The Smurf

The Smurfs (1981)
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A Smurf
Format Comic book series
Animated television series
Created by Pierre Culliford aka Peyo
Country of origin Belgium (Comic books)
United States (Animated series)
No. of episodes 421 (total)
93 (30 minutes)
328 (15 minutes)
257 (half-hours)
(List of episodes)
Running time 22 minutes
Original run September 12, 1981 – December 2, 1989

The Smurfs (originally Les Schtroumpfs in French) are a fictional group of small sky blue creatures who live somewhere in the woods. The Belgian cartoonist Peyo introduced Smurfs to the world in a series of comic strips, making their first appearance in the Belgian comics magazine Le Journal de Spirou on October 23, 1958. The English-speaking world perhaps know them best through the 1980s animated television series from Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Smurfs.