‘The Smurfs’ | Source: Nickelodeon

The Smurfs got their start in the ‘50s as comic characters, cementing their place in pop culture in the ‘80s with an animated series featuring the blue crew. They’ve since graduated to the big screen with several feature films, and now they’re heading to Nickelodeon in a new, CG-animated series: The Smurfs.

Papa Smurf (voiced by David Freeman), Smurfette (voiced by Berangere McNeese), Brainy (voiced by Youssef El Kaoukibi), and Gargamel (voiced by Lenny Mark Irons) will return to TV for the first time in almost 40 years with new adventures beginning in September. Willow (voiced by Catherine Hershey) will also join the squad as the brave and wise matriarch of a new tribe of girl Smurfs.

In the premiere episode, “Smurf-Fu,” Smurfette will rescue Brainy from a giant snake and the rest of the Smurfs will ask her to teach them “Smurf-Fu.” In “Diaper Daddy,” everyone is tired of changing Baby’s diapers, so Handy invents a robot to get the job done.

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The Smurfs will premiere on Friday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, with new episodes launching on Friday nights. Jazwares is also heading for Smurf Village as the global master toy partner for The Smurfs, so we can expect figures, playsets, and plush toys to hit shelves next year.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.