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 2009–present on Boomerang. Freddy Monnickendam of Belgian character licensing firm SEPP originally developed the "Snorks" concept in 1982.[
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The sea-dwelling excuses for a toy line bore a strong resemblance to the Smurfs. It was not unintentional.