Smurf's Up, but For Which Stars?


Those little blue creatures, created in 1958 as Les Schtroumpfs by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford (aka Peyo) before starring in their own '80s NBC Saturday morning cartoon series, are finally coming to the big screen.

Sony is developing a movie that's part live-action, part animation. And since it's still considered totally smurfy to cast celebrities as voices of cartoons (à la Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy in the Shrek films), USA TODAY envisions who would have ideal vocals for the diminutive mushroom dwellers.

Brainy Smurf: Self-professed know-it-all genius. Wears black glasses.

Stephen Colbert: Know-it-all host of Comedy Central's Colbert Report. Wears glasses.

Vanity Smurf: Carries a mirror wherever he goes to admire his beauty.

Ryan Seacrest: American Idol host. Ultimate metrosexual who waxes and gets facials and highlights.

Papa Smurf: Elder troop leader/father figure. Involved in everyone's business.

Joe Simpson: Father/manager to Jessica and Ashlee Simpson. Heavily invested in his daughters' lives.

Smurfette: Standout blonde in a village of males. Loves nature.

Hayden Panettiere: Standout blonde in mostly male Heroes cast. Campaigns for dolphin rights.

Harmony Smurf: The musician of the village. Often asked to stop playing.

David Archuleta: Kindhearted smurf-like American Idol runner-up.

Handy Smurf: Mr. Fix-it. Wears overalls and a pencil behind his ear.

Nate Berkus: Design wizard who can transform any abode into a palace. Perhaps even a mushroom?