While I haven’t managed to see the first film yet, I really want to. I grew up on The Smurfs cartoon in the 1980s and am excited to see how it transfers to the big screen.
BUT thanks to an article on Slashfilm.com. “Sony Pictures Animation has released the first image of 2 new characters that will be introduced in The Smurfs 2. In the sequel to the 2011 live-action/animation hybrid, Christina Ricci voices Vexy (left) and comedian JB Smoove voices Hackus (right), two new little monsters nicknamed “The Naughties” created by the evil Gargamel (played again by Hank Azaria).”
I already like them.
“Vexy is smart, and mischievous and has lots of attitude. Attitude to spare,” Director Gosnell says. “And she really does want to please her father (Gargamel). Hackus, he’s just very funny and very physical. He’s the Tasmanian Devil meets a lovable puppy dog.”
You know you want to see it now. Gargamel as an entertainer? This I gotta see. Hopefully you will too.