Let’s face it. This is a sizzling summer of animated blockbusters from Monsters University to; Despicable Me 2; to Turbo to The Smurfs 2 on July 31! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is adding to this treasure trove with its new DVD that released on July 16: The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue! The original classic Saturday morning cartoon is now a DVD featuring six engaging adventures, starring Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Jokey, Handy, Brainy, Clumsy, Vanity, Lazy, Dreamy and the whole itty bitty gang.
The lovable, pint-size blue crew flees from one hairy adventure to the next, in these hilarious animated episodes from the hit TV series. The Goblin of Boulder Wood begins the set, with an adventurous tale about a princess who is kidnapped by a goblin. She is saved by Handy before he is changed into a creature. Watch Papa, Smurfette, Vanity, and Lazy fearlessly run from the ringmaster, and escape from their doom in Sideshow Smurf. However, one of my fave episodes is The Three Smurfketeers, which is a twisted tale within a tale of Romeo and Juliet meets The Three Musketeers. It begins as a play with the Smurfs gathered at Smurf Theater to watch The Smurfketeers.
But, it cleverly unfolds into this wild adventure, where the socialite Smurfette finds herself in an arranged marriage to Prince Scaredy. After a jaunt in the woods, she meets and falls for Clumsy Smurfingham, who’s a farmer from the countryside. Now, she’s trying to convince her father, Baron Smurfington that she’d rather marry for love than for privilege, but her father won’t stand for it. Thus, the baron, attempts to put Clumsy in the dungeon until after Smufette’s wedding. Clumsy’s buddies, the Smurfketeers, search for Clumsy in the dungeon and, save him. While foiling the baron’s plan (and later a sword fight), they conduct an even more fiendish plot, where Clumsy cleverly disguises himself during the wedding. Watch to see who Smurfette marries as the Smurfinghams and the Smurfingtons battle it out. In It Came From Outer Space, Dreamy has an alien encounter and no one from the Smurf village believes him. At the same time, his alien friend has camouflaged himself as a Smurf, and has been fooling Jokey, Dreamy, and others. However, once the powerful alien crystal starts glowing, it begins to cause the water wheel to spin out-of-control. Hurricane-like winds hit the village and the Smurfs must seek shelter in the caves. Now, Dreamy must get to the bottom of this situation by fixing the axle pin with his alien friend. Other titles on the DVD include: One Good Smurf Deserves Another, and The Sky Is Smurfing! This is indeed an engaging DVD for the whole family!
Available July 16, 2013!
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Co.
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