The Moomins are heading to the big screen in new adventure Moomins on the Riviera.
In search of adventures, the Moomins, Snorkmaiden and Little My set sail for the French Riviera. After a perilous journey, they reach their dream destination where Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy leaving Moomin consumed by jealousy. When Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name ‘de Moomin’, an exasperated Moominmamma retreats to the calm of their trusty old boat, to wait for her family to come to their senses and to remember their motto: “Live in peace, plant potatoes and dream.”
For the UK release Moomin is voiced by Russell Tovey (Looking). Nathaniel Parker (Merlin) and Tracy Ann Oberman (EastEnders) play Moominpappa and Moominmamma respectively. Stephanie Winiecki plays Snorkmaiden and Little My is played by Ruth Gibson.
Moomins on the Riviera is directed by Xavier Picard and produced by Hanna Hemilä. The film was created in a unique hand-drawn animation technique inspired by and based on Tove Jansson’s original comic strips.
Moomins on the Riviera will be released in UK cinemas by Vertigo on 22nd May 2015.