The Snorks

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NBC (ended 1989)

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The Snorks

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The Snorks were very much like their competitors The Smurfs, except that they live under the sea. The premise for the show was quite elaborate: In 1643, the captain of a ship under pirate attack discovered a tiny race of beings that lived underwater. After reaching the surface, the rescued captain shared his story of Snorks with a disbelieving world, while underneath the waves, an excited Snork by the name of Uncle Galeo was spreading the word about the surface dwellers. Cut to modern day, where the Snorks have evolved much like humans, living in similar houses and eating similar foods. The main characters of the series were teenager Allstar, his girlfriend Casey, and their pals Dimmy, Daffney and Tooter (so named because he only spoke in whistles). As one would expect, Allstar also had a wacky pet and a rival. The pet was an octopus, logically named Occy, while the rival was Junior Wetworth, the spoiled son of the governor of Snorkland. While The Snorks were an obvious attempt to cash in on the success of The Smurfs, the series was not without its own charm. Specifically, the relationship between the Snorks and the surface dwellers was very well designed, with the humans being drawn in a more traditional style to play up their "otherworldly" differences. Also, The Snorks succeeded in concentrating more on humor than on cuteness, taking the show beyond the level of mere Smurf-imitator. Snorks currently air everyday on Boomerang in the US.moreless
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  • FYI. This show is above mediocre, but a definate unperfectness

    7.0
    Like smurfs. But they should really use just a very little hint of humor.

    Successful in my opinion, but the only thing wrong is the 360p quality. Ill tell you about the show.

    Snorks is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera which ran on NBC from September 15, 1984 to May 13, 1989. Although not as popular as the animated series The Smurfs, the program continued to be available in syndication from 1986 to 1989, on the BBC in the late 1990s, and from 20092011 and again from 2012-Present on Boomerang.



    Freddy Monnickendam of Belgian character licensing firm SEPP originally started the development of "Snorks" concept in 1981, and published the first "Snorks" comic book in January 1982.



    Belgian comics artist Nicolas Broca created the original character designs, which were originally created for characters called "Diskies" he wished to include in the Spirou et Fantasio Franco-Belgian comic he was drawing at the time. A page and a few images were realized, and were published in the limited edition album Les Mmoires de Spirou in 1989.



    The show was relatively successful and has a considerable fan following. In May 2011, the series was added to Hulu as a part of their Hulu Plus instant streaming for paying subscribers. THanks fo reading. Just an FYImoreless
  • It's a Smurfs rip off, of course I don't like it

    1.0
    Just like the person below me stated, it's just a Smurfs ripoff. The only difference is the Snorks are underwater creatures and not all of them are blue. But still, it is just a ripoff of the Smurfs.
  • It's the Smurfs--underwater!

    1.0
    First thing first: I hate the Smurfs. I hated the Smurfs' "language", their way of life--everything about them...and then this abomination comes along. It's the Smurfs underwater. Seriously, my mind is surfing with millions of possibilities as to why this show might have failed--it's a ripoff of the Smurfs, an annoying, formulaic, merchandise driven piece of junk written by the same twerps who made the Smurfs--except they say snork all the time. There's probably a Gargamelian guy too, out to turn the snorks into peppermintium or something of that same nature...oh, and he probably owns an annoying cat sidekick like Gargamel.



    ...the Smurfs--underwater!moreless
  • WAY better than The Smurfs (in my opinion)

    8.0
    The Snorks had a lot of similarities to their counterparts, The Smurfs. The difference though is that the Snorks are underwater and live there. The Snorks was a great turnabout from the sturdiness that was The Smurfs (apologizes to all Smurf fans out there, I didn't like that show) and was more enjoyable. The Snorks actually had more than one female in the show, it wasn't just oogle and goggle over one female like in The Smurfs, but there was an entire town men and women. The characters are well rounded and are lovable to watch as they go on adventures in the seas. The episodes themselves are pretty good, but aren't really memorable. Some of them are stuff you have seen before but some episodes were unique and interesting. I also liked the fact that they didn't use the word snork on every sentence, they would use that word in a sentence once in a while, but at least it wasn't like the Smurfs where they used smurf in every sentence. The show also does a great job of portraying actual human life and their challenges. In the end, the Snorks was actually more watchable, but there were still some faults like some bits of choppy animation or some bland voice work. But it is a great show to watch and if you get the chance, check it out and see this forgotten gem of a show.moreless
  • No - it's not the tune to the Little Mermaid!

    8.0
    I remember this show being on "Agro's Cartoon Connection" in Australia when I was younger. I think it was Hanna Barbera's OWN attempt at making their version of "The Smurfs"?

    Anyway, at around the same time "The Little Mermaid" (Disney) was released in the cinemas and featured the hit song "Under The Sea" sung by Sebastian the crab. Since the show was on in the morning before I went to school, I would sometimes go to school with the catchy Snorks theme-tune stuck in my head and sometimes (accidently) would sing a few bars of it, "fun there will be living under the sea..." (I think that's how it went) and my friends would say "those are the wrong words!" (Thinking that I was singing the song from The Little Mermaid).



    This show is basically about strange little creatures who live under the sea (animated) and was very much like an underwater version of Peyo's " The Smurfs" (which I believe was also made by Hanna Barbera?)moreless
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Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Kids

Themes

childlike sense of wonder, disasters at sea, make it a family night, dumb friends, facing danger