When Bianca Castafiore's prized jewel disappears, Tintin secretly investigates the situation.


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Episode credited cast:
Colin O'Meara ...
Tintin (voice)
Thierry Wermuth ...
Tintin (voice)
David Fox ...
Captain Haddock (voice)
Christian Pellissier ...
Le capitaine Haddock (voice) (as Christian Pelissier)
Henri Labussière ...
Yves Barsacq ...
Dupont (voice)
John Stocker ...
Thompson (voice)
Dan Hennessey ...
Thomson (voice)
Jean-Pierre Moulin ...
Dupond (voice)
Snowy (voice)
Maureen Forrester ...
Vernon Chapman ...
Nestor (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Additional Voices (voice)
Paul Haddad ...
Additional Voices (voice)


When Bianca Castafiore's prized jewel disappears, Tintin secretly investigates the situation.

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24 August 1992 (USA)  »

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Hergé has an animated cameo 14 minutes in as a blonde man in a suit who briefly appears on the screen that Professor Calculus is adjusting. He can be seen as Thomson and Thompson say they brought in a trained monkey for questioning. See more »

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I guess there's no rest for reporter Tintin.
27 March 2007 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

After Castafiore's emerald goes missing, the Thompsons are called upon to investigate, which after questioning the likes of some suspects, involving Castafiore's entourage, Calculus and Nester the butler. They eventually come to the inclusion that it was the gypsies, after discovering an item that one Castafiore's entourage lost. Though Tintin (as usual) comes to their aid and eventually figures out all the unusual happenings that have plagued the Marlinspike estate. During Tintin's investigation, Castafiore has left for business purposes.

Herge's "The Castle Emerald" was the twenty-first in the series of "The Adventures of Tintin" comic-strip albums and the eighth episode (part 2 of 2) of season three. The second half of the story really pulls out the red herrings and does so in many productive bluffs. You're never quite sure how it's going to unfold and when the final revelation is revealed, you can't help but feel kinda cheated, but it's fitting with the overall content involving that of some sort of reputation leading someone on. The elaborated comical factor seems to stream off the misunderstandings that crackle in this script. This is all about the characters and their jilted interactions with each other, which lead to all of this trouble. The way the bungling Thompsons go about their investigation is incompetently a riot, especially their rib-tickling questioning of some "supposed suspects". Calculus manages to strike up another one of his inventions, which actually makes for an incredibly trippy experience involving a coloured TV. Unique, but talk about bizarre. If you're want a break from the adventures, look no further than "The Castafiore Emerald", which has a touch of mystery involving some of the main characters. A nicely rejuvenating treat of the series.

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