VIDEO New The Smurfs 3D movie trailer

Smurfette as Marilyn Monroe voiced by Katy Perry

Here’s the first extended look at the upcoming Columbia Pictures movie The Smurfs 3D with a mixture of animation and live action from such stars as Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays (Glee) and the voice of Katy Perry as Smurfette:

Ummmm… I confess that I was looking forward to seeing the Smurfs on the big screen, but this looks pretty bad. It appears to be yet another animated/live action film that tries to be for both adults and children (See Shrek and pretty much every Pixar movie) but finishes up in the dead zone between, appealing only to infants and toddlers who would enjoy anything with little talking blue people and slapstick.

I dunno – maybe it’s just a bad trailer. What do you think?

The Smurfs 3D hits theaters nationwide August 3rd, 2011. Here’s a brief plot summary from Columbia followed by a list of most of the cast from this star-studded release:

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours – in fact, smack dab 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.

* Hank Azaria as Gargamel
* Jayma Mays as the pregnant wife of Neil Patrick Harris’ character.
* Neil Patrick Harris as the husband of Jayma Mays’ character.
* Sofia Vergara as Odile, an executive at a French cosmetics company who is the boss of Neil Patrick Harris’ character.

And the cast of voice-over talent for The Smurfs movie:

* Jonathan Winters as the voice of Papa Smurf
* Katy Perry as the voice of Smurfette
* Alan Cumming as the voice of Gutsy Smurf
* George Lopez as the voice of Grouchy Smurf
* Gary Basaraba as the voice of Hefty Smurf
* Anton Yelchin as the voice of Clumsy Smurf
* Fred Armisen as the voice of Brainy Smurf
* John Oliver as the voice of Vanity Smurf
* Paul Reubens as the voice of Jokey Smurf[
* Kenan Thompson as the voice of Greedy Smurf
* B.J. Novak as the voice of Baker Smurf
* Jeff Foxworthy as the voice of Handy Smurf
* Wolfgang Puck as the voice of Chef Smurf