The time has come for those magical little blue people to make their debut on the big screen -- in 3D, no less!
Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation's hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, "The Smurfs," has begun filming with an all-star vocal cast, including "Star Trek's" Anton Yelchin as Clumsy Smurf, singer Katy Perry as Smurfette, veteran funnyman Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, "SNL's" Fred Armisen as Brainy Smurf and George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf.
Hank Azaria, Sofia Vergara, Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays star in the live-action roles.
The story centers on the Smurfs, as they are chased out their magical world by an evil wizard (Azaria), and they land in New York's Central Park. They find a couple (Harris and Mays), who takes the Smurfs in and watch as their world is turned upside down.
The film is set for release Aug. 3, 2011.