Western Animation: The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
The ONE and ONLY full-length motion picture until 2011
(original French title La Flūte ą six schtroumpfs
) is a 1976 animated film by Belvision Studios based on the original 1958 comic book story La Flūte ą six trous
("The Flute with Six Holes
") from the Johan and Peewit
comic book series by Peyo
. It features the story of a young court entertainer named Peewit who came across a magic flute that made people dance when they listen to its tune, though extended playing would cause them to pass out. Eventually it was stolen by a thief who wanted to use it for robbing people of their valuables. Peewit and his friend Johan seek out the help of The Smurfs
, the creators of the magic flute, in order to find a way to get the flute back.
The movie was dubbed into English and released in 1979 in the United Kingdom, with a second English dub that was released in 1983 in America, around the time of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series
(although both versions feature completely different casts). The movie was later released on VHS, but was long since discontinued. It wasn't seen for many, many years in North America until Imavision released the United Kingdom English dub in Canada in 2011 and Shout! Factory did the same in the United States in 2012, also using the United Kingdom English dub.
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute provides examples of the following tropes: