The Smurfs

A band of tiny blue friends are transported from their magical cartoon village to real life New York City by the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria).

Determined to find the Smurfs, Gargamel hunts the characters across the city with the assistance of his trusted feline sidekick, Azrael.

Tippett Studio once again proved it knows how to animate purr-fectly, creating an Azrael so photoreal, even WE sometimes lost track of which shots were the stand-in cat (very few).

Creative Team

  • Blair Clark (VFX Supervisor)
  • Scott Liedtka (VFX Supervisor)
  • Sabina Fredenberg (VFX Producer)
  • Will Groebe (Animation Supervisor)
  • Colin Epstein (Compositing Supervisor)
  • Mark Dubeau (Art Director)