The Smurfs (1981)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Entertainment, Children's Fantasy  |   Run Time - 22 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Lovable blue gnomes---only three apples high---live an idyllic existence in a medieval forest, though their happiness is threatened by the wicked wizard Gargamel. 'The Smurfs' can be traced back to 1958, when Belgian cartoonist Pierre 'Peyo' Culliford created the mushroom-dwelling creatures. They debuted on American toy shelves in the late-1970s before appearing on NBC's Saturday-morning schedule. The show was a huge success, expanding from an hour to 90 minutes in 1982 and garnering two Emmys.

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