Smurfs are fifty years old in 2008.
The tiny blue figures were created by Peyo (Pierre Culliford) in 1958.
For their 50 years, organizers are planning a 3-D animation film, new comic book collections and a remastered release of the popular 1980s television animated series.
The European birthday tour will start in Brussels and then in Paris and Berlin.
Originally called “Schtroumpfs” in french they were later called “Smurfs” in english, “Pitufo” in spanish, “Schlumpf” in german, “Nam Ching Ling” in chinese and “Sumafa” in japanese.
Peyo died in 1992 but his smurfs are still alive in our hearts, more than ever.