The Smurfs is a comic and television franchise centred on a group of small blue fictional creatures called Smurfs, created and first introduced as a series of comic strips by the Belgian cartoonist Peyo (pen name of Pierre Culliford) on October 23, 1958.
The storylines tend to be simple tales of bold adventure. The cast has a simple structure as well: almost all the characters look essentially alike — mostlymale, very short (3apples high)，with blue skin, white trousers with a hole for their short tails, white hat in the style of a Phrygian cap, and sometimes someadditional accessory that identifies apersonality。
The Smurfs fulfill simple archetypes of everyday people: Lazy Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, and so on. All Smurfs, with the exception of Papa, Baby,Smurfette and Grandpa, are said to be 100 years old. There were originally 99 Smurfs, but this number increased as new Smurf characters appeared, such asSassette and Nanny. All of the original Smurfs were male; later female additions are Smurfette and Sassette。