Move Over Harry Potter - Here Comes Tintin

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This Fall, DreamWorks Pictures and director Steven Spielberg willl start the production of the first of three movies based on Belgium's swashbuckling comic book hero Tintin. While relatively unknown in North America, the comic book series which has sold over 200 million copies worldwide and been translated into 50 different languages, continues to be popular in Europe, 70 years after they were first published.

The Adventures of Tintin tell the story of the young reporter who works for a Belgian Newspaper and his fox terrier, Snowy. TIntin's reporting takes him all over the world and beyond - and inevitably turns into a mystery of some sort, which he always manages to solve.

While Tintin doesn't have the magical powers of Harry Potter, the adventures are always action-packed and full of nail-biting suspense. Also the movies are going to be released in 3-D, which should make them even more exciting.

Tintin is often accompanied on his adventures by his best friend Captain Haddock, a real seafaring Captain. There are also a number of other great characters that appear regularly, including Professor Cuthbert Calculas - an absent-minded Professor, Thompson & Thompson - two bumbling detectives and Bianca Castafiore - an opera singer.

While there is still no word on which of Tintin's 24 adventures will be used for the three movies, the starring role of Tintin will be played by 17-year old British Actor Thomas Sangster. Sangster's recent movies include "Nanny Mcphee" and "Love Actually".

Below is a clip of part one of one of Tintin's adventures, which was converted into an animated TV series. If you wish to watch the 2nd part, be sure to tell us in the contribution section below

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45 Comments
  • Anonymous TurtlFriday, September 14, 2018 at 6:06 am
    Harry potter will not and shall not move over. I have never heard of Tintin, and so I guess this movie did not do that well.
    • WolfDogWednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:15 am
      Ooo I saw the movie.
      • genius1326
        genius1326Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8:39 am
        I have read all of these. They are soooooo fun!!
        • felicisowl
          felicisowlFriday, August 7, 2015 at 6:35 am
          Tintin is fun haha :D I agree but well Harry Potter and TinTin are not even in the same stratosphere :D
          • nikukyu
            nikukyuThursday, August 6, 2015 at 5:25 pm
            I know lol
          • shivi483
            shivi483Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:08 pm
            I like these both books one is comic on is novel still awesome
            • cute mario brosWednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11:50 am
              i rode the harry potter ride in florida univresal studios it so awsome go harry o yaaaaaaaaaaa
              • turtlenicole
                turtlenicoleTuesday, November 11, 2014 at 3:41 pm
                Harry Potter is way better!
                • genius1326
                  genius1326Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 4:30 pm
                  I disagree!
                  • felicisowl
                    felicisowlThursday, August 6, 2015 at 3:47 pm
                    Harry Potter is better... :death glare:
                    • nikukyu
                      nikukyuThursday, August 6, 2015 at 5:24 pm
                      You go girl!
                • PotterheadSunday, October 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm
                  Harry Potter is so much better than virtually every book ever!! How could you say that?!?!?!
                  • book girlTuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm
                    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Harry Potter is so totally better. That is just offensive.
                    • taliar
                      taliarMonday, March 24, 2014 at 1:13 pm
                      REALLY???? I think Harry potter is better
                      • nikukyu
                        nikukyuThursday, August 6, 2015 at 5:26 pm
                        Ya...TinTin isn't really funny at all(I've read those at school)
                      • Equ22Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:25 am
                        Though I like Tintin I think this is offending for all the Harry Potter fans out there...