Birth of Pierre Culliford aka Peyo
Juin 25, 1928

Birth of Pierre Culliford aka Peyo

Johan's First Appearance
Septembre 04, 1946

Johan's First Appearance

First appearance of "The Adventures of Johan" in the newspaper "La Dernière Heure".

Poussy The Cat
Janvier 22, 1949

Poussy The Cat

Publication of the first "Pussy The Cat" joke in the newspaper "Le Soir".

Spirou Magazine
1952

Spirou Magazine

Peyo Starts Working for the Spirou Magazine

Birth of Peewit
1954

Birth of Peewit

Johan Is Joined by a New Comrade: Peewit

Publication of
1958

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
1959

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
1959

First Short Movie

First Short Movie Taken From "Les Schtroumpfs Noirs " is produced by TVA.

Birth of Benoît Brisefer
1960

Birth of Benoît Brisefer

Creation of the Studio in Uccle
1964

Creation of the Studio in Uccle

1975

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
1981

The Smurfs' TV Series

The First Episode of the Smurfs' TV Series Is Broadcast on NBC.

The Smurfs' TV Series Is Known Worldwide
1982

The Smurfs' TV Series Is Known Worldwide

Worldwide distribution for the TV series.

Creation of the Company IMPS
1984

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
1989

Launch of the Monthly Smurf Publication

Cartoon Création launches the monthly Smurf publication "Schtroumpf".

Peyo's Death
Décembre 24, 1992

Peyo's Death

International Success of Music Album by the Smurfs
1994

International Success of Music Album by the Smurfs

Creation of the Lafig Belgium Public Limited Company
2004

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
2005

Partnership with UNICEF

50th Anniversary of the Smurfs
2008

50th Anniversary of the Smurfs

International celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Smurfs.

The Macy's Parade
2008

The Macy's Parade

Since 2008 the Smurf takes part of the Macy’s Parade in New York.

The World Expo
2010

The World Expo

The Smurfs Become the Mascot of Belgian Pavilion of the World Expo in Shangai

2011

"The Smurfs" The Movie

First 3D Cinema Adaptation by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation.

Spanish Village Painted Blue
Juin 11, 2011

Spanish Village Painted Blue

Juzcar, inland from Malaga, becomes the world's first official Smurf Village.

Launch of the Smurfs' Hologram
Juin 06, 2012

Launch of the Smurfs' Hologram

30 million holograms on Smurf products in 5 continents.

The Smurfs 2
2013

The Smurfs 2

Second 3D Cinema Adaptation by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation.

2013

Britney Spears

Britney Spears for "The Smurfs 2" theme song.

The Smurf Store
2013

The Smurf Store

Opening of the official Smurf Store in Brussels.

Avril 01, 2013

"The Smurfs 2" Global Smurfs Day

Benoît Brisefer: Les Taxis Rouges the Movie
2014

Benoît Brisefer: Les Taxis Rouges the Movie

Cinema Adaptation of one of the Benoit Brisefer's Adventure.

The Belgian Comic Strip Center
2014

The Belgian Comic Strip Center

New Smurf Area at the Belgian Comic Strip Center (CBDD) Opens

The Ivo Van Damme Memorial
Septembre 06, 2014

The Ivo Van Damme Memorial

The Smurfs are the Official Mascot of the athletism event "the Ivo Van Damme Memorial" in Brussels.

Mai 02, 2015

The Smurfs On YouTube

Launch of the 1st Smurf Official YouTube Channel

Smurfy Roundabout In Genval
Juin 25, 2015

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
Avril 01, 2016

New Smurf Website

Mai 07, 2016

The Smurfs on Instagram

Creation of the official Smurfs account on Instagram.

Nine Culliford's Death
Mai 07, 2016

Nine Culliford's Death

L'union fait la Schtroumpf!
Août 06, 2016

L'union fait la Schtroumpf!

Exhibition in Caunes-Minervois, France, also known as the land of the Sarsaparilla.

Motiongate™
Décembre 01, 2016

Motiongate™

The Smurfs' Village has opened its doors at Motiongate™ in Dubaï. https://www.motiongatedubai.com/EN/attractions?zone=39

Mars 08, 2017

Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor for "The Smurfs: The Lost Village" theme song.

The Art Of Peyo
Mars 25, 2017

The Art Of Peyo

A Peyo retrospective exhibition.

Avril 07, 2017

Smurfs: The Lost Village

Brand new and fully animated Smurfs' movie by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation.

Mai 01, 2017

Visit Brussels

The Smurfs became the ambassadors of Brussels in several european capital cities with Be.Brussels. #takemetobrussels

60th Anniversary of the Smurfs
January 1, 2018 — December 31, 2018

60th Anniversary of the Smurfs

Launch of 5 big exhibits in 5 continents.

Avril 02, 2018

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

The Atomium
June 1, 2018 — October 1, 2018

The Atomium

We smurfed the atomium !

The Smurf Experience
Juin 01, 2018

The Smurf Experience

Think Blue Think Smurf
Juin 01, 2019

Think Blue Think Smurf

The Smurfs are the Ambassadors of the United Nation's SDG

Let's clean the beaches together
Mai 04, 2020

Let's clean the beaches together

The Smurfs Join EU's Fight Against Ocean Waste

New comic album
Juin 12, 2020

New comic album

The flight of the storks

The Smurf Experience
Septembre 09, 2020

The Smurf Experience

After Paris and Brussels, the exhibition moves to Oberhaussen in Germany

New Smurf Theme Park
Mars 05, 2021

New Smurf Theme Park

Discover our new Theme Park in Shangai (China)

First escape room
July 2021

First escape room

The Smurfs and MadLab open their first own escape room in Zaragoza, Spain

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