The Smurfs

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The Smurfs are fictional little blue beings who live in a forest created by Peyo, a Belgian cartoonist. They first appeared in 1958, and many people know them for their cartoon show created by Hanna-Barbera Productions in the 1980s and comics. On September 12 1981, they appeared on NBC on Saturday mornings as a cartoon series.[1] The little blue creatures from Belgium became popular and not just with children.[1]

A feature movie called The Smurfs was released in 2011.[2] The Smurfs 2 was a sequel released July 31, 2013.[3]

Description[change | change source]

Most Smurfs are male. There are only 3 females in the village: Smurfette, Sassette Smurfling, and Nanny Smurf.

Smurfs wear white pants and Phrygian caps, but this is not the case with Papa Smurf, Grandpa Smurf, and some of the Smurflings. Grandpa Smurf wears yellow clothes. Papa Smurf wears red clothes. The Smurflings are Sassette, Snappy, Slouchy, and Nat. Sassette and Nat do not dress like the other Smurfs at all. Slouchy and Nat do dress like the othets. In some comics, the Smurfs dress differently in color or clothes.

Smurfs live in mushroom-shaped houses.

List of Smurfs[change | change source]

  • Papa Smurf, the village leader
  • Smurfette, one of the female Smurfs
  • Brainy Smurf, a intellectual show-off
  • Vanity Smurf, is a narcissist. He has a flower in his hat. He often holds a hand mirror, staring into his own reflection.[4] In the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series, Vanity speaks in a feminine voice.
  • Grouchy Smurf, is a grouch
  • Handy Smurf, is a mechanic and inventor.
  • Hefty Smurf, strong Smurf
  • Sassette Smurfling, the only female Smurfling
  • Greedy Smurf, the village's baker
  • Natural Smurf or Nat Smurfling, can communicate with animals.
  • Grandpa Smurf, the former "Papa Smurf"
  • Nanny Smurf, the oldest female Smurf
  • Tailor Smurf, makes clothes
  • Gargamel, is the sworn enemy of the Smurfs. Gargamel is an evil wizard who is absolutely obsessed with the Smurfs. His main goal changes. Sometimes he tries to eat them. Most of the time he tries to capture them for use in a potion to make gold.[5] Sometimes it is simply getting revenge.
  • Azrael, is Gargamel's cat and chases Smurfs.
  • Scruple, is Gargamel's assistant who failed wizard school. He was introduced later in the series.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nelson George, Post-Soul Nation: The Explosive, Contradictory, Triumphant, and Tragic 1980s (New York: Penguin, 2005), p. 40
  2. Scott Foundas (28 July 2013). "Film Review: ‘The Smurfs 2′". Variety. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  3. "The Smurfs 2 (2013)". Flixster. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  4. The Smurfs 2 Movie Novelization, ed. Stacia Deutsch (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013), p. 10
  5. Ryan Somma, Enchanting Existence (Ideonexus, 2012), p. 227

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