Tintin at the Movies

by David Dedrick on September 9, 2015

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This week on Totally Tintin, David and Ian postpone the inevitable and take a look at Tintin in the movies. Some are pretty good and some are pretty bad and some are TERRIBLE. Want to know which? Well, give us a listen.

If you’re curious and you’d like to check out some of the movies that Ian and Dave talked about on the show, here are a few YouTube links:

Here is a short video looking at one of Hergé’s film fixés, Tintin in America:

And here is the stop-motion animated version of The Crab with the Golden Claws from 1947. It’s completely in French, of course, but don’t worry, it has Spanish subtitles!

If you can stand it, here is Belvision’s murder of The Black Island:

The complete version of Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece – well worth a look:

The complete version of Tintin and the Blue Oranges – best to watch this while doing something else – like the dishes or watching a different movie:

This is a clip from the promotional film for the SGM that Dave mentioned during the show – the first appearance by Tintin without his famous plus fours.

Here is the best version of Tintin and the Temple of the Sun I could find – if you have a better link, let me know and I’ll substitute it for this one!

Tintin – The Temple of the Sun from Kuifje on Vimeo.

Here is the execrable Tintin and the Lake of Sharks – the film that features no sharks or any sort of entertainment, for that matter:

And finally, let’s end with Nelvana’s version of The Black Island – we can compare it with the Belvision massacre:

Actually, let’s not end there – this seems crazy to me, but the entire version of Stephen Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is on YouTube so I’ll embed while the link is still alive. Enjoy!

We didn’t mention it on the show, but what a brilliant credit sequence!

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrew September 12, 2015 at 2:04 am

The Spielberg link is dead already – they are put up by spammers and taken down almost immediately.


Andrew September 12, 2015 at 2:26 am

Random post – I saw this and thought of the many times you complained that Tintin wasn’t doing any reporting or writing:



Dylan January 13, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Glad to see the comment that ‘Blue Oranges’ was best watched while doing something else – I ‘watched’ this one on my laptop in the mistaken belief that it was the first of the two. Once it had finished I realised I hadn’t paid any attention to it and was worried I’d have to watch it again before the podcast. Needless to say, I haven’t. ‘Golden Fleece’ is pretty good, though. I have a DVD of ‘The Calculus Affair’ which has the aesthetics of ‘Roger Ramjet’ without the intelligent plotting.


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