This Saturday, families all around the world will be celebrating the birthday of Peyo, the creator of The Smurfs', on Global Smurfs Day! In Los Angeles, the celebration will take place at The Grove, where Neil Patrick Harris, the star of Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation's "The Smurfs 2," will be on hand to join families as they enjoy the day with appearances by the Smurfs, play the Ubisoft video game, sample Menchie's Smurfberry frozen yogurt, check out the environmentally friendly, 100% electric Smurf-ified DASH cars, and participate in other fun activities. In addition, the U.S. Forest Service and Ad Council's Discover the Forest campaign will be on hand to distribute activity booklets and encourage children and their families to get outside and experience the many benefits of nature. In the evening, families will be able to catch the first Smurfs film at an evening outdoor screening.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Press check-in: 10:15 am
Neil Patrick Harris and The Smurfs Arrival: 11 am
Activities: 11 am - 2 pm
Screening of "The Smurfs": 8 pm
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Members of the media are invited to attend the event to get photos and b-rollwith
Neil Patrick Harris. RSVP is required.
Teni KarapetianBianca Asnaran
(310) 244-5312 (310) 244-8276
IN THEATERS WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
ABOUT THE SMURFS'2
In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs', the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world's greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue? Returning cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry as Smurfette and Hank Azaria as Gargamel. Brendan Gleeson joins the cast as Victor Winslow. The film is directed by Raja Gosnell and produced by Jordan Kerner. The screenplay is by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss and Jay Scherick & David Ronn and Karey Kirkpatrick with a story by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss & Jay Scherick & David Ronn, Based on the Characters and Works of Peyo.
©2013 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. SMURF, and all Smurfs characters: ©Peyo. All Rights Reserved. "Smurf" and "The Smurfs" are registered trademarks of STUDIO PEYO.
/PRNewswire/ -- June 19/
SOURCE Sony Pictures Entertainment; Sony Pictures Animation