In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence.
But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world's greatest sorcerer.
It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her.
The Smurfs 2 is directed by Raja Gosnell (The Smurfs, Beverly Hills Chihuahua) and stars Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Jonathan Winters, Christina Ricci, JB Smoove, George Lopez and Anton Yelchin.
It is scheduled for a New Zealand release of July 31, 2013.
Watch the trailer.