Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Billions of Blue Blistering Barnacles!

On Saturday we went to the theatre to watch the Tintin movie "The Secret of the Unicorn". It was about the boy Tintin and the dog called Snowy who have an adventure and meet captain Haddock and find the treasure after getting all three of the clues. Daddy read all the comic novels when he was younger. It was really funny, Billions of Blue Blistering Barnacles in one of the captains sayings along with Ten Thousand Thundering Typhoons.

There are 24 books but only one of them is a movie. The movie is really good with real actors but after it was filmed they added the little bit of cartoon. It's called "Motion Capture" where they built the cartoon on top of what the real actors did. Tintin is famous in Belgium because the author, Herge, was from Belgium. Tintin books were written beginning in 1929.

Great snakes! It's a giant mural of Tintin, Captain Haddock, and Snowy in central Brussels! There's actually a whole lot of comic book murals throughout the city.
On the left is Jacob in the Tintin shop and on the right is a picture with Tintin in the light blue shirt. The Tintin shop is in Grand Place in downtown Brussels, and had all sorts of neat Tintin stuff. Yes, Uncle Crabby, there are even cool Tintin watches!
A gaggle of Snowys on the left, and Jaybob's drawing of Tintin and Snowy on the right.