Tintin (left), voiced by Jamie Bell, awaits rescue with Captain Haddock, voiced by Andy Serkis, and Tintin's dog Snowy in "The Adventures of Tintin." Comics about Tintin have been translated into 55 languages, but the hero is unknown to many Americans. (Paramount Pictures via Associated Press)

Tintin (left), voiced by Jamie Bell, awaits rescue with Captain Haddock, voiced by Andy Serkis, and Tintin's dog Snowy in "The Adventures of Tintin." Comics about Tintin have been translated into 55 languages, but the hero is unknown to many Americans. (Paramount Pictures via Associated Press)