DVD Release: The Adventures of Tintin Season 1

DVD Release Date: Nov. 22, 2011
Price: DVD $19.93
Studio: Shout! Factory

The Adventures of TintinTimed to the release of Steven Spielberg’s animated Tintin movie in theaters, the original classic cartoon TV series The Adventures of Tintin: Season One gets its DVD debut in the U.S.

The animated television show chronicles the adventures of the intrepid young investigative reporter Tintin, his faithful dog Snowy, Captain Haddock, muddled genius Professor Calculus and bumbling detectives Thompson and Thomson as they solve crimes around the world.

The franchise began as a French comic strip in the late 1920s. The Adventures of Tintin, created in the 1990s, is based on the graphic novels by the late cartoon artist Herge (a.k.a. Georges Remi), but the character also was featured in a BBC radio series (1992) and stage plays.

The Adventures of Tintin Season One DVD boxThis two-DVD set has about five hours of Tintin episodes. Here’s the list:

  • “The Crab With the Golden Claws Part 1 and 2”
  • “The Secret of the Unicorn Part 1 and 2”
  • “Red Rackham’s Treasure”
  • “Cigars of the Pharaoh Part 1 and 2”
  • “The Blue Lotus Part 1 and 2”
  • “The Black Island Part 1 and 2”
  • “The Calculus Affiar Part 1 and 2”

In these episodes, Tintin searches for pirate treasure, is accused of drug smuggling and becomes the target of a secret society. Elements of the stories in the first three episodes are weaved into Spielberg’s movie.

Season 2 of the three-season TV series is scheduled to be released on DVD on Feb. 21.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.