The Adventures of TinTin

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(ended 1993)

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The Adventures of TinTin

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Welcome to The Adventures of Tintin guide at TV.com. This animated series is based on the Belgium comic of Georges Remi, better known as Hergé. For 75 years the comics are very popular in Europe. In 1991 Nelvana Studios decided to create an animation series about the reporter. The movies that were made so far, were very disappointing but the series became a big success. About the show The show is about the young reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy. For some reason, everywhere he goes, Tintin is always getting into trouble. He's traveling all over the world and whenever it gets messy, Tintin can count on his loyal friends; like Captain Haddock, General Alcazar and the young Chinese boy Chang. About the characters Tintin is the main character of the seires, he is a reporter, with a taste for adventure, he is clever and many times has narrowly avoided death, only to quickly run back into danger. Through doing this he has brought many criminals to justice, stopped many crime rings and saved his friends lives many times. Snowy is Tintin's dog. He is very good at sniffing out enemies, chewing through ropes tying up his master, and scaring gorillas with a single bark. He has saved Tintin many times over. Captain Haddock is an alcoholic, he loves Loch Lomond whisky and is often drinking it despite being president of the S.S.S. (Society of Sober Sailors). He is often dragged into adventures that he does not wish to go on, but once on them he is courageos, especially when he gets mad and an array of bizzare insults can be found flying from his mouth. Professor Cuthbert Calculus is a sheer genius, despite being almost completely deaf, or as he puts it "just a little hard of hearing." He seems only to properly hear the phrase "stop acting the goat" wich enrages him beyond compare. His devices have been what got Tintin into many adventures and what got him out of many adventures alive. Thomson (curly moustache) and Thompson (strait moustache) are a couple of buglung idiot detectives, despite being so stupid they are among the most fun characters to watch about because of the idiotic stunts. I guess that's just what happens when your motto is "dumb's the word." Bianca Castafiore, A.K.A. the "Milanese Nightingale, is a powerful opera singer, in the sence that whenever the Captain hears her sing it reminds him of a hurricane that hit his ship in the West Indies. Despite her many appearances singing she is only heard to sing "The Jewel Song From Faust" in all of the adventures. Chang is a young Chinese boy who Tintin rescued from a flood which claimed his parents. Chang was later adopted into the family of an old Chinese man who helps Tintin stop a drug ring in "The Blue Lotus." Tintin rescues Chang again in "Tintin in Tibet" where Chang is trapped in the Tibetan mountains being cared for by a yeti. General Alcazar is the part time president/dictator of the republic of San Theodores, the other time he is rebelling to gain back that power from General Tapioca. Eventually Alcazar becomes a knife thrower on the music hall stage under the name of Ramon Zarate. Rastapopolus is prime evil, and he'll tell you himself if you give him a needle of special truth serum. He seems to be the leader of every crime organization in the Tintin books, he smuggles everything from opium to slaves, and even kidnapped a millionaire and held him to his own ransom. Needless to say Tintin foils al of Rastapopolus's plans. Rastapopolus is also known as "The Marquis di Gorgonzola". Nestor is the Captain's dedicated butler, who has more than his hands full taking care of Captan Haddock's house. He was once butler to the notorious Bird brothers, of whoms plans he did not participate, he was simply their butler.moreless
David Fox

David Fox

Captain Haddock

Julie Lemieux

Julie Lemieux

Chang

Wayne Robson

Wayne Robson

Professor Cuthbert Calculus

Susan Roman

Susan Roman

Snowy

Dan Hennessey

Dan Hennessey

Detective Thomson

John Stocker

John Stocker

Detective Thompson

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • TV Show of the Century

    10
    The soundtrack. Cast. Plot. Everything. It's like the LoK of the 90's. Easily the best TV show every to air in the 20th century. Of course, what would you expect from a TV series adapted from what is easily the most popular and best comic book ever? This show rarely shows weakness and has amazing and adrenaline-pumping scenes of barely escaping explosions and gunfights alive! Just watch it. You'll get hooked before you know it.moreless
  • A series about the world's greatest reporter!

    9.5
    This is one of the greatest series ever produced in Europe. This series follows the footsteps of the world's greatest reporter, Tintin and his faithful companions, his dog Snowy, detectives Thomson and Thompson, Professor Calculus and of course, let's not forget, Captain Haddock, in their adventures around the world.



    From exploring the bottom of the ocean in serach of a treasure, to walking on the surface of the Moon, the series faithfully tells us the adventures of this young reporter who is always there for his friends. My favourite episodes are without a doubt The Black Island, Explorers on the Moon and of course, Tintin in Tibet. A 9.5 is in order for this amazing piece of animated art.moreless
  • Can't hold a candle to the classics from the 80s.

    3.1
    I am a huge fan of Tintin, I have all the comic books, including the one Hergé never finished. And I absolutely love the original animated movies from the 80s.



    I know that series wasn't exceptionally well animated (okay, the animation was poor) and I know that the stories differed from how they went in the comic books... but that is Tintin on TV for me. That series had its own charm, lots of heart and it really appealled to me.



    This newer version lacks the heart and soul of the original versions. The animation is only mildly improved and it doesn't come to life the way the series from the 80s did. And I can't stand watching the Swedish dubs as they have recast all the parts and Captain Haddock has gone from temperamental, passionate fireball to slow, peaceful man from Gothenburg. Nope, it just doesn't work for me.moreless
  • This was one show during the 90's growing that I really enjoyed watching. It was dynamic, epic and had very well thought out episodes. Not to mention a kick butt soundtrack!moreless

    9.0
    When I first saw the intro, I was like, Wow, this is so cool.



    Hegre deserves alot of credit for making a series about a news reporter who travels the world, fights villains and exposes corruption. IMO, the major contributor to this show being a hit was the music. I mean, wow, talk about epic!



    The voice actors in this show were really good as well. Tintin, Captain Haddock, the Thompsons all sounded professionally voiced.



    Another thing I loved about the show was the fact it was very realistic for the most part and had stories that kept you on the edge of your seat. It was very unpolitcally correct, but who cares? That term to me in a huge eyesore.



    Lastly, the action scenes in this show were very adrenaline pumping. Gun fights, stealth missions, Tintin punching villains in the face, his near death escapes. Just wow...



    All in all, this show was just plain amazing. It's too bad Hegre didn't come up with more material, he was that good a comic writer.moreless
  • young reporter tintin has adventures

    10
    This show is a great cartoon based on Herge's comic books about the young reporter Tintin. The adventures are of many kinds, from a giant meteor with a bizarre element that allows for rapid and large growth in living creatures to the trip to the moon. The characters are all the same as in the comic books. The animation is nice and the opening sequence is good too. Quite a entertaining show. Tintin was an active reporter in the first comics but this seems to give way to an adventurer who does good in the latter ones, although his actual career seems unstated. The first two comics- Tintin in the land of the soviets and Tintin in the congo aren't put in episode form and neither is the unfinished work Tintin and the Alph Art.moreless
  • Tintin DVD's?
    Does anyone know where to buy the DVD sets?  i looked on amazon, but they currently aren't selling it.  i've also looked everywh...
    05/08/10
    7
  • Tintin movie news 2009
    They are planing to make a Tintin movie set for release in 2009 and Steven Spielberg is the director. Here is the IMDB link
    04/02/08
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quirky characters, uncharted lands, fantastic adventure, facing danger, extraordinary situations