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Ellipse-Nelvana: “Tintin and the Picaros” review

#1 · Posted: 2 Apr 2007 07:43
Well, I've just watched Tintin And the Picaros VCD which I bought from a shop near my downtown district. The team from Ellispe-Nelvana did a great job in their adaption. In the book, Hergé definitely made a terrible mess-up with it, Tintin wore jeans, instead of plus fours, sports a sideburn and was unsportive.

But, in the TV episode, Tintin was 'his own classic self'. What I meant was he wore his classic plus fours, never had a sideburn and was adventurous. Instead of staying home when Haddock gave the word of heading towards Tapiocapolis. Tintin gave his concern and he said that he'll go along.

The timeline was one factor, in the Book, the Jolly Follies Bus was a 76' Renault while in the TV episode, the bus was a 55' excursion bus which was simillar to the airport shuttle bus in THE Calculus Affair. All the vehicles used are off 1950 era except for the limo and trucks which derived from the 70's.

Mostly, Nelvana made the cut of the Arumbayas and they edited parts of the storyline, one big edition was when Haddock lost his taste to whisky. He lost his taste during his stay at the Presidential Villa, not at Marlinspike.

Although the cut of the Arumbayas scence, it's a superb adaption episode, better than the book itself and trust me, it's a 5-star affair.
#2 · Posted: 2 Apr 2007 08:22
I totally agree. I was never a fan of the uncaring adventurer Tintin had become and the flare he sported in the book.

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