The Adventures of Tintin (1991–1992)
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Cigars of the Pharaoh: Part 1 

While on vacation in Egypt, Tintin is accused of drug smuggling and later becomes the target of a secret society.


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Episode credited cast:
Colin O'Meara ...
Tintin (voice)
Thierry Wermuth ...
Tintin (voice)
Christian Pellissier ...
Le capitaine Haddock (voice) (as Christian Pelissier) (credit only)
Henri Labussière ...
Yves Barsacq ...
Dupont (voice)
John Stocker ...
Thompson (voice)
Dan Hennessey ...
Thomson (voice)
Jean-Pierre Moulin ...
Dupond (voice)
Snowy (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denis Akiyama ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Graeme Campbell ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Liz Dufresne ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Elizabeth Dufresne)
Paul Haddad ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Graham Haley ...
Additional Voices (voice)


Upon taking a vacation on a cruise, Tintin encounters an eccentric archaeologist named Dr. Sarcophagus who believes to have found the whereabouts of Pharaoh Kih-Oskh's tomb. As a reporter, Tintin finds this to be a story of a lifetime, only to be arrested by Thompson and Thomson who both accuse Tintin of smuggling opium. Tintin manages to escape and meet up with the doctor to find this tomb he seeks out. They find what appears to be the tomb, along with Tintin finding a cigar in the middle of the desert containing a strange emblem. He was about to show the doctor the cigar, only to discover the archaeologist missing and enters the tomb which is the most likely place for the doctor to be at. Upon exploring Tintin discovers the place to be a secret base for an unknown syndicate, and ends up being knock out with gas after knowing too much. The next thing he remembers is being out in the middle of the ocean inside a sarcophagus. When he makes it back to shore, his first mission is to find... Written by J LeGault

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25 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Hergé has an animated cameo around the 14 ½ minute mark as part of the film crew. See more »


Tintin: Somebody's still trying to get us out of the way, Snowy, and I really don't want to find out WHO.
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Globe-trotting Tintin excitement
1 December 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE CIGARS OF THE PHARAOH is a two-part animated episode of the ADVENTURES OF TINTIN TV series and pretty much what you'd expect of a comic book adaptation. Our globetrotting hero barely has time to draw breath before he becomes involved in a strange kidnap conspiracy that stretches from Cairo to India, with only a series of unique pharaoh-branded cigars providing a clue as to the villainous plot.

The makers of this story fill both episodes with endless action and excitement, with Tintin facing capture or near death every few minutes. The Thompson Twins make an appearance in a hostile role although Captain Haddock and Professor Calculas are missing. Snowy has plenty of screen time and is a lovable presence. The depictions of exotic locales are well drawn and there are some memorable characters here, particularly the hypnotising mystic who proves to be the story's biggest villain.

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