La Flūte ą six schtroumpfs (The Smurfs and the Magic Flute) Reviews
A villain steals a magic flute that was created by the smurfs. No one knows how to get to the land of the smurfs but the kingdom feels the smurfs are the only ones that can stop the villain. Can a couple young apprentices and potential influencers in the kingdom find the smurfs in time to stop the villains from conquering the land?
"Can you get a royal cushion for my royal head?"
Peyo delivers the Smurfs and the Magic Flute in his only directorial work. The storyline for this picture is fun to watch unfold and reminded me a little of the Black Cauldron. The animation was just okay and as you'd expect from a movie from this era.
"I'm afraid I'm done. I danced."
After watching the two Smurf movies with my daughter I wikipediaed the Smurfs and discovered this was the first ever storyline they appeared in. That made this a must see for us and we caught it last weekend off Netflix. I will say that it is okay and an above average cartoon. I did like how the smurfs were introduced which was definitely different from the cartoon. This is worth a viewing but far from a classic.
"No one knows the road to the land that leads to the smurfs."
I'm just going to recycle what someone else wrote. Those who grew up with the show, will be disoriented.
The animation is rather simplistic compared to other hand drawn animation from this era. It can't really compare to Disney films. The story doesn't really get going until the Smurfs appear.
Maybe nostalgic adults who were small children 31 years ago will watch this now.
The story much follows the comic book of the 70's but as not unusual there is a lot of dead time in animated movies of this era with repetions of laughter and singing and rolling around that doen't really move the story forward regardless if you're six or 40 years of age watching this.
It does smurf up after a while but it's too late. Some of the well known smurfs as angry smurf, bitter smurf, foureyes-smurf is introduced, but not much more, there is not time to let them smurf properly.
A bit sad. but still, smurf
Once they arrived, they were awesome of course. Smurfs are communists. They also have excellent Smurf songs.
My first time seeing this movie, I remember the show being better when I was a kid though.