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글 쓴 이(By): psuljw (파파스머프)
날 짜 (Date): 2006년 7월 3일 월요일 오전 06시 18분 05초
제 목(Title): 스머프
On October 23, 1958 the Smurfs made their first appearance in a story of
Johan & Peewit in “Le Journal de Spirou”. Their creator Peyo had worked
previously at a number of drawing jobs. But the introduction of the Smurfs
into Spirou would change his life.
At first, the Smurfs were just secondary characters. But they soon became
stars in their own right. After a few mini-albums, their tales began to
appear as full albums. Then the film “The Smurfs and the Magic Flute”
appeared, with music by Michel Legrand (he also sang in the chorus !).
Music provided the next big step also, when the Dutch singer Vader Abraham
released the first Smurf single. It was a massive hit in Belgium and
Holland, followed by the rest of the world.
Soon, figurines, plushes, toys, (hit) records and above all the TV shows
brought them right around the world. In 1981, the celebrated cartoon duo
Hanna & Barbera (who created Tom & Jerry and later the Flinstones and Yogi
Bear) started work on a TV series for the NBC network in the USA. No fewer
than 256 episodes were produced, which are currently showing in roughly 30
Although their creator Pierre Culliford - better known as Peyo - is no
longer with us since Christmas 1992, the Smurfs have never been so
popular. Over 10 million copies of Smurf CDs have been sold in the last 3
years alone. The books, activity books, figurines and toys are amongst the
most popular in the world. The TV series is regularly re-issued as video
collections in dozens of languages, as well as CD-i and in storybook form.
And with the new style and the increasing range of Smurfimedia coming out,
the little blue men are sure to have plenty of surprises for fans in the
years to come.
Peyo was a busy man - and we should know! To find out all he has done,
check out all his books here
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