Daily Archives: December 28, 2013

The History Of The 1980s Cartoon Classic, The Smurfs

If you remember the 1980s, you may remember the classic cartoon series, The Smurfs. What you may not realise, however, that the series started as a comic series back in the late 1950s. The Belgian artist Peyo came up with the little blue creatures that lived in mushrooms and dubbed them Smurfs as a result of a dinner with fellow cartoonist Andre Fraquin, who aided in the invention of the word. All of the Smurf characters were based on adjectives that emphasized their characteristics. Brainy Smurf, for example, was smart, while Angry Smurf appeared to be mad all the time.