“The Smurfs” are making a comeback on Nickelodeon for a new generation of cartoon fans.
“The Smurfs” are blue and small, standing only three apples tall, and they will be on TV again starting Sept. 10.
Nickelodeon announced the series on Thursday, Aug. 12, with an official trailer reveal for the CGI-animated series. New episodes will be on Nickelodeon every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series, making its return to TV for the first time in nearly 40 years, follows the little blue characters on new rousing adventures.
Familiar Smurfs, Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Hefty, Clumsy and others from the Smurf Village will have new adventures in the latest reboot.
In the premiere episode, “Smurf-Fu,” Smurfette rescues Brainy from a giant snake and the other Smurfs want Smurfette to teach them Smurf-Fu. In the following episode, “Diaper Daddy,” Handy builds a robot to change diapers after everyone grows tired of changing Baby Smurf’s diapers.
The voice cast members include David Freeman as Papa Smurf, Berangere McNeese as Smurfette, Lenny Mark as Gargamel, Yousesef El Kaoukibi as Brainy, and Catherine Hershey as Willow, a new, brave and wise matriarch of a tribe of female Smurfs.
“The Smurfs” series acquisition is overseen by Layla Lewis, Senior Vice President, Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships and Dana Cluverius, Senior Vice President, Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon.
“The Smurfs” is part of Nickelodeon’s effort to expand its portfolio of influential properties that includes SpongeBob Squarepants, The Patrick Star Show, Kamp Koral, SpongeBob’s Under Years, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Blue’s Clues, Star Trek: Prodigy and the Transformers.