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The Smurfs 

Smurfs (original title)
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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.

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Peyo
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Don Messick ...  Papa Smurf / ... 240 episodes, 1981-1989
Danny Goldman Danny Goldman ...  Brainy Smurf / ... 225 episodes, 1981-1989
Lucille Bliss ...  Smurfette / ... 223 episodes, 1981-1989
Frank Welker ...  Hefty Smurf / ... 201 episodes, 1981-1989
Michael Bell ...  Handy Smurf / ... 182 episodes, 1981-1989
June Foray ...  Jokey Smurf / ... 173 episodes, 1981-1989
Hamilton Camp ...  Greedy Smurf / ... 165 episodes, 1981-1989
William Callaway ...  Clumsy Smurf / ... 151 episodes, 1981-1989
Paul Winchell ...  Gargamel / ... 140 episodes, 1981-1989
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Vanity Smurf / ... 136 episodes, 1981-1989
Alan Young ...  Farmer Smurf / ... 123 episodes, 1981-1989
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Classic Saturday-morning cartoon series featuring magical blue elf-like creatures called Smurfs. The Smurfs, named for their personalities, inhabit a village of mushroom houses in an enchanted forest. These loveable creatures are led by Papa Smurf and live carefree... except for one major threat to their existance: Gargamel, an evil but inept wizard who lives in a stone-built house in the forest; and his feline companion, the equally nasty Azrael. Typical stories deal with the Smurfs' efforts to fight off Gargamel, who wanted to do one of several things to the blue creatures including eat them, make them slaves and gain their magical secrets in order to gain dignity among the wizard's fraternity. More than once, the Smurfs had to save Gargamel from his back-firing plans or even eviler wizards. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Official Sites:

Smurf's Official site

Country:

USA | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smurfs' Adventures See more »

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Runtime:

(256 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Peyo made the decision for the Smurfs to speak their own language (which commonly uses "smurf") so as to differentiate them from his human characters. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Brainy Smurf: Is it much further Papa Smurf?
Papa Smurf: Not much further my little smurfs.
Jokey Smurf: [different location] Is it much further Papa Smurf?
Papa Smurf: Not much Further my little smurfs
Grouchy Smurf: [third location] Is it much further papa smurf?
Papa Smurf: Yes it is!
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A classic and a springboard for all involved...
14 September 1999 | by MrColJSee all my reviews

Anyone who flipped on cartoons from 1981-1989, or was under 10 in those years, knows The Smurfs. It's as standard as Superfriends, and just as Hanna Barbara -esque. As such, you'll never not see it on Cartoon Network.

Still a good percentage of the classical music I know I first met through the background music on The Smurfs.

Retrospectively, the thing that amazes me the most was how much of a springboard it was for all the actors involved. Click on any name above, and you'll see that almost every character is still making major features. You'll recognize those whom they became. Azrael was the voice of the Martians on Mars Attacks! and Bandit on Johnny Quest. Gargamel became Dick Dastardly. Vanity Smurf was Skeletor. Papa Smurf was the same as Droopy Dog.

Basically, everyone who ever touched this show became an industry-standard in voice-overs.


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