The Secret of the Unicorn
The Secret of the Unicorn
Director(s) Stéphane Bernasconi
Unit Director(s) Peter Hudecki
Storyboard Artist(s) Bernard Deyries
Orig. airdate 16 & 23 October 1991
Episode no. 3 & 4

The Secret of the Unicorn is a two-part episode in The Adventures of Tintin series, produced by Ellipse-Nelvana, based on the book of the same name by Hergé.

Changes from the Book

The Great Dane, Brutus, and Red Rackham's first mate, Diego the Dreadful, are notably absent. Also, when Captain Haddock takes Tintin out of the latter's apartment to show him the painting of the The Unicorn, someone is shown watching them and then breaking into Tintin's apartment, whereas in the book it is only revealed that there was a robbery when Tintin arrives home and finds his model Unicorn missing. This episode depicts this break-in. When Nestor knocks Tintin on the head, Tintin faints, whereas in the book he is simply shown rubbing the spot. Also, near the end, both of the Bird Brothers tell what happened at Marlinspike Hall, wheras in the Book, Max escapes in his Car and only Gustav told the story.

Gustav Bird's role is downplayed and he doesn't seem to talk as much as he does in the book.

Voice cast


  • Captain Handock incorrectly states that The Unicorn was part of Charles I's fleet, when it was actually Charles II who ruled Great Britain in 1676.
  • When we first see Mr. Silk in his appartment, he has not side hair.


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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=