So did you hear the one about the live-action Smurfs movie? No joke — apparently, there are people in Hollywood willing to finance this absosmurfly terrific idea. (La la la-la la la, la la-la la la…)

I’m worried, however, that our little blue buddies will meet the same fate as The Grinch, Josie and the Pussycats, and other beloved animated pals who’ve seen their Q ratings plummet at the hands of A-list actors buried under 10 pounds of makeup. (No, mommy, the scary cat hurts my eyes!)

Sign the petition right now to protect Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker, and, yes, even The New Shmoo. Anyone else we should add to our list of endangered friends?

Of course, you could skip the whole preservation effort and get right to the important question: Which actress deserves the coveted role of Smurfette?