Sony Pictures Animation has officially announced and detailed its upcoming 2D and 3D combo pack editions of director Raja Gosnell's The Smurfs 2 (2013), featuring the voices of Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry, and Hank Azaria. The two releases will be available for purchase on December 3rd.
Only included on the 3D and Blu-ray combo packs is Sony Pictures Animations' animated Smurfs mini-movie, "The Legend of Smurfy
Hollow." In this mini-movie inspired by the classic tale "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," the Smurfs learn the traditional values of friendship
and family. The 3D and Blu-ray combo packs also come with three all-new, kid-friendly featurettes, including "The Puurrfect Companion:
Azreal's Tail," showing how Gargamel's sidekick was created, from the live-action cat to the digital double, and how actor Frank Welker
brought the character to life.
Synopsis: Evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) creates Hackus and Vexy, a pair of mischievous Smurf‑like creatures, hoping they will let him harness
the magical Smurf‑essence. However, he soon discovers that he needs the help of Smurfette, who knows the secret to turning the pair
into real Smurfs. When Gargamel, Hackus and Vexy kidnap Smurfette from Smurf Village and bring her to Paris, it's up to Papa, Clumsy,
Grouchy and Vanity to reunite with their human friends, Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris)and Grace Winslow (Jayma Mays), to rescue her.
Daddy's Little Girl: The Journey of Smurfette – Learn all about Smurfette's "golden" past as we trace her origins back to Peyo's
stories, and how that in turn inspired the filmmakers as they were putting together this newest Smurf's tale. Then, hear from Katy Perry
on how she tapped into her inner Smurf to pull off the role in the voiceover booth.
Animating Azrael – Discover how the filmmakers animated our favorite feline sidekick.
Three Blu-ray exclusive featurettes:
The Puurrfect Companion: Azreal's Tail – See how Azrael was created, from the live-action cat to the digital double, and how actor
Frank Welker brought the character to life.
Evolution of the Naughties – Learn how the filmmakers designed the newest additions to The Smurfs, Hackus and Vexy.
The Naughties! The Tale of Hackus and Vexy – Meet the new characters, Hackus and Vexy, and hear from actors Christina Ricci and
J.B. Smoove on what it was like to voice the Naughties.
Smurfs Mini-Movie "The Legend of Smurfy Hollow" [Blu-ray exclusive] - When Brainy Smurf is favored to win the annual Smurfberry Hunt for the ninth
year in a row, Gutsy Smurf sets out to discover how Brainy wins every year. Gutsy's investigation takes him into spooky Smurfy Hollow –
and right into Gargamel's trap! Can Brainy and Gutsy, with the help of Smurfette, put aside their rivalry before Gargamel captures them,
or worse, will they come face-to-face with the legendary ghost, the Headless Horseman?
I am still surprised they made a 2nd one of these. I realize everyone took their kids to see it and it made money, but you couldn't pay me to watch this. They don't even hire good voice talent. Katy Perry, really? She's a terrible voice actor, why pay her so much to do this, no 5 year old kid gives a shit who does the voices. If Katy Perry got topless in this, then I would gladly look on the internet for that scene, but I think I will go the rest of my life not having seen this monumental piece of shit. Should be in a 2 pack with Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties.
@bowlingbilly10, really? I didn't think this one did as well as the first? And out of all of the cool cartoons to turn into a film from my childhood, why this shit show? When I was a kid it was all about Voltron, Masters of the Universe, Pirates of Dark Water, Thundercats. Why not make those into a cgi film, don't remember anyone as a kid clamoring for a Smurfs movie. Shit, I'd prefer s Snorks movie.
For most of the people here: The thing is that the smurfs are more popular in europe then in the usa, ofcource you got different tv shows but i remember when i was a little kid we only had tv shows like the smurfs etc. here and none of the ones like voltron, Thundercats etc. that are mentioned by a few people. Even now I heard the name of them but i don't know them. All Depends where you grow up.
A "Mastered in 4K" release that still has extras - imagine that. Glad to see Sony figured out that dropping the extras was unnecessary. Hope the mini-movie is actually in HD unlike the first film where it came on a separate dvd - the packaging isn't very clear on that point.