Anton Yelchin Adds Voice To New Smurfs Movie

In 2009 Anton Yelchin stepped into iconic roles in both the Star Trek and Terminator franchises, and now he is going to do it again, this time for the Smurfs. Sony has announced Anton Yelchin has joined the cast for their new hybrid live action/animated comedy The Smurfs.

 

Anton the Smurf

Yelchin’s casting was announced today by Sony via a press release about the start of production on The Smurfs:

Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria star on camera opposite an all-star voice cast.  Anton Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf; comedy legend Jonathan Winters, who voiced roles in the "Smurfs" television series, will voice Papa Smurf; Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Katy Perry will play Smurfette; Alan Cumming will play Gutsy Smurf; "SNL’s" Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf; and George Lopez will play Grouchy Smurf.

Sony has also released a plot 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.

As his name implies, Clumsy Smurf has been portrayed as the dim-witted but well meaning member of the Smurf collective. In the original Smurfs cartoon Clumsy was voiced with a southern accent. Check him out in this video clip:

 

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CmdrR

Already saw Avatar. But, thanks.

Wow. A Smurfs movie? Is it going to be in 3D too? This reminds me of that South Park episode that parodied Glenn Beck and Avatar. They better not mess up my childhood.

AJ

I wonder if Yelchin will get to meet Jonathan Winters. He is the king of bi-polar-absolutely-nuts comedy. Get Winters in a room with Robin Williams, and you will die of laughter.

ryanhuyton

The “Smurfs” movie will end up doing huge at the box office. I guarantee it.

Both “Alvin And The Chipmunks” movies did quite well. “The Smurfs” will be directed at the same crowd I’m sure.

Both “Avatar” and “The Smurfs” feature blue people. Could the Blue Man Group get their own movie?

Speaking of blue people, I’d like to see an Andorian in the next film.

Pah Wraith

“the Smurf collective”

wowzers ;) We are the Smurfs. Magic is futile. You will be smurfed… Gargamel ;)

Desstruxion

Smurfs? Why bother? Worst cartoon ever.

TJ Trek

Why am I reminded of another movie that involved animated characters from a fictional-fantasy universe being dumped into New York for some reason or another….oh wait, didn’t ENCHANTED already do that one.

Anyways, I never did watch the smurfs, so I can’t get to grouchy about anything they want to do with this movie. However, If it goes anything like GI Joe, Speedracer, etc, then I suspect that it will not be good at all.

Jane

aaaawwwwww I love the smurfs!

Never acually watched it as a small child……or now, but it looks cute! and they are blue!

Someone

Gutsy Smurf? There was no such smurf. Do they mean Hefty, or is this the first solid evidence that this movie is going to completely smurf the shark?

Eli

Another movie that sucks a cartoon up and spits it out into New York City? They made that like two years ago, it was called “Enchanted.”

Are they really just using Mad Libs books to write screenplays in Hollywood now?

CJS

Those mother smurfers better not smurf around with the smurfing smurf canon.

Bill Peters

Have the Smurfs meet an Andorian, that would be cool, Also Second the Idea to see an Andorian in the next Trek Flim!

#10: “Are they really just using Mad Libs books to write screenplays in Hollywood now?”

Plus, they only seem to own two or three, at most :)

I’m happy to see Yelchin getting work; he’s a cool actor. But smurfing mother-smurfer on a smurfing smurf, you know? Just … just smurf. And I mean that.

#4: “The “Smurfs” movie will end up doing huge at the box office. I guarantee it.”

That does seem to cut to the core of the … ah, artistry at work in franchise/reboot/etc Hollywood product-spewing. It’s like a McDonald’s hamburger. Hand-rolled kaiser? Nope. Freshly-cut veggies from the garden? Nope? Freshly-ground meat, shaped by the cook, lovingly brought to juicy perfection on a grill? Nope.

But a “great” hamburger by virtue of _sales volume?_ Um … Welcome to my culture, alien races. Try not to put us on trial again, okay? It’s wearying. Plus, we already know.

Mr. Delicious

He always looks drunk.

#14: Holy cow, you’re absolutely right.