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Painting the Town Blue: Global Smurfs Day



In honor of the memory of Smurf creator Pierre "Peyo" Culliford, Columbia Pictures is having a Worldwide event in accordance of the release of The Smurf feature film. And when they say Worldwide, it means all over the world. And believe it or not, Philippines will be participating on this event on June 25, 2011, date of Peyo's Birthday. Here is the official press release regarding the upcoming event.

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 13, 2011 – On Saturday, June 25, 2011, in celebration of the birthday of Peyo, the creator of the Smurfs (born June 25, 1928), Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation will coordinate events all over the world as part of Global Smurfs Day, a worldwide event in anticipation of the release of the Smurfs’ trip to movie theaters, it was announced today by Marc Weinstock, president, Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures. Columbia Pictures’ and Sony Pictures Animation’s The Smurfs will be released in theaters in the Philippines on August 10, 2011.

Peyo striking a pose on his office
Commenting on the announcement, Weinstock said, “There are few characters as iconic as The Smurfs – for more than 50 years, they have been icons of popular culture, appealing across generations. Peyo’s creation endures, and that’s why Global Smurfs Day is a fitting way to celebrate his birthday.

On Global Smurfs Day, as participants enjoy fun Smurf-related activities in cities worldwide, they will be invited and encouraged to come to the events in Smurf costume in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Records™ title for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Smurfs within a 24-hour period in Multiple Venues. The events will be synchronized around the world – this will see the most Smurfs that have ever been gathered at the same time. To achieve recognition from Guinness World Records™ the global events must collectively add up to more than 2,510 Smurfs. Adjudicators from Guinness World Records™ will be on hand in 12 cities around the world as it is expected that hundreds of participants in each city will come to the event dressed as Smurfs (white Smurf hat, white pants and shoes, and body painted blue). While all are being asked to arrive at the event in head-to-toe Smurf costume, each event will have Smurfs hats and blue T-shirts available.

Among the cities participating in the record attempt as part of Global Smurfs Day are Brussels, Belgium (Peyo’s home country); Athens, Greece; Scheveningen (The Hague), Holland; Dublin, Ireland; Mexico City, Mexico; Panama City, Panama; Warsaw, Poland; Moscow, Russia; Johannesburg, South Africa; New York, USA; and London, UK. Events include a Smurfs Experience in London as The O2 is turned into The “O-Blue" and a family event at New York’s “Smurf Street Blueport” (a/k/a South Street Seaport); also, Peyo’s family will be on hand to join in the fun in their home country of Belgium.

In addition, there will be Global Smurf Day events in many other locations around the world. For example, in Spain, the village of Júzcar, in the province of Malaga – one of the famous White Towns of Andalusia, renowned for their characteristic whitewashed walls – will kick off the celebrations by painting the entire town blue for the occasion. In addition, “life-size” (that is, 7½-inch tall) Smurf figurines will inhabit Paris’s Trocadero Terrace (in front of the Eiffel Tower), the main square in Reykjavik, Iceland, Bogotá, Colombia’s El Dorado International Airport, and high-traffic areas in Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland. In Taiwan, the landmark Red House will be transformed into a “Blue House,” populated by Smurf figurines. In Copenhagen, Denmark, the event will be at the Tivoli Gardens amusement park, where participants can enjoy face painting, dance-alongs, and more fun-filled events. And in Los Angeles, at Santa Monica Place, there will be a celebration of Peyo’s birthday with Smurfy activities.

In the Philippines, the SM Mall of Asia, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, will host an afternoon of fun activities for the family at the Selecta Kid’s Universe area at the ground floor. Everyone is encouraged to come in their best blue outfits, have free wacky souvenir photos taken at the photo booth, play games, have faces painted, and watch the trailer and film clips on Sony Bravia screens.

For more information about Global Smurfs Day, please visit www.GlobalSmurfsDay.com or contact your Columbia Pictures representative.


So are we ready to get blue on June 25? So grab your kids or better yet bring the rest of the family. Let's go to SM Mall of Asia and be as blue as we can and celebrate Global Smurfs Day in commemoration of Peyo's Birthday, the genius behind this blue classics.




Coming on Augusr 10, 2011, The Smurfs is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.



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