The Adventures of Tintin (1991–1992)
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The Broken Ear: Part 1 

When a South American fetish is stolen and than reappears the next morning, Tintin investigates.


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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)
Robert Cait ...
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)


When a South American fetish is stolen and than reappears the next morning, Tintin investigates.

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13 January 1992 (USA)  »

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Hergé has an animated cameo at the 3½-minute mark as a man with a camera. He is seen about a minute later snapping a picture of the fake Arumbaya idol. See more »


Ramon's moustache disappears in a scene where he and his partner sit at a table, discussing the parrot. See more »


Referenced in Mata Nui Adventure Game (2001) See more »

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Mystery and adventure, Tintin style
4 December 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought that THE BROKEN EAR was one of the better episodes of THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN. The two-part story features more plot, more mystery, and less action than some of the other episodes, but is no less intriguing as a result. Tintin's adventures begin when a South American idol is stolen from a museum and seemingly returned a short time later, but of course it turns out that the idol has been replaced with a copy and Tintin is soon on the trail of the thieves.

THE BROKEN EAR offers up the usual globetrotting and adventure, not to mention death-defying escapes, but it all seems a little more grounded than usual. I enjoyed the clue of the parrot in the first episode and the remorseless nature of the villains hot on Tintin's tail. The second episode culminates in a number of chases, near-misses, and plentiful action bits which don't disappoint. Snowy is a colourful presence as always and the Thompson Twins have a cameo.

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