Hank Azaria’s Gargamel Spotted in the Wild [Pics]
The Smurfs movie: Not only is it actually a thing, but they’re planning to make three of them. We can’t say we’re too sanguine on this one — if the Chipmunks movies are any indication, “PG-rated revival of vintage children’s classic” is often code for “terrible festival of poop jokes” — but we’re onboard with the talent. Neil Patrick Harris will be the lead live-action character in the movie, and the many-talented Hank Azaria will be warlock and frequent attempted murderer of Smurfs Gargamel.
Here, for comparison’s sake, is the original Gargamel:
As for Azaria/Gargamel’s voice: Blue Raja is probably a little too much to hope for — we’re betting it’ll be something more like a Moe. (Fingers crossed for the absurd trainwreck that would be a Gargamel/Comic Book Guy hybrid.)
Some of Azaria’s many voices: