Exclusive: Steven Spielberg on Collaborating with Peter Jackson for ‘Tintin’

TintinThe classic comic series The Adventures of Tintin sprung to life on the big screen this past fall, thanks to the efforts of director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson. Apparently, both men have been fans of the series, created by artist Hergé, for quite some time—Jackson since his childhood. As such, they were the perfect team to resurrect the characters and give them a due cinematic interpretation.

In the below video, Spielberg and Jackson discuss the making of The Adventures of Tintin, touching upon their own passions for the works as well as the incredible process of motion capture performance.
Watch the video below and check out The Adventures of Tintin on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, March 13!

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.