IMPS, the global distributors of The Smurfs CG- animated series, in collaboration with co-producers Peyo Productions, Ellipse Animation, KiKA, Ketnet, RTBF, and with TF1, has confirmed a third season of the global series, "The Smurfs" is in production. Season three of "The Smurfs" will be broadcasted globally by Nickelodeon and on local Free-to-Air beginning next year. “We're delighted that the creative magic of the Ellipse Animation & Peyo Productions teams will be brought to screens in this brand-new season," Caroline Duvochel for Ellipse Animation said. "The stories of our favorite characters are endless, and we can't wait for children to discover these new Smurfing adventures!”
IMPS also confirmed that Giochi Preziosi is the new Master Toy partner for non-English speaking territories. The famous toys production company from Italy is creating a brand-new Smurfs toy line that will hit the European market in 2024. As already announced, Florida-based company Jazwares is The Smurfs’ Master Toys for English speaking territories. In addition, Peyo’s little blue heroes will have a special 65 th birthday celebration with fans in their home-country this upcoming weekend (21-22 October) at FACTS, the Belgian Comic Con. The Smurf have appeared for the first time in an adventure of Johan and Peewit - The Smurfs and the Magic Flute - published in the Belgian comics magazine Spirou on October 23, 1958.
In addition, a new Smurfs movie produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Animation and starring Rihanna as Smurfette has been recently announced with a February 2025 theatrical release. “I’m very happy to be able to continue my father’s work with yet another fantastic new season of the Smurfs TV Series and the upcoming release of a new toy line for kids to play and create their own stories," Véronique Culliford, President & Founder of Peyo Productions and I.M.P.S, and Peyo’s daughter said.
In this new season, viewers will rediscover the original 100 Smurfs, and meet new Smurfs girls, each with her own specific trait and unforgettable personality. These new heroes will provide a burst of comedic energy as they will complicate daily life for Papa Smurf and Willow, while confusing and disrupting Gargamel’s evil plans. There will also be new villains, posing additional threats to the Smurfs. Naturally, Gargamel will still reign as king villain, but he will be joined by his niece and nephew, Dwayne, and Rowena, who are often dropped off at his hovel to spend the weekend.
These two pre-teens are nothing but trouble for the Smurfs—and for Gargamel, too. Then there’s Voltaire, a young dragon who lives in a cave. Practically all the Smurfs walk on tippy toes around Voltaire, afraid of his “bark” and his ice-cold breath that can freeze you solid. One Smurf, however, Lily, thinks he is the sweetest beast in the land. Finally, in this third Season, viewers will discover for the first time on TV: "The Smurf Girls’ Village," a magical and colorful place, hidden in the forest and filled with Flower bulb-shaped houses. These new elements will enrich the unique universe of Peyo’s Smurfs with novel adventures and brand-new comedic situations.
We're delighted that the creative magic of the Ellipse Animation & Peyo Productions teams will be brought to screens in this brand-new season. The stories of our favorite characters are endless, and we can't wait for children to discover these new Smurfing adventures.” Caroline Duvochel Ellipse Animation