DVD Review of Nickelodeon’s The Smurfs and Blossom’s Blueberry Bark Recipe

The Smurfs Season 1, Volume 1 will be released on DVD June 14th, 2022, featuring some iconic characters from the classic Smurf s with new art and new stories thanks to Nickelodeon! Smurfette, Papa Smurf, Gargamel, and more will all show up in this 9 episode collection on DVD! The episodes are:

  • Smurf-Fu / Diaper Daddy
  • Who nose? / Clumsy not Clumsy 
  • Unsmurfable Smile / Mind the cat
  • Where’s Papa Smurf? / Who’s Heftier? 
  • Smurfs in disguise / Joke’s on you
  • The Scariest Smurf / DRIIINNGGGGG!
  • My Smurf the Hero / Alien Smurf
  • Smurf your seat belts! / Leaf it alone
  • Bringing up Smurfy / The Makeover

I got the opportunity to review the DVD and here is what I thought!

I grew up with the classic smurfs and their “la la la la” singing, the classic Gargamel and his need to suck the magic from the Smurfs, and the classic Azrael and his need to eat the Smurfs. I remember watching the cartoon every time it was on the TV and I remember identifying with Clumsy because of my crazy ability to simply trip over air, fall up the stairs, and break anything within a 10 ft radius….In fact, I still identify with Clumsy. So when I was asked to review a new series featuring The Smurfs, how could I refuse?

First impressions of the all new Smurfs series is we are not in the classic world anymore. The art is very different. We have gone from 2D images to 3d digital rendering where small details like different fabrics will show different textures and fibers. The artists putting the new series together spend a lot of time showcasing the difference between leather and other fabrics. Check out the image below. The Smurfs have a shiny blue skin, their dresses are dull to simulate almost a felt like fabric, and the leather vests look, well, leathery. Even the background image features different textures for the leaves, stones, and metal objects. I am very impressed.

In the new series we still get Smurfs that are named after their main attribute. We still have Grumpy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Jokey Smurf, Hefty Smurf, and more. Many of these characters come from the classic show but have been reimagined for the next generation of Smurf Fans. Hefty is still strong, Clumsy is still Clumsy, and Brainy is still….annoying. The gang is all there and is lead by the beloved Papa Smurf. However, thereare new additions to our Smurf family, there are now female Smurfs other than Smurfette!

The female Smurfs come from the movie Smurfs: The Lost Village. “The Smurfs” series continues the story as the two clans come together to create all new adventures and chaos. It is fun to watch them collaborate and learn. For example in Smurf your Seat Belts! Stormy, a female Smurf, and Handy work to create a flying device to keep flying Azrael at bay. At first they compete to see who is better but end up working together in the end, proving that teamwork is amazing. I am loving the fun these new Smurfs provide and the dynamic between the two clans is interesting to watch.

The Smurfs Season 1 Volume 1 features the first 9 episodes from the ne series. It contains much of what we have come to love from The Smurfs, but also something new for an all new generation to fall in love with the little blue characters. I love the art, the characters, and even, the themes, such as teamwork, that flow through each episode as mayhem ensues. I give this collection five stars and look forward to more Smurfy adventures!

In celebration of The Smurfs Season 1 Volume 1 coming to DVD June 14, 2022 here is a delicous recipe the whole family can enjoy called Blossom’s Blueberry Bark! To get the recipe simply click the image below and save the image to your computer. Then print and create to make some delicious treats

To make the recipe you will need:

  • 6oz Light Blue Candy Melts
  • 4oz Confetti Candy Melts (White with Pastel Sprinkles)
  • 4oz Pastel Pink Candy Melts
  • 4oz Pastel Yellow Candy Melts
  • 2oz Dark Blue Candy Melts
  • Skewer
  • Light Blue Sprinkles
  • Icing Flowers
  • Dried Blueberries