Tuesday, July 01, 2008


When was the last time the Smurfs were on TV (aside from Robot Chicken)? And they are going to make a movie? Why? Who's clamoring for this? (FWIW, for some reason I actually spent money and time to see the Jetsons movie at the Esplanade whenever that came out. That may have been the turning point in my movie watching life.)

From an email from TiVo:

SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE… Have you heard? Hollywood is bringing the adventures of "The Smurfs" to life in a feature film that will introduce the lil' blue cartoon creatures to a new generation of fans! It will be a hybrid live-action and animated film. Hmmm… who will be Gargamel?

Who gives a crap? Nevertheless, I bet it's better than Beowulf. That was just awful.


Age said...

This actually doesn't surprise me. They made a movie about Alvin and the Chipmunks...that was the weird live action...so was garfield, and they made 2 of those! I really think the Flinstones kicked off all this madness!
And the Smurfs are still on the telley...they come on Boomerang at 4:30pm CDT. Just in case you wanted to see them.
I had heard an interesting story about the creation of smurfette...she was a male papa smurf "sent into the woods" and came back as smurfette...not sure i believe it, just putting it out there.

LatinTeacher said...

Smurfette's origins are listed here in Wikipedia (if you dare believe them) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smurfette - It seems she was made by Gargamel to cause disruption with the Smurfs. In the movie, Hayden Panettierre from Heroes will voice Smurfette.

I have been railing against these movies (Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Starksy and Hutch, etc.) for a few months. I just don't get it.