Kids inhabit a world of imagination, a magical realm far from adult concerns.
It’s a world, for instance, where Britney Spears might leave behind all her luggage and sing for the Smurfs. Ready? Plunge right into this video.
Yes, those are Brit’s moussed sons flanking her in the theater: Sean Preston, 7 and Jayden James, 6. It wasn’t hard to get recruit Britney for the soundtrack of The Smurfs 2. Her sons, she boasted in an interview, are “obsessed with the Smurfs. We’ve seen The Smurfs movie a million, trillion times.”
The resulting song, the catchily titled “Ooh La La” sounds kind of like the Wiggles going EDM. Love the bridge where she sings, “You know can’t nobody get down like that.” At least her boys are growing up with proper grammar.
The soundtrack which includes performances by Nelly Furtado and Owl City, comes out July 23. The movie, The Smurfs 2, comes out July 31 and returns most of the original cast, including Katy Perry as the voice of the Smurfette and as you see here briefly, Neil Patrick Harris. Jonathan Winters pops up posthumously, reprising his character Papa Smurf.
If the movie is half as good as Brit’s video, we’re going to see it a million, trillion times.