Local author gives Hong Kong its own 'Tintin'

It is a happy coincidence that The Adventures of Tintin is showing in Hong Kong cinemas the same week a new children's book that takes its inspiration from the Belgian comic classic was launched.

Sunday, 11 December, 2011, 12:00am

The Adventures of Tintin (Film)

This is not the first time Tintin's been adapted for cinema. But it's certainly the first film featuring motion-capture 3-D, and you'll see photorealistic visuals brought to new heights.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Tintin gets the 3D treatment

Finally it's here. This is not the first time Tintin's been adapted for cinema. But it's certainly the first to feature motion-capture 3D. Despite the nuisance of daft goggles, you'll see photorealistic visuals brought to new heights.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The Adventures of Tintin

Starring: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Daniel Craig Director: Steven Spielberg Category: IIA (Cantonese and English versions)

Filled with action beefed up by extreme digital refining that borders on the obsessive, The Adventures of Tintin is surprisingly bland and soulless despite its technical wizardry.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Adventurer rides again

Tintin is the fictional Belgian star of 23completed - and one unfinished - colourful comic books created by the Belgian artist George Remi between 1929 and his death in 1983.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Steven Spielberg's latest film, Adventures of Tintin - Secret of the Unicorn, will be released in India a gratifying six weeks before it opens in the US. The reason? The country has millions of fans of the comic-strip hero created by Belgian artist Herge. Although it will be shown in Europe first, Indians are pleased that they will get the chance to see the 3-D film ahead of America.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

On Tintin's trail

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Spielberg and Jackson to bring Tintin trilogy to the big screen

Hollywood's retro approach to creating blockbuster franchises based on much-loved cartoons from yesteryear is about to spawn more big-screen deja vu, with a rather different superhero - a diminutive Belgian reporter armed with nothing more than an inquisitive mind beneath his cowlick hairstyle, and an unstoppable quest for the truth.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Big-screen titans have designs on Tintin

The big news for cartoon-strip addicts and movie buffs is that Tintin, the world's most famous boy detective, is soon to be incarnated on the big screen. The movers and shakers behind the project are the epic movie directors Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Drawing on life

Illustrator, musician, artist and children's book author Peter Suart has created his first comic book, The Black Book of Falling. An exhibition of pages from the comic are on display at the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC).

20 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Tintin creator's passion for China

CERTAIN T-SHIRT ICONS dominate across the globe: Homer Simpson, SpongeBob SquarePants, Bob Marley, Che Guevara ... and an ageless Belgian lad called Tintin.

Despite having an indeterminate young adult appearance, Tintin is actually one year 'older' than Che, having come into this world, albeit on the printed page only, in 1929.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Chance to see unique humour

Diamonds may be the most lucrative jewel in the crown of the Belgian economy, but comics led by such legends as Tintin and The Smurfs run a close second.

15 Nov 1997 - 12:00am