Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson have finally released a trailer that showcases the heart of Tintin: laughs, friendship and Snowy the dog! Watch as Thompson and Thomson share a laugh, meet Captain Haddock, and be mystified by the glowing computer-animated world they've created.

At first The Adventures of Tintin seemed like it might be a little too "uncanny valley" for our taste, but the more action and adventure we start to see, the more we're getting accustomed to this look and feel. Plus this is the first time we're seeing the humor in this film — an important if not essential part of the comic. The more we see, the more we like. Hopefully we'll get used to the characters' crazy head shapes and sizes, or if not it could be a horrible disaster.

"The Adventures of Tintin" directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell ("Billy Elliot ," "Defiance") as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig ("Quantum of Solace ," "Defiance") as the nefarious Red Rackham.

Tintin hits theaters December 23rd.