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The Smurfs
The Smurfs
(French: Les Schtroumpfs; Dutch: De Smurfen) is a Belgian comic franchise centered on a fictional colony of small, blue, human-like creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest. The Smurfs
The Smurfs
was first created and introduced as a series of comic characters by the Belgian comics
Belgian comics
artist Peyo
Peyo
(the pen name of Pierre Culliford) in 1958, wherein they were known as Les Schtroumpfs. There are more than 100 Smurf
Smurf
characters, and their names are based on adjectives that emphasize their characteristics, such as "Jokey Smurf", who likes to play practical jokes on his fellow smurfs. "Smurfette" was the first female Smurf
Smurf
to be introduced in the series. The Smurfs
The Smurfs
wear Phrygian caps, which came to represent freedom during the modern era. The word “smurf” is the original Dutch translation of the French "schtroumpf", which, according to Peyo, is a word invented during a meal with fellow cartoonist André Franquin, when he could not remember the word salt.[1] The Smurfs
The Smurfs
franchise began as a comic and expanded into advertising, films, TV series, ice capades, video games, theme parks, and dolls.

Contents

1 Origin

1.1 Name

2 Smurfs
Smurfs
universe

2.1 Smurfs 2.2 Language 2.3 Smurf
Smurf
village 2.4 Smurf
Smurf
economy 2.5 Characters

3 Smurf
Smurf
comics 4 Other media

4.1 Motion pictures 4.2 Television series

4.2.1 DVD
DVD
releases

4.3 Crossovers 4.4 Merchandising 4.5 Music recordings 4.6 Smurfs
Smurfs
on Ice 4.7 Smurfs
Smurfs
in theme parks 4.8 Video games

4.8.1 Game titles

4.9 UNICEF 4.10 Coins

5 Sociological discussion 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Origin At the time he came up with the idea for the Smurfs, Peyo
Peyo
was the creator, artist, and writer of the Franco-Belgian comics
Franco-Belgian comics
series titled Johan et Pirlouit (translated to English as Johan and Peewit), set in Europe during the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
and including elements of sword-and-sorcery. Johan serves as a brave young page to the king, and Pirlouit (pronounced Peer-loo-ee) functions as his faithful, if boastful and cheating, midget sidekick. In 1958, Spirou magazine started to publish the Johan et Pirlouit story La Flûte à six trous ("The Flute with Six Holes").[2] The adventure involved them recovering a magic flute, which required some sorcery by the wizard Homnibus. In this manner, they met a tiny, blue-skinned humanoid in white clothing called a "Schtroumpf", followed by his numerous peers who looked just like him, with an elderly leader who wore red clothing and had a white beard. Their first full appearance was published in Spirou on October 23, 1958.[3] The characters proved to be a huge success, and the first independent Smurf
Smurf
stories appeared in Spirou in 1959, together with the first merchandising. The Smurfs
The Smurfs
shared more adventures with Johan and Pirlouit, got their own series and all subsequent publications of the original story were retitled La Flûte à six Schtroumpfs (also the title of the movie version of the story). With the commercial success of the Smurfs
Smurfs
came the merchandising empire of Smurf
Smurf
miniatures, models, games, and toys. Entire collecting clubs have devoted themselves to collecting PVC
PVC
Smurfs
Smurfs
and Smurf merchandise. Name Schtroumpf is pronounced like the German word "Strumpf" meaning "sock". However, according to Peyo, original author of the original Smurfs
Smurfs
comic strip, the original term and the accompanying language of the Smurfs
Smurfs
came during a meal he was having with his colleague and friend André Franquin
André Franquin
at the Belgian Coast. Having momentarily forgotten the word "salt", Peyo
Peyo
asked him (in French) to pass the schtroumpf. Franquin jokingly replied: "Here's the Schtroumpf—when you are done schtroumpfing, schtroumpf it back..." and the two spent the rest of that weekend speaking in "schtroumpf language".[1] The name was later translated into Dutch as Smurf, which was adopted in English. Both the comics and cartoons have been translated in many languages. In most cases, the original name "Schtroumpf" is replaced by a new term. The most common are variations on the Dutch translation "Smurf", while other names are indicative of their gnome-like appearance. In Spanish, they are called "Pitufos," a term invented by Miguel Agustí who was the head of the Spanish magazine Strong which first published the cartoon in Spanish. According to Agustí, he was walking around Barcelona while trying to come up a name for the cartoon. He came across a sculpture of the Ox of Patufet
Patufet
and was inspired by the word Patufet. From Patufet
Patufet
he derived the non-existent word Pitufo. The name later spread to most Spanish-language versions of the cartoon. [4] Smurfs
Smurfs
universe

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Smurfs The storylines tend to be simple tales of bold adventure. The cast has a simple structure as well: almost all the characters look essentially alike—mostly male (a few female Smurfs
Smurfs
have appeared: Smurfette, Sassette, and Nanny Smurf), short (three apples high),[5] with blue skin, white trousers with a hole for their short tails, white hat in the style of a Phrygian cap, and sometimes some additional accessory that identifies a personality (for example, "Handy Smurf" wears overalls instead of the standard trousers, a brimmed hat, and a pencil above his ear). Smurfs
Smurfs
can walk and run, but often move by skipping on both feet. They love to eat sarsaparilla (a species of Smilax) leaves, whose berries the Smurfs
Smurfs
naturally call "smurfberries" (the smurfberries appear only in the cartoon; in the original comics, the Smurfs
Smurfs
only eat the leaves from the sarsaparilla). The Smurfs
The Smurfs
fulfill simple archetypes of everyday people: "Lazy Smurf", "Grouchy Smurf", "Brainy Smurf", and so on. All Smurfs, with the exception of Papa, Baby, Smurfette, Nanny and Grandpa, are said to be 100 years old. There were originally 99 Smurfs, but this number increased as new Smurf
Smurf
characters appeared, such as Sassette and Nanny. All of the original Smurfs
Smurfs
were male; later female additions are Smurfette and Sassette— Smurfette being Gargamel's creation, while Sassette was created by the Smurflings. Language A characteristic of the Smurf
Smurf
language is the frequent use of the undefinable word "smurf" and its derivatives in a variety of meanings. The Smurfs
The Smurfs
frequently replace both nouns and verbs in everyday speech with the word "smurf": "We're going smurfing on the River Smurf today." When used as a verb, the word "Smurf" typically means "to make", "to be", "to like", or "to do". Humans have found that replacing ordinary words with the term "smurf" at random is not enough: in one adventure, Peewit explains to some other humans that the statement "I'm smurfing to the smurf" means "I'm going to the wood", but a Smurf
Smurf
corrects him by saying that the proper statement would be "I'm smurfing to the smurf"; whereas what Peewit said was "I'm warbling to the dawn". So "I'm smurfing to the smurf" is not the same as "I'm smurfing to the smurf".[6] In the animated series, only some words (or a portion of the word) are replaced with the word "smurf". Context offers a reliable understanding of this speech pattern, but common vocabulary includes remarking that something is "just smurfy" or in some cases, "smurftastic". In Schtroumpf vert et vert Schtroumpf (see Smurf
Smurf
Versus Smurf), published in Belgium in 1972, it was revealed that the smurf village was divided between North and South, and that the Smurfs
Smurfs
on either side had different ideas as to how the term "smurf" should be used: for instance, the Northern Smurfs
Smurfs
called a certain object a "bottle smurfer", while the Southern Smurfs
Smurfs
called it a "smurf opener". This story is considered a parody on the still ongoing taalstrijd (language war) between French- and Dutch-speaking communities in Belgium.[7] Smurf
Smurf
village When they first appeared in 1958, the Smurfs
Smurfs
lived in a part of the world called "Le Pays Maudit" (French for "the Cursed Land"). To reach it required magic or travelling through dense forests, deep marshes, a scorching desert and a high mountain range.[8] The Smurfs
The Smurfs
themselves use storks in order to travel long distances, such as to the kingdom where Johan and Pirlouit live, and keep up-to-date with events in the outside world.[9] In the Johan et Pirlouit stories, the Smurf
Smurf
village is made up of mushroom-like houses of different shapes and sizes in a desolate and rocky land with just a few trees. However, in the Smurf
Smurf
series itself, the mushroom-like houses are more similar to one another and are located in a clearing in the middle of a deep forest with grass, a river, and vegetation. Humans such as Gargamel
Gargamel
are shown to live nearby, though it is almost impossible for an outsider to find the Smurf
Smurf
village except when led by a Smurf. Smurf
Smurf
economy The Smurfs' community generally takes the form of a cooperative, sharing, and kind environment based on the principle that each Smurf has something he or she is good at, and thus contributes it to Smurf society as he or she can. In return, each Smurf
Smurf
appears to be given their necessities of life, from housing and clothes to food without using any money in exchange. Characters Main article: List of The Smurfs
The Smurfs
characters Papa Smurf
Smurf
is the leader of the community. Other Smurfs
Smurfs
are generally named after their personality disposition, much like Disney's Seven Dwarfs ; for example, Brainy, Greedy, Vanity, Lazy, Clumsy, Hefty, Jokey, Dreamy, Grouchy, or their profession, for example, Poet, Actor, Handy, Harmony, Farmer, Clockwork, Painter, Tailor, Miner, Architect, Reporter, Timber, Barber and Doctor Smurf. The first female Smurf, Smurfette, was created by Gargamel
Gargamel
to lure the other Smurfs. Papa Smurf
Smurf
then changed her into what we see today. The non-Smurf characters who would appear later would include their enemies the wizard Gargamel, his cat Azrael, an ugly witch, Hogatha and Gargamel's godfather Balthazar; and their friends the page Johan and his young friend Peewit and the wizard Homnibus. There are 105 Smurfs. Smurf
Smurf
comics Main article: The Smurfs
The Smurfs
(comics) Since the first appearance of the Smurfs
Smurfs
in Johan et Pirlouit in 1958, 31 Smurf
Smurf
comics have been created, 16 of them by Peyo, the others by his studio. Originally, the Smurf
Smurf
stories appeared in Spirou magazine with reprints in many different magazines, but after Peyo
Peyo
left the publisher Dupuis, many comics were first published in dedicated Smurf magazines, which existed in French, Dutch, German and Turkish. A number of short stories and one page gags have been collected into comic books next to the regular series of 30 including a newly released Smurfs
Smurfs
comics enitiled Les Schtroumpfs de L'ordre (The Order Law
Law
of the Smurfs). English translations have been published in the U.S. by the graphic novel publisher Papercutz as well as a mini series published by Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
in the mid-1980s. Other media Motion pictures In 1965, a black-and-white 87-minute animated film called Les Aventures des Schtroumpfs was released in theatres in Belgium. It consisted of five short cartoons made in the previous years for broadcasting on Walloon TV. German copies and copies with Dutch subtitles are known to exist. The stories were based on existing Smurf stories like The Black Smurfs
Smurfs
and The Smurfs
The Smurfs
and the Egg, and were created by writer Maurice Rosy and artist Eddy Ryssack from the small Dupuis animation studios.[10] In total, ten animated shorts were created between 1961 and 1967, the first series in black and white and the later ones in colour. In 1976, La Flûte à six schtroumpfs (an adaptation of the original "Johan et Pirlouit" story) was released. Michel Legrand provided the musical score to the film. The film would be released in the United States in 1983 (after the animated series became popular there) in an English language dubbed version titled The Smurfs
The Smurfs
and the Magic Flute. A few more full-length Smurf
Smurf
films were made, most notably The Baby Smurf
Smurf
and Here are the Smurfs,[11] created from episodes of the Hanna-Barbera television cartoon series. Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures
has announced plans to begin a trilogy of live-action/computer-animated Smurf
Smurf
films, with the first film released on July 29, 2011.[12] The project had been in various stages of development since 2003.[13] In June 2008, it was announced that Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
and Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures
Animation had acquired film rights from Lafig Belgium. Jordan Kerner produced the film, with the screenwriters including Shrek 2
Shrek 2
and Shrek the Third
Shrek the Third
screenwriters J. David Stem and David N. Weiss.[14][15] The film stars Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, Katy Perry
Katy Perry
as Smurfette, George Lopez
George Lopez
as Grouchy Smurf, Gary Basaraba as Hefty Smurf, John Oliver as Vanity Smurf, Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf, Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens
as Jokey Smurf, Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
as Gargamel, Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
as Patrick Winslow and Jayma Mays
Jayma Mays
as Grace Winslow, a couple in New York who help the Smurfs
Smurfs
get back to their village. It was suggested that Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
would play Brainy Smurf, but this "didn't work out" so Fred Armisen
Fred Armisen
voices Brainy instead.[16] A CGI/traditionally animated mini-film, titled The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol, was released on December 2, 2011, on The Smurfs
Smurfs
DVD
DVD
and Blu-ray.[17] A sequel to The Smurfs, titled The Smurfs 2, was released on July 31, 2013.[18] A fully animated Smurfs
Smurfs
reboot film, Smurfs: The Lost Village, was released in April 7, 2017 with Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato
starring as Smurfette.[19] Television series Main article: The Smurfs
The Smurfs
(TV series) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
secured their place in North American pop culture in 1981, when the Saturday-morning cartoon series The Smurfs, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions
Hanna-Barbera Productions
in association with SEPP International S.A.R.L, aired on NBC
NBC
from September 12, 1981 to December 2, 1989 (reruns until August 25, 1990). The show continued to air on the USA network until 1993, and on Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
until 2003. The Smurfs
The Smurfs
is still broadcast on the Boomerang channel throughout the United States. The show became a major success for NBC, spawning spin-off television specials on an almost yearly basis. The Smurfs
The Smurfs
was nominated multiple times for Daytime Emmy awards, and won Outstanding Children's Entertainment Series in 1982–1983.[13] The Smurfs
The Smurfs
television show enjoyed continued success until 1990, when, after nearly a decade of success, NBC
NBC
cancelled it due to decreasing ratings and plans to extend their Today morning show franchise to create a Saturday edition, although they did not do so until 1992 (two years later). The decreased ratings were the result of the network changing the format of the show, resulting in the final season featuring regular time travel with only a few Smurfs. In the TV series, many classical masterpieces are used as background music during the episodes, among them Franz Schubert's Unfinished Symphony (Symphony No. 8 in B minor), Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt and Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.[20] Reruns of the show are played on the Cartoon Network's sister channel Boomerang. The Smurfs
The Smurfs
was named the 97th best animated series by IGN. It was called "kiddie cocaine" for people growing up during the 1980s.[21] On August 31, 2017 it was announced that IMPS and Dupuis Audiovisuel would be working on the new Smurfs
Smurfs
TV series with CGI animation.[22][23][24] DVD
DVD
releases On February 26, 2008, Warner Home Video
Warner Home Video
released Season 1 Volume 1 on DVD, containing the first 19 episodes. On October 7, 2008, Warner Bros. released Season 1 Volume 2 on DVD, containing the remaining 20 episodes from season 1. Though Warner Bros. has decided to discontinue the season sets and release single-disc volume sets instead, they are reportedly still following the correct order of episodes.[citation needed] Magna Home Entertainment
Magna Home Entertainment
in Australia has released a 9-disc 50th Anniversary Collection, containing a total of 52 episodes[citation needed]. In September 2009, a Smurfette-themed collection containing 25 episodes was made available followed by the "Papa Smurf
Smurf
Collection" in December 2009 containing 26 themed episodes.[25] In July 2010, both the Smurfette and Papa Smurf
Smurf
Collection were included in a special 'Favourites Collection'.[26] Also releasing at the same time was the Smurfs
Smurfs
very first feature film (produced in 1975), The Smurfs
The Smurfs
and the Magic Flute, available for the first time on DVD, in Australia.[27] November 3, 2010 witnessed the release of two "Just Smurfy" collections, each featuring episodes not yet released on DVD
DVD
to the Australian market.[28][29] December 3, 2010 saw the 3rd collection hit the market.[30] A fourth Just Smurfy set was planned for release on March 2, 2011.[31] Magna Home Entertainment
Magna Home Entertainment
in Australia have released Season 1[32] & Season 2[33] on August 24, 2011. Season 3[34] and Season 4[35] released October 5, 2011. A limited edition 'Ultimate Collection 1'[36] which features the first 5 seasons was released on August 24, 2011. A 'Ultimate Collection 2'[37] which features Season 6 – Season 9 was released on November 2, 2011. The show is being released on DVD
DVD
in the UK through a joint conjunction with Arrow Films and Fabulous Films Ltd. The complete 1st season was released in a 4 Disc box set on July 5, 2010. Season 2 was released on September 6, 2010, Seasons 3, 4 and 5 was released on July 1, 2013 and the original Smurfs
Smurfs
feature film, The Smurfs
The Smurfs
and The Magic Flute, was released on DVD
DVD
and Blu-ray on October 11, 2010. Crossovers Main article: Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue Papa Smurf, Hefty Smurf, and Brainy Smurf
Smurf
appeared in the cartoon crossover Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue
Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue
along with Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
and Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
(from the Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
franchise), Huey, Dewey and Louie (from DuckTales), Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Muppet Babies (Kermit, Piggy and Gonzo respectively), Slimer (from The Real Ghostbusters), ALF, Michelangelo (from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Smurfette appeared on the promotional poster, but never[clarification needed] appeared in the actual film. Merchandising Main article: The Smurfs
The Smurfs
(merchandising) From 1959 until the end of the 1960s, Dupuis produced Smurf
Smurf
figurines. But the best known and most widely available Smurf
Smurf
figurines are those made by Schleich, a German toy company. Most of the Smurf
Smurf
figurines given away as promotional material (e.g. by National Garages in the 1970s and McDonald's
McDonald's
in the 1990s) are also made by Schleich. New Smurf
Smurf
figures continue to appear; in fact, only in two years since 1969 (1991 and 1998) have no new Smurfs
Smurfs
entered the market. Schleich currently produces 8 to 12 new figurines a year. Over 300 million of them have been sold so far.[13] Other Smurf
Smurf
figurines have been created for advertising purposes, e.g. worldwide for McDonald's
McDonald's
and Kinder Surprise, or nationally for e.g. Albert Heijn
Albert Heijn
in the Netherlands, and Delhaize in Belgium. Special
Special
Smurf
Smurf
comics were often created for advertising campaigns. This started in the 1960s for Kwatta and Kellogg's, and later for companies like BP in the UK and Australia, or Benco (a Dutch chocolate drink).[38] These comics were often only part of a larger campaign, e.g. the Benco comics were accompanied by a TV ad.[39] A Smurf
Smurf
balloon/float/Falloon (which is half float half balloon) continues to be presented in holiday parades such as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.[40] Smurfs
Smurfs
had two cereals in the 1980s made by Post Cereals: Smurf-Berry Crunch cereal and Smurfs
Smurfs
Magic Berries. Both had animated commercials on Saturday morning. Two Smurfs
Smurfs
pastas, made by Chef Boyardee
Chef Boyardee
and DelVerde were made in the 1980s, as well. Also Libby's
Libby's
& Heinz came out with Smurf-A-Getti canned pasta for the American and Canadian market. The Smurfs
The Smurfs
had a commercial in the 1980s for the Mexican snack cake company Marinela Submarinos with a rare version of Smurfette (Pitufina) dressed in a red dress and her hair done in pigtails. Music recordings Main article: The Smurfs
The Smurfs
(music) Over the decades, many singles and albums of Smurf
Smurf
music have been released in different countries and languages, sometimes very successfully, with millions of copies sold. The best known is the single The Smurf Song and its accompanying album, created by Dutch musician Pierre Kartner
Pierre Kartner
who sings under the alias Father Abraham, which reached the #1 position in 16 countries. Worldwide, more than 10 million CDs with Smurf
Smurf
music have been sold between 2005 and 2007 alone.[13] In 1989, I.M.P.S and R-Tek Music, International created Smurfin!: Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Album, released by Quality Special Products in Canada and The US and Dino Music in Australia. It was also released in parts of Europe. The Album came out on LP, CD and cassette. The LP featured 20 tracks (The Canadian CD and cassette had 16, the American CD had 10). The songs were covers of popular songs like Surfin' U.S.A., Kokomo, The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
and I Think We're Alone Now, as well as two original songs. Smurfs
Smurfs
on Ice For several years, the Smurfs
Smurfs
were the children's act in the Ice Capades travelling ice show. After they were retired from that function, the Smurf
Smurf
suits from the show were issued to Ice Capades Chalets, the show's subsidiary chain of ice rinks, lasting until the show was sold to a group of investors led by Dorothy Hamill. The Chalets were sold to Recreation World. The Smurfette suit in particular had a somewhat different hairstyle from what was portrayed in the Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Smurfs
Smurfs
in theme parks Main article: The Smurfs
The Smurfs
merchandising In 1984, the Smurfs
Smurfs
began appearing in North American theme parks owned by Kings Entertainment Corporation. Each park featured a Smurf attraction and Smurf
Smurf
walk-around figures. Canada's Wonderland
Canada's Wonderland
had an entire Smurf
Smurf
village to walk through, ending with Gargamel's Castle. "The Smurfs' Enchanted Voyage" was located in Kings Island. Kings Dominion has " Smurf
Smurf
Mountain". California's Great America
California's Great America
featured a pint-sized steel coaster, "The Blue Streak". Carowinds
Carowinds
has an artificial island that was named Smurf
Smurf
Island that had a Smurf village—including toadstool houses which could be entered. Hanna–Barbera Land had a Smurf
Smurf
district. In 1989, in the France region of Lorraine, the Sorépark group opened a complete Smurfpark, named Big Bang Schtroumpf. In 1991, the park is bought by the successful Belgian Walibi Group and renamed Walibi Schtroumpf with new attractions. After the Walibi Group was acquired by Six Flags, the park was named Walibi Lorraine, and all the Smurfs in the park were removed (2003). Comics Station, Motiongate Dubai, Movie Animation Park Studios and Dream Island feature Smurf
Smurf
sections. Video games Main article: List of The Smurfs
The Smurfs
video games The Smurfs
The Smurfs
have appeared in video games made for most major game consoles (including Nintendo's NES, Super NES, and Game Boy systems, Atari, ColecoVision, Sega's Game Gear, Master System, Mega Drive and Mega CD systems, and the original Sony PlayStation) and for the PC. In 2010, the Smurfs
Smurfs
expanded into the world of apps for Android, the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch with the game Smurf
Smurf
Village. Game titles

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle (1982) Smurf
Smurf
Play & Learn (1982) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
Save The Day (1983) Smurf
Smurf
Paint 'n' Play Workshop (1983) A Smurfin' Summer Holiday (1987) Smurfette's Birthday (developed for Atari 2600
Atari 2600
and Intellivision, but never released) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
(Infogrames) (1994) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
2: Travel the World (1996) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
3 (1997) The Smurfs' Nightmare (1998) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
(PlayStation) (1999) The Adventures of the Smurfs
Smurfs
(2000) Smurf
Smurf
Racer! (2001) The Revenge of the Smurfs
Smurfs
(2002) The Smurfs' Village
The Smurfs' Village
(2010) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
Dance Party (2011) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
DS (2011) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
Grabber (2011) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
& Co (2011) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
& Co: Spellbound (2013)[41]

UNICEF In 2005, an advertisement featuring The Smurfs
The Smurfs
was aired in Belgium in which the Smurf
Smurf
village is annihilated by warplanes.[42] Designed as a UNICEF
UNICEF
advertisement, and with the approval of the family of the Smurfs' late creator Peyo, the 25-second episode was shown on the national television after the 9 p.m. timeslot to avoid children having to see it. It was the keystone in a fund-raising campaign by UNICEF's Belgian arm to raise money for the rehabilitation of former child soldiers in Burundi
Burundi
and the Democratic Republic of the Congo—both former Belgian colonies. In honor of their 50th anniversary in 2008, the Smurfs
Smurfs
began a year-long "Happy Smurfday Euro Tour" in connection with UNICEF. The Smurfs
Smurfs
visited 15 European countries on the day of their 50th "Smurfday" in the form of publicly distributed white figurines. The recipients could decorate and submit them to a competition. The results of this contest were auctioned off and raised a total amount of 124,700 euros for benefit of UNICEF.[43] Coins The 50th anniversary of the Smurfs
Smurfs
and the 80th anniversary of the birth of its creator Peyo, were celebrated by issuing a high-value collectors' coin: the Belgian 5 euro 50th anniversary of The Smurfs commemorative coin, minted in 2008. Sociological discussion In 1998, writer Marc Schmidt wrote a parody article citing the Smurfs as an example of the impact of socialism in continental European culture.[44][45] French sociologist Antoine Buéno described them in a 2011 book as a totalitarian and racist utopia.[46] Studio Peyo
Peyo
head Thierry Culliford, the son of Peyo, dismissed Buéno's accusations as "grotesque and frivolous".[47] In 2011 Marc Schmidt's essay was scrutinized in a response essay by Kate Krake who examined the nature of cultural theory built on textual observation and warned against creating false allegories out of texts like The Smurfs.[48] See also

Belgian comics List of The Smurfs
The Smurfs
characters

Belgium portal Comics portal

References

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Smurfs
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External links

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The Smurfs
1981 UK Season 1 Opening & Closing on YouTube

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Smurfs.

Official website The Smurfs
The Smurfs
at the Internet Movie Database Smurf
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Publishing Smurfs
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at Don Markstein's Toonopedia
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The Smurfs

Authors

Pierre "Peyo" Culliford Yvan Delporte

Comics

The Black Smurfs King Smurf The Smurfette The Egg and the Smurfs The Smurfs
The Smurfs
and the Howlibird The Astrosmurf The Smurf
Smurf
Apprentice Smurf
Smurf
Versus Smurf Smurf
Smurf
Soup The Olympic Smurfs Baby Smurf The Smurflings The Aerosmurf The Strange Awakening of Lazy Smurf Finance Smurf Doctor Smurf Les Schtroumpfs Joueurs The Smurfs
The Smurfs
and the Book that Tells Everything

Characters

Smurfette Papa Smurf Gargamel Johan and Peewit

Television

The Smurfs
The Smurfs
(1981–90) Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration (1989) Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue
(1990)

Films

Animated

Les Aventures des Schtroumpfs (1965) The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
(1976) Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

Live-action/animated

The Smurfs
The Smurfs
(2011) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
2 (2013)

Specials

A Christmas Carol (2011) The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (2013)

Video games

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle (1982) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
(2011) The Smurfs
The Smurfs
Dance Party (2011)

Other

Júzcar, Spain Music Merchandising Dances with Smurfs Smurf
Smurf
Mountain

Authority control

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