Tuesday, October 23, 2007

When it's good to be blue

On this day in history, October 23, Peyo Introduces The Smurfs (1958)

The Smurfs, or Les Schtroumpfs in French, are a fictional race of small blue creatures that live in a forest somewhere in Europe. The Belgian cartoonist Peyo introduced Smurfs to the world, but English-speakers perhaps know them best from the animated television series from Hanna-Barbera Productions. The Smurf franchise has spawned movies, television shows, figurines, and countless other merchandise. How did Peyo come up with the name for his famous creatures?


Christine said...

I used to have a decent collection of Smurfs, but my friend Deanna had a ton. All those boy Smurfs and only one girl?

Sophia Varcados said...

I have a box of Smurfs I inherited from my grandmother. I am not a big fan, but they are kind of funny.