Sunday, October 09, 2005

peyo approves

Unicef bombs the Smurfs
Unicef and the family company, IMPS, which controls all rights to the Smurfs, have stipulated that it is not to be broadcast before the 9pm watershed. The short film pulls no punches. It opens with the Smurfs dancing, hand-in-hand, around a campfire and singing the Smurf song. Bluebirds flutter past and rabbits gambol around their familiar village of mushroom- shaped houses until, without warning, bombs begin to rain from the sky.
Tiny Smurfs scatter and run in vain from the whistling bombs, before being felled by blast waves and fiery explosions. The final scene shows a scorched and tattered Baby Smurf sobbing inconsolably, surrounded by prone Smurfs.

I'm just wondering, now that we can blow up smurfs somehwere outside of a BBS text file: Can I make a hilarious smurf cartoon involving smurfs suffering the ravages of global warming (village inundated by rising oceans!) or a experiencing die-off in a Jay-Hansonian post peak oil future?

Or, worse, the tragic Kunstlerian outcome wherein the smurfs are forced to give up their cars and move out of their suburbs into agrarian communities where the pace of life slows down and 99% of food production is local... which for certain hipsters would be no less than a full blown apocalypse.


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