The Smurfs (2011)

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The Smurfs Release Date
July 29, 2011
The Smurfs Synopsis

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.
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Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, SofŪa Vergara, Hank Azaria, Voices: Katy Perry, Anton Yelchin, Alan Cumming, B.J. Novak, Paul Reubens, Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Fred Armisen, Kenan Thompson, John Oliver, Jeff Foxworthy, Gary Basaraba, Wolfgang Puck
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Produced by: Jordan Kerner
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Release Date:  July 29, 2011
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