The Smurfs are Now Family Friendly

bannerI remember when the Smurfs first launched on television and the controversy suggesting it was not family friendly. Well, they’ve come a long way with this all-new take on the Smurfs. This Friday, April 7th, “The Smurfs: The Lost Village” will hit the big screen with a family discussion guide.

GuideThe guide will cover the following themes:

  1. Source of Our Identity (Ephesians 2:10)
  2. A Servant’s Heart (Matthew 23:11-12)
  3. Courage to Act (Joshua 1:9)
  4. Our Past Doesn’t Define Us (2 Corinthians 5:17)
  5. Loved Into Being (Ephesians 2:4-5)

Each theme has a small handful of study questions for families to discuss and its related Bible verse. Before heading out to the movie, click here to download the Smurfs Discussion Guide.

In this fully animated story, a mysterious map sets Smurfette on a thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest. Along with her best friends, Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty, Smurfette encounters magical creatures in hopes of finding a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. This rollercoaster journey leads the Smurfs to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

The film is made with a wonderful cast including Demi Lovato as Smurfette, and Julia Roberts as Smurfwillow.

During her journey, Smurfette never finds out what an “ette” is, but she discovers something greater. The audience also comes away with the understanding that when we cling to the source of our true identity and find the boldness to do the good works he prepared us to do, our greatest satisfaction comes when we give our gifts back to him.

For more information check out The Smurfs: The Lost Village website to access downloadable content, coloring and activity pages, the family discussion guide, and more free content.

This all-new version of the Smurfs is worth exploring and seeing how the discussion guide coupled with the film may become a new source of fun for the entire family. Here is the trailer…

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hopes that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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