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The Adventures of Tintin French language series

Posted by Brent on 11/13/2013
Tintin is one of the most popular and enduring European literary characters of the 20th century. 

Since Tintin’s 1929 creation by Belgian artist Georges Remi (better known by his nom de plume, “Hergé,”), the cartoon character has appeared in comic books, stage plays, radio productions, musicals, television series, movies and video games.  

Hergé was well-respected for his distinctive bande dessinée (cartoon illustration) technique, and for basing his Adventures of Tintin stories on well-researched, real-world events, cultures and people, including the French reporter Albert Londres, and the opera singer Maria Callas. 

Hergé’s title character, Tintin, is a clever, young Belgian reporter aided by his faithful sidekick, Milou, a fox terrier. Tintin’s swashbuckling adventures—which have been likened to Indiana Jones'—have taken him all around the world, and the Adventures of Tintin stories feature elements of multiple genres, including fantasy, mystery, political thrillers, and science fiction, slapstick humor, and occasional satire and political or cultural commentary. 

Since 1947, six feature-length Tintin films were made, including the 2011 motion capture 3D animated picture The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, (2011), which was directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson.