Original artworkTintin Original hand drawn Animation Drawing of f Professor Caclulus -from Tintin . Professor Cuthbert Calculus is a fictional character in The Adventures of Tintin, the comics, hisoriginal French name is "Tryphon Tournesol" and Tryphon was the name of Hergé's plumber. He is one of the main characters in the series. He has invented many things, including the rocket in Destination Moon, the shark proof submarine in Red Rackham's Treasure. The original production drawing size are each about 3 to 5 inches on folio pages aprox 12 x 10.5 in or 26,8 cm x 31,6 cm. Hergé's Adventures of Tintin' was the first animation movie featuring Tintin's adventures. The series was produced by Belvision in the early sixties (1959-1964) under supervision of Hergé and Greg, with Belgian comic artist Ray Goossens as artistic director. Explorers on the Moon was the second story to be adapted in the second animated series; it was directed by Ray Goossens and written by Greg, a well-known cartoonist who was to become editor-in-chief of Tintin magazine. In 1959, American producer Larry Harmon signed a contract with Belvision to start producing the first movie, Destination Moon, based on the two Tintin 'Moon' albums. The series was shown starting 1962 on American (ABC, CBS, NBC) and Canadian TV, and also the BBC. This original hand drawn images were created in the studio under Herge and Grossen supervision. Each drawing is unique and was used to create the animation series. This drawing shows a very expressive Professor Caclulus in his work overalls. With original handwritten instruction notations in red pencil as usual, and a on top of the page is stamp "-Held cels -trace carefully" The drawing is in pencil. You can see in the bottom right hand corner a reference P1 (P stands for Professor) and the folder reference T12 / 34. A beautiful pencil drawing in Very good condition.
In the late 1950s a number of animated Tintin feature films were commissioned by Belvision - these included The Black Island, The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Star of Mystery (The Shooting Star), The Secret of the Unicorn, Red Rackham's Treasure, Objective Moon (Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon combined) and The Calculus Case. They were produced by Raymond Leblanc and directed by Ray Goossens. They were animated in the USA and the animators included the well known C. L. Hartman who started with Disney. Each drawing is unique and was used to create the animation series.