Tuesday, September 28, 2021

'The Smurfs' to Arrive on Nickelodeon Asia in October 2021

Blue and small, and standing only three apples tall, The Smurfs are set to make their debut on Nickelodeon channels in Asia in October 2021! The CG-animated series follows the beloved characters embarking upon rousing adventures.


The Smurfs is set to premiere on Nickelodeon channels in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand on Monday 4th October 2021.

Nickelodeon South East Asia will treat viewers to a Smurf-tastic sneak peek of The Smurfs on Friday 8th October 2021 at 17:30 (WIB, Indonesian time). Following the sneak peek, fans can catch brand new episodes weekdays at 17:30 (WIB) starting Monday 25th October 2021! Localised airtimes for Philippines and Malaysia will be announced shortly.

Elsewhere in Asia, The Smurfs is set to arrive on Nickelodeon South Korea in December 2021.

The original series marks the return of the globally renowned characters to television for the first time in nearly 40 years and follows Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Hefty, Clumsy and the other inhabitants of Smurf Village on all-new adventures, packed with humor, heart and high-stakes action. In the premiere episode, “Smurf-Fu,” when Smurfette rescues Brainy from a giant snake, the other Smurfs ask her to teach them “Smurf-Fu.” Next in, “Diaper Daddy,” when everyone is tired of changing Baby’s diapers, Handy decides to invent a robot that will do the job.

Upcoming episodes include: "Clumsy Not Clumsy" (#102), "Unsmurfable Smile" (#103), "Who's Heftier?" (#104), "Smurfs In Disguise" (#105), "DRIIINNGGGGG!" (#106), "Alien Smurf" (#107), "Leaf It Alone" (#108) and "Bringing Up Smurfy" (#109).

The voice cast pushing the charm and absurdity of the original comics to even greater heights in the U.S.-English dub includes: David Freeman (7 Promises) as Papa Smurf, the father figure keeping the other Smurfs in line; Berangere McNeese (Matriochkas) as Smurfette, a curious Smurf who is always ready to take part in new adventures; Lenny Mark Irons (No Man’s Land) as Gargamel, a conniving human wizard with a bottomless thirst to capture Smurfs; Youssef El Kaoukibi (NRJ Belgium) as Brainy, who considers himself the smartest of the bunch; and Catherine Hershey (Boundary Games) as Willow, the brave and wise matriarch of a new tribe of girl Smurfs.

The Smurfs CG-animated series acquisition is overseen by Layla Lewis, Senior Vice President, Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships and Dana Cluverius, Senior Vice President, Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon.

Fans can Like the official Nickelodeon Asia Facebook page, follow Nickelodeon on Instagram, and subscribe to the official Nickelodeon Asia newsletter for the latest Nick news, highlights, The Scoop about their favourite stars, and videos.

The brand-new series underscores Nickelodeon’s strategy to be the home of the biggest franchises kids and families love. The Smurfs expands Nickelodeon’s growing portfolio of influential properties that already includes SpongeBob SquarePants, The Patrick Star Show, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue’s Clues & You!, the all-new animated Star Trek: Prodigy series and the Transformers co-production.

The Smurfs is a Peyo Productions and Dupuis Audiovisuel production, in co-production with KiKA, Ketnet and RTBF, with the participation of TF1 and with the participation of Wallimage (La Wallonie), of Screen Flanders, of BNPPFFF and with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Government and the participation of the CNC.

Still from "Diaper Daddy".

Still from "Clumsy Not Clumsy".

Still from "Who's Heftier?".

Still from "Leaf It Alone".

Still from "DRIIINNGGGGG!".

Still from "Unsmurfable Smile".

Still from "Smurfs In Disguise".

Still from "Alien Smurf".

Still from "Bringing Up Smurfy".



© Peyo Productions - Dupuis Édition & Audiovisuel - Dargaud Media - KiKA - KETNET - RTBF.be - 2021

About Peyo, LAFIG Belgium/IMPS (International Merchandising Promotions & Services)

IMPS, together with LAFIG Belgium, are the official licensors of the little blue-skinned characters ‘The Smurfs.’ Over the years, IMPS has worked in close collaboration with its agents worldwide to develop successful licensed merchandising, retail and co-branded promotions, publishing activities, broadcasting deals, theme parks, live shows and family entertainment centers that have secured the everlasting success of the Smurfs.  IMPS is run by Véronique Culliford, the daughter of Pierre Culliford, the creator of the Smurfs, who is better known under his pseudonym Peyo. Véronique has run IMPS since 1984 and controls with LAFIG Belgium the rights to the Smurfs characters and the Smurfs licensing worldwide.

About Nickelodeon

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Originally published: September 28, 2021.

H/T: Special thanks to @SCDisneySwagPH for the news!

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