'The Smurfs 2' Announced for Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D

Posted Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The Smurfy sequel is bound for Blu-ray in December.

In an early announcement to retailers, Sony will be bringing 'The Smurfs 2' starring Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria (as Gargamel) to high-definition in a Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Copy Holiday Gift Set on December 3.

'The Smurfs 2 - 3D' (2D and DVD included) will also be available on the same date.

Evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) creates Hackus and Vexy, a pair of mischievous Smurf‑like creatures, hoping they will let him harness the magical Smurf‑essence. However, he soon discovers that he needs the help of Smurfette, who knows the secret to turning the pair into real Smurfs. When Gargamel, Hackus and Vexy kidnap Smurfette from Smurf Village and bring her to Paris, it's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy and Vanity to reunite with their human friends, Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace Winslow (Jayma Mays), to rescue her.

The Blu-rays will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtracks, and supplements include: Deleted Scenes; Daddy's Little Girl: The Journey of Smurfette – Learn all about Smurfette's "golden" past as we trace her origins back to Peyo's stories, and how that in turn inspired the filmmakers as they were putting together this newest Smurf's tale. Then, hear from Katy Perry on how she tapped into her inner Smurf to pull off the role in the voiceover booth; and Animating Azrael – Discover how the filmmakers animated our favorite feline sidekick.

Blu-ray exclusives include: The Puurrfect Companion: Azreal's Tail – See how Azrael was created, from the live-action cat to the digital double, and how actor Frank Welker brought the character to life; Evolution of the Naughties – Learn how the filmmakers designed the newest additions to The Smurfs, Hackus and Vexy; The Naughties! The Tale of Hackus and Vexy – Meet the new characters, Hackus and Vexy, and hear from actors Christina Ricci and J.B. Smoove on what it was like to voice the Naughties; and a Smurfs Mini-Movie "The Legend of Smurfy Hollow" - When Brainy Smurf is favored to win the annual Smurfberry Hunt for the ninth year in a row, Gutsy Smurf sets out to discover how Brainy wins every year. Gutsy's investigation takes him into spooky Smurfy Hollow – and right into Gargamel's trap! Can Brainy and Gutsy, with the help of Smurfette, put aside their rivalry before Gargamel captures them, or worse, will they come face-to-face with the legendary ghost, the Headless Horseman?

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $35.99 and $40.99 for the Blu-ray 3D.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Smurfs 2' and 'The Smurfs 2 - 3D' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under December 3.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Smurfs 2 (Blu-ray)
The Smurfs 2 - 3D (Blu-ray)
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