Wednesday, June 11, 2008

La la la la la la, la la la la la

They're making a Smurfs movie!

Image taken from here

According to Reuters:

"The Sony studio said it has acquired motion picture rights to the Belgian-born characters from Lafig Belgium S.A. for a big-screen Smurfs adaptation mixing computer-graphic imagery and live action.

A similar "hybrid" treatment was recently given to another popular cartoon ensemble in the highly successful "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movie from 20th Century Fox.

Like Alvin and his rodent companions, the Smurfs will be created by CGI technology and interact with real actors portraying humans."
It's going to be interesting to see how this is done. Will they keep the same Smurf theme?

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The Smurfs aired from 1981 to 1989 with around 256 episodes. I reckon I must have seen most of them. They were on Dempsey's Den, and on a Sunday morning before(?) Sesame Street.

Classic table quiz question - can you (without checking Wikipedia) remember the name of Gargamel's cat?


  1. Azrael. My prize?

  2. You answered that FAR too quickly sir. I doff my smurf hat at thee.

    A prize, eh? Erm. I'll get back to you on it. ;)

  3. And his voice through all the garden is a thunder sent to bring
    Black Azrael and Ariel and Ammon on the wing.
    Giants and the Genii,
    Multiplex of wing and eye,
    Whose strong obedience broke the sky
    When Solomon was king.

  4. On a different note:

    Beer beer smurfin beer, you don't get drunk and it isn't dear...

  5. I find the Smurfs to be remembered by my age group more for the Donnie Darko scene about it, so that means a whole wave of Papa Smurf sex jokes are in store for this.

    can't be any worse than the teenage mutant hero turtles remakes.

  6. It's rhetorical. Copious praise is prize enough.

  7. Remember the snorks too? They were like underwater smurfs? I always enjoyed them! :) God eighteies cartoons were great, instead of the doe eyed Hispanic children screaming at kids today! :)

  8. Sharkey and George?

  9. ...crimebusters of the sea!

  10. No, I never saw the smurfs! As lottie says they were before my time ;)

  11. who *didn't* watch the Smurfs? They were absolutely riveting. Smurfs and a bowl of Frosted Flakes and you were set for the morning.

  12. I remember the Snorks Deborha-I absolutely LOVED them!!

  13. The solace in feeling SO old when I look at pix of the smurfs, is that I am not alone ;)

  14. the smurfs were created 32 years before I was born MJ.

  15. GASP !!! NO WAY :) :) :) :)