As I had blogged before, Tintin was a great childhood favorite of mine and later my daughter enjoyed them as well. The new Tintin feature length movie, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, is due out 23 December 2011 and that’s a long time to wait.
To help with your wait, I have added links for the old Tintin cartoons made in the early 1990s and based closely on the books. Not seen are among the lineup are Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (1930), TinTin in The Congo (1931), and The Aleph Art (1986) as no episodes were produced. Note that I used YouTube links rather than embeds to keep the length of this post short and speed up load time for your browser. Here they are in the order of the publication of the original books.
Tintin in America (1932) http://youtu.be/Pv3kjACX24E\
Cigars of the Pharoh (1934) http://youtu.be/ExvuaYkTGds
The Blue Lotus (1936) http://youtu.be/P1blSI39eXo
TinTin and the Broken Ear (1937) http://youtu.be/AyZ1iQjUvtY
The Black Island (1938) http://youtu.be/15oEcv-4wjM
King Ottokar’s Septre (1939) http://youtu.be/pvV5zHELVmc
The Crab With The Golden Claws (1941) http://youtu.be/-AGVqRa_wsg
The Shooting Star (1942) http://youtu.be/MkcxBc1XIWY
The Secret of the Unicorn (1943) http://youtu.be/prDK-s5KSZE
Red Rackham’s Treasure (1944) http://youtu.be/xAk7XZMjKuA
The Seven Crystal Balls (1948) http://youtu.be/3O0wjIT4JT4
Prisoners of the Sun (1949) http://youtu.be/bmHV38wNnmM
Land of Black Gold (1950) http://youtu.be/kiD65lVe_Qw
Destination Moon (1953) http://youtu.be/SSH9nnWsD4c
Explorers on the Moon (1954) http://youtu.be/7s3o2gkx5OQ
The Calculus Affair (1956) http://youtu.be/x3_z8MiSovw
The Red Sea Sharks (1958) http://youtu.be/lwYiR-X8Hj0
Tintin in Tibet (1960) http://youtu.be/OZqrp1zV01A
The Castafiore Emerald (1963) http://youtu.be/j9dG3KsXp_8
Flight 714 (1968) http://youtu.be/gdxW_MaCbNo
Tintin and the Picaros (1976) http://youtu.be/FGKBlraFkjE
Over the years, the Tintin books were updated and edited to keep up with modern times. If you read the Wikipedia article, you will have read about the controversy & etc. I have provided these cartoons as historical documents of publishing of the time. I won’t have any truck with rampant revisionism or PC gibber, they are what they are. As interesting as the animations are, I suggest you read the books, as frankly they are much better than the cartoons.
|A pseudo Tintin adventure I would like to see|
These books and cartoons are fertile ground for those putting together Lovecraft Call of Cthulhu RPG scenarios and as focus point for ideas as a number of the books were published in the 1930s and 40s. I will admit that I lifted certain elements from Tintin books for my scenarios and even used them in subtle in-jokes during game play. You might also check out my Scooby Doo post for other ideas.
By the way, the new Tintin movie is based on The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure so you can click on these two cartoons and get a pretty good idea about the movie if you haven’t already read the books.
Here are some links to Tintin fan sites: http://www.tintinologist.org/ ), http://tintinblog.com/ http://www.fanpop.com/spots/tintin/articles http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tintin-Fan-Club/109740169099787 also a YouTube fan film pseudotrailer http://youtu.be/z3XcIstW0TA (in French with English subtitles)