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The Adventures of Tintin Movie 2011

Updated on September 18, 2014

The Adventures of Tintin Movie - The Secret of the Unicorn

At last there is a The Adventures of Tintin Movie that does justice to Tintin and his adventures. For all of us who have loved Tintin from the series of comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé (Georges Remi), the new Tintin movie just gets it right. According to the many rave reviews, its fast paced, fun and appealing.

Tintin an intrepid young reporter, in his relentless pursuit of a good story is thrust into high adventure. On his adventure he meets and joins with Captain Haddock who is on a treasure hunt to discover the treasure of Sir Francis Haddoque (Captain Haddock's ancestor). Together they meet villains, such as Ivan Sakharine a descendant of Red Rackham the pirate, and friends most prominently Thomson and Thompson a pair of almost identical twins who are the most bumbling detectives you have ever seen.


The movie starts off with Tintin buying a gorgeous replica model of a legendary pirate ship called the Unicorn at a flea market. As Tintin is buying the ship, Sakharine tries to temp the seller into selling it to him, instead of to Tintin, and when that doesn't work he tries to buy it from Tintin. After this confrontation the two men who are also keen on owning that model ship start to follow and hounded him.

Soon afterwards Tintin finds his apartment ransacked and the model ship stolen and unwittingly entangles himself in a dangerous, perilous adventure with his dog, Snowy and the permanently drunk but spirited Captain Haddock, bumbling inspectors Thomson and Thompson and the scheming but intelligent Mr. Ivan Sakharine.

Though called The Secret of the Unicorn, Spielberg and Jackson have used three Tintin adventure stories namely; The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure and combined them to create this full featured performance capture 3D film.

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Original Movie Release Dates


Here are the original of Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin movie release dates for the English Version.


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United Kingdom




United States


South Africa




New Zealand


The Adventures of Tintin - the Secret Unicorn

Production Cast

The movie is produced and directed by Spielberg and stars Jamie Bell as Tintin, Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock, and the main villain (Ivan Sakharine) is played by Daniel Craig


  • Steven Spielberg


  • Sir Peter Jackson
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Kathleen Kennedy


  • Steven Moffat
  • Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish


  • Jamie Bell
  • Andy Serkis
  • Simon Pegg
  • Nick Frost
  • Daniel Craig
  • Tony Curran
  • Toby Jones
  • Gad Elmaleh

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Movie Reception for The Adventures of Tintin

Now that the movie has been released all over the world, we can generally agree that the movie has been a great success. While some of the critics have given less then rave reviews, the audiences have liked it and it is an enjoyable watch.

So far the the score on Rotten Tomatoes is 75% and on IMDb it is 7.6

So far The Adventures of Tintin has won:

  • Best Animated Feature Film at the Golden Globe Awards that year.

    It is the first non-Pixar film to win the award since the category was first introduced.

  • Williams was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score.

And it is currently nominated for five Saturn Awards, including:
  • Best Animated Film

  • Best Director for Steven Spielberg

  • Best Music for John Williams

  • Best Production Design for Kim Sinclair

  • Best Special Effects for Scott E. Anderson, Matt Aitken, Joe Letteri, Matthias Menz and Keith Miller

'The Adventures of Tintin' Review Round-Up

The Adventures of Tintin (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy) (2011)

With their famous combination of performance capture with digital computer animation Paramount has create a unique hybrid look. The Blu-ray for "The Adventures of Tintin" release has near flawless video transfer and offers incredibly sharp video and great sound. A pleasure to watch.

So if you have Blue-ray theater system you, this is a great DVD to show it off.

Say what you will about the movie itself (while it didn't receive universal praise, most people enjoyed it), this one makes a for an excellent home-theater demo disc and is probably worth owning.

The Adventures of Tintin Official Trailers 2011

Steven Spielberg Provides "Tintin" Sequel Update - Confirms Plan is for Peter Jackson to Film Motion-Capture After "The Hobbit"

In January 2012 reported:

While it didn't necessarily break box office records here in the US, The Adventures of Tintin was a massive success across the globe. This wasn't exactly a shock, as international audiences are incredibly familiar with Herge's source material whereas many in the US were befuddled by this "Tintin" character. Given the film's box office haul, a sequel is now actively in the works. The plan is for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson to swap roles this time around, with Jackson directing and Spielberg producing. Click here for More

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Previous Adventures of Tintin Movies

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Older Animated Adventure of Tintin Movies

Debate Previous Adventures of Tintin Movies

If you have watched some of these previous attempts at creating a film from the Tintin Adventure series please tell us how you enjoyed them.

If you have watched previous Adventures of Tintin Movies what did you think of them?

The Adventures of Tintin (TV series) - A wonderful made for TV animation

Of the previous animations of Tintin one that stands out well above the rest was the Canadian TV series that originally ran from 1991 - 1992.

You can now get the DVD from Amazon in 2 volumes which you can get separately or as a pack. It comes in both the original French and English.

Adventures of Tintin Soundtrack CD - Release Date October 24, 2011

All music arranged by John Williams. John Williams has not released any new film scores since his collaboration with Steven spielberg in 2005 doing Lord of the Rings, so his fans have had to wait for 6 years for this new score. It is filled with the signature John Willlians compositions, that can many have become fans of.

The Adventures of Tintin Series Poll

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The Adventures of Tintin Comic Book Series

by Hergé

The series was created by the Belgian artist Georges Rémi (1907-1983), who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. It was originally written in French as a comic strip by Herge that ran famously in the 1930's. The original adventures series was published between 1929 - 1976. The whole The Adventures of Tintin Comic Book Series has now been translated into more then 80 languages.

For more information checkout The Adventures of Tintin on Wikipedia.

The Three Books From Which the Movie is Made

Whether you have read The Adventures of Tintin series before or not, you might want to get the volumes from which the book is made.

They make a great gift for any fan, or would be fan as Tintin continues to be a popular series with young kids, teenagers and adults. I for one will still read a copy through whenever I can, and my kids absolutely love them.

I know I am looking forward to this new Tintin movie, the reviews are great, and I have enjoyed the Trailers. Are you also looking forward to this film

Are you excited about this new Spielberg Film? - Please tell

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      5 years ago

      Tintin is Awesome!!

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      6 years ago

      I want to see this movie.

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      6 years ago

      Yes definitely!

    • BestRatedStuff profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @UdeyJohnson: I am not from the states, so maybe that is why I am more familiar with the series. Growing up I read (actually more looked) Tintin and Asterix mostly, first at the French Cultural Center, and later got my mum to by English translations as my French was/is not something I worked on too hard.

    • BestRatedStuff profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @Lindrus: So glad to be of help, hope you get to see it on a big screen, or the Blu-ray 3D version, the 3D is fantastic.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for all this information. I've been leaning towards seeing this movie, and you convinced me!

    • UdeyJohnson profile image


      6 years ago

      I saw TinTin in Montréal and the huge theater was absolutely packed. And everyone I know there and in France has seen it. Yet when I'm home in the states - I don't know anyone who saw it. Odd, no?

      Anyway - excellent lens!


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