Cartoon characters THE SMURFS and G.I. Joe will make their movie debuts following the success of summer blockbuster Transformers. The animated creatures will be joined by Alvin and the Chipmunks and He-Man as a wave of television cartoon characters of the past are re-worked for the big screen. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, co-producer on Transformers said a script for all-American war hero G.I. Joe was being written and Paramount have earmarked November 2008 for the release of the first full-length animated Smurfs movie. Meanwhile Warner Brothers are planning to produce movie adaptations of He-Man and Thundercats, while Fox are working on a script for Alvin and the Chipmunks.