To celebrate their return to the big screen next month in Sony Pictures Animation’s all-new, all-animated adventure,Smurfs: The Lost Village, Papa Smurf and Hefty Smurf will be in Atlanta on Saturday, March 25, 2017 to meet fans at the Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF)!
In upcoming fresh new take on the Smurfs (arriving in theaters nationwide on Friday, April 7, 2017), a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history! Based on the characters and works of Peyo, the film features the voices of Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel, Joe Manganiello as Hefty Smurf, Jack McBrayer as Clumsy Smurf, Danny Pudi as Brainy Smurf, Ellie Kemper as SmurfBlossom, Ariel Winter as SmurfLily, with Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf and Julia Roberts as SmurfWillow.
Fans are invited to come out to meet and take pictures with Papa Smurf and Hefty Smurf as they greet fans following the ‘Planet of the Children’ short films block, comprised of seven kid-friendly short films or TV shows, that will play at the 41st annual ATLFF.
Papa Smurf and Hefty Smurf ATLFF Appearance
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Papa Smurf and Hefty Smurf Appearance Time: 1:15PM – 2:00PM
*The Smurfs will appear directly following ATLFF’s ‘Planet of the Children’ Shorts Block Screening, which begins at12:15PM*
Avondale Towne Cinema
106 N Avondale Rd,
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
There is no entry fee or ticket required to meet the Smurfs.
More on the 41st Annual Atlanta Film Festival
The Atlanta Film Festival, now in its fifth decade, is an Academy Award-qualifying festival and one of the region’s largest and longest-running preeminent celebrations of cinema in the Southeast United States. More than 27,000 festival attendees enjoy independent, animated, documentary and short films at the ten-day festival each year, selected from more than 6,000 submissions from 120 countries. Each year, ATLFF curates a collection of kid-friendly films from those 6,000 submissions that are shown together as a block on the first Saturday morning of the festival. Details on the 2017 family friendly film selections that will be shown at the ‘Planet of the Children’ screening event are below. The Smurfs will be on hand to greet attendees following the ATLFF screening. In addition to the Smurfs appearance and the ‘Planet of the Children’ screening, there are more than a dozen additional Family Friendly events or screenings taking place throughout ATLFF 2017. For a full list of ATLFF events and screenings, which are located at various venues that contribute to Atlanta’s vibrant film and arts community, please visit www.AtlantaFilmFestival.com/Films.
There is no entry fee or ticket required to meet the Smurfs. Tickets to view the ‘Planet of the Children’ screening are $10 in advance/$12 at door for adults and free for children under 12. To purchase tickets: http://atlantafilmfestival.com/2017/planet-of-the-children
ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL’S PLANET OF THE CHILDREN SHORTS BLOCK SCREENING *Papa Smurf and Hefty Smurf will be on hand immediately following the screening to greet fans*
Kids shows and shorts.
Animation, Narrative & Pilot, Combined Running Time: 69 minutes
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 12:15 PM — Avondale Towne Cinema
- The Discovery of Dit Dodson | directed by Kelley Kali, USA, Running Time: 10:35
In the Bayous of Louisiana, 14-year-old Dit discovers that she inherited magical healing powers, but they get her into a world of trouble.
- Egér (Little Mouse) | directed by Ervin B. Nagy, Hungary, Running Time: 7:12
1986, Budapest. The later olympic champion swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi is only 12. Her opponents are stronger and bigger.
- Wishful Whiskers | directed by Pulkit Datta, USA, Running Time: 9:55
Stuck in her dad’s boring lunch meeting, little Ella suddenly discovers the curious case of all the mustaches.
- Nobody | directed by Elham Toroghi, Iran, Running Time: 10:16
The story is about a white cat who lives in a city of black dwellers.
- Rum | directed by Russell Haigh, UK, Running Time: 4:26
A quarrel between two pirates gets completely out of hand.
- The Wishing Jar | directed by Denver Jackson, Canada, Running Time: 13:48
A girl, a flying goldfish, and a wishing star.
- Frolic ‘n Mae | directed by Danny Madden, USA, Running Time: 12:40
Frustrated, Mae creates Frolic, and Frolic creates mayhem.
Smurfs: The Lost Village Arrives In Theaters Everywhere Friday, April 7, 2017!