These iconic blue characters we grew up with are back with the third movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village, out in cinemas April 6. Before you catch the movie, here are some fun facts you can share with your little Smurfs fan! And stand a chance to win exclusive Smurfs merchandise when you spot the hidden Smurfs in the 360 picture below.
As you prepare to go on a grand adventure with our favourite little blue explorers, learn these behind-the-scenes facts and get a sneak peek into the movie too, with cinematic snapshots from Smurfs: The Lost Village.
#1 Smurfette originally had black hair!
Can you imagine the beautiful Smurfette with dark hair? We think she looks gorgeous either way!
#2 The largest Smurfs collector in the world has over 6,320 pieces of memorabilia
If you think you’re a huge fan of the Smurfs, you have to meet Gerda P. Scheuers who holds the official title of their biggest fan (or at least memorabilia collector). The American woman holds the Guinness Book of World Records’ title with a recorded 6,320 pieces in 2014.
In 2015, she interviewed with local news outlet, Ripon Press,, admitting that her collection has grown much larger and she adds on about 20 new pieces a month! Now, she even has her kid collecting too.
#3 When Smurfs cannot breathe, they turn purple!
If humans go blue when they cannot breathe, then what colour do Smurfs turn?
If you didn’t already know this, when a Smurf decides to hold his breath, he turns purple, answering the age-old question. Incidentally, in one of the many comics written about the Smurfs, one of the Smurfs is bitten by a Purple Fly and becomes infected with the Purple disease. The disease spreads and turns other Smurfs into Purple Smurfs...
#4 … And the Purple disease is how Grouchy Smurf became grouchy!
Grouchy isn’t an easy favourite, but he comes with a pretty interesting back story.
In one of the original comics, “The Black Smurfs”, Grouchy was just like any other normal Smurf until he got bitten by the Purple Fly. He was infected and became a Purple Smurf zombie that started biting other Smurfs to infect them too.
This was until Papa Smurf found the cure that saved the whole village. Although Grouchy turned back into a Blue Smurf, it is said that he retained the facial expressions of a Purple Smurf (which is grouchy) because he was a Purple Smurf for the longest duration.
#5 The word “Smurf” can be used as a noun, an adjective, a verb or an adverb.
The word Smurf was a made-up word by the Belgian creator of the Smurfs, Pierre Culliford. It is the Dutch translation of the French word “Schtroumpf”, which he had invented while having a meal with a fellow designer and couldn’t remember the word for salt.
So, just like Peyo and the world of Smurfs, you can use the word Smurf as a substitute for just about anything. Just let your imaginations run wild! What a Smurfingly good idea!
You know what else is a Smurfingly Smurfy idea? Catching the latest Smurf movie - Smurfs: The Lost Village, out in cinemas April 6. It is time to relive your childhood (and to do so with the kids!) If the last Smurfs movie was anything to go by, this upcoming one is going to be a blast for the whole family once again!
Join the Smurfs in an epic adventure as they go beyond their magic mushroom houses into a world unknown – the Forbidden Forest. They encounter kissing plants, fire-breathing dragons, and flowers that, well, see for yourself!
Watch the star-studded live-action animation movie at your nearest Cathay, Shaw, Golden Village or Filmgarde cinemas. Better book your tickets quickly to avoid the rush!
Smurfs: The Lost Village will be out in cinemas in Singapore on April 6.