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'''Johan and Peewit''' (''Johan et Pirlouit'' in French) is a Belgian comic book created in 1952 by Pierre Culliford a.k.a. {{Creator/Peyo}}. It was originally a reworking of a short-lived newspaper strip.

Openly inspired by [[HollywoodHistory Hollywood classic chivalry movies]] and comic books such as ''PrinceValiant'', it's the humorous stories of a young page and his dwarf friend in a undefined [[TheMiddleAges European medieval country with touches of magic]]. Remembered for introducing to the world certain [[TheSmurfs blue skinned miniature humanoids]].

The last 4 albums have been published after [[AuthorExistenceFailure Peyo's demise]], one of them signed by his son Thierry Culliford and two others by Yvan Delporte, to whom we owe the best Smurfs stories.

Tropes related to the characters can be found on [[Characters/TheSmurfs this page]].
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!!''Johan and Peewit'' provides examples of:

* TheAce: Johan. He's the perfect page: strong, skilled, chivalrous, polite, helpful.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Sara from "The War Of The Seven Springs", the witch who granted Aldebert Baufort the wish of having his seven springs produce wine instead of water and then later cursed the springs to produce neither wine nor water when Aldebert became too demanding with her, was made out to be a villain who cursed the springs around Baufort Castle in the AnimatedAdaptation episode "The Haunted Castle", although she herself does not actually appear in the episode.
* AnimatedAdaptation: ''TheSmurfs'' cartoon show featured separate episodes of Johan and Peewit's adventures during Season 2, after which the characters became guest stars within the cartoon show's main episodes. (In foreign markets, the episodes were aired separately in their own cartoon show.) They were also the main characters in the animated movie version of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute'', released in Belgium in 1976, the United Kingdom in 1979, and in North America in 1983.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Partly. "Good language" (we're talking about a European 50's comic book for children) is mixed with [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe supposed-medieval]] [[GoshdangItToHeck mild profanities]] such as ''"Morbleu!"'' or ''"Vertubleu!"''. And Peewit [[DreadfulMusician "sings"]] in real Old French.
* ArtEvolution: The Smurfs had five fingers and stiffer hats on their first appearance. Their houses were also different types and sizes of mushrooms.
* AscendedExtra: Peewit appeared in the third album and became Johan's {{Sidekick}}.
* AshFace: In "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute", Peewit gives Johan and the King a cloud of ash in their faces when he tries out the magic flute for the first time.
* AstralProjection: Hypnokinesis is a form of this which is used on Johan and Peewit in "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute" (a.k.a. "The Flute With Six Holes").
* BalefulPolymorph: The handsome Thierry of Plennevaux is turned into a dog by his rival the Baron of Maltrochu. Peewit also volunteers as a guinea pig for the transforming potion in order for an antidote to be found.
* BarredFromTheAfterlife: In "The War Of The Seven Springs" (and its AnimatedAdaptation "The Haunted Castle"), Aldebert Baufort is prevented from joining his ancestors in eternal rest until the seven springs surrounding his estate are restored, and that the land is claimed by a true Baufort descendant carrying the family seal.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness
* BeardOfEvil: Guillaume (Basenhaut's evil advisor), Monulf (Fafnir's master), Maltrochu the evil baron.
* BlackBeadEyes: Johan, mostly in the comic books and in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute''.
* BreakoutCharacter: The Smurfs got their own comic series that quickly [[MorePopularSpinoff eclipsed "Johan and Peewit" in popularity]].
** Also Peewit.
* ChekhovsGun: The water magic stick.
* DreadfulMusician: Peewit.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness : Peewit doesn't appear until the third albums! For the first two albums the series was titled only ''Johan''.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The King is simply referred to as "the King". His name is [[NoNameGiven never disclosed]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Anne, and Princess Savina in the AnimatedAdaptation. Counts as a straight {{Damsel in Distress}}.
* FlyingBroomstick: Sarah the witch has one.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: The Wonder Wine that Peewit drank in Rachel's cabin in "The War Of The Seven Springs" was changed to Laughing Water which he doused upon himself in the AnimatedAdaptation episode "The Haunted Castle".
* GoodForBad: In ''The Smurfs and the Magic Flute'', Peewit tries and fails to swap out one of the magic flutes for a fake.
* HauntedCastle: Baufort Castle in the comic book story "The War Of The Seven Springs" (and its AnimatedAdaptation counterpart "The Haunted Castle") is haunted by its ancestor Aldebert Baufort, because he had caused the seven springs surrounding his castle to dry up due to his selfish desire for more wine to drink, and thus is BarredFromTheAfterlife until the seven springs are restored and a true Baufort descendant who carries the family seal comes to reclaim the castle.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Johan is [[CelibateHero asexual]] as most of the comic book heroes of his time, while Peewit can be troubled by beautiful women.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Peewit. Played straight in his animated adventures, implied in the comics.
* HornyVikings
* IWantMyMommy: Peewit, in his animated appearances, and also in "The War Of The Seven Springs".
* LongRunner
* MagicMusic: ''The Smurfs and the Magic Flute'' featured a flute that made people dance to its tune.
* TheMiddleAges
* {{Mordor}}: The Cursed Land, the original home of Franchise/TheSmurfs, which in their own series and the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute'' would be retconned into [[SugarBowl the Smurf Forest]].
* NoPronunciationGuide: Peewit's name in the English language books and cartoon episodes is usually pronounced Pee-Wee.[[note]]And this was long before a certain other [[PeeWeesBigAdventure Pee-Wee became famous.]][[/note]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: With a little magic trick, Fafnir ends up throwing ''water''.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: Their episodes in Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' cartoon show.
* PrinceAndPauper: The episode "The Prince And The Peewit".
* PrincessesPreferPink: Princess Savina in the AnimatedAdaptation wears pink as part of her royal dress.
* RobeAndWizardHat: Homnibus the enchanter, who also sports the requisite WizardBeard.
* SetSwordsToStun
* ShoutOut: Peewit has a cameo in ''ComicStrip/PierreTombal'' where his tomb stone reveals that he is the man ''buried with his flute, according to his last wishes''.
* [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Ye Olde Butcherede Frenche]]: Averted when Peewit is singing. Ear-grating though his songs are, he at least sings them in genuine medieval French. ''"Ge sui juglères de vièle, Si sai de muse et de frestele (...) De l'salteire et en la rote, Sai je bien chanter une note."''
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