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** Tintin, Haddock and Snowy getting drunk on the fumes of alcohol in the climax is left out. Similarly, the fact that [[BigBad Omar Ben Salad]] wore a necklace with [[TitleDrop golden crab claws]], meaning he was behind everything is also left out.
** Haddock getting drunk and [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy smashing a bottle against Tintin's head]] (resulting in the plane crashing) is changed to the bad guy they captured and tied in the back of the plane freeing himself and attacking Tintin with a bottle while he is flying the plane and then escaping with a parachute. In the comics, there were two bad guys and they actually [[OhCrap tried to warn]] Tintin that Haddock is about to hit him, but he couldn't hear because of the engine noise while he was flying the plane. In the end, Tintin had to rescue them after crashing into Sahara desert, as the plane caught fire and they ultimately ran away.

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** The entire [[Main/CliffHanger Cliffhanger ending]] is changed into an AndTheAdventureContinues ending with everyone aboard the moon rocket regaining consciousness and successfully reporting back to the Earth station.

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The [[WesternAnimation/{{The Adventures of Tintin|1991}} 1990s animated series]] based on the ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' comic books is TruerToTheText than all of the other adaptations that preceded or followed it. However, it is still a case of CompressedAdaptation. [[PragmaticAdaptation For pragmatic reasons]], three albums, many minor characters and situations and even entire subplots didn't make it from comic book to animation:
* Albums that were left out:
** ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInTheLandOfTheSoviets Tintin in the Land of the Soviets]]'' was left out because it was only available in Hergé's old black-and-white style, was essentially a very outdated [[DirtyCommunists anti-Soviet]] [[RedScare propaganda]] piece, lacked accuracy and [[RandomEventsPlot lacked a focused plot]].
** ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]]'' was infamous for its racial stereotyping, naive view of colonialism and careless wildlife massacre. Quite unsuitable for modern audiences, needless to say.
** ''[[Recap/TintinTintinAndAlphArt Tintin and Alph-Art]]'' wasn't adapted either, because of its incomplete status.
* Snowy has no ThoughtBubbleSpeech (he has it in the comic books). He's still as smart as in the comic books, but only barks, growls and moans.
* ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInAmerica Tintin in America]]'': Probably the album that suffered the most when it was adapted in the series. The RandomEventsPlot has been streamlined to appear more coherent.
** The [[TheWildWest Wild West]] part has been reduced to Tintin chasing Bobby Smiles up until his mountain hideout. The Native Americans subplot (which is featured on the album's very cover) has been left out entirely, the alcoholic sheriff doesn't appear, Tintin is not ChainedToARailway nor hanged by an angry mob and doesn't hijack a train, and there is no wildfire.
** The MobWar between Smiles and Al Capone, the CluelessDetective Tintin hires to find Snowy, the corned beef canning factory, the CaneSword fight and Tintin being kidnapped, [[CementShoes chained to (wooden) dumbbells and thrown at sea]] don't appear either.
* ''[[Recap/TintinCigarsOfThePharaoh Cigars of the Pharaoh]]'':
** The captain of the ship that saves Tintin at sea is not revealed to be an arms dealer.
** Oliveira da Figueira does not manage to sell his junk to Tintin, and he is not seen selling his junk to bedouins with Tintin at his side either.
** Sheik Patrash Pasha (the beduin chief) and Zloty (the Hungarian poet) do not appear.
** Tintin doesn't tame elephants with a wooden trumpet.
* ''[[Recap/TintinTheBlueLotus The Blue Lotus]]'':
** The fakir and W. R. Gibbons (the racist American businessman) don't appear.
** Tintin doesn't go to the Shanghai International Settlement and thus doesn't meet Dawson, the place's Chief of Police.
** The part when Tintin is surrendered to the Japanese by the authorities of the Shanghai International Settlement, condemned to death and saved from it by Mr. Wang has been left out as well.
** There are no comings and goings of Japanese armored cars.
* ''[[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'':
** Pablo and Trickler don't appear.
** A sort of inversion occurs with Tortilla himself. Although he never appeared on-panel in the comic, he's killed in a shadow discretion shot in the cartoon. Similarly, the explorer and younger Alonzo Perez appear onscreen in Ridgewell's flashback.
** The subplots involving Colonel Diaz, the war between San Theodoros and Nuevo Rico and the Rumbabas are also dropped.
* ''[[Recap/TintinTheBlackIsland The Black Island]]'':
** The two nameless members of the gang do not appear.
* ''[[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre King Ottokar's Sceptre ]]'':
** Syldavian secret agent Kaviarovitch does not appear.
** Tintin is not arrested by Syldavian DirtyCops.
** Tintin and Snowy don't bump into a Bordurian barracks at the border.
** The reveal of Müsstler being the mastermind wasn't shown.
** A scene where Borduria makes a statement that their military are to withdraw from Syldavia's borders in response to the attempted sceptre theft isn't shown.
** Tintin, Snowy and Thompson & Thompson don't leave Syldavia onboard a seaplane at the end, and the two cops don't [[{{Slapstick}} fall into the sea when disembarking]].
* ''[[Recap/TintinTheCrabWithTheGoldenClaws The Crab with the Golden Claws]]'':
** Captain Haddock does not start a fire on the lifeboat that he, Tintin and Snowy use to escape the Karaboudjan.
* ''[[Recap/TintinTheShootingStar The Shooting Star]]'':
** The subplot with Bohlwinkel's oil company refusing to sell the ''Aurora'' any fuel, Tintin using booze to rally Captain Haddock out of his HeroicBSOD and Captain Chester helping them trick the oil company into refueling the ''Aurora'' does not occur.
*** Captain Chester never appears in the animated series, for that matter.
** Philippulus the Prophet only appears in the cartoon when the meteor is flying over Belgium. His later attempt to blow up the ''Aurora'' and Tintin using a megaphone to trick him into surrendering do not occur.
* ''[[Recap/TintinTheSecretOfTheUnicorn The Secret of the Unicorn]]'':
** Brutus the Great Dane and the two 'delivery men' don't appear.
* ''[[Recap/TintinRedRackhamsTreasure Red Rackham's Treasure]]'':
** The numerous con artists do not appear, and the only consequence of the press exposure is the meeting with Calculus.
** The navigation problems Tintin and Haddock have in trying to find the island, which Tintin solves by realizing that Sir Francis used a Paris meridian to give the island's coordinates, rather than the Greenwich one used by modern sailors like Captain Haddock, do not occur.
** The wooden cross does not appear, and Tintin comes to the realization that Sir Francis would have brought the treasure back with him when he was rescued while the group is returning from the island with the idol.
** Tintin has a smooth underwater exploration voyage with the shark submarine as it is not snarled with seaweed, unlike the comic book.
* ''[[Recap/TintinPrisonersOfTheSun Prisoners of the Sun]]'':
** The treasure of the Incas is not seen.
* ''[[Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold Land Of Black Gold]]'':
** Thomson and Thompson's belief that a roadside assistance company is causing car breakdowns to generate business, and their bungling undercover investigation which gets them fired from the company, are not shown.
* ''[[Recap/TintinDestinationMoon Destination Moon]]'':
** Tintin doesn't bump into [[BearsAreBadNews bears]].
* ''[[Recap/TintinExplorersOnTheMoon Explorers of the Moon]]'':
** Tintin finding out there's frozen water underneath the Moon's surface has been left out.
* ''[[Recap/TintinTheCalculusAffair The Calculus Affair]]'':
** The Syldavian agents do not appear.
* ''[[Recap/TintinTheRedSeaSharks The Red Sea Sharks]]'':
** The slave trader doesn't appear.
** The caricatured black slaves trying to get to Mecca are {{Race Lift}}ed into Middle Eastern people.
*** The French version kept the "pilgrims who were enslaved at sea on the road to Mecca" backstory.
*** In the English version, they are Khemedian refugees trying to get to America. Instead of planning to sell the refugees as slaves, Rastapopolous and his goons take the refugees' money for passage and then plan to murder them at sea.
** The wave that puts out the fire on the ship is removed.
** Jolyon Wagg (Séraphin Lampion) does not appear at the end.
* ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInTibet Tintin in Tibet]]'':
** Professor Calculus does not appear.
* ''[[Recap/TintinTintinAndThePicaros Tintin and the Picaros]]'':
** The encounter with Ridgewell and the Arumbayas has been removed.
** Colonel Alvarez's attempts to telephone the prison to call off Thomson and Thompson's execution, and reaching other places, is removed. In the cartoon, the phone doesn't work at all because the Picaros cut the lines when sneaking into Tapioca's palace.

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