"Smurfs: The Lost Village", directed by Kelly Asbury, presents new adventures of the tiny blue characters; This time focusing on Smurfette (voice of Demi Lovato), the only female in the village of males.
A film very different from the story that appeared in the films "The Smurfs" (2011) and "The Smurfs 2" (2013) that combined acting and animation, "The Lost Village" is much closer to the style of the original cartoons Created by Belgian artist Pierre Culliford (1928-1992) - known as "Peyo" - and on which the series produced in the 1980s by Hanna-Barbera was based
"It was exciting because I had the little dolls, the little houses, and now having the opportunity to create a whole world was fun, just as I did when I could imagine more for your toys. Now I could create the enchanted forest, the lost forest, the lost village, "Jiménez said.
In this case, the village inhabited by Smurfs and led by SmurfWillow (voice of Julia Roberts); With which the doubts that had Jiménez in his childhood like many other children, were solved. Not everything in the universe of blue characters was male.
"It has been great to create a world of smurfs, it is the dream of any girl," added the designer, whose fondness for comics inculcated by his father was what earned him his taste for animation.
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So working on this film was a dream come true. And incidentally, he said that the character designer of the studio did not find in the referring comics to create the smurfs, so he was inspired by the girls of the creative team of Sony to design the characters. "He made us a smurfette to each one, with our hairstyles, with our personality," he said. Incidentally, Sony has a team of animators that goes with the spirit of diversity projected by the film, which according to Jiménez, makes this project more interesting and work in the studio.
As for the film, the visual artist highlighted her humor and charm, very close to the comic Peyo. "It's a beautiful film because we have been faithful to the comics of Peyo, its charm, its roundness, its immediacy, to that attention to create every detail with affection, that's what I liked the most, being able to spend time To every thing and do such a delicate job, "he shared!.
Jiménez began his work a year ago and the rest of the creative team of "The Lost Village" began its work two years ago. He added that in the final version of the film, many scenarios were changed and much of what was designed was not.
"Smurfs: The Lost Village" by Kelly Asbury is the new animated adventure of the tiny blue characters, this time focused on the doubts of Smurfette, who is the only girl in a village totally inhabited by boys.
Along with several of her friends, Smurfette will embark on a journey to a mysterious land where she will find the answers to her dilemmas. Ariel Winter, Michelle Rodriguez, Joe Manganiello and Julia Roberts lend their voices to the characters in the original version.