The Smurfs

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The Smurfs are fictional little blue people who live in a medieval Europe (perhaps Northwestern Ireland on Inishowen) 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 as a saturday morning cartoon series.[1] The cute 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] It even had its own Christmas special.

Desription[change | change source]

Smurfs have very similar visage. Just clothes and behavior can differ they. All Smurfs are males, is just 3 females in village (Smurfette, Sassete, Grandma Smurf). Most of Smurfs have uniform white clothes (white trousers and white cap). But papa Smurf have red clothes, Grandpa Smurf yellow and Smurflings various clothes. In newer comics Smurfs wear very various clothes in all colours (T - Shirts, shorts ...). Clothes sews Smurf Tailor, who in serial often declines sew non commons clothes. If somebody want different clothes, he must sew it own (Smurflings). In comics Smurf Tailor accept wishes of Smurfs to various clothes. Smurfs live in own houses in form of mushroom.

List of Smurfs[change | change source]

  • Papa Smurf, the village leader
  • Smurfette, one of the female Smurfs
  • Brainy Smurf, stupid intellectual
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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