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 captures the intrepid reporter and his colorful friends (including his dog, Snowy, the blustery Captain Haddock, the brilliant but absent-minded Professor Calculus, and the detective twins Thompson and Thomson) as they travel the world on adventures that mix action, mystery, and humor. Vol 1. includes Destination Moon, Explorers on the Moon, Land of Black Gold, Flight 714, The Black Island, King Ottokar's Sceptre, The Seven Crystal Balls, Prisoners of the Sun, The Shooting Star, and The Broken Ear; Vol. 2 includes The Crab with the Golden Claws, Tintin in Tibet, The Calculus Affair, Cigars of the Pharoah, The Red Sea Sharks, The Secret of the Unicorn, Red Rackham's Treasure, The Castafiore Emerald, and Tintin and the Picaros. Includes both French and English language tracks as well as French and English subtitles.
"The animated series perfectly captures the look of the books (although The Broken Ear, the book of which had the roughest art, has been smoothed out to look like the rest of the series), and each 42-minute episode has enough time to re-create the books' character and wit, if not the exact layout and pacing....Tintin fans will love reliving these adventures, and newcomers have a wonderful discovery awaiting them." - David Horiuchi