Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Paramount Moves 'The Smurfs' Musical Movie to Feb. 14, 2025

Paramount Pictures has pushed back the release date for the upcoming The Smurfs movie. Previously set to open in theaters on Dec. 20, 2024, the untitled animated musical will now open on Feb. 14, 2025.

Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Pictures announced earlier this year that they have formed a deal with LAFIG Belgium and IMPS to produce multiple feature films based on The Smurfs, the iconic characters and stories created by Belgian artist Pierre Culliford, also known as Peyo. The musical Smurfs feature is the first project under the new partnership.

The Smurfs movie is being directed by Chris Miller, the Oscar-nominated helmer of 2011’s Puss in Boots, with a screenplay by Pam Brady (South Park, Team America: World Police). Brady who will also step into other creative roles that are yet to be announced.

Latifa Ouaou, Executive Vice President (EVP) of movies and global franchises for Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation (who earlier produced Miller’s Puss in Boots), is overseeing development on the Smurfs movie, along with Emily Nordwind, Senior Vice President (SVP) of development and production for Paramount Animation.

In a twinned move, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will open in theaters on Dec. 20, 2024.

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Originally published: August 09, 2022.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter; H/T: Special thanks to @RoyalSmurf2022 for the news!

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