The comic book series Tintin has been translated into more than 30 languages.
That is a testament to its hero's universal appeal.
The intrepid boy-journalist Tintin and his dog, Snowy, chase bad guys all over the globe.
The character was created in the late 1920s by Belgian comic book author Georges Remi, known as Hergé.
And now there is a new blockbuster Tintin movie directed by Steven Spielberg.
"The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" centers on a couple of Tintin stories and the relationship between the ornery lush captain Haddock and Tintin.
Spielberg, a Tintin fan himself, got approval from Hergé himself to make the movie, just before the author died three decades ago.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with French author BenoÃ®t Peeters about the film.