The Adventures of Tintin

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Hour 2

The Adventures of Tintin, Steven Spielberg’s new motion-capture animated film about the boy reporter/detective, opens this week. The film is adapted from the popular comic books of Tintin and his dog, Snowy, who pursue criminals and treasure, along with a rich cast of characters and adventures that often take them to exotic outposts all over the world. We’ll talk to film critic and Tintin enthusiast PIERS MARCHANT and Wall Street Journal children’s book critic MEGHAN COX GURDON about the books behind the new film, created by the Belgian comic book writer Herge in the ’20s through the ’70s.

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