Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation announced on Tuesday (June 10) that they’re set to bring the classic cartoon series ‘The Smurfs’ to the big screen.
The company’s have obained the motion picture rights to ‘The Smurfs’ and will feature the little blue characters in a mixture of live-action and animation.
In a statement announcing the new film, Columbia president Doug Belgrad said, “The Smurfs are one of the best-known franchises and among the most beloved collection of characters in the world. We’re very excited to introduce a new generation to Papa Smurf, Smurfette and the other Smurfs in all of their ‘three apple tall’ glory.”
The Smurfs began life as a Belgian comic strip in 1958 created by Pierre Culliford, and later became a popular television series.