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There are some "non-canonical" Smurf presentations (shows that exist outside the canon of storytelling within either the Smurfs Franco-Belgian comic book series universe or the Smurfs cartoon show universe) that exist, such as:

An animated movie by Belvision Studios that was released in French and Europe in 1976, and in the United States in 1983. Besides the Smurfs, it also features their Season 2 co-stars Sir Johan, Peewit, and Homnibus. It does not feature any of the voice actors from the Smurfs cartoon show, though sound-alike versions of Frank Welker's Hefty and Bill Callaway's Clumsy do appear on other Smurf characters. It also does not feature Smurfette.

An animated special that was aired on ABC, CBS, and NBC in April 1990, featuring a crossover of various cartoon characters such as those from Alf, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Disney's DuckTales, Winnie the Pooh, Muppet Babies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Garfield and Friends, The Real Ghostbusters, and Looney Tunes. The animated special generally treats all the cartoon characters featured in the special as cartoons that have come to life to aid a young girl whose older brother is succumbing to the lure of drugs, and thus is considered "non-canonical".

An animated TV Funhouse segment of NBC's Saturday Night Live featured an obese Smurfette in a spoof of The Anna Nicole Show, a reality series featuring former Playboy model and celebrity Anna Nicole Smith. This spoof uses rather adult humor and is not considered suitable for general audiences.

Four episodes of the Cartoon Network Adult Swim animated comedy series Robot Chicken featured episodes about the Smurfs using stop-motion animation. The episodes use rather adult humor and are not considered suitable for general audiences.

A flash animation music video which really isn't a "lost episode" of any sort, created by Double G Productions. It has rather crude adult-level music and depictions of various Smurfs, and is not considered suitable for general audiences.

An episode from the television show South Park which features the character of Cartman being with the Smurfs. This episode uses rather adult humor and is not considered suitable for general audiences.

This episodes features a somewhat modified version of the Smurfs appearing in it. This episode uses rather adult humor and is not considered suitable for general audiences.

  • Saturday Night Live Smurfs TV Movie Commercial

A spoof NBC TV movie commercial featuring a live-action version of the Smurfs with humans playing the parts of various Smurf characters was featured on Saturday Night Live. This spoof uses rather adult humor and is not considered suitable for general audiences.

  • MAD comedy sketches, such as
    • "Avaturd/CSiCarly"
    • "RIOa/Thomas the Unstoppable Tank Engine"
    • "Super 80s/Captain America's got talent"
    • "TransBOREmores 3: Dark of the Blue Moon/The Walking Fred"
    • "Moneyball Z/Green Care Bear" (in "Papa Smurf's Pizza")
    • "WWe Bought a ZOO/2 Broke Powerpuff Girls" (in "Rejected Smurfs")

These are all episodes from Cartoon Network's animated sketch comedy show MAD. "Avaturd" features Papa Smurf as the clan leader of the Na'Vi alongside other famous blue characters in a spoof of the James Cameron film Avatar. "RIOa" shows him as one of the Guardians of the Universe in a composite parody of RIO and Green Lantern. He also makes a cameo among 80s characters in "Super 80s", a parody of the Super 8 film. "Dark of the Blue Moon" mixes the plots of Michael Bay's Dark of the Moon and the live-action Smurfs film. "Papa Smurf's Pizza" is a parody of a Papa John's Pizza commercial with Papa Smurf as the owner. "Rejected Smurfs" lists four Smurfs claiming to have been planned for the comic but didn't make the cut.

A 25-second advertisement that was aired in Belgium that depicted the Smurf Village being bombed by warplanes, which was done with the approval of the Culliford family as a fund-raising campaign by UNICEF's Belgian arm to raise money for the rehabilitation of former child soldiers in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo—both former Belgian colonies.

A combination live/CGI-animated 3D film that has been developed by Sony Pictures Entertainment which was released in theaters July 29, 2011. The story revolves around the Smurfs being accidentally transported through time to modern-day New York City and requiring the efforts of two humans in order to return back to their own time.

An animated segment that is included with the Blu-Ray/DVD video release of The Smurfs.

A sequel to The Smurfs set for release on August 2nd, 2013, also produced by Jordan Kerner. As far as is known, the Smurfs return to the present-day world where Gargamel has created his new creatures, the Naughties, to help him capture the Smurfs.

An animated special that was released as a separate video feature in 2013, preceding the video release of The Smurfs 2.

Determining canonicity

At present, there are two main universes of canon when it comes to telling Smurf stories: the comic book universe, which consists of stories written by Peyo and his family studio (Studio Peyo), and the cartoon show universe, which consists of stories written by Peyo, his collaborator Yvan Delporte, and by writers for Hanna-Barbera Productions. If a story not written by any of the parties listed does not follow the events that take place within the continuity of stories within either universe, it is then to be considered "non-canonical" and thus should be listed as such. Parody works, particularly those of a nature not suitable to general audiences, and fan works automatically fall into the "non-canonical" presentation status. Also, the Smurf characters themselves must have more of a participatory role in the story than just a mere cameo appearance such as being a toy.

As far as official endorsement by the Culliford family goes in regards to "non-canonical" Smurf presentations, The Smurfs And The Magic Flute, Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue, the Smurfs UNICEF advertisement, and Sony Pictures' Smurfs film and animated feature series qualify.

Not suitable for general audiences

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