Chris Miller is set to direct Paramount’s upcoming, animated musical film based on the smurfs, Miller, who directed shrek the third And Puss in Boots, announced during Paramount’s panel at the Annecy International Animation Festival in France, which celebrates animation and gives the studio the opportunity to make big announcements about its animated feature films. Pam Brady (South Park, Team America) is writing the script. The project will be overseen by Latifah Ouu, executive vice president of movies and global franchises for Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, along with Emily Nordwind, Paramount Animation’s senior vice president of development and production.
The yet-untitled film is the result of a partnership between Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Animation, and LAFIG Belgium and IMPS, The Smurfs’ worldwide licensor, iconic characters and stories created by Belgian artist Pierre Culliford, better known as Peyo goes.
“We are thrilled to have such a talented group of people bringing this latest rendition of the beloved Smurfs universe to audiences, including the incredible Chris Miller, director. shrek the third And Puss in Boots, and author Pam Brady Team America: World Police And South Park“We can’t wait for fans everywhere to see this Smurftastic movie,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Animation and Development, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation.
“It is with great pleasure and pride that I welcome this new Smurfs Thin layer! I’m really excited by this amazing partnership with Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Animation and the talented, creative and dynamic teams at IMPS,” said Veronique Culliford, LAFIG and IMPS founder and president, at the time of the film’s announcement. The great collaboration will allow families around the world to immerse themselves in this unique universe of humor and extraordinary adventures. I have no doubt that my father, the creator of these wonderful world famous characters, would also be pleased to continue his work. I look forward to seeing viewers gather together in the near future to enjoy this new adventure from our beloved Smurfs!”
Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation Untitled Smurfs Animated Music Is set for release on December 20, 2024.
Other upcoming Paramount Animation titles include Claws of Fury: The Legend of Hanko (7/15/22), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated (8/4/23), Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (10/13/23), Tiger’s Apprentice (12/20/23), and Untitled Transformers Animation (7/19/24).
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