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Red Rackham's Treasure
Red Rackham's Treasure
Director(s) Stéphane Bernasconi
Unit Director(s) Peter Hudecki
Storyboard Artist(s) Francois Hemmen
Orig. airdate 30 October 1991
Episode no. 5


Red Rackham's Treasure is a one-part episode of The Adventures of Tintin, produced by Ellipse-Nelvana, based on the book of the same name by Hergé.

Changes from the Book

The changes in this episode are made solely for time purposes, such as the only consequence of the press exposure is the meeting with Professor Calculus. In addition, Tintin has a smooth voyage in the Shark-proof submarine as opposed to the book where Tintin is in peril when the vehicle is snarled with seaweed. Furthermore, the treasure hunters never return to the island to dig around a large wooden cross because of a mistaken idea of where the treasure could be located, since Tintin comes to realize why that would be useless while returning from the island from the story's only landing.

Calculus during his first meeting with Tintin and Haddock did not mention to both that he's a little hard of hearing which he later mentioned in "Destination Moon" when he uses an ear trumpet. In addition, Capt. Haddock does not write a message on a wall to tell Calculus that they are not interested in his invention, the Captain simply marks an "X" on the crate containing the submarine assembly to account for why Calculus stows away anyway and for the animators to avoid having to make multiple written translations for each language used. In addition, Tintin is the only one who does the diving and it is he who finds the cache of Jamaican Rum and Captain Haddock takes the discovery calmly.

Voice cast

The Adventures of Tintin (TV series)

The Crab with the Golden Claws | The Secret of the Unicorn | Red Rackham's Treasure | Cigars of the Pharaoh | The Blue Lotus | The Black Island | The Calculus Affair | The Shooting Star | The Broken Ear | King Ottokar's Sceptre | Tintin in Tibet | Tintin and the Picaros | Land of Black Gold | Flight 714 | The Red Sea Sharks | The Seven Crystal Balls | Prisoners of the Sun | The Castafiore Emerald | Destination Moon | Explorers on the Moon | Tintin in America

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