|Unit Director(s)||Peter Hudecki|
|Storyboard Artist(s)||Jean-Charles Finck|
|Orig. airdate||20 & 27 April 1992|
|Episode no.||21 & 22|
Changes from the Book
In the book, Hergé presents a less naive Tintin who refuses to go with Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus to rescue Bianca Castafiore and the Thompsons, knowing it is a trap. He only joins them later, after his conscience gets the better of him. Many fans felt it was out of character for Tintin to refuse to travel to South America.
In the series however, Tintin is all in favour for rescuing his friends and goes with Haddock and Calculus early in the adventure. In the original comic, Tintin wore jeans throughout the book, which was in contrast with the plus-fours he had always worn previously, which return in the episode.
- Colin O'Meara - Tintin
- Susan Roman - Snowy
- David Fox - Captain Haddock
- Wayne Robson - Professor Calculus
- John Stocker - Detective Thompson
- Dan Hennessey - Detective Thomson
- Vernon Chapman - Nestor (cameo)
- Maureen Forrester - Bianca Castafiore