Great news Smurf fans, the original feature film, the one that satisfied fans of the Smurfs throughout the 1980s is now available on DVD from Shout! Factory. I am a big fan of the little blue guys, so I was very happy to pick this one up and relive some childhood memories. Just be warned, the story and animation is not a little different feeling from later episode of the cartoon, if that is what you are used to, but the magic is very much intact.
A magical flute is just what Court Jester Peewit needs to play delightful tunes that make everyone in the kingdom dance: until the dancing turns dangerous. Sir Johan tries in vain to recover the musical instrument, but an (un-smurfy) thief named McCreep beats him to it, intending to use the flute to steal gold from the King s subjects. It’s the Smurfs-to-the-rescue when Papa Smurf devises a plan to create a second magical flute, and Peewit and Sir Johan go on a great adventure to find McCreep, win the musical duel and save the kingdom!
The DVD even has some extras (unexpected bonus), including:
– Theatrical Trailer
– Image Galley
– Smurf Terminology Overview
– Character Guide and more
I cannot say that I am a huge fan of the more recent Smurf film, but I can give The Smurfs and the Magic Flute the smurf of approval. So smurf out and smurf up your very own copy today.