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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The Broken Ear (Part 1)
21 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Tintin investigates when a fetish created by the Arumbaya tribe of South America is stolen from Brussels' Museum of Ethnography, only to be returned the following day. Tintin realises that the replacement is a fake, and draws a connection to a local sculptor Jacob Balthazar, who has recently been murdered. Balthazar's parrot—a witness to the murder—is obtained by two Hispanic men, Alonso Pérez and Ramón Bada, who try to kill Tintin when he begins to investigate their connection to the crime. From the parrot, Alonso and Ramón discover that Balthazar was murdered by Rodrigo Tortilla, and they follow him aboard a ship bound for South America. There, they murder Tortilla, but find that he did not have the original fetish. Tintin arranges their arrest when the ship docks at Los Dopicos, capital of San Theodoros.

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