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Steven Spielberg sees unofficial Tintin credits on web, gives artist job on next movie

Oct. 24, 2011by: Mike Sampson

Remember last week when we posted those fan-made opening credits for TINTIN? Well if you thought they were pretty amazing, you weren't the only one...

Yesterday, Edgar Wright revealed that a Mr. Steven Spielberg saw the opening credits on the web, contacted the artist James Curran, invited him to last night's UK premiere and hired him to work on his next film. Whoa.

Curran, a London-based designer and animator, created the TINTIN credits on a lark and somehow they found their way back to Mr. Spielberg (JoBlo.com perhaps?). Curran created the video in just about a month's time with music from the original TV series. As a huge fan of the series, he incorporated elements from all 24 books, even if they weren't a big part of the movie.

So the lesson here kids is that you just never know who's going to see your work on the web. But Curran didn't do the work to get noticed. He did it because he's an artist and he loves TINTIN. So do what you love and that passion will come through in your work...

Source: Edgar Wright

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11:45AM on 10/24/2011

Happy for him...

But it makes me sad at the same time.
This whole thing is a real testament to Steven and how wonderful he is.
But it makes me sad at the same time.
This whole thing is a real testament to Steven and how wonderful he is.
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12:09PM on 10/24/2011
Hey Curran, if you're reading this, congrats!
Hey Curran, if you're reading this, congrats!
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11:20AM on 10/24/2011
That's awesome. Good for him!
That's awesome. Good for him!
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12:12PM on 10/24/2011

Wow...

Well done to him, I'll bet he never even imagined something like this happening!
Well done to him, I'll bet he never even imagined something like this happening!
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11:28AM on 10/24/2011
I'm definitely very jealous. Oh well, back to the lab I go.
I'm definitely very jealous. Oh well, back to the lab I go.
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12:01PM on 10/24/2011
great story awesome for buddy!
great story awesome for buddy!
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11:28PM on 10/24/2011
that's awesome, Spielberg is one cool dude. and way to go to that artist
that's awesome, Spielberg is one cool dude. and way to go to that artist
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2:53PM on 10/24/2011
This is awesome and his tale is some well deserved good fortune.
This is awesome and his tale is some well deserved good fortune.
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9:13PM on 10/24/2011
Awesome news, and congrats to the artist. Not to sound mean-spirited, but Lincoln doesn't strike me as a film needing a lot of artist. Maybe Spielberg meant Robotocalypse or Tintin 2.
Awesome news, and congrats to the artist. Not to sound mean-spirited, but Lincoln doesn't strike me as a film needing a lot of artist. Maybe Spielberg meant Robotocalypse or Tintin 2.
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8:36PM on 10/24/2011
Very cool to see that Spielberg is not sitting on as high a horse as she should be.

Congrats Curran! Looks like you just won yourself a stellar career.
Very cool to see that Spielberg is not sitting on as high a horse as she should be.

Congrats Curran! Looks like you just won yourself a stellar career.
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2:21PM on 10/24/2011
That was great!
That was great!
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2:51AM on 10/25/2011
I love that this is happening more and more now. It's the reason I bought a certain Transformer from the second film, just because the designed was so good as a fan Bay hired him. Now we just need to get those Walking Dead credits changed.
I love that this is happening more and more now. It's the reason I bought a certain Transformer from the second film, just because the designed was so good as a fan Bay hired him. Now we just need to get those Walking Dead credits changed.
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6:49PM on 10/24/2011
Talent! Spielberg will be pleased on his next film.
Talent! Spielberg will be pleased on his next film.
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