After official licensor IMPS has announced that it is joining forces with Dupuis Audiovisuel to create a fresh TV series starring The Smurfs, Peyo’s little blue mushroom-dwellers are going to return to the small screen once more.
Currently in pre-development, the show will be produced and offered as a pack of 13-minute episodes.
“The Smurfs TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera in the ‘80s is a highly successful series, still being broadcast on a global scale. But creating a new series, giving the Smurfs an updated look, was just a logical next step for the property after three Hollywood movies,” claimed Véronique Culliford, President of IMPS.
“We are very happy to embark on this exciting journey with the Dupuis group, one of our historical partners on Smurf comic books and animation.”
Run by Véronique Culliford, IMPS has since 1984 worked in close collaboration with agents worldwide to develop successful Smurfs L&M programs, promotions, publishing, broadcast deals, theme parks, live shows, games, music and more.
The globally beloved Smurfs were first created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo (Pierre Culliford) in 1958 and soon appeared in animated movies and theatrical cartoons.