The DYR blog

The blog with general chat about all things from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s plus news about new features and developments on the website.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Smurf news

The rather exciting news is that as of yesterday, the full season 1 of the Smurfs is available on DVD for the first time!

For a whole generation of children, these little blue hobbits (who stood, 3 apples-tall - fact) along with one of the catchiest theme tunes ever written, were iconic trendsetters and have played a part in the collective psyche of millions of us all.

The cartoons were shown all over Europe, so if you're ever with a foreigner of your own age, but don't speak their language - just mention "the smurfs" and you can break the ice, bond and reminisce in broken "Smurf" language.

So, while you could never forget the Smurfs, as the 1980's was teeming with these little blue guys (for they were mostly guys,) you can now finally dust off those memories and bring them back to the forefront of your mind to see what all the fuss was about.

To tool your adult mind up with some new smurf-facts, the DVD box set even features a 17 minute documentary so you can find out a bit more about this shared cultural phenomenon.

BTW - This is a pre-emptive release before the £100 million production of the Smurf movie (you head me right, smurf movie!) scheduled for release in June 2011.

To find out what the 5 year old you was so mad about all those years ago - you can buy it here and take a trip back into what you were filling your formative brain with!

Personally I think it was all good. If you look closely at their daily lives they all seem to be little blue eco-warrior humanists!