TIFF Kids Opening Film SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE

TIFF Kids Opening Night Will Transforms TIFF Bell Lightbox Into A Colourful Smurf Village

Smurfs: The Lost Village

TORONTO — The TIFF Kids International Film Festival™ invites you to paint the town blue on Opening Night! Director Kelly Asbury walks the blue carpet on April 7, 2017 at TIFF Bell Lightbox to introduce Sony Pictures Animation’s anticipated new animated film Smurfs: The Lost Village to Toronto audiences. Asbury will host an exclusive Q&A after the film.

“I can’t think of a better way to kick off the 20th TIFF Kids International Film Festival than with a film that is engaging, dynamic and outrageously fun,” said Elizabeth Muskala, Director of TIFF Kids and Youth Learning. “This beautifully animated and colourful adventure is filled with new and beloved characters and is a treat for the whole family.”

Directed by Kelly Asbury, the film is written by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon, based on the characters and works of Peyo. Produced by Jordan Kerner and Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews, the film features the voices of Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel, Joe Manganiello as Hefty Smurf, Jack McBrayer as Clumsy Smurf, Danny Pudi as Brainy Smurf, Michelle Rodriguez as SmurfStorm, Ellie Kemper as SmurfBlossom, Ariel Winter as SmurfLily, with Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf and Julia Roberts as SmurfWillow.

For the Opening Night festivities, TIFF Bell Lightbox will be transformed into a colourful Smurf Village, transporting party-goers to the Lost Village of Smurfs. This celebration for film lovers of all ages will even bring a smile to Grumpy Smurf’s face!

Please Visit TIFF Kids Website for more info.

– Originally Posted April 4th, 2017

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