Tintin and the Temple of the Sun

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Tintin and the Temple of the Sun
Directed by Eddie Lateste
Produced by Raymond Leblanc
Music by François Rauber
Cinematography François Léonard
Edited by László Molnár
Production
  company
Belvision
Release date(s)
  • 13 December 1969 (1969-12-13) (France)
Running time 77 minutes
Country France
Belgium
Switzerland
Language French

Tintin and the Temple of the Sun / The Seven Crystal Balls & Prisoners of the Sun (1969, Belvision, a co-production between Belgium, France and Switzerland) is a film made after the success of the Belvision cartoon series. The subject was to be The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun (merged becoming Tintin and the Temple of the Sun). There was a lot of publicity for the movie (which was the first of two animated films, the second being Tintin and the Lake of Sharks).

Many scenes from the books were deleted; in fact, the whole of the first book was condensed into fifteen minutes of film. Events were changed and some were added. For example, the Great Inca's Daughter was introduced, who tried to beg her father to spare the prisoners and likes Zorrino. Also, Thomson and Thompson accompany Tintin and Captain Haddock on their quest to rescue Calculus, whereas in the book their only role was attempting to use dowsing in order to find Tintin and his friends, and their arrival in the Incan village delays the execution.

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