SMURFS, THE: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW

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THE PLOT THUS FAR

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, they come face-to-face with the legendary ghost, the Headless Horseman? Featuring the voice talents of Hank Azaria (Gargamel), Alan Cumming (Gutsy), Fred Armisen (Brainy) and Anton Yelchin (Clumsy), who all reprise their roles from the film, The Smurfs.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“The Legend of Smurfy Hollow” is a nice Holiday tie-in to the revitalized Smurfs franchise. Playing with the various animation styles was fun for something that used to be a Halloween night filler on major network television. That being said, I don’t get why this wasn’t bundled with the eventual release of “Smurfs 2”. Oh well, I guess that’s why I don’t work marketing for Sony. The show itself sports the second tier Smurfs sharing stories about Smurfy Hollow.

It’s not long before Gargamel shows up and Hank Azaria gets to flex his animation muscle. The Headless Horseman shows up and we get to have a rather fun animated adventure. Was the end product great? No, but it was pretty sharp for a Smurfs mini episode. It’s just sad that there was nothing bundled with it.

The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is strong with a supportive transfer and a Dolby audio track. The Dolby track doesn’t get much back channel action outside of the few major kiddie suspense scenes. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to parents of young kids.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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