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Belvision: Who owns the video rights to the cartoons?

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number1fan
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#1 · Posted: 17 Sep 2007 16:20
Does anyone know who owns the video rights to the Belevsion Tintin series?
I am becoming impatient with them not coming out on DVD - I have the 3 feature-film boxed set, but I want more!
Tintinrulz
Member
#2 · Posted: 18 Sep 2007 11:56
You want more? But they're rubbish!
jock123
Moderator
#3 · Posted: 18 Sep 2007 17:20 · Edited by: jock123
Tintinrulz
But they're rubbish!
One person's "rubbish" is another's "classic"...!
Personally I loved the Belvision cartoons when I was a nipper, and they got me hooked on the books (and it all spiraled out of control from there!), so even now, when watching the old VHS tapes, they have a nostalgic charm... (altogether now: "Herrrrrrr-rrrrrr-jay's Advennnnnnn-nnnnn-nnnnnnntures of Tinnnnnn-nnnnnn-tinnnnn-nnnnnnnnn!!!!")

Back on topic, I can't say who has the rights, but I can say that Anchor Bay doesn't, and don't plan to get them (presumably the movies didn't sell in vast quantities...).
So you may wait awhile yet, number1fan, or search out the tapes on ebay or similar (I got several in a charity shop).
number1fan
Member
#4 · Posted: 18 Sep 2007 21:38 · Edited by: number1fan
Thanks for that little bit.I heard that the Hergggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssss adventuressssssssss of tiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnntiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnn was a big myth or exageration was it actualy said it cartoons.
jock123
Moderator
#5 · Posted: 18 Sep 2007 22:30
number1fan
I heard that the Hergggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssss adventuressssssssss of tiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnntiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnn was a big myth or exageration was it actualy said it cartoons.
Yes, it was said over the title sequence of the five minute episodes by Paul Frees, doing a sterling job of cranking up the high drama!
number1fan
Member
#6 · Posted: 15 May 2008 17:51 · Edited by: number1fan
I take it still no news on the reamaining episodes getting a realease on DVD?
Max Bird
Member
#7 · Posted: 11 Jul 2008 09:59
I personally have very fond memories of these television adaptations, too. They were shown on Dutch TV when I was about 6 or 7. I obtained some poor DVD's transferred from rental tapes just the other day, and I could still remember some of the -very different- plot lines!

Since Belvision was one of the Raymond Leblanc's undertakings (the recently passed publisher of Tintin Magazine), I think the rights are now with the http://www.fondationrleblanc.be/index.php?page=home.html. But probably they only find The Calculus Affair and the two cinema movies good enough to be published. Or maybe there is some agreement with Nelvana and/or Fondation Hergé-Moulinsart not to republish them. Also, I read somewhere that the (French) originals were missing...
Triskeliae
Member
#8 · Posted: 15 Jul 2008 21:31 · Edited by: Triskeliae
The Belvision movies are out in Europe, but I got nothing on the TV series. I ordered the DVD's of the movies and I can watch them in my computer (Region 2 DVD's can't be played in American DVD Players). The rights of the films belong to Hergé-Moulinsart from 2007. Maybe the series would come later to DVD. I hope so.
cigars of the beeper
Member
#9 · Posted: 16 Jul 2008 12:22
Your computer can play region 2 DVDs? I could switch my drive so that it could read different regions, but it only allows you to do it something like five times. eventually, you get stuck with something!
Triskeliae
Member
#10 · Posted: 16 Jul 2008 14:08
Well, I've used it more than 5 times..and it's still working. In fact, I chose Region 2 by default.

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