smurfs turn 50

smurfs the smurfs, or les schtroumpfs as they were originally called in french, first appeared in october 1958 in the belgian comic magazine spirou. they were created by the brussels-born cartoonist pierre culliford — better known as peyo — and were originally mere supporting cast in his medieval johan and pirlouit series.

these white-capped, blue dwarfs are getting set for the silver screen: paramount pictures is currently developing a cgi 3d smurf feature through its nickelodeon films…read time magazine article here

as much as i hate to admit it, i used to watch the cartoon way too much but enjoyed every minute.


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