The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Trivia: The newspaper where Barnaby leaves his fingerprints is Le petit vingtième, an inside joke to the children's supplement newspaper where Tintin's adventures were first published.

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Trivia: The portrait that Tintin sits for at the start of the movie is a perfect rendition of how Hergé drew him in the books. Also if you note as Tintin gets up to leave, many of the characters from all of the books Hergé wrote are in a big collage in the background.


Trivia: Steven Spielberg was originally going to make this movie a live action movie with Snowy computer generated.

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Trivia: The cartoonist at the start of the film is Tintín's creator Hergé.

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Trivia: During the title credits, a rocket can be seen in the background of one shot. This is a reference to the book The Adventures of Tintin: Destination Moon.


Trivia: When Tintin opens up the brochure about the Sheik, the picture of the Sheik is director Steven Spielberg.


Trivia: The film did not do well in the United States because the comics are almost unknown in America.

Trivia: This was the first non-Pixar film to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Picture.

Plot hole: In Bagghar, Allan knocks out Haddock by hitting him on the head from behind. Later, Haddock tells Tintin it was Allan who knocked him out - how would he have seen him?

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Tintin: We failed.
Captain Haddock: Failed. There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don't you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.

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