In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world¹s greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue? Returning cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vegara, Hank Azaria as Gargamel and Katy Perry as Smurfette. Brendan Gleeson joins the cast as Victor Winslow.
The Smurfs 2 Release Date
In Theaters July 31, 2013
The Smurfs 2 Credits
Starring:Neil Patrick Harris (Patrick Winslow), Brendan Gleeson (Victor Doyle), Jayma Mays (Grace Winslow), Sofia Vergara (Odile), Hank Azaria (Gargamel), Katy Perry (Smurfette), Jonathan Winters (Papa), Christina Ricci (Vexy), JB Smoove (Hackus), George Lopez (Grouchy), Anton Yelchin (Clumsy), and John Oliver (Vanity)
Written By:J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick, David Ronn, and Karey Kirkpatrick
To be expected, the foreign films are the meatier bits, and the clear frontrunner to me is Hayao Miyazaki’s historical fantasy The Wind Rises - even though I haven’t seen it yet. It’s the last film for the legendary director, whose Spirited Away took the prize back in 2001.
Nov 05, 2013
19 Films Are Being Considered For 2013's Best Animated Feature Academy Award
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is putting together a nice home entertainment release, and the company is banking on the film doing well around the holidays. With that in mind, the company is bringing The Smurfs 2 to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on December 3.
Oct 09, 2013
Oui, The Smurfs 2 Will Hit Blu-ray And DVD In December
Sequels have had a hit and miss summer, but this weekend was a major miss for certain little, blue, computer-animated mushroom dwellers. The Smurfs 2 debuted in third place with just $18 million, little more than half what the first Smurf feature earned when it opened two years ago.
Aug 04, 2013
Weekend Box Office: 2 Guns Locks Down Number 1, Smurfs 2 Debut Not So Smurfy
As we get into the dog days of summer the movie landscape starts getting a little sparse, with a few tumbleweeds drifting across the view. Many of the big names have already hit the big screen. And though there are a few more anticipated movies coming down the pike, every week can’t be a blockbuster. This is one them. We’ve got a couple of guns and little blue things to talk about
Jul 28, 2013
This Rotten Week: Predicting 2 Guns And The Smurfs 2 Reviews
The Smurfs was one of the worst movies of 2011, but you wouldn't know if by looking at its box office numbers. Despite the fact that it opened in second place its opening weekend - behind Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens, it proved to not only have legs in the United States (ending up with a total of $142 million on a $110 million budget) but was an epic success abroad, making over $400 million.
Dec 18, 2012
Smurfette Gets Naughty In First Trailer For The Smurfs 2
Directed by Raja Gosnell, who helmed the first feature, and featuring returning stars such as Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Anton Yelchin, Katy Perry, Jayma Mays, Alan Cumming, Jonathan Winters and John Oliver, the sequel sees Gargamel working to turn creatures of his own creation - called The Naughties - into real Smurfs. When Smurfette learns the magic spell that Gargamel needs in order to complete his plan, he kidnaps her and The Smurfs must work together to create a plan so that they can rescue her.
Last year, despite critics' warnings and scorn, audiences worldwide giddily swarmed theaters to see a Manhattanite struggle to please his pregnant wife and keep up with the intense responsibilities of his job at a cosmetics company with the help of a batch of little blue sprites. The Smurfs movie went on to earn more than $560 million, and so Sony's been eager to crank out sequels and cash in on the globe's inexplicable love of these CGI Smurfs.
America, you must now reap what you sowed. The Smurfs is standing tall at the box office, with $128 million worldwide after just 2 weeks in release, despite the fact that it was critically loathed and is a blatant, pandering attempt to mine the 80s for nostalgic cash
Aug 09, 2011
The Smurfs 2 Already Has An August 2013 Release Date, But No Confirmed Cast