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Alternate Tintin Credit Sequence Is Wonderful

To say that I’m excited about the upcoming Tintin movie is about as gross an understatement as you can get. As much as we love Tintin here at the bunker we also love fan made credit sequences (remember this one for X-Men:First Class?)

This time it’s the turn of the very talented James Curran, who has created an ingenious title sequence that not only incorporates elements of all 24 Titin books but also features the fantastic theme tune from the old animated show. Readers of a certain age, prepare to feel your heart jump a bit when you hear those opening horns.

Well there’s a statement I wasn’t expecting to make today.

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Before Phone hacking: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Secret of the Unicorn extended trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hDmKOk37Uo

Ha ha! The extended version of the original trailer – with moving lips and dialogue!! Captain Haddock and Tin Tin (along with Snowy) on an almighty journey. Loadsa set pieces visible here which suggests there might be some serious twists and turns – in the style of Herge’s original stuff. Its all just a question of whether we’ve all had enough of investigative journalism right now.

Adventures of Tintin Trailer

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj_YUD7-4go&w=560&h=349]

We’re a couple of days late on getting this one up as we were away in Bristol but the trailer for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackosn’s upcoming Tintin movie has finally landed. I’m probably more excited about this movie than I am about any other film this year and this wonderful trailer just helps to reinforce that. I’ve been a massive fan of Tintin ever since I was tiny and there’s pretty much nobody that I can think of who is better suited to bringing it to film than Spielberg.

There’s been a lot of negative talk about the ‘uncanny valley’ style of digital animation that the film uses, especially since Mars Needs Moms flopped so badly last month. For some reason many people really want this style of film making to go away which is a view I find hard to understand. I’ve been a fan of lifelike digital animation ever since Final Fantasy: Spirits Within (yeah, I know it’s not strictly done in the same way as this but it’s a similar idea) and I really think that it’s the best shot we have of moving western animation away from the ‘just for kids’ market. Perhaps it’s just the gamer in me who’s used to this kind of thing, but I really like it.

For a split second I was even tempted to see it in 3D…almost.

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