The Adventures Of Tintin: Season 1
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Now featured in a major motion picture that intertwines elements of two episodes included here (The Secret Of The Unicorn and Red Rackhams Treasure), the complete first season of the award-winning series is now available for your enjoyment on DVD for the first time!
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"The Adventures of Tintin" was created by Georges Rémi (1907-1983), who the world would know as Hergé, and it first appeared on January 10, 1929, with a total of 24 books published over many years. It is said that these books have been translated to 80 languages, and that more than 350 million copies have been sold.
Tintin happens to be a very young Belgian journalist who can't say no to a good story, and always gets involved in some dangerous adventures. His dog, Snowy, usually accompanies him on his missions, which include a series of characters that have recurrent roles, such as Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, and detectives Thomson and Thompson, two look-alikes who, even though are incredibly inept in their actions, actually help to solve crimes.Read more ›
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.
Bottom-line- Worth watching, kids will love it; but if you grew up reading the original comics book, be prepared to miss some of the fine moments.
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Exactly as I remembered it from the days of my childhood. I used to get up every Saturday morning and make sure I tuned in for an hour of Tintin episodes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
My 5-1/2 year old loves Tin-Tin even if the content is a little complicated for someone his age. Because of the classic storytelling he's able to talk about the characters and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MWP