Sir Johan
Also Known AsSir John (The Smurfs And The Magic Flute movie)
Voice ActorMichael Bell
Grant Gottschall (Magic Flute movie)
Stanley Livingston (present cartoon years)
First AppearanceJohan And Peewit comic book series
UniverseComic Books
Cartoon Show
Magic Flute
Name Translation of Sir Johan
Prinz Edelhart (only in the very first comic books!)
BrazilianJoão (only in the VHS dubbing of The Smurfs and the Magic Flute

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Not be confused with "Johan", the title of the series which Sir Johan appeared before Peewit's join the series.

Sir Johan (also called Johan, pronounced yoh-hahn) is a character that appears in various episodes of the Smurfs cartoon show, usually in the "Adventures Of Sir Johan And Peewit" stories, as well as in the "non-canonical" Smurf story "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute", where he is called Sir John during the first half-hour (then he is called Johan for the remainder of the time).


He is a teenage knight who serves to protect his king and his kingdom from various kinds of threats. He has befriended a young boy named Peewit who has become his constant companion in his adventures. He rides around on a white horse (which is brown in the first few episodes) named Bayard.


Johan is a squire who works to protect the king, his family, and the people. Out of the pair, Johan is the brave and the skilled one, constantly clashing with whatever villain comes up.


Johan as he appears in the show

Johan also ends up moving from the role of a Squire to a Knight at a certain point of the story.

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Johan stops peewit from singing.


Johan is very mannerable - following the knight's code of chivalry - serious, logically-thinking, and mature. He is known for having good manners towards all but foes and speaks politely in an English-esque accent. He is overall a cool and collected individual, only getting aggressive whenever someone is in danger or mad whenever Peewit is causing trouble.


Despite his age, Johan is skilled with swords and is also showed to be a good archer. He tends to do some risky things, like jumping off tall buildings or going head first into battle. The most spell-binding performance he has done was in The Goblin of Boulder Wood of Season 2 where he leapt from a window and landed on his feet, dodged two villains coming from both ways by jumping over a side wall, bounced off an outward window cover, knocked over a villain when landing, and finally stopped next to the drawbridge handle only to be quickly surrounded by a crowd of scoundrels. He simply withdraws his sword and cuts the ropes keeping the drawbridge in place, thus giving entrance to the King's army.

Meeting and Relationship with Peewit

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They're good friends, despite their contrasting personalities

Johan met Peewit when he was trying to look for a Goblin that was terrozing people in Boulder Woods - this was really Peewit who only played around with people in order to get food. At first he found Peewit to be an irritating thief, but after suggesting that he should work for the king as his Joker, Peewit took the job.

The two start becoming good friends after Peewit helped save everyone and started living in the castle. Johan is rarely seen without Peewit whenever he makes trips outside the castle.

The two are close friends, even if Peewit can be irritating. They watch out for each other and work as a team to save the day.
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Sir Johan in an early issue of the comic book series.


  • Johan's hair was not always dark. Originally, he was blond from his debut in 1947 until 1952 when his stories appeared in the Belgian comic magazine Spirou. His stories originally appeared in two newspapers, first in La Dernière Heure, then in Le Soir.
  • His character in the cartoon show was voiced by Michael Bell.
  • A French language picture book, Johan et Pirlouit, hors-série : Le Bois aux Licornes takes place decades after the comic and cartoon series, and features Johan as ruler of the Good King's castle due to the King having no heirs. Johan has white hair and appears to be about 50.