Along with the Smurfs movie comes merchandising, new collectables for all ages to enjoy.
The lovable blue dwarfs lived in a mushroom-house village deep in the forest. Their special way of talking, replacing key words with SMURF, fascinated me. The Smurfs (Les Schtroumpfs) are a popular fictional group of small sky blue creatures who live in Smurf Village somewhere in the woods. The Belgian cartoonist Peyo introduced Smurfs to the world in a series of comic strips, making their first appearance in the Belgian comics magazine Le Journal de Spirou on October 23, 1958. The English-speaking world perhaps knows them best through the popular 1980s animated television series from Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Smurfs.
The Smurfs are tiny, blue creatures who live in mushroom houses in a village hidden in the forest. Smurfs are blue, three-apples tall, and speak a dialect which makes heavy use of the word “smurf”. The root word “smurf” is used extensively as a noun, verb, and everything in-between; “what a smurfy smurf, Papa Smurf” would not be an uncommon sentence. There are over 100 Smurfs inside the Smurf Village. The Smurfs are led by 543-year-old Papa Smurf, a good and powerful wizard. Each Smurf is assigned a task in the village, according to their ability and the needs of the community. Smurfs live peaceful lives in harmony with nature. The word “Schtroumpf” (Smurf) is the Flemish equivalent of the English language colloquial “Whatchamacallit”.