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The Smurfs 

Smurfs (original title)
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The Smurfs are tiny blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a peaceful forest. They repeatedly try to outwit Gargamel, an evil sorcerer, his apprentice, Scruple, and his mangy cat, Azrael.


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Series cast summary:
Don Messick ...  Papa Smurf / ... 240 episodes, 1981-1989
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 / ... 141 episodes, 1981-1989
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Vanity Smurf / ... 136 episodes, 1981-1989
Alan Young ...  Farmer Smurf / ... 123 episodes, 1981-1989


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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During the original run of The Smurfs on TV DURING THE 1980'S (especially in the United States), a substantive amount of related merchandise was created to coincide, a trend often seen during the 1980's - 1990's with similar cartoons such as Moomin, The Care Bears and My Little Pony. Smurfs merchandise included a large variety of plastic figurines, hand puppets, dishware, VHS tapes, book novelizations, stationary (usually targeted towards grade school children), clothing and even a vinyl record titled "Father Abraham in Smurfland", which featured performed songs referencing various features and moments of The Smurfs. See more »


Gargamel: [singing and dancing while weeding flowers from his yard] Oh, I'm evil, medieval, as evil as can be...
Sassette Smurfling: Gee, he looks like a lot of fun!
Sassette Smurfling: Oh, no! He's not fun at all!
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Smurfs- gotta love 'em!

I used to watch "Smurfs" every day as a kid, and at 18 I remember the show with such fondness. It is a real shame I haven't seen Smurfs on TV for such a long time, it was a cartoon classic. It had great animation with nice, clean colouring and well drawn characters, a catchy theme tune and clever background music, fun, gripping story lines that often taught something, strong writing and most of all unique and endearing characters. Who can forget Papa Smurf, Handy, Clumsy, Smurfette, Greedy, Smurfy, Vanity and Baby? And of course villainous Gargamel and his somewhat cute feline sidekick Azrael? These are great characters and are well voiced by the likes of June Foray, Don Messick, Frank Welker, Alan Oppenheimer, Alan Young and Lucille Bliss. Overall, a cartoon that I will always revere as a classic. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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Release Date:

12 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smurfs' Adventures See more »

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