Trailer Thoughts: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Here is the first teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s Motion Capture CGI adaptation of the Belgian comic.

While fairly popular in Europe, I would say that Tintin is fairly unknown in North America, though Canadians are more likely to recognize the character than Americans, thanks to a Canadian-produced animated series that aired in the early 1990s (I know that’s how I know the character).  As such, for most people, this teaser may be their first introduction to the character.

I have to say that I was fairly impressed by teaser, which is only just a minute long.  The CGI graphics are quite impressive, but I suppose you wouldn’t expect anything less from WETA Digital.  The film looks to provide both a pseudo-realism to the action, while also retaining the original look of the comics.  I think it’s the still-cartoony look of the characters that helps with the uncanny valley problems prevalent in other motion capture films.

I am quite looking forward to seeing this film when it opens this Christmas.