September 21, 2016


'Smurfs: The Lost Village' Teaser Features Demi Lovato: Watch

Your YouTube player's not messed up—our reintroduction to the big-screen Smurfs just takes a minute before they break right through the fourth wall of that green "the following preview has been approved for—" card. 

But that's about it for the first teaser for Smurfs: The Lost Village, which will eschew the live-action/CGI hybrid that characterized 2011's The Smurfs and its 2013 sequel. Here, once the Jack McBrayer-voiced Clumsy busts through the green, it's just a very brief hang with the blue creatures, a blast of Ludacris' 2006 single "Get Back" for some reason, and a static glimpse at the movie's CGI level. If you're dying to know what The Lost Village is all about, you'll have to wait a little longer.

Or you can read the description:

"In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!"

In addition to McBrayer, Smurfs: The Lost Village features Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf, Danny Pudi as Brainy, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel and Joe Manganiello as Hefty. Shrek 2 and Gnomeo & Juliet director Kelly Asbury is at the helm. The movie premieres April 7, 2017.