Did you see that the recent DVD release of last summer's theatrical movie The Smurfs included a bonus disc? Sony Pictures included a half-hour piece of animation on the bonus disc entitled The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol.
|"Smurf the halls with boughs of holly..."|
|Grouchy meets the Smurf of Christmases Past|
|Brainy as the Smurf of Christmas Present--created to look like the traditional animation of the Saturday morning cartoon series|
|Grouchy receives a Christmas gift from Papa Smurf--using the CG three dimensional look of the movie|
I am antcipating that we will eventually see this animation on television, following the trend set by Dreamworks with Shrek the Halls (2007), Merry Madagascar (2009) and Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (2010) as well as Blue Sky Studios' Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011).
|Did you watch Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas on TV in 2011?|