Belgium has been the source of a number of eccentric characters including Agatha Christie’s detective Hercules Poirot and home grown Tintin. However perhaps the most iconic Belgian characters to be exported are those little blue characters known as The Smurfs, or Les Schtroumpfs, as they are known in their native Belgium.
Since their creation in 1958, The Smurfs have become a global brand with books, a song that topped the charts in 16 countries in 1978, a Hanna Barbera TV cartoon in the 1980s and what appears to be the start of a Hollywood film franchise. The second Smurfs film “The Smurfs 2” is released in the UK on the 31st July. Much is riding on the success of the sequel after the first movie “The Smurfs” released in 2011, was a box office smash success generating over half a billion dollars, excluding DVD sales.
The plot of “The Smurfs 2” is set in Paris and revolves around the story of Smurfette, and how she came to be the only girl in Smurf village. Singer Katy Perry voices the female Smurf, providing her first lead role in a film. Somewhat surprisingly Katy Perry will not be singing the title track or any songs on the soundtrack of “The Smurfs 2”. Instead Britney Spears has recorded the title track, “Ooh La La”.
It’s all a far cry from Father Abraham’s 1978 hit “The Smurf Song” which reached No2 in the UK Charts in 1978, only held off the No1 spot by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John’s “You’re the One that I Want”, which was camped at the summit of the charts for two months. Of course that track came from the legendary musical “Grease” and 35 years on the Smurfs have emulated John Travolta and Olivia Newton John with a successful film career of their own!!
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Framed vinyl records, framed CDs and framed DVDs with a personalised plaque, make unique presents or original gifts for a special celebration / special occasion ie a Wedding ( Wedding First Dance Song ), an Engagement Party ( Our Song ), a House Warming Party ( New Home ), a 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th Birthday ( How about the No1 song on the day of birth? ), a Silver, Ruby or Golden Wedding Anniversary, Father’s or Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day!! THE PERFECT PERSONALISED PRESENT!!