The Smurfs is an American-Belgian animated children's television series that aired on NBC from September 12, 1981 to December 2, 1989. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, it is based on the Belgian comic series by the same name, created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo (who also served as story supervisor of this adaptation) and aired for 256 episodes with a total of 418 stories, excluding three cliffhanger episodes and 7 specials.
While this cartoon had a massive cult following, PhantomStrider personally hates it and does not understand the appeal of it since it was extremely sappy for him and he felt that all the characters are just super clichéd and stereotyped. His thoughts on the 2011 and 2013 live-action films are somewhat negative due to how ugly the CGI Smurfs are animated its meandering plots. He also mentioned that he (along with actual fans of the show) hated Brainy Smurf due to how bossy he is to everyone and how he frequently acts like such a know-it-all.
Lists Strider Includes The Smurfs
- Brainy Smurf made it to Worst Cartoon Characters at #7 (July 4, 2016).
- The Smurfs Movie made it to Worst Cartoon Live Action Remakes at #10 (September 29, 2016).
- It made it to Top 5 Cartoons I Hate That Everyone Likes: Part 2 at #5 (June 26, 2017).
- The Smurfs 2 made it to Worst Sony Animated Movies at #5 (September 23, 2017).
- "The Most Resentful Conversation... Ever!" from The Smurfs Movie made it to Top 3 Sony Animated Deleted Scenes at #2 (October 20, 2018).
- Smurfs: The Lost Village made it to Best Modern Sony Animated Movies at #4 (January 9, 2020).