The Tintin resurgence continues!
Shout! Factory announced Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement with Canadian media company Nelvana Enterprises to bring the international cult classic "The Adventures of Tintin" to DVD.
In the U.S., the 39 half-hour episodes in the animated series — which is based on the long-running comic strips by Belgian artist Hergé about an investigative reporter and his dog, Snowy — originally aired on HBO from 1991 to 1992.
A release date for the DVDs has not been announced yet, but it seems logical to conclude that the videos will hit the market in advance of Steven Spielberg's upcoming motion-capture 3D film "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn," slated to arrive in theaters on December 23, 2011.
Read all about it in Shout! Factory's press release.
SHOUT! FACTORY AND NELVANA ENTERPRISES
BRING TIMELESS ANIMATED TV CLASSIC
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN™
TO HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, Ontario – May 11, 2011 – Shout! Factory and Nelvana Enterprises today announced a new deal to bring the world renowned animated TV classic The Adventures of Tintin to the U.S. home entertainment marketplace. Under its multi-year agreement, Shout! Factory will be the exclusive home entertainment distributor for DVD to 39 memorable episodes of The Adventures of Tintin. This announcement was made by Shout! Factory’s founding partners Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Colin Bohm, Managing Director, Nelvana Enterprises.
“The Adventures of Tintin is one of the most endearing animated series of all time and has been embraced by thousands of fans worldwide,” stated Shout! Factory founding partners. “We’re excited with the alliance and the premiere opportunity to bring this television property to multiple generations of fans.”
”Nelvana is pleased to partner with Shout! Factory to bring Tintin’s classic tales of worldwide adventure and intrigue back into the homes and hearts of American families, especially given the excitement surrounding the soon-to-be released 3D feature film” said Colin Bohm, Managing Director, Nelvana Enterprises.
Adapted from the long-running graphic novels by the late cartoon artist Hergé (a.k.a. Georges Rémi), popular animated TV series The Adventures of Tintin, co-produced by Nelvana and Ellipsanime Productions, chronicles the young and intrepid investigative reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy, along with Captain Haddock, the muddled genius Professor Calculus, the bumbling detectives the Thompson Twins as they embark on incredible globe-trotting adventures full of excitement, mind-boggling mystery and fun.
Originally created as a French comic strip in the late 1920s, The Adventures of Tintin spawned a series of popular graphic novels, translated in 80 languages and published in over 50 countries. Throughout the years, Tintin and a unique cast of characters have evolved into memorable animated TV series (1990s), a BBC radio series (1992), stage plays, as well as the upcoming 3D motion capture feature film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
Shout! Factory plans an aggressive rollout of The Adventures of Tintin home entertainment product line later this year. As excitement builds for upcoming releases, Shout! Factory and Nelvana will announce DVD titles and bonus content for fans in forthcoming months.