THE SMURFS 2 Out Now on DVD and Blu-Ray!

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Just in time for the holidays, Sony Pictures Animation’s THE SMURFS 2 arrived on DVD and 3D™ combo pack Blu-ray™ combo pack, and Digital HD UltraViolet™  on my Birthday December 3rd. This heartwarming new adventure reunites the world’s favorite three apple-high creatures, bringing loads of laughs for every member of the family.

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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. Both the Blu-ray combo packs and DVD come with deleted scenes and two additional featurettes. “Animating Azrael” gives an in-depth look at how filmmakers animated Gargamel’s sidekick, and the all-new “Daddy’s Little Girl: The Journey of Smurfette” traces the origins of the one-and-only Smurfette back to Smurf creator, Peyo, and features Katy Perry on how she tapped into her inner Smurf to voice the classic character.

If you’ve never seen the film here is a little info about it:

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.

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Earning more than $321 million in theaters worldwide to date, the film stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Hank Azaria and features the voice talents of Katy Perry as Smurfette, George Lopez (Rio) as Grouchy, Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Clumsy, and Alan Cumming (TV’s “The Good Wife”) as Gutsy.

New additions to the franchise include Christina Ricci (Bel Ami) as Vexy, J.B. Smoove (Think Like a Man) as Hackus, John Oliver (TV’s “The Daily Show”) as Vanity and Brendan Gleeson (The Company You Keep) as Victor. The late Jonathan Winters reprises his role as the original Papa Smurf. Directed by Raja Gosnell (The Smurfs, Scooby Doo), the film also includes celebrity voice guests stars including Mario Lopez, Jimmy Kimmel, Fred Armisen, Shaun White, Shaquille O’Neal, and many others.

Bonus Features on the 3D Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack Include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Two featurettes (also included on the DVD):
  • 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”
  • “The Legend of Smurfy Hollow” Mini-Movie — 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?

DVD Bonus Features Include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Two featurettes:
  • Daddy’s Little Girl: The Journey of Smurfette (see description above)
  • Animating Azrael (see description above)

To help celebrate the release of the film on Blu-Ray and DVD the Smurfs decided to celebrate our U.S. troops! Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) announced that the company is donating Christmas trees, ornaments and hosting events at select bases to help members of the military and their families kick off the holiday season. The events will feature, in addition to the gift giving, exclusive screenings of THE SMURFS 2 and appearances by two of the world’s favorite three-apple-high creatures.

The first event was held Friday December 6th at the Carey Theater on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Smurfette and Clumsy, “stars” of the film, were on hand to donate 100 trees, ornaments, and THE SMURFS 2 Blu-rays™ to lucky families with winning raffle tickets, after which they shared more Christmas joy by posing for pictures.

The venue was filled and the lovable characters’ latest animated adventure generated enthusiastic response from parents and kids alike. “It’s really cool when the Smurfs ‘walk the walk” in supporting the troops and their families,” said Patrick McGhee, the base’s General Manager.

The Smurfs know how to spread holiday cheer. If you’re looking for a great gift idea this holiday season, check out the Smurfs 2. It’s surely to bring a smile to your face and the person you gift it too. It’s a great family movie you can all enjoy together!

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