Created by solidejake on Aug 24 2015
EDITOR'S OPINIONGood evening Smurfs and Smurfettes! Welcome to another day of Hanna-Barbera Month (Still going strong). Today, we are going to be looking at a quick mash-up of both of Clumsy Smurf (originally known as Dimwitted Smurf)'s English actors. Come check it out.
Bill Callaway - As the original actor from The Smurfs, Bill is a lot more true to the origins of "Dimwitted Smurf" by portraying more than just clumsiness, but absent-mindedness as well. It always seems that Clumsy is tumbling over things, but at least he gets a good laugh at it while he's at it.
Anton Yelchin - Now for the more-recent movie adaptation of The Smurfs, Clumsy is played a lot more light-hearted. Anton portrays a version of the character that kind of seems to trip every once in a while and seems embarrassed by it. He also seems a tad brighter. While the more cinematic approach is understandable, and not bad by any means, I don't think that it lives up to the original.
To straighten things out, I have to give my vote to the original voice, Bill Callaway, as he made the character far more iconic. While Anton was good in his own right, I found the character to be far more "Generic Smurf" rather than a specific one.