“Adventures of Tintin” Animated Series Coming to DVD Courtesy of Shout! Factory & Nelvana


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.

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  • eeteed

    haven’t seen these in so long that i can’t remember if they’re any good or not.

    wonder how much the dvds will cost.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Well at least FINALLY America will be getting this show out on DVD like it needed to be for quite a long time now. Anything to prep up the upcoming movie is fine with me, and I see new US editions of the books are going to come out with some added extra material to at least keep up in sync with the characters given our unfamiliarity with them. I consider that a plus too (as long as the books get sold at the usual places people might see them at like Walmart).

  • Jeffrey Gray

    Finally. The show has been available in its entirety on DVD throughout Europe for years, it’s way past overdue in the States.

    (Though Canada got it on DVD a while back – albeit one episode was missing because they were released two to a disc and “Tintin in America” was the odd episode out. Dumb…)

    • Chris Sobieniak

      Yeah that was rather dumb indeed, even if they had to lower down the bitrate, at least we would have that extra episode stuck in anyway, oh well.