We want you to tell us which was 2011′s best animated film – and help decide the winner of the Animation category in this year’s Richard Attenborough Film Awards. You can cast your vote on the Animated Film of the Year website but to help you make up your mind we’re posting brief reviews of the 10 nominated films over the next 10 days. Today it’s the turn of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

Steven Spielberg launches Hergé’s intrepid boy reporter onto the big-screen in a spectacular globe-trotting adventure that uses the latest 3D and performance-capture technology but stays faithful to the original comic books — right down to Tintin’s iconic ginger quiff. Jamie Bell as Tintin is backed by a Brit-tastic supporting cast topped by Andy Serkis as Tintin’s whisky-soaked sea-dog sidekick Captain Haddock, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as bungling bowler-hatted detectives Thompson and Thomson, and Daniel Craig as dastardly villain Sakharine. There’s a definite whiff of Spielberg’s Indiana Jones franchise in the breath-taking chases, cliff-hanging suspense and laugh-out-loud funny derring-do that follows when Tintin buys a model ship at a market stall and discovers a clue to a long-lost pirate treasure.

“Quiff ahoy!” – read the full review.

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