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VIDEO: Tintin for a new age

As Steven Spielberg's film The Adventures of Tintin has its Montreal premiere, CBC's Eli Glasner looks at the sometimes dubious history of the beloved original comic.

Tintin for a new age

11 years ago
Duration 2:47
As Steven Spielberg's film The Adventures of Tintin has its Montreal premiere, CBC's Eli Glasner looks at the sometimes dubious history of the original comic

Since Tintin's 1929 debut, generations of fans have devoured the adventures of the plucky, red-haired reporter and his little white dog, Snowy.

Now, the comic book character has made the leap to the big screen in a new animated adventure directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson.

With the North American premiere of The Adventures of Tintin taking place in Montreal on Saturday, Eli Glasner takes a closer look at the long-standing affection for the character. 

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