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The Smurfs go to the movies

Variety reports that the popular '80s cartoon, The Smurfs, is being prepped by Paramount pictures as a CG-animated feature. Paramount will release the film in 2008 to mark the 50th anniversary of The Smurfs. The feature will be made with Paramount partner Nickelodeon Movies, and the film companies are mulling over whether or not to plan the film as the first part of a trilogy.

The Smurfs first appeared in 1958 as a comic strip in Belgium. NBC launched the Saturday morning cartoon in 1981, firmly placing Belgium at the center of '80s pop culture. The animated show racked up 256 episodes and was translated into video games and toys.

The Smurfs joins a growing list of '80s cartoons, toys, and video games that are being translated into films, including the Michael Bay/Steven Spielberg production of The Transformers and the John Woo reimagining of He-Man.

In related news, there is still no movement on the GoBots franchise.

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How are they going to make a Smurfs movie? Like.. animated movie? Or like.. getting actors and paint them blue?? And will they only make one girl like Smurfette? Or will there be more? Cuz... that might not work out well... lol Silly Hollywood.
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they eat mushrooms
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I dont know about this
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Now if its anything like the show that would be cool. Don't know if I would go see it but it would be good to see some decent cartoons around again for kids.
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It would be too bad if they ruin The Smurfs, since they were a staple for many children in the 1980s. One of my favorite childhood shows. ;) A movie could be okay, but the whole CG thing scares me.
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the smurfs are so cool. i hope the movie's good
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Smurfs + Nick = ****age

Seriously, when was the last time Nick made a good movie? Besides, they won't know what to do with the Smurfs these days...it wouldn't be the same...
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i used to love the smurfs, but i have a fear jessica simpson might star in this and that would not be smurfy.
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Well I'll just say one is smurf is to many get real. Will not be the last in line. 'OLD'
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smurf's on the big screen = crap
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God I hope they make this good...I used to watch this all the time.
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Oh my effing god. Smurfs used to be my favorite children's show. I hope the movie's good. And it's CG-animated, too. Paramount better not kill the Smurf's reputation, or else I'll steal all their stars on their logo and burn them to ashes!
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They better not screw the Smurfs up! I still watch it on Boomerang.
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