Monday, October 10, 2005

I guess Gargamel finally had enough.

The people of Belgium have been left reeling by a public service commercial featuring the Smurfs, in which the blue-skinned cartoon characters' village is annihilated by warplanes.

When an article starts out like this, it can only get more interesting. Apparently it was sanctioned by the creator's family - who apparently like kicking the smurf of out his creation.

Here is the full article, with details and descriptions. If we're going this route, can I nominate the Tellebubbies to be carpet bombed next time? Elmo? If we're going to decimate children's shows, we may as well pick something recent.

Belgium once put out a Pinocchio movie where the title character was killed by burning to death. Really. I think it runs in the family.


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