Release date13 December 1969 (1969-12-13) (France) WriterHerge (graphic novels "Les sept boules de cristal" and "Le temple du soleil"), Eddie Lateste (adaptation), Jos Marissen (adaptation), Laszlo Molnar (adaptation), Herge (adaptation), Michel Regnier (dialogue) Initial releaseDecember 13, 1969 (France) Adapted fromPrisoners of the Sun, The Seven Crystal Balls CastPhilippe Ogouz (Tintin (voix)), Claude Bertrand (Le capitaine Haddock (voix)), Lucie Dolène (Zorrino (voix)), Claus Ryskjær (Tintin (DK voice)), Carl Ottosen (Kaptain Haddock (DK voice)), Ove Sprogøe (Dupont & Dupond (DK voice)) Similar moviesHerge wrote the screenplay for Tintin and the Temple of the Sun and wrote the story for Tintin and the Lake of Sharks
Tintin and the Temple of the Sun / The Seven Crystal Balls & Prisoners of the Sun (1969, Belvision, a co-production between Belgium, France and Switzerland) is a film made after the success of the Belvision cartoon series. The subject was to be The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun (merged becoming Tintin and the Temple of the Sun). There was a lot of publicity for the movie (which was the first of two animated films, the second being Tintin and the Lake of Sharks).
Many scenes from the books were deleted; in fact, the whole of the first book was condensed into fifteen minutes of film. Events were changed and some were added. For example, the Great Incas Daughter was introduced, who tried to beg her father to spare the prisoners and likes Zorrino. Also, Thomson and Thompson accompany Tintin and Captain Haddock on their quest to rescue Calculus, whereas in the book their only role was attempting to use dowsing in order to find Tintin and his friends, and their arrival in the Incan village delays the execution.
Tintin travels to Peru to rescue some archaeologists from an old inca curse.