An animated series based on the European comic book about an American cowboy described as "The man who shoots faster than his shadow." Lucky Luke, with his horse Double Six, travels the Old... See full summary »
The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.
The best comic adaptation happened in the mid 80's. Its name: Froutopia.
Evgenios Trivizas and Nikos Maroulakis created a 50 issue comic book, named "Froutopia" in 1983. It was about a country where walking and talking actual fruits and vegetables lived in, some humans trying to take over their country and some other humans, like Pikos Apikos the journalist helping them out.
The comic was converted into a series by the extremely talented Sofianos family in 1985 for the Greek public television as a puppet show.
This is not your ordinary puppet show. The best the Greek TV and theater had to offer lend their voices. The settings were full of detail and life. The script and dialogue is extremely smart and mature, full of comedy, plot twists, drama, dealing with war, life and death. Character development is top notch and you forget that you're watching puppets after a few minutes.
On the down side, you have to understand Greek fluently and have a good understanding of Greek culture to get all the clever jokes.
If you do, this is one of the best series ever made, in any language. Watching it again, 30 years after its premiere, its still fresh, timeless and amazing.
It really is one of the things where the stars aligned properly, the right people got together and created a once in a lifetime masterpiece.
Thank you for gracing our childhood with such an amazing, influential piece of art.
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