The iconic gang of little blue Smurf Village inhabitants – including Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, and Hefty - return in an all-new 'Smurf-tacular' CG animated series premiering Friday, September 10.
The Smurfs are making their Nickelodeon debut in an all-new series premiering Friday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Adding to the excitement is the reveal of an official teaser trailer for the CG-animated series, which follows the beloved characters embarking on a new set of adventures. New episodes will continue to rollout Friday nights on Nickelodeon and debut internationally in the fall. The announcement was made by Nickelodeon, LAFIG Belgium and IMPS, the worldwide licensors for property.
For the first time in nearly 40 years fans will see Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Hefty, Clumsy and the other inhabitants of Smurf Village return to television with a brand-new original series. The action-packed adventures will be filled with humor, heart, and high-stakes action.
In the premiere episode, “Smurf-Fu,” when Smurfette rescues Brainy from a giant snake, the other Smurfs ask her to teach them “Smurf-Fu.” Next up, “Diaper Daddy,” when everyone is tired of changing Baby’s diapers, Handy decides to invent a robot that will do the job.
The voice cast includes David Freeman (7 Promises) as Papa Smurf; Berangere McNeese (Matriochkas) as Smurfette; Lenny Mark Irons (No Man’s Land) as Gargamel; Youssef El Kaoukibi (NRJ Belgium) as Brainy; and Catherine Hershey (Boundary Games) as Willow.
The Smurfs expands Nickelodeon’s growing portfolio of influential properties that includes SpongeBob SquarePants, The Patrick Star Show, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue’s Clues & You!, the all-new animated Star Trek: Prodigy series and the Transformers co-production.
The Smurfs is a Peyo Productions and Dupuis Audiovisuel production, in co-production with KiKA, Ketnet and RTBF, with the participation of TF1 and with the participation of Wallimage (La Wallonie), of Screen Flanders, of BNPPFFF and with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Government and the participation of the CNC.
The Smurfs CG-animated series acquisition is overseen by Layla Lewis, Senior Vice President, Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships and Dana Cluverius, Senior Vice President, Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon.