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The Smurfs on iPhone & iPad with 5 great apps

Follow the group of tiny light-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 Smurfs is a comic and television franchise. The original term and the language came during a meal Peyo was having with his friend André Franquin at the Belgian Coast. Having shortly forgotten the word “salt”, Peyo asked him (in French) to pass the schtroumpf. Franquin jokingly replied, “Here’s the Schtroumpf, when you are done schtroumpfing, schtroumpf it back…” and the two spent the rest of that weekend speaking in “schtroumpf language“. The name was later translated into Dutch as Smurf, which was adopted in English.

With the commercial success of the Smurfs came the merchandising empire of Smurf miniatures, models, games, and toys. Entire collecting clubs have devoted themselves to collecting PVC Smurfs, and Smurf merchandise. With the first big budget film released on July 29, 2011 it look s like there could be trilogy of the computer-generated Smurf films. We thought it would be a good time to let you in on some Smurf apps available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The Smurfs Movie Storybook – Children’s Book by FrogDogMedia LLC is the ideal application for children of three and upwards. Follow Papa Smurf and his friends Smurfette, Grouchy, Brainy, Clumsy and Gutsy on their adventurous trip to New York avoiding the evil Gargamel and his devious cat Azrael. This app contains genuine character audio and real images from the movie. Play a Spot the Difference game with three screen shots to play in. Available through the iTunes App Store for £1.99/$2.99 this is a great app for younger and older Smurf fans.

Smurfs by COSMOS i-TECH SOLUTIONS LIMITED is a Smurfs Gallery for fans to access many pictures and wallpapers collected from all over the world about The Smurfs. Accessible at the App Store for £1.49/$1.99 this app allows users to save and share the pictures easily with continuous updates for Smurf fans everywhere to enjoy.

Smurfs Comics by comiXology is a free application for you to download at the App Store. View the hit 80s animated TV series with the Smurfs comics by Peyo. There are many fans who didn’t know that the Smurfs originally appeared in comics, here is a chance for you to see the original Smurfs in action.

Smurfs’ Village by Beeline Interactive, Inc. is a free game app with charges for additional in-app content. As Gargamel has found the Smurfs’ village and scattered the Smurfs everywhere. With Papa Smurf’s guidance, it is up to you to build a new village for the Smurfs to call home. Start the game with only a single mushroom house and a lone plot of land. From there, you can progress and build specialized houses, elaborate gardens with colorful crops, bridges to span running rivers, trodden paths, and more. For more on this, visit the App Store.

Smurfs’ Village Walkthrough by Angry Doodle is a guide with a walkthrough and cheats. Available at the App Store for £1.49/$1.99 this application is an unofficial version so it will contain a disclaimer. Users will basically gain access to help assist them with the Smurfs’ Village game.

Find out about your favorite Smurfs with easy to use apps. The older viewers might remember the original 80s animated TV series with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Lazy Smurf, Baby Smurf, Handy Smurf and Jokey Smurf. Who is your favorite Smurf? You may even find you start replacing words with the word Smurf. Anyway, I’m off for a Smurf! We hope there is an application that you will enjoy among these.

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Written by Marlon Votta

Marlon joined the Product Reviews team in March 2011. He brings a wide-range of experience to PR, and has studied and worked in a diverse range of industries. These include art and design, a Horticulturalist, graphics and printing. Personal interests include music, football, boxing, traveling, and different languages, although Marlon has an Italian background. He now looks to expand his computer and tech knowledge by writing news on the latest trends in this industry. Follow Marlon if you’re looking for an unbiased view of the latest products, and tech services.

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