Movie Release Date: October 23rd, 2011
Directed By: Steven Spielberg & Peter Jackson
Voiced By: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock’s ancestor. – imdb.com
Book Release Date: January 10, 1929
Originally Published as: Les Aventures de Tintin
Written By: Hergé
Whether he”s trolling the high seas for treasure or blasting off for the moon, young reporter-sleuth Tintin and his faithful dog, Snowy, have delighted readers everywhere for generations with their timeless adventures. John Tintin and Snowy as they tackle the toughest mysteries around the world. – From ‘Little Brown And Company’ book jacket
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Difference between the movie and the book:
- The film mainly draws its story from The Secret of the Unicorn and The Crab with the Golden Claws, and only a little bit of Red Rackham’s Treasure .
- There are several differences from the source material. Notably, Ivan Sakharine in the comic strip is a minor character, neither an antagonist nor the descendant of Red Rackham. The main villains of the story are instead the Bird brothers, absent from the film adaptation (save for a small “cameo” in the initial sequence at the market).
Interesting facts about the book and/or movie:
- The author/artist’s real name is Remi Georges. Hergé is his pen name.
- One of the most popular European comics of the 20th century and is translated into 50 different languages.
- The series first appeared in French in Le Petit Vingtième, a children’s supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le XXe Siècle.
- Snowy is a fox terrier and is called Milou in the original French version.
- Other character name changes: Captain Calculus = Professeur Tournesol and Thomson & Thompson = Dupont et Dupond.
- The first film adaptation of Tin Tin was a stop-motion production with puppets from a small Belgian studio.
- The 2011 movie was a motion capture 3D film based on three stories published in the 1940s, The Crab with the Golden Claws , The Secret of the Unicorn, and Red Rackham’s Treasure.
- Jamie Bell replaced Thomas Sangster, who dropped out due to a delay in production.
- Won “Best Animated Film” at the Toronto Film Critic Association Awards and at the Golden Globes.
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In My Opinion…..
I was hesitant to watch this movie because I didn’t hear a lot of buzz around this movie. Then I realized that Spielburg and Jackson were co-directing so I decided to give it a chance. The use of Jackson’s Weta technology definitely made the movie live up to it’s potential! I was surprised how lifelike everything was and you sort of forget that it’s all animated. I enjoyed the opening sequence, which gives the audience a look at TinTin’s roots and where he’s come from. The thing about this movie is that there is non-stop action and humour and you don’t have to be a fan of Tintin to enjoy this movie!
I recommend watching these:
- The Adventures of Tin Tin: The TV Series (1991)
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