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This review is from: The Adventures Of Tintin: Season 1 (DVD)
Nicely timed with the big screen production of "The Adventures of Tintin" is the release on DVD of this early 1990's television adaptation of Tintin. Season One contains seven of the original Tintin adventures, including "The Secret of the Unicorn", "Red Rackham's Treasure, and "The Crab with the Golden Claws", elements of which were woven into the plot for the movie.
Season One also includes "The Cigars of the Pharoah", "The Blue Lotus", "The Black Island", and "The Calculus Affair". All but "Red Rackham's Treasure" have two parts, each about 20 minutes long.
The comic characters Tintin, his faithful dog Snowy, and friends Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, and the Detectives Thompson and Thomson are well-known in Europe, thanks to a series of graphic novels that have been in print for decades. This DVD set is a nice capture of the original stories. The animation style closely mimics Belgian artist Herge's distinctive art style, while the plots have only minor alterations from Herge's originals. The voice actors for the DVD set were British, but this should not pose a distraction for viewers. Tintin's boy scout ethics and sense of adventure are TV-safe. "The Adventures of Tintin: Season One" is very highly recommended to fans of Tintin, especially those who might be lookng to introduce Tintin to their children who are too young for the movie. Release of Season Two is due later in 2012.