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The Smurfs

Release Date: July 29, 2011

July 19, 2005
Paramount gets Smurfy

Paramount has picked up the film rights to the Smurfs and are in the planning process for a 3D CGI film for Nickelodeon Movies. They're looking to create a trilogy of films in this manner, with the first one to be released in 2008 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Smurfs. They originated in 1958 as a Belgian comic strip by Pevo Culliford. Then, in 1981, NBC had an animated series that ran for 256 episodes and won numerous Emmy awards. Herb Ratner will write the screenplay.
Source: Variety

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