Chris Miller is set to direct Paramount's upcoming, animated musical movie based on The Smurfs

The involvement of Miller, who directed Shrek the Third and Puss in Boots, was announced during Paramount's panel

The project will be overseen by Latifa Ouaou, Executive Vice President of Movies and Global Franchises for Paramount Animation

The as-yet-untitled movie is the result of a partnership between Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Animation, and LAFIG Belgium and IMPS

“I am convinced that this great collaboration will allow families around the world to immerse themselves in this unique universe of humor and extraordinary adventures

I have no doubt that even my father, creator of these wonderful world famous characters, would be delighted with this continuation of his. work

Can’t wait to see the public gather in the near future to enjoy this new adventure of our beloved Smurfs!

Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation Untitled Smurfs animated musical The release is scheduled for December 20, 2024.