The reporter and his dog

For many people living in Europe and other English speaking countries, the adventures of Tintin is very well known. The young explorer with his white fluffy dog has covered many generations of young viewers and was a big hit in the early nineties. Tin-Tin would travel all over the world surrounded by enemies and exploring the far reaches of the world. Obviously like all other heroes there were many sub heroes that accompanied Tintin. Some of these heroes were the addition of Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus and the two completely useless detectives Thomson and Thomson. This comic strip has been around since the early 1920’s and thus the Belgian reporter Tintin would get in all sorts of troubles. The totality of this cartoon reached incredibly sales of having sold more than 360 million copies worldwide.

The global impact

Also since the story was adapted to such a universal level, it was transcribed into many different languages. The adventures of Tintin generally dealt with real life issues such as political thrillers, and a lot of mystery regarding ancient cultures and so forth. The story happens right before the setting of World War II and thus embarks a lot of political views that was happening during those times. Also the mention of the Russian wars was particularly implemented within the cartoon. Episodes like “The shooting star” was a direct comparison to the scene that happened in World War II and was directly related to the Axis powers and that of the Americans, which would have predominantly, have Jewish features. Either way the original story was not published due to political reasons. This show has definitely reached a massive amount of people all over the world and most probably had a significant role to play within the political views of the generations that came later.