This May welcomes the much loved Moomins to UK screens as they leave
Moominvalley behind and head south in the feature-length animation Moomins on the Riviera.
Inspired by and based on Tove Jansson’s original comic strips, this charming tale addresses aspects of life that affect us all;
finding joy in small things, the value of cross-cultural understanding and the power of optimism.
Directed by Xavier Picard and produced by Hanna Hemilä, Moomins on the Riviera features the entire The magic of the Moomins
Moomin clan as they embark on a hilarious adventure on the glamorous Riviera.
After a journey fraught with menacing storms and desert island dangers,
Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy and Moomin learns that jealousy’s sting is the most painful of all.
When Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name ‘de Moomin’, The magic of the Moomins
an exasperated Moominmamma retreats to the calm of their trusty old boat, to wait for her family to come to their senses.
“I am incredibly honoured to be able to present Tove Jansson’s smart and forever au courant humour for the young and the old around the world,”
enthuses producer Hemilä. In homage to Tove Jansson’s pencil drawings,
Moomins on the Riviera was created using a traditional hand-drawn animation technique; 120,000
drawings on paper were painstakingly scanned for the film.
The artistically ambitious feature length film celebrates the beloved characters in their original The magic of the Moomins
context and reflects their cross-generational and universal appeal, even 100 years after the birth of their creator.
“My ambition is to extend the work of Tove Jansson without betraying it,
all the while keeping in mind her thought ‘Live in peace, plant potatoes and dream’,” says director Picard.
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