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Smurfs And The Magic Flute, The

FATHER ABRAHAM-predating joust for international recognition, courtesy of one of those Once Upon A Time… Man-esque European animations that starts off as a quite fun mock-medieval romp based around non-‘canon’ fellow Peyo creations Sir Johan and Peewit, off on a quest to recover a Magic Flute (of the sort that won’t be troubling old Wolfgang Amadeus’ lawyers) in some indefinable middle-ages middle-European kingdom full of scoff-related hilarity-occasioning banquets, standard-issue ‘oaf’ figures, and disconcertingly Moody Blues-like electro-folk sing-songery. Then those blue gits turn up and ruin it all.



  1. Cindylover1969

    June 9, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Ugh. That is all.

  2. Applemask

    June 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I really should check out the original BDs. I like French (or Walloon in this case) comic art and the Smurf books look at least eighteen times more witty and interesting than any cartoon adaptation, particularly since you can’t hear their voices.

  3. paulus - bangkok

    June 22, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Blue Shit!… in retrospect
    However they were the dogs (blue) bollocks in the junior school playground. Even more so if you reamed out their chuffs and used them as dust caps on your Grifter.
    Oh the sickness felt in anticipation of collecting the next release from the local (now long gone) National garages. They were like happy meals, but without the edible poison (other than in the leaded paint).
    Nostalgia tainted solid lumps of blue plastic shite!

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