We received an advance copy of “The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow” and are happy to tell you the Smurfs are back! Coming off of the high of Smurfs 2, the kids were truly excited for this film and as a parent…well, I was looking forward to it as well. Having grown up with the Smurfs, I love seeing them cross generations and bring our children happiness like they did for me when I was a child.
The length of this mini-movie is perfect for children of all ages; it is just enough without being too much. We limit the amount of screen time our children receive each day and the 22 minute length of “The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow” is perfect! Because it is shorter, it is perfect for an extra treat in a day.
In “The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow”, the little blue creatures are back for some fun for Halloween. Children who are fans of Smurfs 2 will be thrilled to hear the original voice talent alive and well. Our children immediately noticed the voices and it felt like a continuation of the life of the Smurfs they love so much.
The way this film weaves traditional hand drawn animation and computer generated imagery together is a huge positive. It pulls me back into what I loved about the original Smurfs while keeping it modern and engaging. But the storyline is one you will love as well. With a focus on family and friendship, “The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow” reinforces character traits that are important to all of us as parents.
Our nine and six year old children loved this min-movie and could quickly list off their reasons for feeling so. When I asked them what the movie was about and what they liked, they quickly shared that the whole movie is about friendship and working together to solve their problem. The Smurfs had to get along even if they had different opinions to get out of the trap they were in. As anyone works to solve problems, there are sure to be challenges, but both Gutsy and Brainy apologize for what they did wrong and “take ownership”.
We have a sneak peek for you of “The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow”and the kids picked this part especially for our readers because it made them laugh so hard.
“The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow” ends with Smurftastic fun and if your little ones watch closely, they will even find Vexy and Hackus from “Smurfs 2”! It is available on September 10th and available for pre-order now.