The beloved Smurfs are back for some Halloween fun in THE SMURFS: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW™, an all-new animated mini-movie from Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment makes its debut nationwide on DVD on September 10th. This 'Smurf-tacular' adventure features the original voice talent from THE SMURFS 2™, which grossed a smurftastic $80.3 million in theaters worldwide last week, including Alan Cumming (TV's "The Good Wife"), Fred Armisen (TV's "Saturday Night Live"), Anton Yelchin (TV's "Star Trek") as well as Hank Azaria as the voice of Gargamel (TV's "The Simpsons").
THE SMURFS: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW™, which combines cutting-edge computer generated imagery and traditionally hand drawn animation, was directed by animation veteran Stephan Franck (whose credits include The Iron Giant and Despicable Me) and produced by Mary Ellen Bauder (who also worked on Sony Pictures Animation's hit features Cloudy with a Chance Of Meabtalls and Hotel Transylvania). The mini-movie has already received critical and audience acclaim since being selected in official competition at the prestigious Annecy International Animated Film Festival last month, the world's largest animation festival.
"The Smurfs are very dear to us at Sony Pictures Animation and we are excited by this unique, smurfy take on 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'," says Bob Osher, President of Sony Pictures Digital Productions. "Director Stephan Franck and his crew delivered a great, new fun adventure that is sure to entertain families around the world for many Halloweens and Autumn celebrations to come."
Inspired by the classic tale "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," in this all-new, animated special, THE SMURFS: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW™, the Smurfs learn the value of friendship and family. 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?
SMURFY HOLLOW features the voice talents of Hank Azaria (Gargamel), Alan Cumming (Gutsy), Fred Armisen (Brainy) and Anton Yelchin (Clumsy), all of whom reprise their roles from the film, THE SMURFS. SMURFY HOLLOW has a running time of 22 minutes and is rated G.
For a Smurfs' fan, this DVD is a great addition to their collection. Although this is not a full length film, it still has all of the things that your child would want from an entertaining kids animation. One of my kids' favorite holidays is Halloween, and this DVD is being released just in time for it. The Legend of Smurfy Hollow is not at all scary so that both my 2 year old son and 7 year old daughter were able to watching it together on family movie night together.
To buy the DVD we received to review, please visit your local retail stores where Sony Pictures Animation DVDs are sold.
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