The Smurfs (syndicated as Smurfs' Adventures) is an American-Belgian animated fantasy-comedy children's television series that aired on NBC from 12 September 1981, to 2 December 1989. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, it is based on the Belgian comic series by the same name, created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo (who also served as story supervisor of this adaptation) and aired for 256 episodes with a total of 418 stories, excluding three cliffhanger episodes and seven specials.
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|Created by||Pierre "Peyo" Culliford|
|Voices of||(See Voices or Characters)|
|Theme music composer|
|Country of origin|
|No. of seasons||9|
|No. of episodes||256 (419 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original release||12 September 1981 – 2 December 1989|
In 1976, Stuart R. Ross, an American media and entertainment entrepreneur who saw the Smurfs while traveling in Belgium, entered into an agreement with Editions Dupuis and Peyo, acquiring North American and other rights to the characters, whose original name was "les Schtroumpfs". Subsequently, Ross launched the Smurfs in the United States in association with a California company, Wallace Berrie and Co., whose figurines, dolls and other Smurf merchandise became a hugely popular success. NBC President Fred Silverman's daughter, Melissa, had a Smurf doll of her own that he had bought for her at a toy shop while they were visiting Aspen, Colorado. Silverman thought that a series based on the Smurfs might make a good addition to his Saturday-morning lineup.
The Saturday morning cartoon The Smurfs, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with SEPP International S.A. (from 1981 to 1987) and Lafig S.A. (in the years 1988 and 1989), debuted on NBC in 1981. The series became a major success for the network and one of the most successful and longest running Saturday morning cartoons in television history, spawning spin-off television specials on an almost yearly basis. The characters included Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy Smurf, the evil Gargamel, his cat Azrael, and Johan and his friend Peewit. The Smurfs was nominated multiple times for Daytime Emmy Awards, and won Outstanding Children's Entertainment Series in 1982–1983.
In 1989, NBC changed the format of the show, removing some of the Smurfs from the forest and omitted the Smurf village. These changes were adopted to a lost in time format similar to The Time Tunnel. The show was cancelled because of decreasing ratings due to viewers being displeased with the change. In addition, NBC executives prepared a Today weekend program for Saturdays as well as programmings for teenagers such as Saved by the Bell, which came later on and led to the elimination of Saturday morning animated children's shows. The show continued through 2 December 1989 on the NBC network.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||39||September 12, 1981||December 5, 1981|
|2||36||46||September 18, 1982||December 4, 1982|
|3||32||55||September 17, 1983||November 26, 1983|
|4||26||48||September 15, 1984||November 17, 1984|
|5||24||40||September 21, 1985||November 8, 1985|
|6||36||61||September 13, 1986||November 29, 1986|
|7||36||65||September 19, 1987||December 5, 1987|
|8||16||24||September 10, 1988||October 29, 1988|
|9||24||39||September 9, 1989||December 2, 1989|
|Specials||7||June 19, 1981||December 13, 1987|
The show was formerly distributed by Worldvision Enterprises (now CBS Television Distribution). It is now distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution, as Time Warner is the current owner of all Hanna-Barbera properties, having inherited them in their 1996 merger with Turner Broadcasting. The series is a long-time fixture of Turner's Boomerang.
A half-hour re-compilation version for syndication was broadcast under the title Smurfs Adventures (this is usually the version seen on Boomerang). Although each season had its own unique opening song during the original broadcast, syndicated airings usually use a shortened version of the season 4 opening, where Gargamel says, "Ravage the land as never before, total destruction from mountain to shore."
Warner Home Video (via Hanna-Barbera Productions and Warner Bros. Family Entertainment) released the complete first season on DVD in a two-volume set in 2008. Despite high sales of both sets, no further seasons have been released. Warner Home Video later released a series of three single disc releases of The Smurfs in 2009, each containing 5 episodes from the second season. A two-disc DVD was set to be released in 2011 to tie into the theatrical film with 10 episodes culled from the entire run of the series, but included episodes from the second season instead. Another DVD with both Smurfs Christmas specials was released later that year. It is unknown if Warner Archive will release the rest of the show's complete seasons (as part of the Hanna-Barbera Classics Collection series).
|DVD title||Season(s)||Episode count||Release date||Description|
|Season 1 Volume 1||1||13||26 February 2008||This two-disc release contained the first nineteen season one episodes, uncut and digitally remastered and presented in its original broadcast presentation and order. Special features included a bonus episode "The Smurfs Springtime Special", and the Smurfs music video.|
|Season 1 Volume 2||7 October 2008||This two-disc release contained the remaining twenty season one episodes. Plus one special feature "I Smurf The Smurfs".|
|True Blue Friends||2||5||3 March 2009||Contains five season two episodes "S-Shivering S-Smurfs", "Turncoat Smurf", "The Smurf Who Couldn't Say No", "The Haunted Castle", and "The Black Hellebore". Special features including a storyboard of "Gormandizing Greedy".|
|Smurfy Tales||18 August 2009||Contains five season two episodes "The Last Laugh", "The A-maze-ing Smurfs", "The Lost City of Yore", "Johan's Army", and "The Good, The Bad, and the Smurfy". Special features including bios as Handy, Clumsy, Smurfette, and Vanity Smurf.|
|World of Wonders||17 November 2009||Contains five season two episodes "All's Smurfy That Ends Smurfy", "The Littlest Giant", "Sleepwalking Smurfs", "Squeaky", and "The Sorcery Of Maltrochu". Special features including The Meet The Smurfs feature shows Jokey, Brainy, and Greedy, and if you click on the telescope, it shows something that is "rated S for smurfy". It's shown as if it was a science-fiction movie. It starts out with Dreamy asking if there is life in "outer smurf", and shows Hefty saying, "There is no life in outer smurf." Also it has an announcer, and ends with the announcer saying "It Came From Outer Smurf. Coming soon." If you look closely Greedy's image is Cook Smurf's image, which is what the cartoon version of Greedy is based on.|
|A Magical Smurf Adventure||10||19 July 2011||Contains ten season two episodes "Smurf Van Winkle", "Revenge Of The Smurfs", "Magic Fountain", "Smurf Me No Flowers", "The Cursed Country", "The Blue Plague", "The Ring Of Castellac", "A Mere Truffle", "Gormandizing Greedy", and "Sister Smurf". Special features including Smurf Speak.|
|Holiday Celebration||N/A||2||11 October 2011||Contains both two Christmas specials "'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy" and "The Smurfs Christmas Special"|
|The Best of Seasons 1 and 2||1, 2||24||12 March 2013||Repackage contains the first discs from the Season 1 Volumes 1 and 2 and A Magical Smurf Adventure sets.|
|Smurfs to the Rescue!||6||16 July 2013||Contains one season one episode, and five season two episodes "The Goblin of Boulder Wood", "Sideshow Smurfs", "The Three Smurfketeers", "It Came From Outer Smurf", "One Good Smurf Deserves Another", and "The Sky Is Smurfing! The Sky Is Smurfing!"|
|Smurftastic Journey||1, 6||15 October 2013||Contains five season one episodes, and one season six episode "The Astrosmurf", "Painter And Poet", "Paradise Smurfed", "Supersmurf", "Dreamy's Nightmare", and "All That Glitters Isn't Smurf"|
|A Magical Smurf Adventure 2||1||8 November 2013||Contains six season one episodes "The Baby Smurf", "The Fake Smurf", "Bewitched, Bothered, And Be-Smurfed", "Fuzzle Trouble", "The Smurfette", and "The Magical Meanie"|
Fabulous Films and Arrow Films have released the first five seasons on DVD in the UK. The company has also released the film The Smurfs and the Magic Flute on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as several compilation DVDs, containing themed specials from the show.
|DVD Name||Ep #||Release date|
|Complete 1st Season||27||5 July 2010|
|Complete 2nd Season||24||6 September 2010|
|Complete 3rd Season||31||1 July 2013|
|Complete 4th Season||28||1 July 2013|
|Complete 5th Season||25||1 July 2013|
|The Complete Seasons 1-5||135||1 December 2014|
|The Smurfs – Four Smurf Tastic Episodes||4||30 July 2011|
|The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (Blu-ray + DVD)||0||11 October 2011|
|The Smurfs: Tis the Season to Be Smurfy||4||5 November 2011|
|The Smurfs: My Smurfy Valentine||4||8 January 2012|
|The Smurfs Springtime Special||6||17 March 2012|
|The Smurfs: The Smurfic Games||7||4 June 2012|
|The Smurfs Halloween Special||6||1 October 2012|
|The Smurfs: Love Smurfette||6||1 July 2013|
|The Smurfs: Papa Smurf Rocks!||6||1 July 2013|
|The Smurfs: World Cup Carnival||5||23 June 2014|
|DVD Name||Ep #||Release date|
|Die komplette erste Staffel||27||4 August 2011|
|Die komplette zweite Staffel||24||4 August 2011|
|Die komplette dritte Staffel||31||14 October 2011|
|Die komplette vierte Staffel||28||14 October 2011|
|Die komplette fünfte Staffel||25||16 August 2012|
|Die komplette sechste Staffel||39||16 August 2012|
|Die komplette siebte Staffel||40||25 July 2013|
|Die komplette achte Staffel||16 (including 16 additional episodes of Johan and Peewit)||25 July 2013|
|Die komplette neunte Staffel||26||25 July 2013|
|Collector's Edition (Amazon.de exclusive)||272||4 July 2013|
Magna Home Entertainment has released various best-of volume collections on DVD.
Baby Smurf (original French title: Le Bébé Schtroumpf) is the twelfth album of the original French-language Smurfs comic series created by Belgian artist Peyo.
Apart from the titular story, it contains three more: The Handy Smurf, The Smurf Paint and A Smurfy Party.Bangladesh Television
Bangladesh Television (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ টেলিভিশন), also known by the acronym BTV, is the state-owned Television network in Bangladesh. It started broadcasting as Pakistan Television in what was then East Pakistan on 25 December 1964. It was renamed Bangladesh Television after the independence in 1971. Broadcasts in full colour started in 1980. About 2 million televisions receive transmissions from the network's 17 relay stations.
BTV has a national channel which is broadcast from Dhaka. This transmission is relayed to the whole country via local relay stations in major cities of the country. There is also a regional station located in Chittagong which broadcasts local programmes in the evening. In the mid-1990s the national TV channel started to broadcast the news programs of BBC and CNN. In 2004, BTV started worldwide broadcasts through its satellite based branch, BTV World.
BTV is primarily financed through the television licence fees. Although it has produced many award-winning programmes, it has often been criticised for being the mouth-piece of the ruling government and their lack of quality entertaining programmes.Body swap appearances in media
Body swaps have been a common storytelling device in fiction media. Novels such as Vice Versa (1882) and Freaky Friday (1972) have inspired numerous film adaptations and retellings, as well as television series and episodes, many with titles derived from "Freaky Friday". In 2013, Disney Channel held a Freaky Freakend with seven shows that featured body-swapping episodes.This list features exchanges between two beings, and thus excludes similar phenomena of body hopping, spirit possession, transmigration, and avatars, unless the target being's mind is conversely placed in the source's body. It also excludes age transformations that are sometimes reviewed or promoted as body swaps, as in the movies Big and 17 Again; identity/role swaps, typically between twins, clones, look-alikes, or doppelgängers; and characters with multiple personalities.David Hilberman
David Hilberman (18 December 1911 – 5 July 2007) was an American cartoon animator and one of the founders of classic 1940s animation. An innovator in the animation industry, he co-founded United Productions of America (UPA). The studio gave its artists great freedom and pioneered the modern style of animation. As Animator and Professor Tom Sito noted: "Arguably, no studio since Walt Disney exerted such a great influence on world animation." He and Zack Schwartz went on to start Tempo Productions which became an early leader in television animated commercial production. In short, he played an important role in the new directions the art form took in the 1940s and ‘50s.Hilberman studied art in schools in both Detroit and Cleveland. The great depression began when he was 18, and with its huge economic dislocation promoted political activism and consequential legislation: the Social Security Act and the National Labor Relations Act. In 1932 he traveled with friends to Russia, where all of their parents had been born. He stayed for six months in Leningrad, worked in a theater and studied stagecraft and art. Unable to speak Russian and finding Russians too dogmatic, he returned to Cleveland. There he resumed his education at Case Western Reserve University, earning a B.S. in Art Education in 1934 and continuing his involvement with theater at the Cleveland Play House eventually securing a job teaching art in high school. He married, became aware of a talent search for artists being held by Walt Disney Productions and submitted a portfolio. He became one of 29 artists hired out of several thousand applicants. Hilberman began in animation as an assistant animator and shortly was asked by Bill Tytla to join his unit working on the dwarf sequences in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world's first animated feature film. The movie, which had been a major gamble for the Walt Disney studio became a huge artistic and financial success and lead to a series of pioneering animation features. He went on to do layout on six short films and was then put in charge of pre-production layout for Bambi. In preparation, he learned how to use the studio's huge new multiplane camera used for the panoramas through the woods. He was proud of the work done at the studio.Many artists had worked long unpaid hours on Snow White. Instead of overtime pay, the artists were promised bonuses for their efforts which were never paid as Walt Disney chose to use the revenues to build a new studio in Burbank. Importantly, the Studio’s revenues had been cut in nearly half by the WWII in Europe. By early 1941 artists were being let go without explanation, even when senior and very skilled. These layoffs lead directly to the Disney animators’ strike in the spring of 1941. In an FBI interview three weeks after the strike began, Disney blamed these staff cuts for the strike. Nevertheless, two weeks later Disney placed an ad in Hollywood trade papers stated the strike was caused by Communist agitation!The after effects of the Studio’s economic downturn and the strike included a major exodus of talent from Disney. In 1943 David Hilberman, Zack Schwartz and Steve Bosustow, set up a new studio, which became UPA. Notable early films to which he contributed included his most political films: Point Rationing of Foods which was shown nationwide as part of the war effort, then for FDR's 1944 re-election campaign: Hell Bent for Election and Brotherhood of Man. The pamphlet on which Brotherhood was based, was written by two eminent anthropologists, Ruth Benedict and Gene Weltfish , but was nevertheless banned by the War Department as subversive due to its assertion that racial differences were superficial.
Hilberman was drafted into the army toward the end of World War II and a year after his return to civilian life he sold his interest in UPA. The end of the war and the 1946 elections brought a sharp right turn in American politics. Exploiting fears of the Soviet Union (unrealistic given the decimation of the Soviet Union by the war and Stalin's policies) the Second Red Scare began. In 1947 the House Un-American Activities Committee met in Hollywood. Walt Disney blamed the strike on communist agitators rather than acknowledging unexplained layoffs of artists previously attributed to the studio's financial stress. Disney named several artists, including Hilberman as Communists. Similarly, other movie studio executives named many union activists as Communists and the attack on the unions turned into a nasty witch-hunt. Best known for the 10 Screen Writers denounced as Communists, the Hollywood Blacklist began. The social justice issues which motivated the Hilbermans to attend some Communist Party meetings in the late 1930s and early 1940s -- worker's rights, unions, women's rights, an end to racism – were regarded as subversive. One of the FBI special agents who was involved chasing commies found himself thinking “Gee this isn't all that bad. They want equal rights in the union for minorities and blacks and equal pay for women. What the hell is wrong with this?"In 1947 David Hilberman and Zack Schwartz founded another studio in New York City in 1947. Tempo Productions went on to become the earliest and most successful producer of television animated commercials of high artistic merit. In December 1953 at the height of the red scare Red Channels distributed Counterattack, which in December 1953 listed the companies that had used Tempo and urged a boycott of the firm. Abruptly, orders for commercials were withdrawn and all employees had to be laid off. The business was sold and the family traveled to Europe the next spring as David looked for work in Western Europe. Their boat trip to Europe overlapped with the Army-McCarthy hearings, which were to mark the beginning of end of the witch-hunt, if not its substantial political and personal after-effects. After talking to film producers and directors in France and Italy, Hilberman chose work in London for over a year where he set up a TV animated commercial department for Pearl and Dean and directed Man of Action and Calling All Salesmen. The family returned home in late 1955.In New York, he produced and directed Little Blue and Little Yellow, based the book of the same name by Leo Leonni which had an anti discrimination theme. He also directed a fanciful PR film for ESSO, designed by Ronald Searle: Energetically Yours with old Disney & UPA associates Bill Melendez and Art Babbitt doing the animation at their respective companies. Melendez took the simplified modern animation style and use of artist’s individual characters pioneered at UPA to the Peanuts TV series. Back in Los Angeles, at Churchill Films he designed and directed educational films: Quest for Freedom, Ancient New World, Transportation, Land of Immigrants, Hooked and Girl to Woman. He also worked at Hanna-Barbera doing layout for a variety of projects, a connection which began at Disney's and lasted many years. In 1963 David returned to school part-time earning an MA in Theater Arts from UCLA in 1965. He was invited to teach at San Francisco State University in 1967, where he taught animation and helped start the Film department. A number these films are available on YouTube and other internet sites.
After leaving SF State in 1973 he and his wife lived in the SF Bay Area for many years. He made several films on Synanon including The People’s Ranch, What is Synanon? and The Synanon Wedding, worked with Jeff Hale at Imagination, Inc. and designed sets for the Palo Alto Children's Theater. He resumed doing layout work for Hanna-Barbera, which included a six-month stint in Japan coordinating production in East Asia for ''The Smurfs'(TV series)'. His wife Libbie's warmth and caring held the family together through many difficult moves. She died on July 11, 2006, David a year later on July 5, 2007. They are survived by 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Annie Awards, 1992, Winsor McCay Award - For Distinguished Lifetime Achievement to the Art of Animation: http://annieawards.org/20th-annie-awards
Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Golden Award for 50 years service to the craft, 1986.
Four CINE Golden Eagle awardsJohan (given name)
Johan is a masculine given name of Hebrew origin. It is a shortened form of the Hebrew name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yəhôḥānān), meaning "God is gracious", and uncommon as a surname. Johan is also a masculine given name of Malay language origin, meaning "Champion".
People with the name Johan include:
Johan I of Sweden, (1201–1222), King of Sweden
Johan II of Sweden, (1455–1513), King of Denmark and king of Sweden during the Kalmar Union
Johan III of Sweden, (1537–1592), King of Sweden
Carl XIV Johan of Sweden, (1763–1844), King of Sweden and king of Norway, first king in the Bernadotte dynasty
Carl Johan Trygg, (1887–1954), Swedish master woodcarver
Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg (1916–2012), youngest child of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
Johan Alho (1907–1982), Finnish footballer and a football referee
Johan Berisha, Swiss footballer
Johan Bleeker (born 1942), Dutch space scientist
Johan Bouma (born 1940), Dutch soil scientist
Johan Brunell, Finnish footballer
Johan Bruyneel, Belgian cyclist and team manager
Johan Christian Fabricius (1745–1808), Danish zoologist
Johan Cruyff (1947–2016) Dutch football manager and retired player
Ole-Johan Dahl (1931–2002), Norwegian computer scientist
Johan Derksen (born 1949), Dutch sports journalist and former football player
Johan Edlund (born 1971), Swedish musician, leader and vocalist of the band Tiamat
Johan Frandsen, frontman for cult Swedish band, The Knockouts
Johan Galtung (born 1930), Norwegian sociologist
Johan Harmenberg (born 1954), Swedish Olympic champion épée fencer
Johan Håstad (born 1960), Swedish mathematician
Johan Hegg, Vocalist for the melodic death metal band, Amon Amarth
Johan Hjort (1869–1948), Norwegian fisheries biologist, marine zoologist, and oceanographer
Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
Johan Kõpp (1874–1970), Estonian Lutheran bishop
Johan Liebert, the antagonist in Naoki Urasawa's manga and anime series Monster
Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804–1877), Finland-Swedish poet, and is held to be the national poet of Finland
Johan Micoud, French international footballer, notably for Parma, SV Werder Bremen and Girondins de Bordeaux
Johan van Minnen (1932–2016), Dutch journalist and politician
Johan Munters (born 1978), Swedish ski jumper
Johan Museeuw, Belgian cyclist and former world champion
Johan Neeskens, Dutch soccer player
Johan Norberg (born 1973), Swedish writer
Johan Pitka (1872–1944), Estonian military commander
Johan of Plön (died 1359), lord of Denmark east of the Great Belt
Johan Oscar Smith (1871–1943 Horten). Norwegian Christian leader, founder of Brunstad Christian Church
Johan Reinholdz (born 1980), Swedish guitar player in Andromeda, NonExist and Skyfire
Johan Santana, New York Mets pitcher
Johan Staël von Holstein (born 1963), Swedish entrepreneur
Johan Svensson (born 1962), Swedish Air Force officer
Johan Teterisa, Indonesian activist
Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist
Johan Vonlanthen, Swiss football player
Johan Wallberg (born 1977), Swedish freestyle swimmer
Johan, a character in the Smurfs TV seriesJonathan Winters
Jonathan Harshman Winters III (November 11, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was an American comedian, actor, author, and artist. Beginning in 1960, Winters recorded many classic comedy albums for the Verve Records label. He also had records released every decade for over 50 years, receiving 11 Grammy nominations, including eight for Best Comedy Album, during his career. From these nominations, he won the Grammy Award for Best Album for Children for his contribution to an adaptation of The Little Prince in 1975 and the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album for Crank(y) Calls in 1996.
With a career spanning more than six decades, Winters also appeared in hundreds of television shows and films, including eccentric characters on The Steve Allen Show, The Garry Moore Show, The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (1972–74), Mork & Mindy, Hee Haw, and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. He also voiced Grandpa Smurf on The Smurfs TV series from 1986 to the show's conclusion in 1989. Over twenty years later, Winters was introduced to a new generation through voicing Papa Smurf in The Smurfs (2011) and The Smurfs 2 (2013). Winters died nine days after recording his dialogue for The Smurfs 2; the film was dedicated in his memory.
In 1991, Winters won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Gunny Davis in the short-lived sitcom Davis Rules. 1999 saw Winters become the 2nd recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 2002, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Q.T. Marlens on Life with Bonnie. Winters was presented with a Pioneer TV Land Award by Robin Williams in 2008.
Winters also spent time painting and presenting his artwork, including silkscreens and sketches, in many gallery shows. He authored several books, with his book of short stories entitled Winters' Tales (1988) making several bestseller lists.List of dragons in film and television
This is a list of dragons from film and television. The dragons are organized by either film or television and further by whether the media is animation or live-action. They are sorted alphabetically by name or if there is none, by the name of the media. Further information is the title of the media, the type of dragon, whether it transforms to/from something else, the voice actor if it has one and additional notes. In the type of dragon there may be an indicator with a number followed by "H" this means the dragon has multiple heads.Pierre DeCelles
Pierre De Celles (born 14 December 1951) is a Canadian animator, best known for directing 1988's Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw. He was also the Supervising Director for the Spiral Zone animated series. In the 1990s, he did Ren Hoek's screaming and cackling in "Big House Blues," the pilot of The Ren and Stimpy Show.
Life and Work
Quoting his own words, Pierre De Celles “... was born early in the morning of December 14, 1951 in Montreal, Canada. My mother was superstitious and did not want me to be born on the 13th, thinking it would bring me bad luck, so she held out until one minute passed midnight to give birth. I never understood that, since her brother (my uncle) was born on the 13th and he was the luckiest man I ever knew!”.
He started to draw at quite an early age and over time, using again his own words “... drawing became my joy".
Uninspired by the stiff school system of his times, like many men and women of his generation, he left school to try to find his own way; Pierre De Celles adolescence is a glaring example of the 1960s counterculture movement and aspirations — including ideals of peace, free love, compassion and human fellowship, harmony with nature, communal living, artistic experimentation, sharing of resources — with its urgency to redefine social life ethos and boundaries.
Pierre De Celles started to learn by himself, practicing while working for a living: he was a newspaper courier, a milkman helper, worked in a pie factory, at 'Ogilvy' department store, etc., until he finally landed with a job in an animation studio.
Pierre De Celles Animation career span over 40 years and several countries (Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, the United States, Japan, China) and he has been involved in projects with Wang’s Production (Taiwan), Warner Brothers Studio (USA), Marvel Production (USA), DIC Entertainment (France then the United States), Atlantic/Kushner-Locke Inc. (USA), Hanna-Barbera Productions Inc. (USA) among others.
He is an appreciated draftsman and painter, in 2004 a main exhibition of his 'Zhong Kui' paintings along with painting of his artist friend Mr. Dong Zhi Yi, was organized by the Shang Hai International Cultural Communication Association and shown in Shang Hai, the opening ceremony hosted by Canadian consulate general Robert B. Mackenzie.
Pierre De Celles most sought-after paintings and drawings include the “Zhong Kui” series, “Red Riding Hood” series, “Don Quixote” series, “U.F.O” series, and “Buddha” series.
Currently Pierre is Co-Founder and Director of Animation at his own boutique studio, Crashdown Studio located in Shanghai, China.Tasos Kostis
Tasos Kostis (Greek: Τάσος Κωστής; born 14 January 1951) is a Greek actor. He appeared in more than sixty films since 1980. He's also participated in many dubs