Yet again, Hollywood is killing our childhood. Scooby-Doo director Raja Gosnell has signed on to direct Smurfs, a live action/animated movie starring the popular small blue characters created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo, says Reuters.

Gosnell is best known for directing Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, as well as last year’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua – films that put live actors and animated talking animals together on the big screen — How’s that for a skill?

No plot details have been said on Smurfs, but the story will likely feature the well-loved blue characters such as Papa Smurf, Smurfette and the villainous Gargamel.

The film is set to be released in 3-D on December 17, 2010.

Who actually wants to see the Smurfs on the big screen?