3-D motion-capture movie The Adventures of Tintin teams director Steven Spielberg with producer Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning Weta team to breathe fresh life into Georges “Hergé” Remi’s 1930s comic strip character.
Plucky reporter Tintin and his trusty dog Snowy generated impressive stats over the course of 24 books, with 350 million copies sold worldwide in 80 languages. As chronicled in The Art of The Adventures of Tintin, Spielberg and company obsessed for five years to make sure they stayed true to the look, feel and story beats created in the original tales by Belgian illustrator Hergé.
Authored by Chris Guise, the 200-page hardcover picture book dissects efforts by Weta Digital and Weta Workshop artisans as they produced concept art, costume designs, previsualization storyboards and motion-capture tests leading to the final product. Check out the gallery above for a preview of the book as well as the first Tintin trailer.
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