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It's SMURF Week here at BTHM, Can you tell????
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). Papa Smurf, Smurfette and Clumsy Smurf are back with the video release of their latest movie, The Smurfs 2! And to help make the new video come alive for fans of all ages, SPHE introduces a new Smurf-O-Vision 2 app!
The app, is FREE to download from the iTunes App Store for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch (sorry, no Android yet!). It has actually been updated, as it was originally released in the fall of 2011, with the premier of the first The Smurfs movie, and has been downloaded more than 800,000 times!
The updated app features two new ‘Smurf-a-rific’ features, Magic Movie Maker and Smurfy Seek and Find.
The feature that is the most fun for the entire family is the Smurfy Seek and Find feature, that you play WHILE watching the DVD video! It syncs up to the movie's key scenes, and engages the viewer with the game. It challenges fans to find hidden Smurfs and objects within each scene on the television. When the hidden Smurf is found, you just click on the matching Smurf bubble, and waa-la. As each level is completed, the game unlocks new characters, backgrounds, sound effects, magic spells and more, which can be collected to make the Smurf-iest of movies possible with the Magic Movie Maker.
Miss Grace loves this feature of the app! Being able to make your OWN Smurf movie and save it? Cool indeed! Magic Movie Maker challenges fans to create their own, customized mini-movies, starring their favorite Smurf characters and backdrops, along with the option to include personal dialogue or narration, and final touches, such as music, sound effects and magic spells. Mini-movies can then be saved to the user’s device, and then shared with family and friends. I can just SEE the movies coming, can't you?
Don't forget to pick up your copy of The Smurfs 2 movie on December 3rd, so you can play this great app!
AND don't forget about OUR wonderful Smurfs 2 Giveaway (including the video and video game). If you've read this post, you can get FOUR extra points by putting this word in the giveaway form:
SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 159 countries.
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION
Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world.The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits—the 2012 monster hit comedy Hotel Transylvania, the hybrid live action/animated blockbusters The Smurfsand The Smurfs 2, and the 2009 mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs—with the family comedy Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 in theaters now. Sony Pictures Animation also released a brand new mini-movie on DVD and television this Fall, The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow.
The studio, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films: the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. In 2007, Surf's Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise, turned 10 in 2012. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.