Paramount and Nickelodeon are established to start manufacturing on a new animated movie musical based on “The Smurfs,” the initially of what will be numerous theatrical feature films starring the beloved blue characters.
Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation are teaming with LAFIG Belgium and IMPS on the “Smurfs” movies, tapping Pam Brady, the co-writer of “South Park: Larger, For a longer time & Uncut” and “Team The usa: Planet Law enforcement,” to produce the initially film. And the studio has also established the initial of the films to be unveiled on Dec. 20, 2024, with manufacturing kicking off later on this calendar year.
As aspect of the announcement, Nickelodeon has also picked up the CG animated Tv set series “The Smurfs” for a second season of 26 episodes soon after the clearly show 1st released in September. Year 2 will follow Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Significant, Clumsy and other individuals as they time vacation, invent a magic digicam, accidentally swap bodies and much more.
“The Smurfs” are the iconic blue creatures established by Belgian artist Pierre Culliford, recognised as Peyo, in the classic animated comics and Television series. The people have been adapted to the major monitor quite a few occasions, including for a trio of dwell-action/animation hybrid films launched by Sony, the most recent 1 from 2017, “Smurfs: The Misplaced Village.”
The 2024 film will be produced by Nickelodeon Animation in partnership with Paramount Animation, LAFIG Belgium and IMPS.
Latifa Ouaou, EVP, Videos and World-wide Franchises, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, will regulate the LAFIG Belgium and IMPS partnership on behalf of the Studio and is in the process of figuring out crucial innovative qualified prospects, together with the director for the initially film. Added facts will be offered shortly.
“Nickelodeon is the household to some of the world’s most well known relatives franchises, and we’re honored to add The Smurfs to that roster,” Ramsey Naito, president of animation for Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, said in a statement. “We’re enthusiastic to inform a tale that stays accurate to its origins, but with a Smurf-tastic musical twist that excites new audiences and builds on the Smurfs franchise and universe of fantastic people and tales.”
“It is with wonderful pleasure and satisfaction that I welcome this new Smurfs movie! I am certainly fired up with this great partnership with the proficient, innovative and dynamic teams at Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Animation, and IMPS,” Véronique Culliford, founder and president of LAFIG and IMPS, explained in a assertion. “I am confident that this terrific collaboration will allow family members around the environment to immerse on their own in this distinctive universe of humor and incredible adventures. I have no doubt that my father, creator of these marvelous environment-popular characters, would also be delighted with this continuation of his get the job done. I seem so forward to observing audiences obtain collectively in the in close proximity to potential to appreciate this new adventure of our beloved Smurfs!”
“The Smurfs is an legendary and beloved franchise, and we cannot wait introduce it to a entire new technology of supporters by bringing a refreshing cinematic viewpoint to the Smurfs franchise with this all-new tale on the massive screen,” Ouaou claimed.
“The Smurfs” Tv series because its start has ranked amongst the prime 5 animated collection on cable for children amongst 2-11.
ViacomCBS Purchaser Goods is also the buyer goods licensing agent for “The Smurfs” property across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia and selected South American territories, and VCP will request new merchandising and promotional partners for the brand, such as a new merchandise line for the animated collection.
“The Smurfs” movie is Nickelodeon Animation’s second CG-animated theatrical manufacturing, which also incorporates “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Following Chapter” from Seth Rogen’s Place Grey Pictures. That movie is directed by Jeff Rowe, is at present in output and is slated for release on Aug. 4, 2023. Nickelodeon and Paramount also have a sequel in the is effective to “PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie” from Spin Grasp Leisure which is owing for launch on Oct. 13, 2023.
More future theatrical titles less than Ouaou’s purview incorporates Paramount’s upcoming animated attribute “The Tiger’s Apprentice” (Feb. 10, 2023), starring Henry Golding, and the attribute film strategy for Avatar Studios.
For the film, The Smurfs’ right entrepreneurs are represented by WME’s Dave Wirtschafter, Rob Markus and Jordan Naftalis.