It was in the year 1959 where the first comic book featured the Smurfs. They were created by Pierre Culliford or Peyo, a Belgian cartoonist. Ever since their creation, the Smurfs have starred in numerous comic books, TV series, and even movies. They have become well-loved characters who are still very popular with kids, whether they are in cartoon or CGI form.
Smurfette In The Limelight
Ever since the Smurfs was released and became popular with a lot of people, kids and adults alike, Smurfette has been a staple in the TV shows and movies alike. She is known to be the only female Smurf in a village full of male Smurfs, though earlier TV series and comics portrayed other female Smurfs such as Nanny Smurf. However, Smurfette is, in the most recent movies and TV series, the only female Smurf. She was not a Smurf from birth but a creation of Gargamel, the Smurf’s main antagonist, who meant to use her as a tool.
In the latest Smurf movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Smurfette takes the center stage as she and her friends seek to find out where a mysterious map leads and through misadventure which involved sneaking out Smurf Village without Papa Smurf knowing to Gargamel pushing them off their raft and causing them to fall off a waterfall, the group find themselves in the Lost Village or Smurfy Grove, a village full of female Smurfs and headed by Smurf Willow.
However, not all is fun and games as Gargamel once again enters the picture and attempts to capture all the female Smurfs, including Papa Smurf, Hefty Smurf, Brainy Smurf, and Clumsy Smurf. This leaves Smurfette to save her old and newfound friends and family and in doing so, she finds what her real purpose is and what it means to be a Smurf.