Meet #TeamSmurfs: Brainy, Gargamel, Papa Smurf, & SmurfWillow

Voiced by Danny Pudi, Rainn Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, & Julia Roberts


Voiced by Danny Pudi

Everybody knows a Brainy: the definition of book smart but lacking a certain social grace. No matter: his friends know how important they are to him, and they pay it back. And when the chips are down, there’s no more resourceful Smurf with a better idea to solve the problem.

“Brainy’s the whiz kid on Team Smurf. He’s always trying to figure out how to solve a problem. He can get hyper-focused at times, but he has a very good heart and he does it for his friends.”


Voiced by Rainn Wilson

Equal parts dangerous and idiotic, Gargamel is the grandiose, self-important, iconic foil of the Smurfs. All he craves in this life is to be celebrated and revered as the most powerful wizard in the world, but the greatest obstacle standing in his way is his incredible ineptitude.

“I’ve been a Smurf fan from the get-go – I even remember the graphic novels from way back,” says Rainn Wilson – Dwight from “The Office” – who creates the character. “I loved the cartoon and Gargamel was always my favorite character. I always related to him – what can I say? Gargamel is greatly misunderstood and needs a little love.”

“It was super-fun to make him not a typical villain, but just the right measure of dastardly-ness and silliness.”

Papa Smurf

Voiced by Mandy Patinkin

Kind and warm, Papa Smurf’s number one concern is the safety and well-being of the Smurfs and his beloved Smurf Village. As the leader of the Smurfs, and the patriarch of the village, he has tried to maintain a certain level of control and order, but if he thought overseeing 99 Smurf boys and one little Smurf girl was hard, he had another thing coming when they reached their teenage years.

“Papa is the patriarch of the Smurfs – he really cares about each and every one of them,” says Patinkin. “You might say he’s Papa Bear – even a little overbearing at times – but he’ll always be there for Team Smurf.”


Voiced by Julia Roberts

Willow is simultaneously peaceful and fierce – a confident and gentle leader who has raised warrior girls who are capable of anything. Anything she does, she does wholeheartedly.

“If Papa Smurf is the father figure of Smurfs Village, then SmurfWillow is the mother figure of the Forbidden Forest,” says Roberts. “She’s brave, strong, regal, and she’s really wise. She’s the Smurf you turn to if you’re facing a challenge.”


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