A to Z Challenge: Fictional Favorites, Day 20

T is for — TinTin, from The Adventures of TinTin by Belgian cartoonist Herge

I’d never heard of TinTin until my family and I saw the Steven Spielberg / Peter Jackson movie The Adventures of TinTin that hit theaters in 2011. Such a wonderful blend of action and comedy! We enjoyed it immensely. Afterward, we hit the library and looked up the books on which the movie was based and discovered a new favorite author. Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, under the pseudonym of Herge, had written over twenty comic-book-style books relating the many adventures of TinTin and his faithful dog, Snowy.

TinTin, a young Belgian reporter, investigates news stories all over the world, and, along with Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, and the bumbling detective duo, Thomson and Thompson, heroically takes down the villains. The books were written from the 1930s through the 1970s, and though they are exciting and funny, they aren’t always politically correct, so be warned if you read them.

The Spielberg / Jackson movie was based on three of Herge’s books: The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), Red Rackham’s Treasure (1944), and The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941). A sequel to the TinTin movie, The Adventures of TinTin: Prisoners of the Sun, is due out in 2016. I can’t wait to see it.

Professor Calculus, Captain Haddock, TinTin, Thomson & Thompson, Bianca Castafiore, and Snowy from Herge's The Adventures of TinTin

Professor Calculus, Captain Haddock, TinTin, Thomson & Thompson, Bianca Castafiore, and Snowy
from Herge’s The Adventures of TinTin

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12 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge: Fictional Favorites, Day 20

  1. The animated film was just delightful, and so, so funny. That crazy chase scene in the seaside town–classic. And the variety of locations was pretty amazing too. That was one multi-talented animation crew.

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