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The Adventures of Tintin

PG 2011 | 107 mins | Kids and Family Adventure Animation
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Steven Spielberg brings his filmmaking magic to the world of motion capture animation in this long-awaited big screen incarnation of the beloved comic book hero. Always in search of a good story, intrepid reporter Tintin stumbles upon a rollicking adventure that puts him on the trail of a hidden treasure - but he'll have to outrun and outsmart a series of bunglers and villains to find it first.

 

Based on the series of books The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé, the film is produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy.

 

Oscar 2012 Nominee for Best Original Score

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Top 10 Fun Facts

  1. Later, live-action: The Adventures of Tintin marks Steven Spielberg's first ever animated film.
  2. Waiting for the right time: Steven Spielberg nabbed the rights to Tintin all the way back in 1983.
  3. Inspiration is everywhere: Steven Spielberg first discovered The Adventures of Tintin comic books when they were referenced in a review of his film Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  4. Nothing beats a good recommendation: Jamie Bell, who had worked with producer Peter Jackson on King Kong, won the role of Tintin after Thomas Brodie-Sangster had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
  5. Easter eggs: the framed newspapers hanging in Tintin's apartment reference some of his other comic adventures, such as "Cigars of the Pharaoh."
  6. Long time coming: an original draft of the script was completed way back in the early '80s, by E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison.
  7. Spielberg had competition: directors Roman Polanski and Claude Berri were also interested in helming the project.
  8. The Doctor calls: screenwriter Steven Moffat was unavailable to polish his draft of the script after becoming executive producer of the cult hit series Doctor Who. Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish stepped in to handle the rewrite.
  9. Best laid plans: when the film was originally in development back in 1984, Spielberg imagined Jack Nicholson as Captain Haddock.
  10. Mo-cap Master: after portraying the creatures Gollum and King Kong in previous Peter Jackson projects, motion capture superstar Andy Serkis jokingly expressed his concern that Jackson would cast him as Tintin's dog Snowy.