Here's the story from the official news release:
Audiences everywhere are in for a Smurfy good time as the Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. The film is set for release August 3, 2011.
Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria star on camera opposite an all-star voice cast. Anton Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf; comedy legend Jonathan Winters, who voiced roles in the “Smurfs” television series, will voice Papa Smurf; Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Katy Perry will play Smurfette; Alan Cumming will play Gutsy Smurf; “SNL’s” Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf; and George Lopez will play Grouchy Smurf.
Hmm... the Smurfs must find a way back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down? I think this plot might be more interesting:
The Smurfs are mistakenly accused of killing a big time gang leader named Cyrus. Soon they have every gang in the city out to get revenge. The Smurfs must make their way from one end of New York to their turf on the other side of the city.
Seriously, though... is the East Village going to stand in for Smurf Village? Do they run into Fratty Smurf or Bachelorette Party Smurf?
Oh, and P.S.
What's red, white, and blue, and has stars?
Papa Smurf after falling down the stairs, drunk.