Beloved Finnish children's book characters Moomins are being brought to life in an animated series due for release this year. Moominvalley will see
Beloved Finnish children’s book characters Moomins are being brought to life in an animated series due for release this year. Moominvalley will see writer and illustrator Tove Jansson’s classic Moomin books adapted for screen with a stellar cast behind it. Read on to discover more about the joint British and Finnish production.
When is Moominvalley 2019 released?
Moominvalley 2019 is due for release this year in Finland and the UK.
In the series’ native Finland, it will air in February on national broadcaster Yle.
In the UK, Moominvalley will air on Sky One and Sky Kids in April, but an exact start date and time has not been announced yet.
The family show is “full of life and laughter for lifelong Moomin fans and complete newcomers alike”.
Gutsy Animations is the company behind the 13-episode production which was created with a staggering €20 million budget.
Who is in the cast of Moominvalley 2019?
Moominvalley’s cast is extremely impressive with several well-known stars involved in the English voice cast.
According to Moomin.com, Taron Egerton will play the much-loved Moomintroll, with Rosamund Pike as the wise and caring protector of the Moomin family, Moominmamma.
Matt Berry is the adventurous and knowledgeable Moominpappa and Akiya Henry will voice the part of style-conscious and sometimes flirtatious Snorkmaiden.
Kate Winslet takes the role of spick and span Mrs Fillyjonk, while philosopher and deep thinker, The Muskrat, is played by author Will Self.
Warwick Davis plays Moomintroll’s adopted younger brother, the slightly cowardly little creature Sniff, and Richard Ayoade will spook viewers as The Ghost.
What is the plot of Moominvalley 2019?
Moominvalley is a new adaptation based on Tove Jansson’s classic body of work.
The series is directed by Steve Box who is best known for his work with Wallace & Gromit.
According to Gutsy: “The protagonist of the series is Moomintroll, who is curious, kind, sensitive and idealistic.
“He is a typical hero in a coming-of-age story: he tries to tackle the puzzle of growing up to his true, individualistic self while remaining a beloved part of the family.
“The characters of the valley are thoroughly analysed, which provides the writers with an understanding of their motivations, fears, desires and flaws.
“For the first time, the multilayered personalities Moomins will be presented onscreen the way Jansson created them.
“Moominvalley is a show full of life, laughter, adventure, fantasy, visual humour, whimsical and witty dialogue, elegiac interludes, energy and drama.”
Moonminvalley was made using a cutting-edge 2D/3D hybrid technique, where characters are rendered in 3D in an environment with some 2D illustrative elements.
Is there a trailer for Moominvalley 2019?
Yes, the adorable trailer for Moominvalley can be watched above here.
The trailer hints at what is set to be a sweet reinvention of the classic children’s stories and the excellent voice cast bring the cute characters to life.
The new show will appeal to both children and adults.
Moominvalley 2019 will air on Sky this Easter