Anchor Bay bring you Tintin this October

Anchor Bay UK have announced the Region 2 DVD releases of Tintin Volumes 1 & 2 of a planned 5 Volume series for an October 14th release. Each volume is a 2-disc set comprising of four episodes with a retail price of £19.99 each. From the PR...

Reporter by trade, adventurer and detective by circumstance, TINTIN, one of the world's most popular and best-loved comic book characters, is coming to retail DVD and VHS on 14th October 2002, when Anchor Bay UK releases the first of five four-episode volumes of the acclaimed animated TINTIN series.

Created by the Belgian writer and illustrator Georges Rémi (better known to the world at large as Hergé, a name he adopted after the French pronunciation of his initials ‘R.G.'), Tintin and his faithful wire-haired fox terrier companion Snowy first appeared in 1929 in Le Petit Vingtieme, the weekly children's supplement to Brussels-based newspaper Le Vingtieme Siecle. The following year, the pair appeared in their first comic book, Tintin, Reporter, In The Land Of The Soviets, and have since continued to amuse and entertain children and adults alike the world over, having appeared in more than 120 million books, published in 45 languages and 50 countries.

TINTIN the animated series was produced in 1992 under the careful control of the Hergé Foundation (the artist himself passed away in March 1983) to ensure faithful adaptations of the original books were made, particularly with regard to storyline, graphic quality and accuracy, and the overall spirit of the characters. In total, adaptations of 20 of the 23 books were produced with results that speak for themselves. Starring the eponymous hero, his dog and a support cast including the likes of Captain Haddock, The Thomson Twins and Professor Calculus amongst others, the animated TINTIN is guaranteed to delight longtime Tintin fans at the same time introducing this remarkable character to a whole new audience.

TINTIN: VOLUME 1 (featuring Cigars Of The Pharaoh, The Blue Lotus, Destination Moon and Explorers On The Moon) and TINTIN: VOLUME 2 (featuring The Black Island, King Ottakar's Sceptre, The Red Sea Sharks and Tintin In Tibet) will be released by Anchor Bay UK on 14th October 2002. Each will be issued as a two-disc DVD (£19.99) and single VHS (£9.99) tape.

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