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  1. What were the Snorks called in other languages?
  2. What are the names of the Snorks in other languages?
  3. What are the ages of the Snorks?
  4. I heard rumors that the Snorks did exist before 1984. Is this true, and if so, how far do they go back?
  5. I couldn't help but notice there is a reference to a skating rink called Skate Corral on your main page. This doesn't seem to relate to the Snorks in any way, but why is it there?
  6. On your website, you have Snorks fan art and fan fiction. When did this start, and where did the inspiration come from to add this feature.
  7. Are the Snorks related to the Smurfs? There are reported instances that the Snorks was made from the Smurfs -- other reports say this is not true at all. What is your say in this message?



  1. What were the Snorks called in other languages?
    The Snorks is called "The Snorks" in English, "Les Snorky" in French, "Snorky" in Italian, "De Snorkels" in the Dutch market, "Die Schnorchels" in Germany, and "Los Snorkels" in the Spanish market. Also, the theme song is different in the English language (there are three versions) than the international versions. However, not much is known about the Japanese or Chinese market version, since it is unknown whether or not the show ran there. However, the Italian, German, and French versions share the same theme song, and the Spanish version has its own theme song too (and the opening sequence is sung in Spanish, rather than being spoken-word in other languages). Strangely enough, the Arabic version, which is called Shanakil, uses the theme song that the US market has used since 1987, only the song is sung in Arabic, not English. What is unknown is what was used during the unaired 1982 pilot -- rumors persist that this may have actually aired in 1988, but this is unknown...
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  2. What are the names of the Snorks in other languages?
    English-version: Allstar, Casey, Tooter, Daffney, Dimmy, Occy French: Allstar, Cathy, Tooter, Daphne, Dimmy, Occy Dutch: Astral, Kitty, Tooter, Daphne, Dimmy, Occy German: Fiffikus, Nennifee, Tutta, Chichiboo, Dimi, Kraki Italian: Superstellino, Bollicina, Ricollo, Frizzina, ???, ??? Japanese: (not known) Chinese: (not known)
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  3. What are the ages of the Snorks?
    Using 1982 as the base year: Allstar, Casey, Tooter, Daffney, Dimmy, Junior Wetworth: 17 Occy: 3 (24 in dog years!) Corky: Over 25, possibly 30! Willie: 7
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  4. I heard rumors that the Snorks did exist before 1984. Is this true, and if so, how far do they go back?
    I have just been informed that the Snorks only goes back as far as 1981 -- for years, the start date had been 1974, but I have received information that this is no longer the case. I did, however, discover a new piece of information -- a three-minute pilot has been rumored to exist, although there is little information to be found on it. Scenes from this pilot were supposedly shown on NBC to promote the 1984 Saturday morning schedule...the three clips have not been seen since...
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  5. I couldn't help but notice there is a reference to a skating rink called Skate Corral on your main page. This doesn't seem to relate to the Snorks in any way, but why is it there?
    Well, actually, the Snorks page was indeed inspired by Skate Corral. In case you didn't know, Skate Corral was a now-defunct skating rink that was open from 1973 to 2005, and you may be interested to know that I, the webmaster of the Snorks web site, had been going there since almost the very beginning. In fact, when I became a regular in 1990, I became close friends with the owner to the very end. But where does the Snorks fit into place? Well, actually, I had wanted to create a Snorks page on the internet since 1988, when the web as we know it was still young. By Oct-4 1997, the Snorks page was born, but it wasn't until 15-Jan 1999 when the 4Snorks image (with four Snorks on roller skates) appeared, and has been since -- keep in mind that the inspiration for putting this image came from Skate Corral. But why did I put a reference to Skate Corral on my page? Well, on 31-Mar 2005, I was saddened to learn that Skate Corral would be no more on 1-May 2005 (where I attended the farewell party). However, I felt it was necessary to put a small tribute on my page to help people understand the significance of Skate Corral on the creation of the Snorks webpage -- the rink helped inspire its launch and longevity, and will forever remain in the memories of those who remembered this rink. Also, I have provided a link to Skate Corral to help people understand what the rink looked like...
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  6. On your website, you have Snorks fan art and fan fiction. When did this start, and where did the inspiration come from to add this feature.
    When I launched this site on 4-Oct 1997, I never gave much thought to this idea. Then, I began to see fan art and fan fiction from Sonic the Hedgehog, which appeared throughout many sites on the web. So, I had an idea. Why not have Snorks fan art and fan fiction? So, in 2001, I announced I would begin to introduce this on my website. A few months, later, the first fan art appeared, and by 2004, the first fan fiction joined it. In fact, the fifth page of my gallery is dedicated to some of my best drawings...they almost exactly resemble the characters on the show itself...
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  7. Are the Snorks related to the Smurfs? There are reported instances that the Snorks was made from the Smurfs -- other reports say this is not true at all. What is your say in this message?
    First of all, as the webmaster of Quasisp's Snorks page, I have the answer to this question. Despite what you read, the Snorks and the Smurfs are not related. The reports circulating have never been true, and have not been true since the Snorks aired in 1984. I'll explain why below: 1) One of the sources of confusion stems from the fact that both the Snorks and the Smurfs originated from Belgium -- this part of their origin is true. But here are the facts: The smurfs were created in 1958, and the Snorks in 1982 (although there are rumors that pre-production versions first appeared in 1974). 2) This leads to the second fact. The Snorks premiered in 1984 (although a never-aired pilot surfaced in 1982, and clips from this pilot were seen on NBC a few weeks before the Snorks started), and the Smurfs premiered in 1981. Since Hanna-Barbera productions produced both shows within three years of each other, this supposedly is the main reason why the false rumors that the Snorks were created from Smurfs has been circulating. The fact is, this rumor has never been true, and has not been since 1984. This should hopefully clear up the confusion. :-)
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