Yeah, though it had nothing to do with the candy itself.
I've seen some accuse it of being a "Smurfs" rip-off, but honestly the only thing it had in common was it was in midevil times, focuses on fantasy creatures, and had a recurring villain. (Though, sometimes they'd have new ones or new creatures kinda like MLP:FIM) The Smurfs had a whole civilization, while there were only 6 or 7 Gummis hiding in the kingdom.
In fact, honestly I like the Gummi Bears better, as they had more to them then one personality quirk, had different kinds of adventures, and I guess the Smurfs were before my time. ('90s kid here.)