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The Crab with the Golden Claws is a two-part episode of The Adventures of Tintin, produced by Ellipse-Nelvana, based on the book of the same name by Hergé. This was the first episode of the show's first season, which makes this the first episode screened.

Changes from the Book

The episode starts with a scene of a meeting between Bunji Kuraki and Herbert Dawes, which is only referred to in the book. Tintin later encounters an imprisoned Kuraki, which is not depicted in the book. He tells Tintin about Allan's plans. In the book, Tintin sees the drugs with his own eyes. Also in the book, Captain Haddock does not start a fire on the life boat that he, Tintin and Snowy use to escape the Karaboudjan on. The plane crash before the desert is also changed.

In the book, Haddock is drunk and hits Tintin with a bottle, only to row himself. In the adaption (and in the 50-60s adaption also), Haddock is innocent, and they let the pilot (the other is removed) attack Tintin. As in the 50-60´s adaptation, the ending is rewritten, replacing the fishing net with a rope.

Voice cast

Production errors

  • In the English version, when the two dock workers ask Tintin if he is alright after dodging the falling crate, only one voice is heard.
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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