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'80s cartoon movies that should have been made instead of 'The Smurfs'
'80s cartoon movies that should have been made instead of 'The Smurfs'

What the Smurf?  I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that the endless promos for the upcoming “Smurfs” movie have been painful. I mean, even Neil Patrick Harris can’t save the day here. But the relaunch of “The Smurfs” got me thinking — which other 1980s cartoons should have been made into films before the wee blue folks? Here are my top five picks. •••• “Muppet Babies” Aired: 1984-1991 Why it’s better than “The Smurfs”: As the theme song states, these babies make their dreams come true. Inspiring. Movie potential: Classic fish-out-of-water tale. The babies break out of the nursery...

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