‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ is a breath of fresh air for the Smurfs animated movie series, and is practically a brand new approach to the series itself. With the new approach comes a brand new cast consisting of Demi Lovato, Joe Manganiello, Ariel Winter, Michelle Rodriguez, Danny Pudi and a ridiculous lot of others. The new Smurfs movie pushes female empowerment without forcing it down everyone’s throats, while simultaneously telling a fun tale with laughs and even a bit of action.
Without further ado, here are 5 Fun Facts About The Cast Of Smurfs The Lost Village:
1) Nosey neighbor: The director of the movie Kelly Asbury voiced Nosey Smurf who was inspired by a nosey neighbor he had growing up. He continued by saying the neighbor would bring his family their mail and he’d look past him and say “what’s going on in there?”\
2) Only one: Joe Manganiello grew up with the Smurfs, who is one of the only main cast members who did as Demi Lovato and Ariel Winter weren’t born in that generation. Joe even inspired an easter egg where Papa Smurf pulls a sheet off of a bed to reveal three apples, which is a nod to the myth that Smurfs were three apples tall back in the day.
3) Grunt noises: On rare occasions, the voice actors for the film had to make grunt noises for their Smurfs, and this made a few of the voice actors uncomfortable, Demi Lovato in particular.
4) Let’s share: Kelly Asbury shared that it was very rare for any of the voice actors to ever share a booth with one another because they were always traveling. Voice actors often recorded their lines on top of previously recorded lines from their co-stars to get a better sense of what was actually going on during a scene.
5) Prep time: While his surrounding co-stars have various rituals to prep for their voice acting, Jack McBrayer exclaimed that he simply drinks Mountain Dew.
Bonus: Joe Manganiello visited children’s hospitals with Hefty Smurf where they screened the movie for kids who weren’t able to see it in the theater. Additionally, Joe was part of a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation that filled a theater with kids for a screening of the film.
Smurfs: The Lost Village hits theaters April 7th so be sure to see it. The film portrays a great message about female empowerment, and it’s a great viewing option for the family, and there’s nothing but nostalgia for you parents who grew up watching the show every morning.
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