The purr-formance: Azrael is the pet cat of the villainous Gargamel. Though he's often treated badly, he stays with Gargamel nonetheless, always trying to nab a Smurf for his master. The cat's meow: He doesn't speak but (in the cartoon) has an evil laugh like Gargamel's. In both the cartoon and the movie, Azrael has a knack for knowing when Gargamel's plans are not going to work out. Four Orange tabby cats played Azreal in the film, though some scenes were done with CGI.
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