So, you might be asking, "Who the heck is this Tintin?" No, he's not the offspring of Rin Tin Tin, the German shepherd action star of old Hollywood fame. Although that was my first thought, too.
Tintin, of "The Adventures of Tintin," was the hero of a series of popular Belgian comic books that featured a young cub reporter and his trusty fox terrier, Snowy. Just think Hardy Boys meet Indiana Jones, minus the bullwhip, Dr. Jones and one of the boys. Preferably the younger blond one, Joe. He wasn't my favorite.