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Eye candy: new full-length Adventures of Tintin trailer

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 | Posted by Jim Thacker

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Weta has posted a full-length trailer for its animated version of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn on its website. (Via the direct link below: the version above is a lower-quality YouTube video.)

Clocking in at a full two and a half minutes, it shows a lot more of the characters and environments than the very brief teaser released last month – and in this case, more is actually better.

On the whole, we’d say the blend of realism and cartoonishness is working pretty well: chunky and appealing, rather than wooden or creepy. Snowy is a lot more like a real dog than in the original Hergé cartoons, but we guess that was inevitable.

Watch the trailer in high quality on the Weta Digital website

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  • Joey

    Does the US really know the characters – they aint marvel or DC

  • wang

    Two problems of this movie: 1) acting is soul-less and looks very motion-captured, and the cg characters still look unnatural and unhuman. Ask Robert Zemeckis for advices.

    2) the original stories was aimed at very young children, and they were fun and imaginative. Here I saw an adult-oriented adaptation from Steven, which looks like an average action film: gun fire, car chase, explosion, with treacherous natural phenomenon. Looks like someone wrote the script with a hollywood cliche manual.
    Let’s hope that this movie is a major flop, so that they loose so much money and won’t ruin the rest of the Tintin series.

  • Amaury

    I like it!!
    Great look

  • Thomas

    Nice mood, but horrible characters. Tintin is simply too boyish and the other guys aren’t very believable as well. There’s a movie with real actors from the 60′s (French original title is “Tintin et le mystère de la Toison d’Or”) and this one is what I thought Tintin must look like if he was real.

    I’ll definitely stay with the cartoon adaptions from the 90′s. They’re close to the books and show respect to Herge’s outstanding work.

  • Martin

    I definitely do not agree that the original comics is just aimed at very young children. There are many subtleties in Tintin that young children will never notice.

    I think the new movie is pretty good and well made. I can understand why big fans of the comics might not like it that much but it’s not that far from the original Tintin universe in my oppinion but of course making it into a 3d movie like this does transform it into something else than the original and Hergé might not have liked this interpretation.

    I actually think the motion captured animation works ok for Tintin because the cartoons does have a realistic style.

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