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The Smurfs
(2011)
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Composed and Produced by:
Heitor Pereira

Conducted by:
Nick-Glennie-Smith

Orchestrated by:
Ladd Mcintosh
Geoff Stradling
Jennifer Hammond
Bruce Fowler
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Madison Gate Records
(July 26th, 2011)
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Regular U.S. release, primarily distributed via download but also available through Amazon.com's "CDr on demand" service.
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Buy it... if you expect very little from Heitor Pereira's richly orchestral and thematically cohesive score, because while the music is often shallow, predictable, and repetitive, it functions well enough to yield a few highlights along its path.

Avoid it... if you recall the extensive classical music utilized in the 1980's cartoon and expect Pereira to even attempt to service this film with the same tone of austere and superior orchestral depth.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,546
WRITTEN 8/18/11
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The Smurfs: (Heitor Pereira) Regarded as "little devils" and protested as being subversive by religious groups during their run on NBC from 1981 to 1989, the little blue creatures of the television show "The Smurfs" were an adaptation of a Belgian comic series of the same name that originated in the 1950's. Given the immense popularity of the Hanna-Barbera collection of 256 animated episodes of "The Smurfs," it's surprising that it took so long for the estate of the concept's creator to finally authorize a feature adaptation and, after a multitude of delayed production and release dates, the studios to get their act together for this predictable winner. Unfortunately, the 2011 movie's script is a disaster, soliciting scathing reviews by taking the age-long battle between the little blue Smurfs and the evil old man, Gargamel, and his cat through a vortex that places them in the live-action environment of New York City. Sympathetic people house the wayward Smurfs, protect them from Hank Azaria's Gargamel, and help their quest to locate their old comic books (in an inside joke) to recall the spell that will return them to their mythical land. If the story doesn't bore you like all other CGI/live action blends, then rest assured that your little children will desperately desire the toys associated with the picture, if only because the designs of the Smurfs on screen were modeled after their merchandising counterparts, a fiscally shrewd but obnoxious move (perhaps "Made in China" labels on their asses would have offered some humorous respite for adults in the audience). While a bone was thrown to enthusiasts of the original cartoon series with the hiring of Jonathan Winters to continue in the role of Papa Smurf, other voices were unnecessarily changed in tone and several Smurfs were completely fabricated from scratch for the purposes of this movie. Still, The Smurfs predictably hacked through the late summer box office and passed the $250 million mark worldwide in just three weeks. Talk of sequels was always rampant from the studio, and with more little blue adventures all but certain to follow, the music for this original entry takes on greater significance.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 67:16
• 1. Race to the Village (2:22)
• 2. Gargamel's Smurf Plan (2:01)
• 3. Blue Moon Predictions (0:58)
• 4. It's Invisible (1:17)
• 5. The Vortex (3:35)
• 6. Where the Smurfs Are We? (1:28)
• 7. Clumsy Gets in the Box (2:01)
• 8. Sweet Folicular Ambrosia (2:44)
• 9. Clumsy's Out of the Box (4:38)
• 10. Is Everyone in This Realm Insane? (1:06)
• 11. Arrival at Anjelou (3:05)
• 12. Emerging Through the Smoke (0:46)
• 13. The Genius That is Gargamel (2:25)
• 14. You Can Be Anything You Want to Be (1:08)
• 15. Chamber Pot (2:04)
• 16. Find That Star Gazer (0:53)
• 17. FAO Smurfs (0:48)
• 18. Get Out of My Suck a Ma Jig (3:17)
• 19. Inspired or Safe (1:23)
• 20. Another Smurfless Night (1:13)
• 21. You're a Good Papa (1:46)
• 22. Behold My Glorious Army (0:41)
• 23. The Perfect Time to Smurf the Blue... (2:39)
• 24. Baby's First Picture (1:46)
• 25. The History of Smurfs (1:41)
• 26. Cautiously Excited (1:59)
• 27. Aaah, It's Gargamel! (1:21)
• 28. We Ride (1:12)
• 29. I So Smurfin' Love You (1:32)
• 30. My Smurf Magic Machine (1:19)
• 31. Blue Moon Incantation (1:08)
• 32. Enjoy the Ride Papa (1:08)
• 33. Smurfs Stand Up (1:41)
• 34. The Awesome Power of Me (3:18)
• 35. Clumsy's Got It (0:54)
• 36. I Smurf You (4:16)

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The insert includes a list of performers but no extra information about the score or film. As in many of Amazon.com's "CDr on demand" products, the packaging smells incredibly foul when new.
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