Well Isn't That Smurfy?

In case you haven't heard, there's a Smurfs movie under way. When I first heard this, I thought "Bad idea! Kids today don't know the Smurfs!" But then I thought that about Alvin & the Chipmunks and that flick made a ton of scratch. Like Alvin & the Chipmunks, The Smurfs film is a hybrid live-action/animated flick. And the cast they've been lining up is ridiculously huge.

Earlier this week, Deadline announced that Paul Reubens (A.K.A. Pee Wee Herman) has signed on to be the voice of Jokey Smurf. Check out the list of people that he will be joining on this project:

Jonathan Winters - Papa Smurf
Fred Armisen - Brainy Smurf
Katy Perry - Smurfette
George Lopez - Grouchy Smurf
Hank Azaria - Gargamel (I think that's hilarious)
Alan Cumming - Gutsy Smurf
Anton Yelchin - Clumsy Smurf
Neil Patrick Harris - a live action guy
Sofia Vergara - a live action lady
Jayma Mays (Emma from Glee) - a live action lady
B.J. Novak - Baker Smurf
Jeff Foxworthy - Handy Smurf
John Oliver - Vanity Smurf (ha!)
Wolfgang Puck - Chef Smurf (double ha!)

And they're still casting. A few of those deals were announced just yesterday. The film is actually in production in New York City right now.

I loved the Smurfs as a kid. I had a whole punch-out paper Smurf village, and tons of the plastic figures. Any Smurfs fans out there? Are we stoked to see a Smurfy revival?

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