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The Smurf Village for Smurfy Merchandise

Updated on July 3, 2016

History of the Smurfs and all their Smurfy Figurines and Toys

Welcome to The Smurfs Village, where you will fine interesting facts about the Smurf's origins, The 2011 Smurfs movie in 3D, as well as all their "Smurfy" merchandise on the web.

Here in this hub page you will find an exhaustive list of all the great classic Smurf's cartoon & videos some from as far back as in the 1983 when they first appeared on TV.

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The Origins of The Smurfs

The Smurfs is a centered on a group of small blue fictional creatures called "Smurfs". The smurfs were created and first introduced as a series of comic strips by the Belgian cartoonist Peyo (Pen name: Pierre Culliford). They first appeared in October 23, 1958 in the "Le Journal de Spirou" a story in the Franco-Belgian comics series titled "Johan & Peewit", a European middle ages comic series revolving around a young brave page to the king (Johan) and his boastful & cheating midget side kick (Peewit).

The Smurfs and the magic flute (English 1983) - (The Adventures of Johan & Peewit and the first appearence of the Smurfs)

The origins of the word "Smurfs" and the accompanying language came during a meal Peyo was having with his colleague and friend Andrà Franquin. Having momentarily forgotten the word "salt", 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 the "schtroumpf or Smurf" language, characteristic by the frequent use of the word "smurf" and its derivatives in a variety of meanings. The Smurfs would replace enough nouns and verbs in everyday speech with "smurf" as to make their conversations barely understandable: "We're going smurfing on the River Smurf today." When used as a verb, the word "Smurf" typically means "to make," "to be," or "to do."

In French the smurf are known as "Les Schtroumpfs" and in Dutch its "De Smurfen", which was adopted in English as Smurfs.

In the beginning the Smurfs appeared several times just as secondary characters in "Johan & Peewit" but soon became there own series. Then the film "The Smurfs and the Magic Flute" appeared, with music by Michel Legrand. It was music that launched the Smurfs to the next level of success, with Dutch singer Vader Abraham releasing the first Smurf single which became a massive hit in Belgium and Holland, followed by the rest of the world. Soon Smurf figurines & toys appeared.

In 1981, Hanna & Barbera developed a cartoon series for the USA. Featuring no fewer than 256 episodes and are currently showing in roughly 30 countries worldwide. And the rest is history.

The Smurfs Movie in 3D - 2011

The Smurfs Movie in 3D was released in 2011 and tells the story of when the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down

Starring:

  • Neil Patrick Harris as Patrick Winslow
  • Jayma Mays as Grace Winslow
  • Hank Azaria as Gargamel
  • Paula Kay Perry as Smurfette
  • Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf
  • Katy Perry as Smurfette
  • Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf
  • Fred Armisen as Brainy Smurf

A review of the film can be viewed below done by Grace Randolph from Beyond the Trailers who who speaks to the fans that matter the most, the kids.

The Smurfs Movie Review By Grace Randolph: Beyond The Trailer

Schlecih Smurfs Figurine Sets and Collectiables

Schleich is a German toy producer famous for making hand painted figurines and accessories and for The Smurfs, other well known brands that Schleich makes includes Snoopy and The Muppet characters figurines.

While a large range of Smurfs toys and figurines are available, Scheich has created some of the most memorable including Smurf sets from various decades from the 1960, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s etc.

Features of the series

  • Includes 5 Smurfs in various posses
  • Hand painted
  • Quality construction
  • Available from a number of decade periods

Meeting Smurfette

Smurfette has always been a favorite among fans as well as being the only female smurf in the village working as a beautician and nurturer, Her origins was first told in 1966. Original Smurfette was not a Smurf and was the creation of Gargamel, who intended to use her to cause jealousy and hatred among the usually happy all male Smurfs. Eventually Papa Smurf was able to turn Smurfette into a real Smurf by using a Smurfy Spell and since then she has been a key member of the village and also the lover interests of many of the other Smurfs.

Smurfette Toys & Figurines

Smurfs Collectable Items

Looking to increase your Smurfs collection, check out some of these fantastic Smurf figurine sets from ebay.

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      If ANYONE can find auto seat covers or floor mats that has Smurfs on them please let me know

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      Fun lens you have here, I like it.

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