First Look: A Creepy Hank Azaria as Gargamel in The Smurfs

April 30, 2010
Source: ComingSoon

Hank Azaria as Gargamel in The Smurfs

Until today, I honestly wasn't that excited for Sony's The Smurfs movie, even though it has an impressive cast. But after checking out these creepy/awesome photos of actor Hank Azaria (who also voices Moe and Chief Wiggum on The Simpsons) on set in full costume as the creepy live-action Gargamel, I'm now totally sold on this. The photos come from Splash News by way of ComingSoon and were shot on the streets of New York City, as the plot in the movie takes the lil' blue guys out of their peaceful village to the streets of the Big Apple. I'm already getting an Enchanted vibe from this and it's not even a Disney movie. So check these out!

Hank Azaria as Gargamel in The SmurfsHank Azaria as Gargamel in The Smurfs

In the 3D August 3rd, 2011 release, the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village and they tumble from their magical world into ours – in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. In addition to Azaria as Gargamel, the cast of The Smurfs includes Neil Patrick Harris, Anton Yelchin, Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Paul Reubens, John Oliver, Kenan Thompson, B.J. Novak, Jeff Foxworthy & Wolfgang Puck. Stay tuned for more Smurfs news!

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Reader Feedback - 22 Comments


kinda wanna puch him in the face, kinda wanna puch this whole movie in the face.

Xerxex on Apr 30, 2010


i do too lol a very punchable face

nelson on Apr 30, 2010


oh god...

Angry Chief on Apr 30, 2010



JoeViturbo on Apr 30, 2010


Awesome! Azarias voice will be perfect. With Paul Reubens, B.J. Novak, and NPH in it, it will be gold! GOLD I SAY!

Gonnarentit on Apr 30, 2010


Sorry Alex, but these pictures do not peak my interest for this film. I'll be giving it a miss.

last son on Apr 30, 2010


The script for this has to be good with an ensemble cast like that. I doubt all these players at the top of their careers would hop onto this project simply for a paycheck or as a studio favor. I'm saying this is going to be huge when it's released!

peloquin on Apr 30, 2010


Good casting. Shitty movie.

Ox 45 on Apr 30, 2010


Smurfs in New York? Why not Snorks in San Diego? Or Care Bares in Alaska? Or howabout a live action Rocky and Bullwinkle? ...waitaminit...

Scottyr37 on Apr 30, 2010


Another stupid multiple dimension film...can't they just stick to the original and stop with the coming into "our world" crap.

tra la la la la di da on May 1, 2010


hahaha oh my god this sounds awful

DoomCanoe on May 1, 2010


it always has to be new york doesnt it?

Spider94 on May 1, 2010



Sharlto on May 1, 2010


@Xerxex, Yea...I feel the same. lol

Sabes on May 1, 2010



Colt on May 1, 2010


That's one of the stupidest things I've ever seen.

casting couch on May 1, 2010


@Sabes strange feeling isn't it? Just wanna deliver a smashing Haymaker to the film and its characters faces! Get's me PUMPED!!!!

Xerxex on May 1, 2010


I'm slack-jawed by the cast for this film. And I think hank looks great for the part really. the last thing in the world I'd want to see is a smurfs movie, and I doubt it will be brilliant, but I'll bet this turns out way better than everybody's comments make it sound.

dRailer on May 2, 2010


He looks friendly with his smile on. Ugly.. but friendly.

MPS on May 2, 2010


The worst idea since the Karate Kid remake

smackyou on May 2, 2010


I was walking to work and i saw him in the outfit! they were in the middle of filming, so excited!

Katie Bangs on May 4, 2010


whether its stupid or not some of us are excited to see our blue little childhood friends on the big screen. The story might be stupid but I think it's time to think outside the box. Why can't the Smurfs all the way from Belgium come visit NY? King Kong visited twice.

Delia Suarez on Jul 7, 2010

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