this day in th eyesteryear: Peyo Introduces The Smurfs (1958)

Peyo Introduces The Smurfs (1958)

The Smurfs, or Les Schtroumpfs in French, are a fictional race of forest-dwelling creatures that stand just “three apples high” and have blue skin. The Belgian cartoonist Peyo introduced Smurfs to the world, but English speakers perhaps know them best from the Hanna-Barbera Productions animated television series. The Smurf franchise has spawned movies, television shows, figurines, and countless other types of merchandise. How did Peyo come up with the name for his famous creatures? More… Discuss

2 responses to “this day in th eyesteryear: Peyo Introduces The Smurfs (1958)

  1. I can’t believe the Smurfs are over fifty years old. Time flies for us all, I guess, even if you are just a cartoon. 😉

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