What kind of dwarfs: 6 "blue" facts about SmurfsBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/what-kind-of-dwarfs-6-blue-facts-about-smurfs
The premiere of the third film about blue dwarfs has not yet taken place in Russia, and he is already accused of feminism. The main character Smurfette despaired of finding her vocation in her native village and dragged her three friends through forests full of mysterious creatures, to hell with the horns — to look for a lost village where knowledgeable Smurfs will be able to explain to her who she is and why she was blinded.
While it is difficult to say whether a cartoon can be called feminist (considering that at the beginning of the film Smurfette was not particularly useful in her native village and went in search of the meaning of life), but in our arsenal there are several interesting facts about the main characters of the cartoon that you need to know before going to the cinema.
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Smurfs come from the 1960s
Belgian artist Peyo (Pierre Cullifort) came up with blue gnomes when his car broke down in the woods. While Pierre was waiting for help, he walked deep into the thicket and saw large mushrooms. It is not known whether Peyo tried them or not, but it was then that he came up with the idea to make comics about gnomes living in mushrooms.
According to legend, in the process of creating the first characters, Peyo confused a brown pencil with a blue one \_(ツ)_/
Papa Smurf is a revolutionary
The Smurfs' favorite headdress, the white cap, is known to historians as Phrygian. In ancient Rome, such a headdress was red, symbolized freedom and was called "pileus". Later, the Phrygian cap became the prototype for the Jacobins' caps during the Great French Revolution — since then, the association with the word "freedom" has become even more entrenched behind it.
In the village of Smurfs, the heroes wear white caps, and the main and wisest one — Papa Smurf — wears a headdress of historical red color.
Smurfette was made to upset all the other Smurfs
According to the plot of the original comics (which were produced with the participation of the creator of the blue dwarfs), Smurfette was created by the evil wizard Gargamel to sow envy and discord among the close-knit male collective of the "blue" village. The recipe for creating a Gargamel Smurfette was about the following: sugar, spices, crocodile tears, bird brain, snake tongue, cat cunning, peacock vanity, magpie chatter and obstinate temper at the tip of a knife.
(In the original: "Sugar and spice but nothing nice; a dram of crocodile tears; peck of bird brain; the tip of an adder's tongue; half a pack of lies, white, of course; the slyness of a cat; the vanity of a peacock; the chatter of a magpie; the guile of a vixen and the disposition of a shrew; and of course the hardest stone for her heart.")
And after that, is it possible to call a cartoon feminist?
Smurfette is not the only young lady in the village
In addition to the most popular Smurfette, two more female representatives live in the village — Sasetta Smurf and Nanny Smurf.
The Evil Wizard — originally from the book by Francois Rabelais
In the satirical novel by Francois Rabelais "Gargantua and Pantagruel", the name Gargamel was worn by Gargantua's mother, a giantess who gave birth to a son through her right ear.
6 smurfs = philosopher's stone
In the original plot of the comics and the animated series about the Smurfs, it is said that if you put together six dwarfs, you can get gold from them. That is why in all the works about Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel preys on the little people — he is obsessed with the idea of finally bringing together six "blue" and getting rich.