Birth of Pierre Culliford aka Peyo
Johan's First Appearance
First appearance of "The Adventures of Johan" in the newspaper "La Dernière Heure".
Poussy The Cat
Publication of the first "Pussy The Cat" joke in the newspaper "Le Soir".
Peyo Starts Working for the Spirou Magazine
Birth of Peewit
Johan Is Joined by a New Comrade: Peewit
Publication of "The Smurfs and the Magic Flute"
Creation of the Smurf in an adventure of Johan and Peewit: "The Smurfs and the Magic Flute", major comic book by Peyo (60 pages).
Publication of the First Smurfs' Adventure
Publication of the First Smurfs Adventure, "Les Schtroumpfs Noirs" as a Short Story in the Spirou Magazine.
First Short Movie
First Short Movie Taken From "Les Schtroumpfs Noirs " is produced by TVA.
Birth of Benoît Brisefer
Creation of the Studio in Uccle
First Feature Length Movie Based on "The Smurfs and the Magic Flute"
The Belvision Studios produce the first feature length movie based on "The Smurfs and the Magic Flute".
The Smurfs' TV Series
The First Episode of the Smurfs' TV Series Is Broadcast on NBC.
The Smurfs' TV Series Is Known Worldwide
Worldwide distribution for the TV series.
Creation of the Company IMPS
IMPS (International Merchandising Promotions & Services) is created by Véronique Culliford, Peyo's daughter, to manage the rights linked to Peyo's characters.
Launch of the Monthly Smurf Publication
Cartoon Création launches the monthly Smurf publication "Schtroumpf".
International Success of Music Album by the Smurfs
Creation of the Lafig Belgium Public Limited Company
The founding of the Lafig Belgium public limited company, which manages the exploitation of subsidiary rights in North America (United States and Canada).
Partnership with UNICEF
50th Anniversary of the Smurfs
International celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Smurfs.
The Macy's Parade
Since 2008 the Smurf takes part of the Macy’s Parade in New York.
The World Expo
The Smurfs Become the Mascot of Belgian Pavilion of the World Expo in Shangai
"The Smurfs" The Movie
First 3D Cinema Adaptation by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation.
Spanish Village Painted Blue
Juzcar, inland from Malaga, becomes the world's first official Smurf Village.
Launch of the Smurfs' Hologram
30 million holograms on Smurf products in 5 continents.
The Smurfs 2
Second 3D Cinema Adaptation by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation.
Britney Spears for "The Smurfs 2" theme song.
The Smurf Store
Opening of the official Smurf Store in Brussels.
"The Smurfs 2" Global Smurfs Day
Benoît Brisefer: Les Taxis Rouges the Movie
Cinema Adaptation of one of the Benoit Brisefer's Adventure.
The Belgian Comic Strip Center
New Smurf Area at the Belgian Comic Strip Center (CBDD) Opens
The Ivo Van Damme Memorial
The Smurfs are the Official Mascot of the athletism event "the Ivo Van Damme Memorial" in Brussels.
The Smurfs On YouTube
Launch of the 1st Smurf Official YouTube Channel
Smurfy Roundabout In Genval
Peyo’s Birthday was commemorated on the 25th of June with a very Smurfy roundabout in Genval, Belgium.
New Smurf Website
The Smurfs on Instagram
Creation of the official Smurfs account on Instagram.
Nine Culliford's Death
L'union fait la Schtroumpf!
Exhibition in Caunes-Minervois, France, also known as the land of the Sarsaparilla.
The Smurfs' Village has opened its doors at Motiongate™ in Dubaï. https://www.motiongatedubai.com/EN/attractions?zone=39
Meghan Trainor for "The Smurfs: The Lost Village" theme song.
The Art Of Peyo
A Peyo retrospective exhibition.
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Brand new and fully animated Smurfs' movie by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation.
The Smurfs became the ambassadors of Brussels in several european capital cities with Be.Brussels. #takemetobrussels
60th Anniversary of the Smurfs
Launch of 5 big exhibits in 5 continents.
The 5th Belgian Icon
Thanks to one of our fans, Marta Miscellani, the Smurfs become the Brussels Airlines 5th Belgian Icon. https://www.brusselsairlines.com/en-be/misc/livery_2018.aspx
We smurfed the atomium !
The Smurf Experience
Think Blue Think Smurf
The Smurfs are the Ambassadors of the United Nation's SDG
Let's clean the beaches together
The Smurfs Join EU's Fight Against Ocean Waste
New comic album
The flight of the storks
The Smurf Experience
After Paris and Brussels, the exhibition moves to Oberhaussen in Germany
New Smurf Theme Park
Discover our new Theme Park in Shangai (China)
First escape room
The Smurfs and MadLab open their first own escape room in Zaragoza, Spain