October 27, 2011

Tintin (-mania?)

Tintin-mania all over the place and not only in Brussels where last Saturday, October 22,  Steven Spielberg came by for a visit at the occasion of the world première of his film... and then there was the inauguration of the new statue,  the Thalys train recoated with Tintin took Spielberg to Paris ...and today,  Time magazine shows Tintin on its cover and offers seven pages to " It's Tintin Time!"
A reader of Patricks blog (http://lescoinsdebruxelles.skynetblogs.be/) commented: " j'en ai deja une indigestion de ces fêtes tintinophilesques"...I believe this quote speaks for itself, put a bit strongly, maybe?
This being said, also I thought I had no choice but to head for downtown Brussels to snap the new and already famous bronze statue of Tintin and Snowy...wondering how many today remember that this boy started out in Hergé's Belgian comic strip in 1929!


  1. Kuifje heeft iets, Anni, al hééééél lang... !

  2. Kuifje is geweldig !! zo leuk !!...liefs van mij...xxx..

  3. Well, thankfully I do not remember 1929 (hah!) but I do love Tintin. I have read much about Hergé and the times that influenced his creativity.

    If I ever get to Bruxelles, I will see the museum and then have a hearty serving of moules frites!


  4. Brings back such wonderful memories

  5. C'est vrai, la médiatisation est énorme, mais c'est un Belge qui a su accéder à Hollywood. En Amérique il fera beaucoup plus calme, personne ne le connaît.
    Et puis... j'adore Tintin et tant qu'ils font des réportages sur des trucs que j'aime, je m'en fou du reste :-)
    Merci pour la pub et bon weekend à toi!

  6. Hallo Anni
    Leuke opnamen van de o zo beroemde kuifje.
    Groeten Bets

  7. Great that Brussels has an icon, not just the most famous landmark of the Atomic statue.

  8. I have never read Tintin, sadly ...

  9. E sta per uscire anche il film. Quello che non mi va è che ci sono degli pseudo-filosofi che vedono dei riferimenti, tirati per il collo, nelle sue avventure. Buona domenica.

  10. Anche in Italia fanno tanta pubblicità al film di TinTin! Un mio che è stato in Belgio da piccolo ricorda che lo leggeva sempre, peccato che non abbia conservato le copie d'epoca!

  11. C'est vrai qu'il est partout...Mais autant lui que les Pokémon après tout!

  12. Il faut que j'aille voir le musée Tintin à "Louvain"... C'est ça ?
    Bonne journée,