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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

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Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tintin (voice)
Thomson (voice)
Thompson (voice)
Allan / Pirate Flunky #1 (voice)
Ben Salaad (voice)
Silk (voice)
Barnaby (voice)
Nestor / Mr. Crabtree (voice)
Tom / Pirate Flunky #2 (voice)
Mrs. Finch (voice)
Pilot (voice)
Co-Pilot / French Medic (voice)


Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the ... Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This year, discover how far adventure will take you.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for adventure action violence, some drunkenness and brief smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

21 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,705,000 (USA) (23 December 2011)


$77,564,037 (USA) (16 March 2012)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Snowy is in pursuit of kidnapped Tintin, he passes a "Docks" sign in front of E. Cutts Butcher shop. In the comics, the phone at Marlinspike Hall often receives wrong calls for Cutts the Butcher and outgoing calls sometimes gets connected to Cutts as well. See more »


When Bianca Castafiore is singing all the glass in the room shatters, even some spectacles, yet still Sakharine's spectacles do not. See more »


Captain Haddock: My memory isn't the way it used to be.
Tintin: How was it?
Captain Haddock: I've forgotten.
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the opening credits, artwork from the "Tintin" comics is seen (mostly locations Tintin has visited). See more »


Ah, je veux vivre
from the opera "Roméo et Juliette"
Music by Charles Gounod
Libretto by Jules Barbier & Michel Carré
Performed by Renée Fleming
Renée Fleming performs courtesy of Decca Music Group
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User Reviews

It's the return of 80's cinema and a visual reading a good comic.
16 June 2013 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

In 1983, Georges "Hergé" Remi noticed a promising director who eventually released the film '' Raiders of the Lost Ark'' whose protagonist was like his creation (whose adventures are known worldwide and have been translated into more than 60 languages), tired of previous adaptations flesh, said that the manager was the only one who could do justice to his unmistakable reporter bangs.

This film is the first animated work of Spielberg, the argument is a combination of several titles of "Tintin". The recreation of the world of the character has done with skill and fidelity and the characteristic expressions captured along with the movement of the actors who give life to the characters have achieved a high level.

The John Williams's soundtrack is as spectacular as ever, the pace is not broken adventurer and manages to keep the viewer's interest from start to finish and finally, the pleasant feeling of knowing that the result is a very good adaptation of the original comic without breaking its essence.

Spielberg has given us unforgettable moments in his many movies, but what gives us with "Tintin" is magic. In this film meets the power of a creative genius inimitable along with new technologies. It is an unparalleled visual spectacle. The comic characters have their own life, personality, moods, sense of humor, etc.. Spielberg has done something nobody has managed to do so far, and there is nothing else to do an animated film with care, with personality, with a level of superb entertainment. The action situations are mixed with more subtle comic situations, imaginative and funny.

Hergé created an entertaining story of pirates, treasure and fantasies, but it was Spielberg, and he alone who take it to the Cinema in this great movie.

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