The BEST Episodes of The Adventures of Tintin

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2020

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The Adventures of Tintin is an animated television series based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of books by Hergé. It debuted in 1991, and 39 half-hour episodes were produced over the course of three seasons.

Prisoners of the Sun (2)

#1 - Prisoners of the Sun (2)

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 10, 1992

In search for the prisoners and Professor Calculus, Tintin and Captain Haddock head for the "Temple of the Sun".

star 9.09
79 votes
Writers: Hergé
The Seven Crystal Balls (2)

#2 - The Seven Crystal Balls (2)

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 27, 1992

Tintin and captain Haddock discover that Professor Calculus has been kidnapped.

star 8.64
84 votes
Writers: Hergé
The Broken Ear (2)

#3 - The Broken Ear (2)

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 1992

Eventually, he arrives at the village of the Arumbayas and finds the long-lost explorer Ridgewell, who is believed to be dead for many years. Ridgewell tells him the story of the fetish, which is how Tintin gets to know about the diamond. On his way out of the jungle, Tintin runs into Alonso and Ramon who try to kill him. They get into a fight; the fetish breaks and the diamond falls in the water. Tintin retrieves the fetish from his current owner and takes it back to the museum.

star 8.13
102 votes
Writers: Hergé
Cigars of the Pharaoh (1)

#4 - Cigars of the Pharaoh (1)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 1991

Tintin finds himself – by chance – entangled in a drug traffickers’ ring, which will take him all the way to India.

star 8.11
317 votes
Writers: Hergé
Cigars of the Pharaoh (2)

#5 - Cigars of the Pharaoh (2)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 1991

Tintin's plane crashes in India. Here he finds Sarcophagus who is effected by Rajaijah juice, poison of madness. He meets the Maharaj of Gaipajama whose family has been fighting the opium business. With the Maharaja's aid and by his presence of mind Tintin captures the whole gang and stops the Opium business in those areas.

star 8.10
143 votes
Writers: Hergé
Destination Moon (1)

#6 - Destination Moon (1)

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 31, 1992

After receiving a telegram from Professor Calculus, Tintin and Captain Haddock travel to meet him at the atomic centre in Syldavia. They soon discover that the secret rocket ship documents have been stolen.

star 8.09
117 votes
Writers: Hergé
Destination Moon (2)

#7 - Destination Moon (2)

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 7, 1992

Tintin and Captain Haddock have been asked to be part of the expedition to the moon. As they help Professor Calculus prepare for the launch, Tintin persists in finding the internal spy.

star 8.06
83 votes
Writers: Hergé
Red Rackham's Treasure

#8 - Red Rackham's Treasure

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 1991

Tintin, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and Thomsom and Thompson go for a treasure hunt in this episode. At end of the book finally they find the treasure and Captain buys back his family estate Marlinspike Hall with help from Professor Calculus.

star 8.04
277 votes
Writers: Hergé
The Secret of the Unicorn (1)

#9 - The Secret of the Unicorn (1)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 1991

It all starts with Tintin's finding a ship in the Old Street Market and buying it for Captain Haddock as a gift. Little he knows at that point that it will turn into a treasure hunt, because the model ship Unicorn is a copy of the ship that was commanded by Sir Francis Haddock, Captain's ancestor.

star 8.04
347 votes
Prisoners of the Sun (1)

#10 - Prisoners of the Sun (1)

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 3, 1992

Tintin and the Captain travel to Peru in search of Professor Calculus.

star 7.98
141 votes
Writers: Hergé
The Castafiore Emerald (2)

#11 - The Castafiore Emerald (2)

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 24, 1992

When Bianca Castafiore's prized jewel disappears, Tintin secretly investigates the situation.

star 7.95
77 votes
Writers: Hergé
Tintin in Tibet (2)

#12 - Tintin in Tibet (2)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 13, 1992

Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus are taking it easy on a vacation. Tintin receives a letter from Chang saying that he will be going to Kathmandu to visit his foster-uncle, and the next day, Tintin reads about a 'plane crash; the 'plane he is sure Chang boarded. He and Captain Haddock immediately leave for Tibet via India, for the crash site. The sherpas escorting them abandon the party out of fear for the Abominable Snowman, the Yeti, all except Tharkey. The search takes them to a monastery and to the cave of the Yeti from where they finally rescue Chang.

star 7.94
117 votes
Writers: Hergé
King Ottokar's Sceptre (2)

#13 - King Ottokar's Sceptre (2)

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 1992

Tintin and Snowy must recover the lost scepter of King Ottokar before the rightful King is forced to abdicate by greedy forces.

star 7.89
92 votes
Writers: Hergé
The Secret of the Unicorn (2)

#14 - The Secret of the Unicorn (2)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 1991

Tintin is not the only one who knows the secret of the parchment hidden inside the ship's mast. The Byrd Brothers, antique dealers, also find a copy of the model ship Unicorn in their basement. They also start looking for the other two parchments, and they are not really the friendly kind. When their agent, Barnaby, tries to warn Tintin about the Byrd Brothers they try to kill him and also kidnap Tintin to find out about the parchments that they are missing. At last the parchments are recovered and the mystery solved.

star 7.88
215 votes
Writers: Hergé
Land of Black Gold (2)

#15 - Land of Black Gold (2)

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired May 11, 1992

While trying to solve a mysterious oil crisis, Tintin uncovers a diabolical plot to start a world war.

star 7.88
84 votes
Writers: Hergé
Explorers on the Moon (1)

#16 - Explorers on the Moon (1)

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 14, 1992

Tintin, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and Wolff blast off to the moon. They soon discover that the Thompsons' have somehow slipped on board.

star 7.82
90 votes
Writers: Hergé
The Calculus Affair (1)

#17 - The Calculus Affair (1)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 16, 1991

Strange events at Marlin Spike Hall and the kidnapping of Professor Calculus send Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock on a dangerous rescue mission.

star 7.80
170 votes
Writers: Hergé
Tintin in America

#18 - Tintin in America

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 28, 1992

Tintin is covering a story about the gangster in 1930's Chicago. And what better way to do that then going there?

star 7.80
201 votes
Writers: Hergé
The Broken Ear (1)

#19 - The Broken Ear (1)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 1992

In this adventure, Tintin goes to a jungle in San Theodoros, South America to find an Arumbaya Fetish which has been stolen from a Museum. Two other people, Ramon and Alonso are also after the Fetish because they know that a diamond is hidden in it. Tintin gets stuck in a revolution in San Theodoros but manages to escape from there.

star 7.79
163 votes
Writers: Hergé
Flight 714 (1)

#20 - Flight 714 (1)

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired May 18, 1992

Tintin becomes caught up in the kidnapping of a millionaire.

star 7.77
120 votes
Writers: Hergé
Tintin and the Picaros (2)

#21 - Tintin and the Picaros (2)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 27, 1992

Tintin gets caught up in a South America trying to rescue his friends

star 7.70
113 votes
Writers: Hergé
The Crab with the Golden Claws (2)

#22 - The Crab with the Golden Claws (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 1991

The plane Tintin and Haddock are using to escape crashes on Sahara and they got saved by the Lieutenant Delcourt's people. After several days journey they reach Bagghar, where they learn about Omar Ben Salaad who is the biggest trader in the city. The Thompson Twins charges him directly and Omar gets very angry. Just as he was throwing the Twins out Tintin and Captain finds Omar's celler full of opium in crab tins and Omar with a necklace with two gold crab claws. The story ends with the whole gang getting captured by the police, even First Mate Allan who tries to escape. Captain gives a speech about how a sailor's greatest enemy is Alchohol and gets ill by drinking a glass of water.

star 7.70
240 votes
Flight 714 (2)

#23 - Flight 714 (2)

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 25, 1992

While trying to rescue a kidnapped millionaire, Tintin receives help from an unlikely source.

star 7.68
84 votes
Writers: Hergé
The Calculus Affair (2)

#24 - The Calculus Affair (2)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 23, 1991

Tintin and Haddock set out to rescue Professor Calculus.

star 7.65
102 votes
Writers: Amelie Aubert, Denise Fordham, Eric Rondeaux, Martin Brossolet, Toby Mullally
The Crab with the Golden Claws (1)

#25 - The Crab with the Golden Claws (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 1991

It all starts with Snowy's picking in garbage and finding a can with crab picture printed on it. Later that day he meets Thompson and Thomson and finds a piece of paper with the same crab picture in their possession. Tintin finds the word Karaboudjan at the back of the paper. He learns from the Thompson Twins that the drowned man in whose pocket they found the paper was a man from the ship called Karaboudjan. So he pays a visit to the ship and the first mate Allan senses that Tintin is upto something and tries to kill him. While cornered in a cabin, Tintin finds out the crab tins are full of Opium. Tintin finds Captain Haddock in the ship who is an honest man and easily satisfied with Whisky. So First Mate Allan just keeps him under his control with Whisky and uses the cargo to smuggle Opium. Tintin takes the Captain with him when he escapes from the ship.

star 7.64
455 votes