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Tintin Is Europe's Best Loved Cartoon Character


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Tintin merchandise is still very popular around the world. There are still over 2
million books sold annually worldwide. The total number of books sold since Remi
created Tintin is estimated at 200 million books with four in ten homes in France
owning at least one Tintin comic.

Tintin has been translated into over 60 languages and in China alone sales are in
excess of 600,000 per year. There are many reasons for the popularity of Tintin
merchandise. The ligne claire style has captured the imagination over people since the
late 1940's when Remi developed the style. It has influenced artists such as Andy
Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein who cited the ligne claire illustrations of Remi as the
influence behind the pop-art scene.

The Tintin world and Tintin merchandise is going to see a revival in the coming years
with a trilogy of Tintin movies to be released. The first one is scheduled for release in
2009. What all the fuss is about? Tintin is easy to like and a simple character that
everyone can connect with and understand. Tintin reminds us of our innocent
childhood. The Tintin name is not recognized in America due to the fact Mickey
Mouse was introduced to the world just a few months before Tintin the Belgium boy
detective was first seen in Europe in the early 1930's. This will change when the film
are released. Tintin is going to be popular around the world and may challenge Harry
Potter in 2009.

There are 23 Tintin albums in total and have been entertaining young boys and people
of all ages for over 70 years. The release of the films will hopefully increase the
awareness of Tintin so he can proudly take stage where he belongs among the cartoon

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