Les Aventures des Schtroumpfs (partially found Belgian animated film; 1965)

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The Smurfs as they looked in the 1960s series.

Status: Partially Found

In 1958, Peyo created the popular The Smurfs (originally, "Les Schtroumpfs") and they first appeared on a Belgium comic Johan and Peewit story "La Flûte à six trous". A few years later, The Smurfs made their animation debut in a TV series called "Les Schtroumpfs" which aired from 1961-1965.


In 1965, a 90-minute black-and-white animated film was made called Les Aventures des Schtroumpfs (in English: The Adventures of the Smurfs). It was the first animated production to feature The Smurfs. Its narration is divided into five segments. The film itself actually used five episodes from the 1961 series "Les Schtroumpfs". Which was also the very first animated tv series starring The Smurfs before Hannah-Barbara adapted it 20 years later.

Notably, the character design is based on the early art style of the first Smurfs comic stories. The animation is also very limited, even by 1960s cartoon standards. The 1960s series used cutout animation for animating the characters.

Parts of the film/TV Series can be seen on display at the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels, Belgium (birthplace of series creator Pierre Culliford "Peyo").

The Segments


A Smurf gets captured by Gargamel. Now, the Smurfs must save him before he gets killed.

The Smurfs and the Magic Egg

The Smurfs discover a magic egg. But they don't know it has been created by Gargamel.

The Black Smurfs

A contagious disease terrorizes the village.

The Smurfs and the Dragon

The Smurfs befriend a domesticated dragon.

The Flying Smurf

One of the Smurfs attempts to fly like a bird.


Some surviving footage from the film.
More surviving footage from a high-quality German copy of Les Aventures des Schtroumpfs.
30 second footage from 2008 that shows "The Smurfnapper".
More surviving footage which shows the adaptation of "The Fake Smurf" and "The Flute Smurf".


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