A cartoon and three movies later, one question still remains unanswered in the Smurfs universe: where do baby Smurfs come from?
PEOPLE sat down with the cast of Smurfs: The Lost Village to get some answers — and they were creative, to say the least.
Jack McBrayer, who plays Clumsy Smurf in the movie, explains Smurfs come from “the love of adventure,” and co-star Ariel Winter agrees, “You’re speaking the words in my brain.”
“Storks. The storks bring the Smurfs, except for Smurfette — which if you didn’t know before, the real Smurfs fans knew, you will find out from this movie,” says Manganiello.
Meghan Trainor, the voice behind the movie’s catchy tune, “I’m a Lady,” answers that the Smurfs come from “Someone’s brilliant mind.”
“I don’t know, that’s a crazy character to make up but I love them,” she continues. “I love everything about them, the little blues.”
This fully animated reboot follows Smurfette, who discovers a mysterious map leading through the Forbidden Forest to a legendary lost village of Smurfs. Together with her smurfiest friends, Smurfette sets off on an adventure to find the lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel — and his hench-cat Azrael — beat them to it.
Smurfs: The Lost Village is in theaters now.