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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Smurfmas and a Merry Smurf year!


A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us here at www.doyouremember.co.uk!

Let's hope that 2011 is as interesting and fun as 2010 was - indeed 2010 could hardly have had more of an eye for 1970's and 1980's nostalgia!

2010, instead of looking forward into a space odyssey, we looked backwards into our past and reinvented almost everything!

First off was the reinvention of some of those classic toys, Big Trak, Rubik's Cube, Mr Frosty, and the Sylvanian Families have come back en masse!

The list of films based on nostalgic series or films was extra ordinary this year, a real bumper crop - among the biggest was "The A-team", "Karate Kid", "Nightmare on Elm Street", more "Transformers", and "Yogi Bear" the movie!

Perhaps a quick pause as well, to think of the stars of stage and screen of our favourite childhood programmes and films we said goodbye to, among them Gary Coleman from the classic 80's sitcom "diff'rent strokes", John Forsythe (Blake Carrington from Dynasty), and the legendary Leslie Neilson from "Airplane" and "The Naked Gun" films as well as "Police Squad!"

Surely, 2011 can't fit in more than 2010? Well it looks like it might do!
With film versions of "Winnie the Pooh", "Footloose", a new "Planet of the Apes" prequel, and of course, yet another Transformers film, and brilliantly a film based on "The Smurfs"!

2011 looks Smurftastic! Get your white mittens and hats, and get ready for that theme song - it going to be EVERYWHERE next year!

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