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The Adventures of Tintin, Vols. 1-5
The Adventures of Tintin Vols 1-5
Actors: Thierry Wermuth, Christian Pellissier, Henri Labussière, Yves Barsacq, Jean-Pierre Moulin
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
2009

The Adventures of Tintin adapts one of the world's best-loved characters into a extremely faithful and entertaining animated television series. A Canadian production broadcast in the U.S. on HBO, the series vividly captur...  more »

     
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Actors: Thierry Wermuth, Christian Pellissier, Henri Labussière, Yves Barsacq, Jean-Pierre Moulin
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Sub-Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Studio: Universal Int'l
Format: DVD - Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/18/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Screens: Full Screen
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
Edition: Box set,Import
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

C'est Magnifique!
Gord Wilson | Bellingham, WA USA | 12/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I ordered The Adventures of Tintin from Amazon, but I got Les Adventures De Tintin. Not to worry. These DVDs include an English language audio track. I suspect there is no set labelled in English, since this beautiful creation comes courtesy of Nelvana studios in Ontario, Canada. But this box set is an embarrassment of riches; American DVDs should be packaged so well! Within the box are five DVDs, each with their own slipcases, with two episodes per DVD.

As Tintin fans know who may have caught these shows in their brief run on TV, Nelvana has done everything right. Somehow the characters seem right out of Herge's popular comics, which have sold over 200 million copies worldwide. Nelvana wisely refrained from updating the stories, so the first episode, "Destination Moon" takes place before the lunar landings, retaining the period feel of Herge's comic. This blue box containing vols. 1-5 has a companion red box with vols. 6-10. With the two boxes side by side the DVD jackets spell out Tintin, with a picture of Herge's intrepid sleuth and his canine companion, Snowy. Hopefully these sets will come back into print in the US, along with other lesser-known French and Belgian comics like Spirou and Fantasio (the source of the Disney cartoon Marsupilami). For Tintin fans, both francais and anglais, c'est magnifique!

Episodes in this box set (Vols. 1-5) include: Destination Moon/ Explorers on the Moon, Land of the Black Gold/ Flight 714, The Black Island/ King Ottokar's Sceptre, The Seven Crystal Balls/ Prisoners of the Sun, and The Shooting Star/ The Broken Ear.

Episodes in the red box set (Vols. 6-10) include: The Crab with the Golden Claws/ Tintin in Tibet, The Blue Lotus/ The Calculus Affair, Cigars of the Pharaoh, The Secret of the Unicorn/ Red Rackham's Treasure, and The Castafiore Emerald/ Tintin and the Picaros."
Best DVDs ever!
D. von Glahn | 02/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got both Tintin DVD sets for Christmas and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I think I've seen each DVD, both in English and in French (it comes with both) at least 3 or 4 times.

Anyone who knows anything about the history of Tintin knows that he evolves all the time. The books we buy today are not the books that were originally published, are not the original strips that were first published in the Belgian Catholic newspaper in which Tintin was born. Everytime Tintin was changed, he was refined- he became less naive, more politically aware, more worldly (as opposed to Belgian). Whether you think this is a good or bad thing is up to you.

While these DVDs are not identical to the comic strips, I appreciate them for a few reasons. First, they're good, clean entertainment. They bring Tintin to life in a wonderful way. Plus, they're a great way to practice my French. You can watch these in English or French with English or French subtitles.

When I visited Chenonceau, the chateau on which Moulinsart was modeled, they had a Tintin exhibit in one of the stables, and they were playing one of these cartoons, in French. It was great.

I highly recommend these for anyone who loves Tintin or who is trying to learn French in a creative manner"
Something great from the past.
T. J. Allen | Houston, Texas | 09/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a child growing up in Great Britain, I watched all episodes of Tintin during the sixties. Now I have bought this boxed set so that my children can see the show that I enjoyed so much. Now I see that the cartoons have been shortened. In 'Destination Moon,' Tintin and the others were supposed to travel to the moon in a rocket called XM1. But some bad guys took off in it, so Tintin and the others followed in a rocket called XM2. I clearly remember that, even after four decades. Somehow, that part was cut out. Even still, my children love the show as much as I did, so I give it five stars."
Childhood Revisited
Antonia E. Wiseman | Connecticut | 12/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I lived in Belgium for years as a child, and like every other child saved my precious allowance francs to buy Tintin comics. I received this set of CDs for my 58th birthday. What a wonderful surprise. I loved every minute of viewing.
My only negative is if you choose to listen to the English version. In french, the voice sound exactly like I expected Tintin, Tournesol, Captain Haddock, et al. to sound; in English, the voices are definitely not to type. But if you can go with the French, sit back and enjoy."