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That Tintin Trailer

The trailer for The Adventures of Tintin is out (if it’s been taken down from YouTube, click here for it):

I wasn’t a big Tintin fan as a kid, and I don’t like the motion-capture stuff, but this seems less creepy than the Robert Zemeckis motion-capture flicks.  Plus, the screenplay has Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish’s fingerprints on it, and Steven Spielberg directing and Peter Jackson producing, so, yeah, it might be worth a shot.

You’ll see it at Christmas time.

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  1. Hurricane Ditka says:

    at least its a REBOOT (I would assume) most American’s are unfamiliar with.
    Like a remake of a song that exists before someone was born, they wont know any better.

  2. Lokey says:

    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost lend their voices to this one also. Sooo much talent attached to one film! I’m not familiar with Tintin, but with all those names…I’ll have to check it out.

  3. Blingdillybloop says:

    If you think this animation is stilted, you should have seen some of the early tests where they used this animation but gave Tintin the iconic dot eyes that Herge drew him with. It was Weta brand nightmare fuel at its finest.

  4. Livius says:

    I love Tin Tin. I watched it all the time as a kid when they showed it on HBO. I’m going to watch this for sure, but I agree that he looks a little weird.

  5. Jennifer says:

    I had to read Tintin in America for a class called “Visions of America in Europe: From Buffalo Bill to Bill Gates.” The 1930s European stereotypes of “typical America” are pretty amusing.

  6. Pieter says:

    Tintin looks like a teenager, which is weird as in the comics he is a world-renowned reporter for a Belgian newspaper. I’ve always considered him to be at least 25 years old. The Tintin in the trailer looks way to young (and creepy).

    They’re doing the whole Rackham story-arc, though, which is one of the better arcs in the series…

  7. Kids growing up outside North America are a lot more familiar with Tintin, who’s a red-headed Belgian cartoon kid traveling the globe as a journalist with his dog Snowy, and various odd characters like the Thompson Twins (where the 80’s band got its name), Professor Calculus, and Captain Haddock.

    There have been sporadic attempts to push Tintin in America, including an animated version I remember seeing as a kid, and the books — it’s a series of comic books that go back to the 1920’s — have always been available in translation (and, in some cases of the racism and anti-Semitism of the 1940’s, edited and revamped). Not my taste, but the participation of Spielberg, Jackson, Moffat, and Wright-Cornish should be enough for people to check it out even if they didn’t read the books. And they’re already planning a second film with Jackson directing (his company does the motion capture).

  8. Lesserbeing says:

    Tintin is a boy adventurer for french people. I’ve read a couple when I was younger, a bit racist but not bad. This movie looks creepy and bad, dont care who directs/writes/produces

  9. Hurricane Ditka says:

    What (TF) is Tintin????