VFX Breakdowns For THE SMURFS Featuring Their Village & Variations Of Their Design

VFX Breakdowns For THE SMURFS Featuring Their Village & Variations Of Their Design

In 2011, The Smurfs beat out Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and even X-Men First Class to become the highest grossing comic book movie of the year. It pulled in over a half billion ($563M) dollars at the worldwide box office! Hit the jump to Smurf it out!

"Smurfolution" from Comic Strip to Big Screen

Growing a Village

Building and Lighting a CG Smurf

Image-Based Set Reconstruction & Lighting

Anatomy of a Portal

THE SMURFS 2 - Gargamel creates Hackus and Vexy, a couple of evil Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties, to harness the magical Smurf essence. When he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants and that only Smurfette can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and takes her to Paris. There, with the help of the Smurf essence, Gargamel hopes to use the Eiffel Tower as an energy-generating antenna to finally return home. It is up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to the human world and seek help from their friends Patrick and Grace Winslow

THE SMURFS 2 is being directed by Raja Gosnell, and will feature a live-action cast made up of: Hank Azaria as Gargamel, Neil Patrick Harris as Patrick Winslow, Jayma Mays as Grace Winslow, SofĂ­a Vergara as Odile Anjelou, Brendan Gleeson as Victor Doyle, Patrick's stepfather, and Jacob Tremblay as Blue Winslow. While the voice cast will include: Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, Katy Perry as Smurfette, Fred Armisen as Brainy Smurf, Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf, Anton Yelchin as Clumsy Smurf, George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf, John Oliver as Vanity Smurf, Christina Ricci as Vexy, and J. B. Smoove as Hackus. The film is scheduled to be released on July 31, 2013.

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