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The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1976)

La flûte à six schtroumpfs (original title)
A villain named McCreep steals the Smurfs' magic flute, an instrument that makes people dance wildly, and uses it to rob them. The Smurf King sends out Peewit to track down the thief and retrieve the flute.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Georges Atlas ...
Sénéchal (voice)
Jacques Balutin ...
Le buveur (voice)
Angelo Bardi ...
Le marchand (voice) (as Angélo Bardi)
Jacques Ciron ...
Le visiteur (voice)
William Coryn ...
Johan (voice)
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Homnibus (voice) (as Henri Cremieux)
Roger Crouzet ...
Schtroumpf #2 (voice)
Jacques Dynam ...
Mortaille (voice)
Michel Elias ...
Ginette Garcin ...
Dame Barde (voice)
Henri Labussière ...
Le pêcheur (voice) (as Henri Labussiere)
Jacques Marin ...
Albert Médina ...
Torchesac (voice) (as Albert Medina)
Michel Modo ...
Pirlouit (voice)
Georges Pradez ...
Le roi (voice)
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Storyline

A villain named McCreep steals the Smurfs' magic flute, an instrument that makes people dance wildly, and uses it to rob them. The Smurf King sends out Peewit to track down the thief and retrieve the flute. Now Johan and Pirlouit must get it back at all costs, so they head to the magical kingdom of Smurfs to ask for their help. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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smurf | flute | king | thief | magic | See All (12) »

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You're in for a 'SMURFING' GOOD TIME... with those little blue people you love! See more »


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G | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 November 1983 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film is the only time in animation that Johan appears with dotted eyes, which is based on his comic book appearance. The Hanna-Barbara cartoon series released several years after the film depicted him with larger eyes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Once upon a time... wait a minute! This isn't just another once upon a time story. This story doesn't follow the book at all. It all began in a kingdom a long time ago in the middle ages. By decree of the good king, the kingdom was having a great celebration.
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Connections

Referenced in Angel: Smile Time (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

La Leçon De Schtroumpf
("A Lesson In Smurf")
(Peewit asks for a glass of water as "a smurf of smurf")
Composed by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Peyo & Yvan Delporte
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May be disorienting!
21 May 2004 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

Many adults forget that children used to the animated series "the Smurfs" may be disoriented by "The Smurfs and the Magic Flute". I don't forget how confused I was when my parents brought this home from the video store. First off, none of the usual human characters in the animated series appear in the movie. (Missing is Gargamel, among others). The biggest difference is that the voices of the smurfs are completely different than they are in the show, and only a fraction of the personalities in the show are represented. The voices have an eery and, frankly, annoying sound effect on them, making them sound even more chirpy and otherworldy than they ever did on TV.

These inexplicable inconsistencies are coupled with some basic faults: The smurfs do not appear until 20 minutes into the film, long after your kids have left the room or turned on the X box. The story is hard to follow and uninteresting. The magic Flute amounts to nothing more than an oddity for "hardcore" smurf fans.


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