Paramount and Nickelodeon are set to begin production on a new animated motion picture musical based mostly on “The Smurfs,” the initially of what will be many theatrical function movies starring the beloved blue figures.
Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation are teaming with LAFIG Belgium and IMPS on the “Smurfs” films, tapping Pam Brady, the co-writer of “South Park: More substantial, More time & Uncut” and “Team The usa: Environment Police,” to write the initially movie. And the studio has also established the to start with of the flicks to be launched on Dec. 20, 2024, with generation kicking off later on this calendar year.
As part of the announcement, Nickelodeon has also picked up the CG animated Tv series “The Smurfs” for a 2nd season of 26 episodes right after the clearly show to start with released in September. Year 2 will abide by Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Hefty, Clumsy and other folks as they time vacation, invent a magic camera, unintentionally swap bodies and extra.
“The Smurfs” are the legendary blue creatures designed by Belgian artist Pierre Culliford, identified as Peyo, in the traditional animated comics and Television set series. The people have been tailored to the big display screen a number of times, together with for a trio of live-motion/animation hybrid films produced by Sony, the most modern a single from 2017, “Smurfs: The Shed Village.”
The 2024 motion picture will be created by Nickelodeon Animation in partnership with Paramount Animation, LAFIG Belgium and IMPS.
Latifa Ouaou, EVP, Movies and International Franchises, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, will deal with the LAFIG Belgium and IMPS partnership on behalf of the Studio and is in the process of figuring out important artistic potential customers, like the director for the initially movie. Further facts will be obtainable shortly.
“Nickelodeon is the property to some of the world’s most common relatives franchises, and we’re honored to increase The Smurfs to that roster,” Ramsey Naito, president of animation for Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, claimed in a statement. “We’re thrilled to notify 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 figures and stories.”
“It is with terrific joy and satisfaction that I welcome this new Smurfs film! I am actually enthusiastic with this fantastic partnership with the talented, artistic and dynamic teams at Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Animation, and IMPS,” Véronique Culliford, founder and president of LAFIG and IMPS, reported in a statement. “I am persuaded that this great collaboration will enable households about the environment to immerse by themselves in this exceptional universe of humor and remarkable adventures. I have no question that my father, creator of these wonderful earth-well-known people, would also be delighted with this continuation of his work. I glimpse so forward to looking at audiences obtain alongside one another in the in close proximity to future to get pleasure from this new experience of our beloved Smurfs!”
“The Smurfs is an iconic and beloved franchise, and we cannot hold out introduce it to a whole new technology of admirers by bringing a fresh new cinematic perspective to the Smurfs franchise with this all-new story on the big display screen,” Ouaou explained.
“The Smurfs” Television collection considering that its start has ranked amid the prime 5 animated series on cable for youngsters concerning 2-11.
ViacomCBS Customer Solutions is also the buyer items licensing agent for “The Smurfs” house across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia and selected South American territories, and VCP will seek out new merchandising and advertising companions for the manufacturer, including a new product line for the animated series.
“The Smurfs” movie is Nickelodeon Animation’s second CG-animated theatrical generation, which also consists of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Future Chapter” from Seth Rogen’s Point Grey Photographs. That film 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 performs to “PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie” from Spin Learn Entertainment that is due for launch on Oct. 13, 2023.
Further impending theatrical titles under Ouaou’s purview incorporates Paramount’s subsequent animated function “The Tiger’s Apprentice” (Feb. 10, 2023), starring Henry Golding, and the attribute movie strategy for Avatar Studios.
For the movie, The Smurfs’ suitable entrepreneurs are represented by WME’s Dave Wirtschafter, Rob Markus and Jordan Naftalis.