If you lived through the s, chances are you owned, listened to or watched the tiny blue gnomes named The Smurfs. Either way, The Smurfs were a blight on the cultural landscape, which will somehow be made even worse by the upcoming CGI movie travesty. After all, Smurfette was already annoying, but her voiced by Katy Perry should have you smurfing your eyes and ears out by the second smurfing act. But still, even the most boring, sappy properties usually have at least one or two interesting things hidden within their layers of horribleness. Here are the few we were able to dredge up from 52 years of Smurfs history. As the Smurfs try to contain the infection, the Smurf patient zero regains enough intelligence to disguise himself as a regular Smurf, infiltrate the village and further spread the Smurfy disease.
The Smurfs - Wikipedia
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 was first created and introduced as a series of comic characters by the Belgian comics artist Peyo the pen name of Pierre Culliford in , wherein they were known as Les Schtroumpfs. There are more than Smurf characters, and their names are based on adjectives that emphasise their characteristics, such as "Jokey Smurf", who likes to play practical jokes on his fellow smurfs. The Smurfs wear Phrygian caps , which came to represent freedom during the modern era. The Smurfs franchise began as a comic and expanded into advertising, films, TV series, ice capades , video games, theme parks, and dolls.
Belgium looks to the Smurfs to boost tourist numbers
By Lucy Waterlow for MailOnline. Belgium's famous exports include beer and chocolate but did you also know they gave the world the Smurfs? With the recent release of two Smurf movies attracting a new generation of fans to the franchise, the Belgian tourist board are hoping they can capitalise on the love of the dwarves to bring new visitors to their country. The lovable blue characters were the invention of Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford, aka Peyo, who first drew them for a cartoon strip in The late cartoonist 'Peyo' with the characters he created: Memorabilia similar to that he's surrounded by can be bought in Brussel's Smurf Store.
We had only one day to visit Brussels and had no any intention to visit any museum but we notices this one as we where at the main train station and decided to go! It was so lovely to see the main cartoon characters who are loved by kids and especially the history of making first cartoons! Special and warm hello to the men at the cash desk - we are Ukrainian girls who are in love with your openness, sense of humour and positive! Hi from Ukrainian girls and thank you Belgium for a wonderful trip!