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Tintin ALMOST went to Australia

dreamdust
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#1 · Posted: 22 Mar 2009 09:07 · Edited by: dreamdust
I've always wished for a Tintin adventure situated in Australia. But to my knowledge, he only visits the country once in Flight 714. (Sydney is only given a brief mention, though).

Though it seems as though Herge was planning for an adventure Down Under!

Tintin gets nod for cartoon parody down under: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/entertainment/2007-06/04/content_886866.h tm

Tintin, who travelled extensively in the books written by Georges Remi under the name of Herge, never made it to Australia. But according to The Australian, most of the writer's unused research involved the southern continent, suggesting he was preparing a Tintin Down Under before he died in 1983.

Any thoughts? I reckon there would have been a croc fighting scene.

And who's guessing that Kevin Rudd himself would have awarded him the Order of Australia? XD (Kevin Rudd is the Prime Minister of Australia, who has been made fun of in political cartoons due to his likeness to Tintin).

Okay, I've rambled enough.
Leviticus
Member
#2 · Posted: 4 Apr 2009 13:57
Yay for Australia (I live there), Perth exactly :)

For some reason i don't think i would enjoy an Australian adventure.

But yeah i think there would be a croc fighting scene. Maybe Tintin would rescue a koala or something?
jock123
Moderator
#3 · Posted: 4 Apr 2009 23:18
dreamdust:
But according to The Australian, most of the writer's unused research involved the southern continent, suggesting he was preparing a Tintin Down Under before he died in 1983.

Hmm... I wonder if The Australian read my report on the conference held in Greenwich, at which Michael Farr told the audience about the Australian research?
They may be a little precipitous to say that he was preparing something with it - he may have looked at it and found himself unable to use it - but he certainly had accumulated material.
Tintinrulz
Member
#4 · Posted: 5 Apr 2009 02:06
I'd have loved a Tintin adventure in Australia, as long as Herge didn't go the cliche route and have it about animal smuggling or opals on the black market or something - but he was better than that.
Wrestling crocodiles? No thanks.
timh
Member
#5 · Posted: 11 May 2009 16:38
Leviticus:
Yay for Australia (I live there), Perth exactly :)

Me too!

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