached to this project, the more it seems to have legs. Add in Neil Patrick Harris as the actual human being who encounters the little blue guys in Central Park, and this just could be a production that won’t totally creep me out (like I thought it would originally).
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