There has recently been a flourish of
Tintin related merchandise recently released, to take advantage of the
excitement of the release of the new Tintin film. The Adventures of
Tintin Remastered is a collection of the 1991 animation series and takes
in almost all of the Tintin books (obviously excluding certain ones,
including the propagandist Tintin in the Land of the Soviets).
One great thing about these episodes are
that they follow the stories of the comic books in great detail,
including loads of comic moments, that Tintin readers adore, and not
omitted due to their irrelevance to the plot, although obviously, not
everything that happens in the books can be included.
means that the series is full of mystery, laughs and light action. The
Tintin books have always had an involving, intriguing story and the
series does the books justice. The animations are also faithful to Hergé’s vision, the rendering of the characters and backdrops are taken
straight from the books.
particular release has remastered the 1992 adventures into HD. Compared
to the previous release of Tintin, the frames have been beautifully
cleared, but in certain episodes, some scenes are interspersed with
particularly unclear frames, full of artifacts, jagged lines and
shadings. Thankfully, these are rare, but they are unsettling and
jarring, as the rest of scenes are clear. There are no features in this
release but as mentioned before, they do include almost all the Tintin
Adventures of Tintin Remastered is a great little collection suitable
for young and old. At 840 minutes, this should keep viewers entertained
for quite a while, and Tintin fans suitably satisfied.