The Smurfs are back.
After Sony Pictures Animation saw success with the Smurfs franchise in the first two live-action/animated hybrid films in 2011 and 2013, the blue characters have returned fully animated in their mushroom huts for Smurfs: The Lost Village with an all-star cast including Julia Roberts, Joe Manganiello, Demi Lovato, Ariel Winter and more.
The family feature, directed by Kelly Asbury, follows
In search of answers as to why she is the only female Smurf in her Smurf village, Smurfette (Lovato) along with the boys Clumsy, Brainy and Hefty (their personalities are as their names suggest) escape from villain Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) and adventure to find the Lost Village, which turns out to be an all-girl tribe of Smurfs who are practically the female counterparts of the men of Smurf Village. The family feature, directed by Kelly Asbury, delivers a feminist angle along with entertainment that THR‘s film critic Frank Scheck wrote should “please its target audience” of young children.
Below, see who voices the characters in the movie, which hits theaters Friday.