Based on the comic books by Pierre Culliford "Peyo," the Hanna-Barbera series tells the adventures of the Smurfs, magical blue creatures who live deep in the forest. More than 100 Smurfs exist, all named after their unique personalities and led by Papa Smurf. Because of their many magical properties, Smurfs are constantly threatened by villains, especially the evil wizard Gargamel, and his cat, Azrael.