Sneak peek: 'Smurfs 2' teaser released

Posted at Dec 18 2012 02:09 PM | Updated as of Dec 19 2012 07:19 PM

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MANILA, Philippines -- Columbia Pictures on Tuesday shared the teaser trailer of “The Smurfs 2,” the sequel to the 2011 hybrid live action/animated family comedy “The Smurfs.”

The film reunites original castmembers Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Brendan Gleeson, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, George Lopez and Anton Yelchin.

In “The Smurfs 2,” 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 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.

Now 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” opens in the Philippines in August 2013.