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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Adventures of Tintin

KJ here. This is another link to another of my hilarious, furious TalkBacks at Ain't It Cool. Here's the link: http://www.aintitcool.com/talkback_display/40467#comment_2562011

And here's the talk! Enjoy:
Alright, geeks, time for some education. If you're an 80's kid that had HBO (not as many as you'd think), you'd remember such greats as Encyclopedia, Fraggle Rock, BABAR, Encyclopedia Brown (no relation to Encyclopedia, which was friggin' great!), and Tintin.

For many of us, if any of us, it was our first exposure to the character, who predated Johnny Quest, James Bond, and Indiana Jones. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Spielberg namedropped Tintin in those INdy story conferences on mysteryman's blog.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik i/The_Adventures_of_Tintin

Anyway, Tintin was a kickass show, for its time. Serious in a way no other show was before it, until Batman The Animated Series. Still, a great show, and a clear translation from the comics. Here's the opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =o82nM-NW4hE

Cool, huh? No?

Screw you, then. Anyway, those who'd like to know more (and you're cool, btw) can check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T he_Adventures_of_Tintin_(TV_se ries)

The closest thing to doing a show like this, tapping into such a wellspring of history, would be doing a Jack Kirby Fourth World series (which was technically the last season of Justice League), or The Spirit (which is technically what Frank Miller did. But with humans).

Ah, screw it. Here's, for all intents and purposes, the whole damn series: http://www.youtube.com/view_pl ay_list?p=8EA2E81D2D853E6C

Enjoy, and educate yourself before opening your tech-mouth.

Stop hatin'! Nivek out.

1 Comments:

Blogger Tregenza said...

There is now a Tintin movie being made:

http://TintinMovie.org

March 17, 2009 at 6:28 AM  

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