Getting Smurfy again in ’08
Even a full-scale bombing can’t keep a good Smurf down. Last seen in a controversial UNICEF ad, the blue-skinned, three-apples-high Smurfs appear to have survived their encounter with the horrors of war and are making a comeback for their 50th anniversary.
2008 looks to be a blue-ribbon year for the inhabitants of Smurf Village with the debut of a new 3-D film, television series and comics dedicated to the adventures of Papa Smurf, Brainy and the rest of the Smurfs, as well as their eternal foe, Gargamel.
According to CBC:
"An ‘invasion’ of projects about Belgian illustrator Pierre (Peyo) Culliford’s best known characters will begin later this month and end in October, the actual 50th anniversary, officials from IMPS, the group controlled by Peyo’s family and rights holder for the Smurfs, said Monday."