Smurf Villages Pop Up Around World In Advance Of Film's Release

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With the new The Smurfs 3D film waiting in the wings, a number of tourist centers around the world are working full time to capitalize on the resurgence of the squeaky ones international popularity.

With the new The Smurfs 3D film waiting in the wings, a number of tourist centers around the world are working full time to capitalize on the resurgence of the squeaky ones international popularity.

Abu Dhabi announced on Tuesday that it plans to create the world's first Smurf Village. And, the town of Juzcar, Spain, normally painted a traditional white, has allowed Sony Pictures to paint it blue as an advertisement for the film, which will have its debut in the southern Spanish town.

Locals were given shirts saying simply: "I am a Smurf."


Some marketing executive somewhere is shaking his head and saying, "I can't smurfing believe they agreed to that."


Check out photos of Juzcar below:

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Houses painted in blue are seen in the village of Juzcar. 

Two Smurfs are pictured on a roof of a house in Juzcar during the shooting of the Smurfs 3D.

A couple look to a woman dressed up as smurfette in the village of Juzcar, near Ronda, southern Spain.The facades of the houses of the town, one of the traditional white villages of southern Spain, are being painted blue as part of a global promotion for the film The Smurfs 3D.

Children eat candy floss while dressed up like smurfs.

People sit in front of their house painted in blue.

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