Smurfs: The Lost Village is a 2017 American3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks. It is based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comics artist Peyo and is a reboot film, unrelated to Sony’s previouslive-action/animated films. Written by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon, it was directed byKelly Asbury.
The film stars the voices of Demi Lovato,Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, Michelle Rodriguez,Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Meghan Trainor,Jake Johnson, Mandy Patinkin, and Julia Roberts. In the story, a mysterious map prompts Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty to find a lost village before Gargamel does.The film was released on April 7, 2017, to mixed reviews from critics, although many considered it an improvement over the previous Smurfs live-action/animated films, and has grossed $97 million worldwide. The film is also dedicated to Anton Yelchin, who voiced Clumsy Smurf in the two live action films and died in 2016.