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SPI International Acquires The Smurfs Series & Film


SPI International has acquired the digital distribution rights to the classic series The Smurfs and the film The Smurfs and the Magic Flute from LAFIG Belgium and IMPS.

The deal gives SPI worldwide AVOD and SVOD rights to The Smurfs content on SPI’s digital assets, including the FilmBox on-demand service, FilmBox+ and Film1 streaming platforms and the ad-supported Filmstream.

The series will be available with English, Turkish, Dutch and Polish dubbing options.

Revi Benshoshan, director of acquisitions and sales at SPI International, said: “The Smurfs is an iconic and worldwide recognizable brand that has been touching people’s lives in a positive way for decades. We are very excited to acquaint a new generation of viewers with the magical world of Smurfs and to inspire those who grew up with the beloved series to tend to their inner child more often.”

Véronique Culliford, president of IMPS/Lafig and the daughter of Peyo, creator of the Smurfs, said: “This new distribution deal with SPI/FilmBox is fantastic news. It makes me so happy to know that so many parents will be able to share their love for The Smurfs with their kids watching this great series together.”

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