The Smurfs – The first film in the musical genre is scheduled to be released on December 20, 2024.
New ‘The Smurfs’ Movies Coming From Nickelodeon and Paramount
Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation have announced that they will jointly produce multiple new Smurfs movies. The first film in the musical genre is scheduled to begin filming this year and be released on December 20, 2024.
The Smurfs, a comic book series created by Belgian artist Pierre Culliford, also known by the pseudonym “Peyo”, was adapted to the cinema in addition to the popular cartoon series that was published in our country for years. The 2011 film The Smurfs, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria, was followed by the 2013 Smurfs 2 and 2017 Smurfs 3: The Lost Village films.
The Smurfs 3: The Lost Village movie, in which the cute blue creatures appeared on the big screen for the last time, received mixed reviews but managed to earn $ 197.2 million at the global box office. Considering its $60 million budget, it is clear that the film was successful at the box office, although it did not receive positive reviews.
Nickelodeon, which has bought the global rights to the Smurfs, wants to continue this commercial success. Joining its forces with Paramount, the company plans to make new Smurfs movies. The first of multiple Smurfs movies to be shot is scheduled to hit theaters around Christmas 2024.
The film, which will be written by Pam Brady, the writer, and producer of the South Park series, will be a musical. It has not been announced yet how many Smurfs movies Nickelodeon plans to make in total, which plans to create a Smurfs Universe.