Neil Patrick Harris to Smurfing Smurf in Smurfs: The Movie

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First it was Scooby Doo, then came Garfield. Next was Alvin and the Chipmunks. Now, the Smurfs are the latest bygone childhood characters in line to get the CGI-ified feature-film treatment in an upcoming adaptation from director Raja Gosnell (Scooby Doo, Beverly Hills Chihuahua).

Neil Patrick Harris  (of CBS’s diamond in the rough, How I Met Your Mother) is signed on as the film’s live-action lead, says Deadline. We know, we know. NPH is way too cool for yet another watered-down version of a children’s classic. But hey, Doogie’s gotta eat, too, y’all.