26 Jul – In conjunction with Singapore's 46th National Day and the release of "The Smurfs" this 1 September, over 50 Smurf figurines have been exclusively designed by local celebrities that will be unveiled to the public on 7 August at Bugis Junction, according to a press statement released by Sony Pictures Releasing International.
Joining the local celebrities would be radio personalities and overseas artistes including Fann Wong, Christopher Lee, Tay Ping Hui, Elvin Ng, Joanne Peh, Felicia Chin, Nat Ho, Jade Seah, Qi Yu Wu, Joi Chua, Derrick Hoh, Kit Chan, Olivia Ong, Jessica Liu, Bryan Wong, Chua Enlai, Dick Lee, and more who added their personal touches to the Smurfs.
The figurines, which are about 3 apples tall, are the actual size of the Smurfs characters and participants were free to design, colour and embellish them in celebration of National Day.
These specially designed figurines will be unveiled on Sunday, 7 August 2011 at Bugis Junction, at 2pm where the event will be held at the water fountain area (in front of Starbucks/McDonalds). The unveiling event will be graced by the participating celebrities, while Smurf fans will have the chance to pose for a picture with Clumsy Smurf, Smurfette and Papa Smurf mascots at the photo area.
A total of 90 figurines will then be exhibited at Bugis Junction for a month starting 7 August to 9 September 2011. During this time, a silent auction will take place where members of the public are encouraged to submit bids for their favourite designs with the proceeds going to charity.
"The Smurfs" will be released in Singapore this 1 September 2011.