‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Teaser Trailer Arrives

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Sony Pictures Animation has unleashed the first trailer for Smurfs: The Lost Village, the third installment in the live-action animation hybrid franchise due out next spring.

The fully animated CG adventure is about Smurfette (Demi Lovato) setting out to find her purpose in life, and is being directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) from a script written by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon.

Also starring Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, and Danny Pudi as three of the boy Smurfs who join Smurfette on her adventure, plus Rainn Wilson as the evil Gargamel and Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf, Smurfs: The Lost Village is in theaters April 7, 2017. Watch the teaser trailer below.

The third installment in the live-action animation franchise

35 seconds is not too bad. I like the new looks for the Smurfs.

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It seems to Smurfette that everyone else in the Village has a purpose — Papa Smurf (leading), Baker Smurf (baking), even Grouchy Smurf (grouching) — except for her. So what’s the only girl in the village to do? Go in search of hers, of course! When she accidentally crosses paths with a mysterious creature that takes off into the Enchanted Forest, she follows, and sets off into the uncharted and strictly forbidden woods. Joined by her brothers Brainy, Hefty and Clumsy — and with the evil wizard Gargamel shadowing their every step — Team Smurf undertakes a wild journey full of action, danger and discovery, setting them on a course that leads to the biggest mystery in Smurf history!