For the first time, the Smurfs will appear at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a new Smurf character helium balloon, measuring at 47 feet tall, and a float, featuring a mushroom-shaped home with Papa Smurf and Smurfette.
A live-action/animated hybrid feature film is also in the works through Sony Pictures Entertainment. It will be produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation with producer Jordan Kerner (
) and writers David Stem and David Weiss (
The Smurfs brand quickly transitioned from its comic book beginnings into the long-running NBC television series, which led to record albums, video games, toys, figurines and more.
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