Blue and small, and only holding three apples high, The Smurfs are set to debut on Nickelodeon in an all-new series airing Friday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. (ET / PT). The CG-hosted series marks the return of world-famous characters to television for the first time in nearly 40 years and follows Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Hefty, Clumsy and the rest of Smurf Village on all-new adventures, filled with humor, heart and high stakes action. In the first episode, “Smurf-Fu”, when the Smurfette saves Brainy from a giant snake, the other Smurfs ask him to teach them “Smurf-Fu”. Then in “Diaper Daddy”, when everyone is tired of changing baby’s diapers, Handy decides to invent a robot that will do the job.
The voice cast taking the charm and absurdity of the original comics to even greater heights includes: David Freeman (7 promises) as Papa Smurf, the father figure keeping other Smurfs in line; BerangÃ¨re McNeese (Matryoshkas) in Smurfette, a curious Smurf always ready to live new adventures; Lenny Mark Irons (No Man’s Land) as Gargamel, an accomplice human wizard with a bottomless thirst to capture Smurfs; Youssef El Kaoukibi (NRJ Belgium) as Brainy, who considers himself the smartest of the bunch; and Catherine Hershey (Limit games) as Willow, the brave and wise matriarch of a new tribe of Smurfs girls.
The Smurfs The CG animated series acquisition is overseen by Layla Lewis, Senior Vice President, Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships, and Dana Cluverius, Senior Vice President, Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon.
Ahead of the show’s season finale which takes place this Friday night on Nickelodeon, the parent company has good news for those enjoying both. The Patrick Star show and other series of the Spongebob-verse.
Nickelodeon has given the green light for additional episodes of The Patrick Star show and season 13 of the original Sponge Bob SquarePants series and also, Paramount + has renewed Kamp Koral: SpongeBob SquarePants for a second season and added additional episodes to the first season. Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, The Patrick Star Show and Sponge Bob SquarePants, which are all currently in production at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, meet the people of Bikini Bottom as they continue to embark on all-new adventures.
The Patrick Star show brings Fagerbakke together as a young adult Patrick Star alongside the cast: Tom Wilson (Cecil Star), Cree Summer (Bunny Star), Jill Talley (Squidina Star); and Dana Snyder (GrandPat). Other cast members include Kenny, Bumpass, Lawrence, Brown, and Mr. Lawrence, all of whom continue to perform in their famous roles.
Sponge Bob SquarePants Members of the vocal cast include Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton).
Marc Ceccarelli, Vincent Waller and Jennie Monica are co-executive producers of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Patrick Star Show and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob SquarePants. All series were developed for television by Claudia Spinelli, SVP of Animation Development, Nickelodeon, with production overseen by Kelley Gardner, Vice President, Current Series, Animation, Nickelodeon.