Smurf Village Residents Feeling Blue

Smurf Village Residents Feeling Blue – the famous blue Smurf Village is being forced to remove all references to the blue characters

Smurf Village Residents Feeling Blue

Six years ago Sony Pictures painted the white houses of the Júzcar village blue to promote their Smurfs movie.  After the premiere, Sony offered to repaint the town white but the 240 residents voted to keep it blue.  Since then, the Smurfs connection has been a popular tourist attraction with 50,000 people a year visiting the previously quiet village in Andalucia.

Smurf Village

All Smurf references must go by the 15th August

Removing The Smurfs

Residents of the Smurf village are upset because they are now being forced to remove any reference to the movie and the famous blue characters.  The Smurfs were created by a Belgian man, his estate have demanded 12% of the village’s income from anything Smurf related.

Smurf Village Spain

50,000 tourists visit the Smurf village every year.

The local council were not able to reach an agreement with the estate.  All Smurf references will be removed by the 15th August 2017, though the houses will remain blue.

 

Published: 08.08.2017

Written by Dave James

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