The first image of a CGI Smurf from Sony Pictures Animation's upcoming film The Smurfs has made its way online, courtesy of PVC Blue. Get your first sneak peek below at the upcoming animated adventure.

<strong><em>The Smurfs</em></strong> Promo Image

Raja Gosnell directs the 3-D and CG-animated film which opens in theaters on December 17, 2010. "The Smurfs" originated in 1958 as a Belgian comic strip from Peyo (Pierre) Culliford. NBC launched Smurfs in 1981, spawning 256 episodes and multiple Emmy awards.