The Smurfs – those mischievous little blue men (and a woman) – who appear to defy all logic and keep returning for yet more big screen escapades, are doing just that in March next year. Their new adventure – Surfs: The Lost Village – sees Brainy, Clumsy, Hefty and their girl pal Smurfette, set off on a quest through the Forbidden Forest, to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history.
Needless to say they all come out the other side intact – this is a family cartoon after all – but not before they have to face all manner of evil including Smurf eating plants and their arch enemy Gargamel. Directed by Kelly Asbury, and written by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon, the film features the voice talents of Joe Manganiello, Mandy Patinkin, Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer and Danny Pudi, in a result which appears to keep to old tried and tested animated feature formulas. However, as they say, if it isn’t broken why fix it, and as such it seems the Smurfs could be seeking further adventures for some time to come.